The New Mexico State district attorney could file criminal charges against four people, including actor Alec Baldwin, for the fatal shooting on the movie set of “Rust.” In a recent letter to the state’s finance board, Santa Fe Dist. Atty. Mary Carmack-Altwies said as many as four people could face criminal charges in connection with …

Matthew Chin couldn’t wait to dive into the life of a UC Santa Cruz college student after the loneliness of online learning. But instead, he is missing out on the camaraderie of roommates, dorm life and full slate of campus activities he had hoped to embrace. That’s because he lives alone in a tiny trailer …

The House Jan. 6 select committee announced Wednesday that it will hold its next hearing on Sept. 28, a session that Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said could be its last one. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Pacific time, meaning that it won’t have a prime-time television audience, unlike the panel’s opening hearing and …

Despite a tenure that has focused on early education, Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Sunday that would have made kindergarten mandatory in California. In his veto message, Newsom said that though the intent to make kindergarten compulsory is “laudable,” it would cost the state up to $268 million each year. That is not accounted …

Distance from L.A.: a 1.5-hour drive. Before picking apples at this 130-year-old heirloom apple orchard, you’ll first take a brief tour and hear the story of Stone Soup Farm — as well as a few pointers on harvesting apples. A quick spoiler: When picking apples, avoid pulling the fruit right off the branch, which can …

The following contains spoilers from Episode 6 of “House of the Dragon,” “The Princess and the Queen.” Is it me, or is “House of the Dragon” moving way too fast? On Sunday, Episode 6 of the “Game of Thrones” prequel leapt forward 10 years and brought in new actors to play many of its main …

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that he signed legislation to crack down on rampant vehicle catalytic converter theft by making it illegal for recyclers to buy the valuable car part from anyone other than the legal owner or a licensed dealer. Lawmakers this year introduced a suite of bills to address an alarming increase in …

When Avi Silver settles into work each morning, they usually put a YouTube video titled “2 Hours Of Chill Shrimp To Work/Study/Relax” on their living room TV. “It has shrimp, it’s great, it’s so relaxing,” they said. “And then at the one hour and 22-minute mark, it gets inexplicably funky for about four minutes, and …

Imagine being an Oklahoma Sooners fan. Imagine the heartbreak of losing at home to a Kansas State team that lost the previous week to a Tulane team that fell to Southern Mississippi on Saturday. Then, imagine seeing that USC — led by your bitter ex Lincoln Riley — was losing to Oregon State in the …

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  The trap was laid, just like it had been many times before. Another USC football team with title potential driving toward destiny, only to take a dangerous detour through the Willamette Valley to Oregon State, where nothing ever seems to go as planned for the Trojans. It’d been a decade since their last …