By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a U.S. prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the U.S. court system is unjust. Islamic militants in Syria, Algeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan have made Aafia Siddiqui's release a condition for freeing certain foreign hostages. Islamic State, for example, proposed swapping American journalist James Foley for her, but he was executed after their demands, which also included an end to U.S. ...
Firefighters are making progress battling the Boles Fire in Siskiyou County.
A Redding man accused of killing his girlfriend's dog then feeding it to her was released from jail Wednesday.
An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.
The Chico Unified School District board delayed a plan Wednesday that would 6th graders from elementary school to junior high school. It will now go into effect for the 2016-17 school year.
C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels shut out the Seattle Mariners 5-0 Wednesday night and clinched the AL West title when the A's lost to the Rangers 6-1 an hour later.
Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night.
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child.
Admitting they "made a mistake," the Minnesota Vikings changed course Wednesday as running back Adrian Peterson was placed on the NFL's exempt list, barring him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved.