China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. "The first stage of the first return journey test in China's moon probe programme has been successful," it said after the launch, from the Xichang space base in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The module will be 413,000 kilometres from Earth at its furthest point on the eight-day mission, it added.
Vets are flocking to the fairgrounds to receive a place to stay, medical treatments and a slew of other services this weekend.
The Butte County Probation Department was awarded $180,000 for their High Intensity DUI Program to make sure these worst-of-the-worst offenders stay sober
An elderly man was killed after he collided with another car while driving on Highway 162 in Oroville.
One of the largest gold nuggets found in modern times in Butte County was unearthed last summer. The 75-ounce nugget went on display Thursday at the San Francisco Fall Antique Show at Fort Mason. It's estimated value is between $250-400,000.
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered ligament damage to his knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks, a source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will miss the 2014-15 season for a back injury.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says receiver Brandon Marshall's postgame rant Sunday was in no way off-putting.