Recent high-profile incidents involving Merced County employees have sparked questions about the countyÂs use of background checks to screen new hires.
A number of candidates will run unopposed in the June primary election, including Assemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, who is seeking a second term in District 21.
One of two inmates who killed a federal correctional officer at U.S. Penitentiary Atwater will spend the rest of his life in prison in exchange for a guilty plea, under…
Unemployment in Merced County climbed more than 2 percentage points in January compared to the previous month, but the county is still in a better position than it was a…
Yosemite National Park is planning a Âprescribed burnÂ in the Hetch Hetchy area, near the OÂShaughnessy Dam, according to a Park Service news release.
Authorities seized more than 500 marijuana plants this week from a Los Banos home believed to be connected to an organized criminal trafficking operation.
For Women's History Month and International Women's Day, we invited readers share what they learned from extraordinary women in their lives.
Is religion under attack in Arizona? An Episcopal reverend says no and explains why he opposes the controversial bill.
From a sheep ranch in Western Australia comes the oldest slice of Earth we know.
Cassiopeia A was a star more than eight times the mass of our sun before it exploded in the cataclysmic, fiery death astronomers call a supernova.
The "jelly doughnut" rock that seemed to appear out of nowhere on Mars last month did not fall out of an extraterrestrial pastry box.
Sean Callebs has suffered from debilitating panic attacks since he witnessed the electric chair execution of a convicted killer. He writes about how he got better.
John Sutter says the lack of required sex ed is puzzling and negligent, given the state has the nation's highest rate of reported rape
Alex Storozynski goes to Ukraine to find his roots, and finds the evidence of the atrocities his family endured under the Communists and Nazis.
Evgeni Malkin scored the tying goal during a power play in the third period and Brandon Sutter got the deciding goal in a six-round shootout, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
After having several surgeries the past few years, Phil Jackson is "ready to go back to work," a source with knowledge of his thinking told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.
James Harden had 28 points, and the Houston Rockets used a huge third quarter to turn a close game into a blowout in a 112-86 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
Siyani Chambers scored 17 points and Harvard became the first team to clinch a berth in this year's NCAA tournament with a 70-58 win over arch-rival Yale on Friday night to capture the Ivy League title.
Shortly after a 48-point loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak met separately with embattled coach Mike D'Antoni and vice president of player personnel Jim Buss to discuss the state of the team.
Ian Poulter took to Twitter on Friday night to blast another player competing in the WGC-Cadillac Championship -- one he will be paired with Saturday.
South Carolina coach Frank Martin regrets his sideline actions that earned him a one-game suspension and told ESPN.com that he intends to work on his issues.
New York Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills met about two weeks ago with Phil Jackson about the possibility of becoming the team's next head coach, sources told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Joakim Noah did not want to address the 'gossip' surrounding the conversation he had with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony.
Quarterback Matt Cassel will return to Minnesota next season, signing a two-year deal with the Vikings on Friday, a league source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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