Permit issued to kill mountain lion P-45 after slaughter of 11 alpacas at ranches above Malibu

State officials have issued a permit to kill the mountain lion known as P-45 after the big cat was strongly suspected of slaughtering nearly a dozen alpacas and a goat at ranches in the Malibu hills.

But the possibility of the roughly 4-year-old male lion dying in a legally sanctioned hunt has…

College basketball roundup: It’s eight straight losses for the 49ers

Lagerald Vick scored a career-high 23 points on near-perfect shooting, Svi Mykhailiuk had 14 and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 91-61 victory over Long Beach State on Tuesday night in Lawrence, Kan. 

Josh Jackson added 13 points for the Jayhawks (6-1), who doubled up the 49ers (1-8) at 50-25…

Raul Castro makes his first national address since his brother’s death and gives few hints at a new Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro joined other world leaders on Tuesday in extolling the legacy of his brother Fidel – but gave little hint about the future direction of the country.

“Fidel dedicated his whole life to solidarity … with the poor,” said the younger Castro, to whom Fidel Castro ceded power…

3 dead and at least 14 people ill after Thanksgiving dinner in Northern California

At least 17 people fell ill after eating food from a free Thanksgiving dinner in Northern California – more than double the number of people initially reported in what health officials described Tuesday as a probable outbreak of food-borne illness.

At least eight of those who fell ill were admitted…