Carly Fiorina ramping up long-shot bid for White House

Former HP CEO and 2010 Republican U.S. Senate nominee Carly Fiorina steps up her exploration of a 2016 presidential run, but experts say she might not have the chops for it. 
Police say an autopsy shows a South Lake Tahoe teen's death was due to an act of nature when a tree fell on him during a fierce windstorm, not foul play.  
 
A former first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels, Ryan Bolden, was killed in an argument that started over candy.  
 
The California High-Speed Rail Authority announced Friday that it has settled one of seven environmental lawsuits challenging the route of the $68 billion bullet train through the Central Valley.  
 
A former Northern California news helicopter pilot has been ordered to pay $42,000 in restitution to three former employers, after he was convicted of flying under false pretenses.