Off-duty, undercover police officer shot at in LA neighborhood

Authorities say someone in a car shot at an off-duty Los Angeles police officer before fleeing the scene at a suburban neighborhood in northern Los Angeles county.  
College and high school students skip more typical spring break fare by helping to spruce up San Jose nursery school grounds  
 
A road leading to spectacular views of California's Yosemite National Park opened to drivers on Saturday, marking the earliest date for the occasion in at least 20 years.  
 
The secrecy surrounding a military-grade cellphone-tracking device that's already being used in the Bay Area -- and arriving soon in Santa Clara and Alameda counties -- has come under increased scrutiny, with local governments, courts and lawmakers around the nation joining civil rights groups in a push to learn more about the potentially invasive technology.  
 
Los Angeles firefighters say nearly two dozen people suffered injuries, mostly minor, when a commuter train struck a car near downtown Los Angeles and partially derailed.  
 
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.