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Bond would be used to house low-income veterans

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Proposition 41 on the June ballot asks California voters whether $600 million in existing veterans bonds should be redirected to build, renovate and acquire apartments and multifamily housing for low-income veterans.

May 12, 2014 | | State


NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• SPEED A FACTOR IN OAKLAND CAR CRASH THAT KILLED 2: OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Police say speed was a factor that killed two people when their car went through a chain link fence before smashing into trees near a small college.

May 12, 2014 | | State


Arizona town runs low on water

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) - In the northern Arizona city of Williams, restaurant patrons don't automatically get a glass of water anymore. Residents caught watering lawns or washing cars with potable water can be fined. Businesses are hauling water from outside town to fill swimming pools, and building permits have been put on hold because there isn't enough water to accommodate development.

May 12, 2014 | | Nation


Washington Monument reopens

WASHINGTON (AP) - A cross section of Americans awakened early and waited in line for hours to be among the first to ride to the top of the Washington Monument, open to the public Monday for the first time in nearly three years after an earthquake chipped and cracked the towering symbol.

May 12, 2014 | | Nation


Clay Aiken’s primary foe dies at his home

ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) - The entrepreneur who was locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary with former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken died Monday, his family said.

May 12, 2014 | | Nation


Bill eases licensing rules for illegals

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Immigrants in the country illegally would be able to get professional licenses in California under a bill moving forward in the statehouse.

May 12, 2014 | | State


Second USA case of MERS reported

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials have confirmed a second U.S. case of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.

May 12, 2014 | | Nation


Texas Panhandle wildfire destroys 89 homes

FRITCH, Texas (AP) - Firefighters had stopped the spread of flames in a wildfire in the Texas Panhandle and were focusing Monday afternoon on hotspots and buildings still smoldering 24 hours after they first turned their hoses on the blaze.

May 12, 2014 | | Nation


NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

• NYPD TO STOP SEIZING SEX WORK SUSPECTS' CONDOMS: NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution, ending a longstanding practice that had been criticized by civil rights groups for undermining efforts to combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

May 12, 2014 | | Nation


Stockton: Final creditor won’t budge

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An attorney for the largest city in California to seek bankruptcy protection told a judge Monday that he has tried to reach a deal with Stockton's last major creditor, but the company is not budging.

May 12, 2014 | | State


Democrat Atkins sworn in as Assembly speaker

SACRAMENTO (AP) - San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins, whose Appalachian roots have given her a powerful affinity for the plight of the working poor, was sworn in Monday as the 69th speaker of the state Assembly.

May 12, 2014 | | State


State’s new computerized exam for students plagued by glitches

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The trial rollout of California's new standardized exams, administered for the first time on computers, has been plagued by technical glitches, according to a newspaper investigation.

May 12, 2014 | | State


Porsche sued in Paul Walker crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The widow of the man who was driving a Porsche sports car that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker sued the automaker on Monday, claiming design flaws caused both men to die in a fiery crash in November.

May 12, 2014 | | State


School bus crashes with big rig

FRESNO (AP) - A school bus and a big rig have crashed in central California, causing six injuries.

May 12, 2014 | | State


Kaymer wins big event by looking at big picture

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Martin Kaymer reached the top of golf and wondered how he got there.

May 12, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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Lawson hoping to rebuild career in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Ty Lawson is trying to rebuild his image - along with his NBA career.

September 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Freeman, Coleman lift Falcons past Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Devonta Freeman practically wore out the Superdome turf with one long gain after another, Tevin Coleman wouldn't be denied near the ...

September 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Gordon homers leading off as Marlins mourn Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) - In tribute to Jose Fernandez, left-handed hitter Dee Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty to lead off the first inning of ...

September 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Palmer’s impact: Grand Slam, endorsements, TV, private jets

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) - Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth all chased the Grand Slam, golf's holy grail of winning all four majors in ...

September 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Weaver contemplates future after Angels beat A’s

ANAHEIM (AP) - If Jered Weaver is in his final week with the Los Angeles Angels, the veteran right-hander will try to finish his 11 seasons ...

September 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry encourages peaceful protesting

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry follows every little thing about his hometown of Charlotte. Last week was hard to watch from way out West.

September 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Raiders release Marcel Reece

ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders released Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece on Monday after his four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing ...

September 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers Davis retires for 2nd time

SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis has once again retired from the NFL.

September 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


49ers Kelly isn’t ready to make a switch at QB

SANTA CLARA (AP) - 49ers coach Chip Kelly said Monday he isn't ready to make a quarterback switch after his offense struggled in consecutive road ...

September 27, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Is Charlotte our future?

Celebrating the racial diversity of the Charlotte protesters last week, William Barber II, chairman of the North Carolina NAACP, proudly proclaimed, "This is what democracy ...

September 26, 2016 | | Other Views


Banks don’t commit crimes, bankers do

Hey, stop complaining that our government coddles Wall Street's big, money-grubbing banks.

September 26, 2016 | | Other Views


Fierce battle over taxes, race, terror

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


Rescued boater spent week adrift on a raft

BOSTON (AP) - A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


Houston gunman had 2 weapons, 2,500 rounds

HOUSTON (AP) - A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when ...

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


‘Pokemon Go’ fervor cools, but the game isn’t dead yet

NEW YORK (AP) - Does "Pokemon Go" have a second act?

September 26, 2016 | | Nation


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