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Lawmakers release documents on Wal-Mart bribery

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s CEO Mike Duke found out in 2005 that the retailer's Mexico unit was handing out bribes to local officials, according to emails obtained by lawmakers.

January 10, 2013 | | Nation


Biden, NRA clash over new gun control proposals

WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite fresh opposition from the National Rifle Association, the Obama administration is assembling proposals to curb gun violence that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun buyers.

January 10, 2013 | | Nation


Special election winner sworn in to Senate seat

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Former state assemblyman Jim Nielsen has been sworn in as the new state senator representing a broad swath of rural Northern California.

January 10, 2013 | | State


Police: Ex-death row inmate kills his 89-year-old mother

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother.

January 10, 2013 | | State


2 Sacramento area flu deaths in outbreak

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Health officials say there have been two flu deaths in the Sacramento area and influenza cases are increasing throughout the region.

January 10, 2013 | | State


Mega-quake possible on San Andreas fault

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Certain earthquake fault segments long thought to be stable may rupture and cause a mega-quake, suggests a new study that could have implications for California's mighty San Andreas.

January 10, 2013 | | State


Brown proposes budget with rosier outlook

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California's spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by nearly $5 billion, a powerful indication that the state that came to symbolize fiscal mismanagement during the heart of the recession is emerging into brighter days.

January 10, 2013 | | State


Highlights of the California budget plan Gov. Jerry Brown released Thursday:

1. BUDGET DEFICIT GONE

January 10, 2013 | | State


From monkeys to surfers, San Diego braces for cold

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Strawberry growers are covering their crops while San Diego zookeepers are turning on heaters for the chimpanzees as Southern California braces for a cold snap expected to drop temperatures to a six-year low.

January 10, 2013 | | State


Kimmel's pot jokes earn invite from Humboldt State

Kimmel's pot jokes earn invite from Humboldt State

January 10, 2013 | | State


Student shot in rural SJ Valley school classroom

TAFT (AP) - A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into class in a rural San Joaquin Valley high school southwest of Bakersfield on Thursday and shot one student, fired at another and missed, and then was talked into surrendering by a teacher and another staff member, officials said.

January 10, 2013 | | State


Gov. Brown’s spending plan aims to change California education funding

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a sweeping overhaul of K-12 education financing that would provide more money for low-income schools and give districts more control over how they can spend state funds.

January 10, 2013 | | State


BUDGET QUOTES

GOV. JERRY BROWN

January 10, 2013 | | State


Governor’s budget proposal highlights

THE TOP NUMBERS:

January 10, 2013 | | State


Bay Area briefs

OBAMA SIGNS BILL CREATING PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK: HOLLISTER. (AP) - Pinnacles National Monument, a 40 square-mile site that includes caves and towering volcanic rock formations popular with climbers, became the country's 59th national park on Thursday.

January 10, 2013 | | State


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Fournette leads LSU over Texas A&M, 23-17

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, barreling over a defender to score, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal LSU's 23-17 win over Texas A&M on Thursday night.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Boykin and No. 6 TCU romp over Texas, 48-10

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 6 TCU dominated Texas in a 48-10 victory Thursday night that kept alive its hope of pushing into the College Football Playoff.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Seattle lowers ‘Boom’ on 49ers

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Richard Sherman provided the moment of the game against the 49ers once again, a mere 10 months after his touchdown-saving deflection in the NFC championship that sent the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


The real McCoy: Eagles’ RB rolls Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big win over the Dallas Cowboys.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moore back on field despite scars

DENVER (AP) - Before every game, Broncos safety Rahim Moore rolls down his socks to oil the 13-inch scar that serpentines down his left calf.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Ravens hit stride with Forsett

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - In the pass-happy NFL, the Baltimore Ravens have found success by keeping the ball on the ground.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Megatron, Lions burn Chicago

DETROIT (AP) - After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Bengals turning into kings of road

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals winced when the schedule came out and they saw what was in store for November.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


No. 2 Wisconsin rallies past Georgetown

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


Stakes are simple for Mizzou: Win and in SEC title game

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Growing up in Kansas City, Shane Ray was a "Big 12 kid." Through his redshirt season in 2011, Missouri was a Big 12 school.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


WR Gordon felt alienated while on suspension

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - As his teammates and coaches went about their season, Josh Gordon felt like an outsider.

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Young USC line must grow up in hurry

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California offensive line coach Tim Drevno refers to his freshmen as "rookies." After a dismal performance against rival UCLA, Drevno needs them to play like veterans against Notre Dame.

November 27, 2014 | | Collegiate Sports


GUESSING GAME

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Every year as the football season winds down, the guessing game intensifies. Which players are likely to bolt for the NFL with college eligibility remaining?

November 27, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Agents still unpaid after rollout

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Certified insurance agents who helped sign up 40 percent of individuals in California's new health care plan say they are late receiving commissions, according to a report Thursday.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation


Obama’s action fuels worry about scams

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

November 27, 2014 | | Nation


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