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NYPD wrongly targeted minorities, federal judge rules

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's largest police department illegally and systematically singled out large numbers of blacks and Hispanics under its stop-and-frisk policy, a federal judge ruled Monday while appointing an independent monitor to oversee major changes, including body cameras on some officers.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Holder plans for federal prosecutors to back off mandatory drug sentences

SAN FRANCSICO (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder announced a major shift Monday in federal sentencing policies, targeting long mandatory terms that he said have flooded the nation's prisons with low-level drug offenders and diverted crime-fighting dollars that could be far better spent.

August 12, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

AUTOPSY: YOLO COUNTY INMATE HAD FATAL AMOUNT OF WATER: WOODLAND (AP) - An inmate who died after being found struggling to breathe at a Northern California jail drank a fatal amount of water, an autopsy concluded.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Suspect in Idaho shootout fired once or twice at FBI

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A close family friend suspected of abducting a 16-year old girl after killing her mother and younger brother fired his rifle at FBI agents before they killed him deep in the Idaho wilderness, authorities said Monday.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Judge dismisses pension fund suit against HP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge has dismissed a shareholders lawsuit against computer maker Hewlett-Packard and its former CEO Mark Hurd, saying that a company's standards of business conduct amount to "puffery" that can't be used in securities fraud lawsuits.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Brown signs transgender bathroom bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.

August 12, 2013 | | State


SD mayor asked to respond to recall effort

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego's beleaguered mayor faced a Monday deadline to respond to organizers of a recall effort who say he should leave office after more than a dozen women alleged he made unwanted advances or inappropriate statements to them.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Schools can administer insulin shots

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Trained school employees can administer insulin shots to diabetic students if a nurse is not available, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday.

August 12, 2013 | | State


NorCal man missing after boating accident

YUBA CITY (AP) - Authorities say one person is missing and another injured after their boat capsized in a Northern California reservoir.

August 12, 2013 | | State


'Hyperloop' : Go from SF to LA in 30 minutes

'Hyperloop' : Go from SF to LA in 30 minutes

August 12, 2013 | | State


'Hyperloop' : Go from SF to LA in 30 minutes

'Hyperloop' : Go from SF to LA in 30 minutes

August 12, 2013 | | State


Progress in battling California wildfire

BANNING (AP) - Firefighters continued to make progress overnight battling Southern California's latest destructive wildfire, which burned 26 homes and threatened more than 500 others in the San Jacinto Mountains.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Banks sue over city’s eminent domain plan

RICHMOND (AP) - Two banks are suing the working class San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond over its plan to invoke eminent domain to condemn and seize hundreds of underwater mortgages.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Teen, abductor stood out in wilderness

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The horseback riders who encountered a missing California teen and her abductor said Sunday that "red flags" went up for them because the pair seemed out of place and ill-equipped for the Idaho back country.

August 12, 2013 | | State


Environmentalists aren’t happy with carbon offsets

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A component of California's landmark offensive against greenhouse gas emissions is not sitting well with some environmental groups.

August 12, 2013 | | State


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Did texting lead to man’s death?

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A man who was believed to have been distracted by an electronic device he was carrying has fatally fallen off a cliff ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


Drug shows promise in California for endangered fox

TORRANCE (AP) - The Catalina Island fox, one of the world's most endangered species, suffered from frequent tumors for the past decade until scientists discovered ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


Lawsuits seek to abolish state’s’s bail bond system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crystal Patterson didn't have the cash or assets to post $150,000 bail and get out of jail after her arrest ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


San Joaquin Valley gun sales soaring

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gun sales in California rose despite the state's tough firearms laws, according to a newspaper review of state Department of Justice ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


Dog specially trained to comfort crime victims at courthouse

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A 2-year-old black lab has been specially trained to comfort crime victims at the Thurston County courthouse.

December 27, 2015 | | State


Research finds graded ski runs lack recovery over time

LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Abandoned ski areas with cleared runs are recovering faster than those that were graded.

December 27, 2015 | | State


Mom, 3 kids killed in mobile home fire Christmas morning

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Three children and their mother were killed in a Southern California mobile home fire on Christmas morning, while the family's father ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


Ventura wildfire 60 percent contained, evacuations lifted

VENTURA (AP) - Fire crews have stopped the spread of a wind-whipped wildfire along the Southern California coast, reopened a scenic highway and lifted an evacuation ...

December 27, 2015 | | State


FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has reached $1 billion at the box office, achieving the milestone with record-setting hyper speed.

December 27, 2015 | | State


Inmates not getting enough sleep

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Some of California's most dangerous inmates could be getting more sleep under an agreement announced Thursday that requires guards to hold down ...

December 25, 2015 | | State


Storm dumps snow in Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - A storm that brought two feet of snow to parts of the northern Sierra Nevada and sparked a tornado moved Friday to Southern ...

December 25, 2015 | | State


Uber passenger killed in crash

PACIFICA (AP) - A wrong-way driver collided head-on with the car of an Uber driver in northern California, killing two.

December 25, 2015 | | State


SF Bay Area transit officer shot, wounded

HAYWARD (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area transit officer was shot in the arm by a fleeing suspect Friday who was then shot by a ...

December 25, 2015 | | State


Social Security update for 2016

It has been my custom for most of the last 18 years to write a year-end column that summarizes the Social Security changes and updates ...

December 25, 2015 | | State


Drive to bar prison cellphones hits snag

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California's high-tech solution to rid prisons of illegal cellphones may be unable to keep up with advances in technology quickly enough, so ...

December 23, 2015 | | State


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