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Assembly approves $108B state budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Assembly on Sunday approved the main bill for California's $108 billion general fund spending plan for the coming fiscal year.

June 15, 2014 | | State

Details of state’s proposed $156M spending plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, all Democrats, have agreed on the main points of a state budget for the fiscal year that will start July 1. Not all budget figures were available Friday because the administration and legislative staff were still finalizing the details. Because the budget needs only a simple majority to pass the Legislature, support from minority Republicans is not required. The Assembly and Senate have scheduled floor sessions for 4 p.m. Sunday to begin voting on the budget.

June 13, 2014 | | State

California reports whooping-cough epidemic

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of whooping-cough cases in California is now at an epidemic level, state health officials said Friday.

June 13, 2014 | | State

San Francisco thrilled to be in Olympics hunt

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he is thrilled that his city is one of four U.S. cities still in the running to possibly host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

June 13, 2014 | | State

Janitor accused of recording women

ANAHEIM (AP) - Authorities say a janitor for a contract cleaning company has been arrested on suspicion of secretly recording women in a restroom at Anaheim City Hall.

June 13, 2014 | | State

Ethics expert hired after high school scandals

NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has hired an ethics consultant to work at a high school where some students allegedly hacked into computers and others held a controversial "prom draft."

June 13, 2014 | | State

Man freed in jury mistake killed hour later

FRESNO (AP) - A burglary defendant who won his freedom because of a jury's mistake lost his life a few hours later when he was stabbed to death in a fight.

June 12, 2014 | | State

Brown, lawmakers face budget deadline

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor's call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.

June 12, 2014 | | State

Woman who drove with dying man on car gets prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A substance-abuse counselor was sentenced Thursday to 55 years to life in prison for hitting a pedestrian with her car and driving through a Los Angeles suburb with the dying man on her windshield.

June 12, 2014 | | State

Woman dies in overgrown yard

SANTA ANA (AP) - Orange County firefighters wearing hazmat suits had to climb over vegetation and trash piled 5 feet high to get to a yard where a woman died in a chair amid debris with a kitten in a carrier on her lap.

June 11, 2014 | | State

Brain-dead girl on ventilator getting diploma

OAKLAND (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.

June 11, 2014 | | State

Democrats replace ‘spend’ with ‘invest’

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As billions of dollars in unexpected tax revenue pour into California, Democratic lawmakers have proposed all kinds of ways to distribute the windfall after years of recession-era budget cuts.

June 11, 2014 | | State

San Francisco voters to decide on $15 minimum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2018.

June 11, 2014 | | State

Groups allege abuse of child immigrants by border staff

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Unaccompanied children arrested by U.S. border authorities are packed in frigid cells and sleep on hard floors without enough food or medical care, advocacy groups said in a complaint Wednesday that alleges widespread abuses amid a surge of illegal crossings by young immigrants from strife-torn Central American countries.

June 11, 2014 | | State

Officer in on-duty accident dies

STOCKTON (AP) - A Stockton police officer died Wednesday, two weeks after an on-duty car accident, officials said.

June 11, 2014 | | State

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Gun shop ordered to pay $6M to injured police officers

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jurors ordered a Wisconsin gun store to pay nearly $6 million on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by two Milwaukee police officers who ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Planned Parenthood changes its fetal-tissue reimbursement policy

NEW YORK (AP) - Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Parents charged with fatally beating 19-year-old son in New York church

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York couple has been charged with fatally beating their 19-year-old son inside a church and four fellow ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

8-year-old boy not liable for exuberant hello that injured aunt

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut jury on Tuesday rejected a woman's bid to sue her 12-year-old nephew for injuries she says she suffered from ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Twitter purging up to 336 workers; CEO slashes costs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

State’s sweeping new social policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California ends its legislative season having enacted some of the country's most aggressive social policies: Laws requiring student vaccinations, granting terminally ill ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Forest Service sued over permit for water bottling firm

RIVERSIDE (AP) - Environmental and public interest groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the U.S. Forest Service is letting Nestle Waters North America bottle ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

California drops plan to let violent inmates fight fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California corrections officials on Tuesday dropped a plan to include prisoners with violent backgrounds in the nation's largest and oldest inmate firefighting ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Alleged triggerman ID’d in killing of tourist, hiker

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Tuesday identified the alleged triggerman among the three transients charged with the shooting deaths of a Canadian backpacker and a ...

October 13, 2015 | | State

Officers sue gun store for their injuries

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A lawyer for a pair of Milwaukee police officers suing a gun shop for negligence told jurors Monday that the store should have ...

October 12, 2015 | | State

Man dies trying to get into clothing bin

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - A man whose body was found dangling from a clothing donation bin in New Jersey was a drifter who was ...

October 12, 2015 | | State

Student sorry for mac & cheese meltdown, says he’s ashamed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A University of Connecticut student who went on an obscenity-laced tirade against food service workers when they refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon ...

October 12, 2015 | | State

Indigenous day proclamation leads to City Council infighting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A City Councilman who introduced a proclamation for Albuquerque to join other cities in observing Indigenous Peoples Day on Columbus Day ...

October 12, 2015 | | State

El Nino: Too big to fail?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Evidence is mounting that the El Nino ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific will spawn a rainy winter in California, potentially easing the ...

October 12, 2015 | | State

California may use inmate firefighters with violent pasts

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - California officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about ...

October 12, 2015 | | State

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