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Cal State faculty to vote on possible strike over salaries

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Professors, librarians, counselors and other California State University employees are preparing to vote on whether to permit their labor union to call a strike over stalled salary negotiations.

October 14, 2015 | | State


PETA turns 35, still using sex, shock for causes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - PETA has done a lot with a little sex, shock and shame.

October 14, 2015 | | State


California teams with tech firms to fight cyber exploitation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's attorney general has teamed with leaders in the tech industry and law enforcement to combat so-called cyber exploitation - the practice of anonymously posting nude or scantily clad photographs of others online that were intended to be private, often to extort money from the victims.

October 14, 2015 | | State


Woman blinded in 1 eye by flying disc settles lawsuit

MANHATTAN BEACH (AP) - A woman who was blinded in one eye by a flying golf disc at a Southern California park has settled a lawsuit for $3 million.

October 14, 2015 | | State


3 killed when car spins out during street race

SAN JOSE. (AP) - Authorities say a car involved in a street race spun out and struck a pole before slamming into a tree on a San Jose, California, curb, killing three people.

October 14, 2015 | | State


Fight to keep Nativity scene

BELEN, N.M. (AP) - For nearly a quarter of a century, a year-round Nativity scene made of metal has rested in the little town of Belen, New Mexico.

October 13, 2015 | | State


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 were shot and seriously wounded by a gun purchased at the store.

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 tissue available for research, but will cover the costs itself rather than accepting any reimbursement.

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 church members have been charged with assault in an attack that also left the young man's brother severely injured, police said Tuesday.

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 his exuberant greeting at his birthday party four years ago.

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 make money.

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 people the right to take life-ending medications, and mandating equal pay for women were among dozens approved.

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 water in the San Bernardino National Forest on an expired permit.

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 unit, a day after the proposal was first reported by The Associated Press.

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 yoga instructor in Northern California last week.

October 13, 2015 | | State


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Senate candidate clarifies comment on Muslims

BUENA PARK (AP) - A California congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate sought Monday to clarify comments she made about Muslims that were condemned by advocacy ...

December 14, 2015 | | State


Mental health care would curb violence, some at hearing say

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A gun club owner and a gun dealer are among those telling a congressman Monday that closing loopholes in federal background checks and ...

December 14, 2015 | | State


Search for shooters’ hard drive concludes in lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An underwater search for a computer hard drive and anything else linked to the husband-and-wife shooters who killed 14 in the California ...

December 14, 2015 | | State


Wife’s role in SoCal attack raises fear of jihad brides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Pakistani woman's role as a shooter in the San Bernardino massacre is raising fears that foreign-born brides who support the ...

December 14, 2015 | | State


Community leaves fake packages on doorstep for delivery thieves

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) - A man in one Utah community says his neighbors have begun placing decoy packages on front porches in an effort to ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


‘Horror Show’ actress dies

DENVER (AP) - Rose Siggins, who played a legless character on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," died Saturday in Denver, a representative said.

December 13, 2015 | | State


Make Room for Daddy’ star Marjorie Lord dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marjorie Lord, the Broadway and film actress who became a TV star on the sitcom "Make Room For Daddy," has died. She ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


Search for shooters’ hard drive concludes in lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An underwater search for a computer hard drive and anything else linked to the husband-and-wife shooters who killed 14 in the California ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


Wife’s role in SoCal attack raises fear of jihad brides

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Pakistani woman's role as a shooter in the San Bernardino massacre is raising fears that foreign-born brides who support the ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


Man accused of hate crime, arson in mosque fire

COACHELLA (AP) - A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a hate crime and arson in connection with a Southern California mosque fire ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


Man fatally shot by LA deputies kept holding gun

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A black man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles deputies kept holding a gun as he lay dying on the ground ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


5 people die in abandoned house fire

FRESNO (AP) - Fire officials say five people are dead after a fire broke out at an abandoned home in Fresno early Sunday.

December 13, 2015 | | State


Mother of man shot dead by SF police sues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The grieving mother of a young black man shot dead by San Francisco police has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, saying ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


Third storm in a week brings more rain, snow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third winter-like storm in a week brought rain and strong winds to much of Northern California and snow to the Sierra ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


‘Force Awakens’ premieres tonight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history t night when the hugely anticipated "Star Wars ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


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