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New state law extends privacy rights to electronic data

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California will require police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation's most-populous state.

October 09, 2015 | | State


Police search for man who ditched hurt daughter

SAN LEANDRO . (AP) - A Northern California man abandoned his seriously injured 6-year-old daughter in the backseat of a car he wrecked while fleeing police, authorities said.

October 09, 2015 | | State


Gov. Brown rejects driver’s licenses to ease border crossings

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Friday that would have positioned California to be the first state on the U.S. border with Mexico to issue driver's licenses that can be used to prove citizenship when entering the country as he acted on dozens of legislative measures.

October 09, 2015 | | State


Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

VISALIA . (AP) - A man who says he was a cartel enforcer pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of murder in California after acknowledging to investigators that he had committed killings across the country.

October 07, 2015 | | State


Study: No fracking bonanza for California’s Monterey Shale

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits.

October 07, 2015 | | State


Golden Gate Park slaying victim was 23-year-old Canadian tourist

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A young Canadian woman whose body was found in Golden Gate Park over the weekend was on her first solo backpacking trip that would have taken her all the way to Europe, her relatives said Tuesday.

October 07, 2015 | | State


Homicide victim found on Bay Area hiking trail

FAIRFAX (AP) - A man was found shot to death on a Northern California hiking trail with his wounded dog attached by leash to his hand.

October 07, 2015 | | State


Twitter gives co-founder second chance as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses.

October 05, 2015 | | State


General Mills recalling Cheerios over incorrect gluten-free labeling

LODI (AP) - General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.

October 05, 2015 | | State


Nevada, SF agree to settle mental patient dumping suit

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada has tentatively agreed to pay $400,000 to the City and County of San Francisco to settle allegations that the state wrongfully and intentionally bused psychiatric patients to the city and declined to pay the costs connected with their care.

October 05, 2015 | | State


Pension overhaul backers alter language

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Backers of a proposed ballot initiative to cut pension spending for California state and local government employees said Monday that they were dropping a measure proposed in June because state Attorney General Kamala Harris found that current employees would lose constitutionally protected vested pension benefits, and they will instead pursue an alternative aimed at avoiding that pitfall.

October 05, 2015 | | State


Group sues over demolition of Marilyn Monroe’s one-time home

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The city of Los Angeles trampled state and local laws when it approved demolition of a home where Marilyn Monroe briefly lived to make way for a condominium project, a lawsuit charges.

October 05, 2015 | | State


Agency issues custody standards for illegals

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol's parent agency on Monday issued nationwide custody standards, a little more than a year after its jails were overwhelmed with Central American children fleeing to the United States.

October 05, 2015 | | State


Brown OKs right- -to-die legislation for terminally ill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing terminally ill people in the nation's most populous state to take their own lives, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to consider "what I would want in the face of my own death."

October 05, 2015 | | State


Report details trapped firefighters’ ordeal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four California firefighters were in serious trouble almost immediately after a helicopter dropped them near ground zero of what they thought would be a small blaze.

October 05, 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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