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UPS to raise rates by around 5% this year

ATLANTA (AP) - UPS is raising ground, air and freight rates by averages of around 5 percent as it seeks to boost revenue that has stagnated this year.

October 15, 2015 | | State


Back off, tablets: PC firms plan a $70M ad campaign

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - So many people have gone so long without buying a new personal computer that the industry's biggest players are trying something different: a quirky advertising campaign. The $70 million marketing push aims to highlight how much better PCs have gotten since smartphones and tablets came along.

October 15, 2015 | | State


Forbes lists video gamer ‘Pew DiePie’ as top YouTube earner

LOS ANGELES (AP) - YouTube's top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year.

October 15, 2015 | | State


Violent inmates have long fought fires

SACRAMENTO (AP) - About 1,400 of the state's 3,700 inmate firefighters have previous convictions for violent offenses, California corrections officials said Wednesday, a stunning acknowledgment from an agency that for years said only nonviolent prisoners were allowed in the program.

October 14, 2015 | | State


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


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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


Rich athletes top Bay Area’ water users

OAKLAND (AP) - Maybe it's something in the Gatorade.

December 11, 2015 | | State


Hearing loss top chronic issue for older adults

Hearing loss is the most common chronic health condition affecting older adults.

December 11, 2015 | | State


Wintry storm dumps snow on snow-starved Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE (AP) - The biggest storm to hit the slopes of the Sierra Nevada this season triggered cheers Friday from the snow-starved ski resorts of California ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


State Senate candidate slammed on Islam remarks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate was sharply criticized Friday after suggesting that as many as two of 10 Muslims ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Fire at SoCal mosque; cause being investigated

COACHELLA . (AP) - A Southern California mosque was damaged Friday in a fire reported to authorities as a possible arson.

December 11, 2015 | | State


Big snow storm slams Sierra

TRUCKEE (AP) - It's shaping up as the biggest snowstorm to hit the Sierra mountains this year, with wind gusts of up to 100-plus miles ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Moreno takes over as board president for Delta College

STOCKTON - Claudia Moreno, representing Area 2, Central Stockton, was selected as San Joaquin Delta College's 2015-16 President of the Board at the Dec. 8 ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Funerals for 14 that died in massacre begin

COVINA (AP) - On the morning of Dec. 2, Yvette Velasco got dressed up and flat-ironed her hair. It was an important day: The 27-year-old was ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


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