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.
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.
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 to pay several million dollars in damages for selling a gun that was used to wound his clients.
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 macaroni and cheese has apologized.
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 faced a censure motion Monday over how the declaration was handled.
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 state's punishing drought but also bringing the risk of chaotic storms like those that battered the region in the late 1990s.
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 public safety.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Four California high schools will be forced to change mascots after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation making the state the first to bar public schools from using the Redskins name for sports teams.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California prosecutor said Monday he has filed murder charges that could lead to the death penalty for three young transients accused of gunning down a Canadian backpacker and a yoga instructor walking his dog.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown barred public schools from using the Redskins name, strengthened the state's vaccine rules by requiring mandatory vaccination for day care workers and handed a win to the business community by vetoing two bills on the Chamber of Commerce list of so-called "job killers" as he took action on dozens of pieces of legislation Sunday.