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LA skyscraper plunge :A suicide?

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities are investigating whether an electrician intentionally leaped to his death from the 53rd floor of Los Angeles' tallest skyscraper onto an intersection humming with a normal weekday's bustle, the coroner said Friday.

March 18, 2016 | | State

California state pension obligations nearly $64B

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California has nearly $64 billion in pension debt that eventually must be paid to current and former teachers and state workers - a figure more than $20 billion higher than previous estimates, state Controller Betty Yee reported Friday.

March 18, 2016 | | State

Dungeness crab health warning lifted for more of California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Health officials say another swath of California's coast has been cleared for the catching and eating of Dungeness crabs because they no longer show high levels of a marine toxin.

March 18, 2016 | | State

Adobe beats Street 1Q Forecasts

SAN JOSE (AP) - Adobe Systems Inc. shares rose in after-hours trading Thursday after the software developer known for Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat posted better-than-expected quarterly results and raised its financial targets.

March 17, 2016 | | State

Islamic State inspired UC Merced stabbings

MERCED - A California college student who went on a stabbing rampage that wounded four people before he was shot down by a campus police officer was inspired by the Islamic State but acted alone, the FBI said Thursday.

March 17, 2016 | | State

California analyst slams high-speed rail business plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new $64 billion business plan for California's high-speed rail system fails to identify how to fill a multibillion-dollar shortfall and calls for locating the first segment in an unpopulated agricultural area, which "does not appear to be an effective approach," the state's legislative analyst said Thursday.

March 17, 2016 | | State

Google pushes for federal plan for self-driving cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google wants Congress to create new federal powers that would let the tech giant receive special, expedited permission to bring to market a self-driving car that has no steering wheel or pedals.

March 17, 2016 | | State

Mysterious power surges damage BART

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bay Area commuters faced overcrowded trains, travel delays and other inconveniences for the second time in two weeks Thursday due to a mysterious electrical problem affecting the region's rail transit system.

March 17, 2016 | | State

California eases water cutbacks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California further eased some water cutbacks Thursday as a rainy March lessens the state's five-year drought.

March 17, 2016 | | State

California man charged with attempting terrorist support

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An Iraqi-born Palestinian man previously charged with lying to investigators about traveling to Syria was indicted Thursday on the more serious allegation of trying to support a terrorist group.

March 17, 2016 | | State

Guards getting 9% raise over 3 years

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The union representing most California state prison guards said Wednesday it has agreed to a labor contract that includes a 9 percent salary increase over three years.

March 16, 2016 | | State

Ron Unz joins race for Boxer’s US Senate seat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another Republican has joined the race to succeed California Sen. Barbara Boxer.

March 16, 2016 | | State

UC Berkeley to review head coach’s role in harassment case

BERKELEY (AP) - Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, are reviewing whether the men's head basketball coach correctly handled sexual harassment allegations against one of his assistants.

March 16, 2016 | | State

Officer’s funeral procession along I-80

TRUCKEE (AP) - Dozens of law enforcement cruisers and officers on motorcycles joined a 120-mile funeral ride along Interstate 80 from Reno to Roseville, California on Wednesday for a CHP patrolman who was killed in the line of duty.

March 16, 2016 | | State

Chef faces sexual harassment lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Celebrity chef Michael Chiarello faces two lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and refusal to pay his employees their due wages.

March 16, 2016 | | State

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Bill to increase farm overtime moves to California governor

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Four decades after he signed the nation's first law giving farmworkers collective bargaining rights, California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word "scapegoat" when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

Congressmen blast California’s high- speed rail plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's $64 billion high-speed rail plan lacks reliable funding sources and is in danger of ending up with only one line ...

August 29, 2016 | | State

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