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Robin Williams’ widow: I forgive him

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Robin Williams' widow says his medical afflictions would have claimed his life within three years - "hard years" - and that she doesn't blame him for his suicide.

November 03, 2015 | | State


STICKY LEGAL MESS

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Big Sugar and Big Corn face off in court this week in a bitter, multibillion-dollar battle of sweeteners that boils down to a mix of science, semantics and marketing.

November 02, 2015 | | State


EPA: Volkswagen does it again

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Volkswagen emissions scandal widened Monday when the U.S. government accused the German automaker of cheating for a second time. Although VW denied the charge, it faced the prospect of steeper fines and lost sales, as well as more intense scrutiny from disbelieving U.S. lawmakers.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Fitbit posts strong 3Q, shares fall on stock plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wearable fitness device maker Fitbit said its net income and revenue more than doubled in the third quarter, topping Wall Street's expectations, but Fitbit's shares skidded after the company announced a large stock sale.

November 02, 2015 | | State


California settles Chase debt collection lawsuit

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The nation's largest bank will pay $100 million to settle a California lawsuit alleging it used illegal methods to collect debts from more than 125,000 credit card holders, the state's attorney general announced Monday.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Rain snow & highway pileups

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - The first winter-like storm of the season brought rain and snow to California on Monday, triggering traffic accidents including a 20-vehicle crash in the southern San Joaquin Valley when gusts ahead of the front whipped up dust.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Justin Bieber completes sentence for egg vandalism

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber's cleanup work at a homeless shelter has paid off, with a judge agreeing Monday to take him off formal probation in a vandalism case filed after he damaged a neighbor's home with eggs.

November 02, 2015 | | State


800 turbines to shut down

LIVERMORE (AP) - Hundreds of turbines on Altamont Pass will shut down at the massive wind farm amid pressure from environmental groups.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Tech tycoon spearheads pot legalization bid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The push to put California among the states where marijuana can be sold to and legally used by adults for recreation took a major step forward on Monday as ballot language backed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker, other wealthy entrepreneurs who support pot legalization and leading advocacy groups was filed with the state.

November 02, 2015 | | State


Storm dumping rain and snow

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The National Weather Service says a cold front coming down from the northwest dropped some rain in the Sacramento region Sunday, which could see up to three-quarters of an inch of rain that is expected to continue to this

November 01, 2015 | | State


28 deaths from West Nile virus so far this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials say 28 people have died from West Nile virus so far this year.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Lyft ‘kidnapping’ is misunderstanding

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police say the case of a woman who jumped out of a Lyft car because she thought she was being kidnapped turned out be a misunderstanding that happened after she couldn't communicate with her hard of hearing driver.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Court: Man was denied public trial

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A man serving a 15-year prison sentence for conspiring to burn down his Sacramento restaurant had his conviction thrown out on the rare argument that his trial was not actually public.

November 01, 2015 | | State


Seawater desalination plant opens soon

CARLSBAD (AP) - There's far more riding on the Americas' largest seawater desalination plant than the 50 million gallons of drinking water it will produce for the San Diego area each day.

November 01, 2015 | | State


FEDERAL SCHOOL EXAM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California student performance in math and reading has stagnated while wide achievement gaps for black, Hispanic and low-income students persist, according to results released Wednesday from a federal exam taken by students across the United States.

October 28, 2015 | | State


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SF police chief urges stun gun use after shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is one of only two of the nation's largest cities in the country that do not equip officers with ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Fresno trying something new to combat asthma

FRESNO (AP) - Stephani Pineda, a program coordinator for the Central California Asthma Collaborative, has walked through dozens of homes in Fresno County making recommendations to ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


10 years later state panel OKs five home project

MONTEREY (AP) - The California Coastal Commission has finally approved a five-home development in the mountains overlooking Malibu that was proposed years ago by U2 guitarist ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


Egg smuggling may end with 50 years in prison

HEMET (AP) - Federal officials say a Southern California couple has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling more than 900 endangered and threatened sea turtle eggs ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


El Nino: Wet California winter expected

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This year's El Nino is staying unusually strong, and forecasters say it's still expected to bring a wet winter to ...

December 11, 2015 | | State


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