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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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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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