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2 plead guilty to smuggling heroin from Mexico by drone

EL CENTRO (AP) - Two California men pleaded guilty to using drones to smuggle nearly 30 pounds of heroin from Mexico to the United States, authorities said Wednesday.

August 12, 2015 | | State

Medi-Cal may be on hook for parolee’s sex change surgery

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California paroled a transgender inmate on Wednesday, one day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison system to pay for her sex reassignment surgery.

August 12, 2015 | Nina Frisby | State

State: Sell even more miserly showerheads

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California officials launched two initiatives Wednesday to boost residential water conservation: The nation's toughest water efficiency standards for showerheads and a $30 million rebate program to rip out grass lawns and replace old toilets.

August 12, 2015 | | State

Food banks, pantries find ways to feed more people

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions, tomatoes and frozen corn.

August 11, 2015 | | State

McDonald’s begins rollout of is loyalty mobile app

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's has started rolling out its new mobile app in the U.S., and one of the main features is a loyalty program for the chain's drinks.

August 11, 2015 | | State

Symantec to sell Veritas business

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Symantec will sell its Veritas information management business for $8 billion in cash with plans to funnel proceeds back into its main line of work, cybersecurity, and to buy back shares.

August 11, 2015 | | State

Rite Aid no longer shun Apple Pay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rite Aid stores will start accepting Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, later this month after initially shunning the service in favor of a rival system.

August 11, 2015 | | State

DMV employees traded cash for licenses

SACRAMENTO (AP) - As many as 100 commercial truck drivers paid up to $5,000 each to bribe state Department of Motor Vehicles employees for illegal California licenses, federal authorities said Tuesday.

August 11, 2015 | | State

Pension proposal cast similarly to failed bid

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris is using the same words to describe a public pension proposal as she did on a previous failed bid.

August 11, 2015 | | State

Blaze explodes in size, wildfires roast West

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Wildfires are charging through several states in the parched West, scorching homes and forcing people to flee. Flames are plaguing some California residents, who had to evacuate for the second time in recent weeks after blazes exploded in size.

August 11, 2015 | | State

SF Sheriff’s license suspended after traffic accident

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco sheriff had his driver's license suspended in February after failing to properly report a minor car accident to the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Sheriff's Department said.

August 11, 2015 | | State

Shields speaking about water Thursday at Manteca Patriots

South San Joaquin Irrigation District General Manager Jeff Shields is the speaker for the Manteca patriots gathering on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Angelano's Restaurant.

August 11, 2015 | | State

Man shoots himself in neck at gun range

FRESNO . (AP) - A man shot himself in the neck during target practice at a Central California shooting range.

August 11, 2015 | | State

Homeless man target manhunt

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - A homeless man with a long criminal history was identified Tuesday as the target of a two-week-old manhunt for a gunman thought to have killed a retiree, taken people hostage and wounded Kern County sheriff's deputies.

August 11, 2015 | | State

Google becoming part of new holding company, ‘Alphabet’

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - One of tech's biggest names, Google, is reorganizing under a new moniker - "Alphabet" - in a move underscoring its founders' ambitions to pursue ventures far beyond the company's Internet search core, from self-driving cars to cutting-edge medical research.

August 10, 2015 | | State

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San Diego County OKs $10M to help homeless, mentally ill

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Responding to a rise in homelessness across the region, San Diego County supervisors have approved spending another $10 million on housing for ...

October 01, 2015 | | State

Cooling towers blamed for Legionnaires’ disease at prison

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dirty cooling towers were to blame for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens of inmates and at least four employees ...

October 01, 2015 | | State

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