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California: $12B rainy day fund?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California could end fiscal 2016 with nearly $12 billion in its rainy day fund if the state's economic recovery continues and lawmakers don't commit to major spending increases, California's independent legislative analyst said Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | State


Judge: Divorced couple’s embryos can be discarded

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A woman must abide by an agreement with her ex-husband to destroy five frozen embryos if they got a divorce, despite her contention that they represent her last chance to have children, a California judge ruled Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | State


1st Taco Bell being moved

DOWNEY (AP) - Taco Bell is rescuing its first restaurant by moving it to another city.

November 18, 2015 | | State


Tech Big Texas welcome for Google self- driving cars

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With Google's self-driving cars slowed in a gridlock of California regulation, Texas is offering a fast lane.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Texas man set to die for fire that killed 3 children

LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) - Condemned Texas inmate Raphael Holiday insists he has no idea how a log cabin in the woods north of Houston caught fire, trapping and killing his toddler daughter and her two young half-sisters 15 years ago.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Ski resorts explore ‘drone zones’

DENVER (AP) - A drone hovers about 30 feet above the skier's head, then quickly swoops down for a tighter angle so its video camera can capture his every move as he carves down a steep powder stash.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Yellen opposes more Fed oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that legislation supported by House Republicans to make the Federal Reserve more transparent and accountable would be a "grave mistake" that could harm the U.S. economy.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Zuckerberg: Move slow and build things

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After making their fortunes from new software or social networks, some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have vowed to apply their skills to "hacking" philanthropy and "disrupting" old models for funding charity.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Feds say smuggler hit border agent with rock in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A notorious human smuggler struck a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the face with a rock after a foiled smuggling attempt in the mountains of eastern San Diego County, federal authorities said.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Kardashian balances book push with drama

BURBANK (AP) - The awkwardness of Khloe Kardashian promoting a book while she's helping estranged husband Lamar Odom recover from a suspected overdose is not lost on the reality star.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Google antsy about self-driving car rules

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Hustling to bring cars that drive themselves to a road near you, Google finds itself somewhere that has frustrated many before: Waiting on the Department of Motor Vehicles.

November 16, 2015 | | State


Oakland startup challenges Japan to giant robot battle

OAKLAND (AP) - They've been popularized in movies, television and video games, but giant fighting robots still haven't left the realm of science fiction. That will soon change.

November 16, 2015 | | State


Crews pull 9 people from rough Tomales Bay waters

TOMALES (AP) - Authorities say nine people and a dog were rescued in two incidents during windy and high-surf conditions in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday.

November 16, 2015 | | State


Los Angeles walloped by winds

DENAIR (AP) - A cold front that whipped up a damaging tornado in a central California town moved south Monday, buffeting the Los Angeles area with gusts topping 60 mph.

November 16, 2015 | | State


Move to ban guns to put pets down

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The death of a brown-and-white, mixed breed named Bruno on the northern fringe of New Hampshire's White Mountains has sparked an angry response from animal rights activists who want to ban owners from using a gun to "put down" old, sick or dangerous dogs.

November 15, 2015 | | State


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5 people die in abandoned house fire

FRESNO (AP) - Fire officials say five people are dead after a fire broke out at an abandoned home in Fresno early Sunday.

December 13, 2015 | | State


Mother of man shot dead by SF police sues

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The grieving mother of a young black man shot dead by San Francisco police has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, saying ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


Third storm in a week brings more rain, snow

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A third winter-like storm in a week brought rain and strong winds to much of Northern California and snow to the Sierra ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


‘Force Awakens’ premieres tonight

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history t night when the hugely anticipated "Star Wars ...

December 13, 2015 | | State


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