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Assembly bill would require hearings on police military gear

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California communities must hold public hearings before their police departments accept military equipment such as tanks and grenade launchers under a bill approved Monday in the state Assembly.

May 18, 2015 | | State


Appeals court sides Google over anti-Muslim film case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court panel should not have forced YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors, a larger group of judges ruled Monday in a victory for free speech advocates.

May 18, 2015 | | State


California man drives wrong way on 3 highways for 25 miles

BERKELEY (AP) - A man drove about 25 miles in the wrong direction on San Francisco Bay Area freeways and city streets and then crashed into another car.

May 18, 2015 | | State


Truck rides, bucket lifts begin for salmon

LAGUNITAS (AP) - What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies during Yosemite BASE jumping

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was among two people who were killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Audit questions Medicaid billing made by 335 dentists

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California dentist who treats children under Medicaid billed for more than 1,000 services a day for almost 100 days in 2012. Another provided 33 procedures - including multiple stainless steel crowns and baby root canals - to a 4-year-old during a visit. Another received an extremely high payment per child - $699 compared with a statewide average payment of $166 per child.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Man in jail after bank robbery, hostage-taking

ANTIOCH (AP) - Northern California police say a suspect is in custody after robbing a bank, leading authorities on a high-speed chase and then briefly taking a hostage.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Orange County district moves toward buying desalinated water

FOUNTAIN VALLEY (AP) - Faced with the ongoing drought, Orange County water officials have moved toward buying water from a proposed desalination plant.

May 17, 2015 | | State


It’s ‘Wild West’ for stem cells

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - More than 170 clinics across the country are selling experimental stem cell procedures for dozens of diseases and conditions - a mushrooming industry that has flourished despite little evidence of its safety or effectiveness.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature

ANAHEIM (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Spending tops $7 million in nasty East Bay Senate contest

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A special election Tuesday for state Senate is being pitched as a decision about who represents real Democratic values: the state lawmaker and former teacher endorsed by the California Democratic Party, or the Orinda mayor and longtime adviser to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Hundreds attend ‘family picnic’ for San Francisco archbishop

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hundreds turned out for a "family support picnic" held for a Northern California religious leader who is the subject of heated debate over policy changes for Catholic high school teachers.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Mothers guilty of chaining, starving girl

SALINAS . (AP) - A Northern California jury on Friday found two women guilty of child abuse and neglect for chaining their daughter to a wall and starving her.

May 17, 2015 | | State


Best hope for drought: El Nino pattern next year

LOS ANGELES (AP) - This week's wet storm isn't expected to provide much, if any, relief from California's historic drought. But there is hope for a serious drenching next year in the form of El Nino, a tropical weather pattern over the Pacific Ocean that typically brings rain to the West Coast. Climatologists say the system forming near the equator looks like a big one that has the potential to provide relief from the yearslong dry spell.

May 15, 2015 | | State


Court sides with fruit farm in fight with workers union

FRESNO (AP) - A California appeals court sided with one of the largest fruit farms in the nation, ruling that a law allowing the state to order unions and farming companies to reach binding contracts was unconstitutional.

May 15, 2015 | | State


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Groundwater fees don’t need voter approval

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The state's water conservation districts don't need the approval of property owners or voters to charge their customers fees to ...

December 04, 2017 | | State


In wake of Weinstein, men wonder if hugging women still OK at work

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Wyard thought he knew what sexual harassment looked like: a put-out-or-lose-your-job overture. Now he's not so sure.

December 04, 2017 | | State


Ex-lawmaker charged with aiding suicide

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A former California state lawmaker was charged with providing a gun to his wife so she could kill herself last year.

December 04, 2017 | | State


Lawmakers look at wildfire warning failures

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The failure of cellphone and other privately owned systems crippled emergency-warning efforts during California's deadly October wildfires, and the state lacks authority ...

December 04, 2017 | | State


Los Angeles, NYC, London chase growing sex cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police in London, Los Angeles and New York are working to untangle an ever-growing mass of sexual assault and harassment complaints against ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


SF defends sanctuary status, backlash grows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican man of ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Police investigating video of boy throwing cat onto street

ONTARIO (AP) - Authorities say an animal cruelty investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy was seen on video throwing a cat onto the street.

December 03, 2017 | | State


Police: Teen admits to molesting 50 kids in SoCal

RIVERSIDE (AP) - A teenager who turned himself in to police confessed to molesting some 50 children over the past several years across Southern California, authorities ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Lawyers walking fine line to navigate competing pot laws

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult ...

December 03, 2017 | | State


Uber sinks deeper into trade-secret theft allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A top Uber lawyer struggled to explain to a federal judge why the company reached a $7.5 million settlement with a ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Trump to nominate economics professor to Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump intends to nominate Marvin Goodfriend, a Carnegie Mellon University economics professor, for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, the ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Conservatives slam GOP proposal to automatically raise taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative groups and lawmakers are lining up against a proposal by Senate Republicans to impose automatic tax increases on millions of Americans - if ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Snapchat seeks to attract more users by redesigning app

NEW YORK (AP) - Snapchat is separating what friends share and what media organizations publish in an attempt to appeal to a broader range of users.

November 29, 2017 | | State


Boston’s City Council approves ban on plastic shopping bags

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban single-use plastic shopping bags throughout the city.

November 29, 2017 | | State


2 big Uber investors agree to sell shares in SoftBank deal

DETROIT (AP) - At least two big Uber stakeholders have agreed to sell part of their private shares to a group led by Japanese technology conglomerate ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


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