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Sex offender says he was to wed slain investigator

DUBLIN (AP) - A career criminal and sex offender who was the last person to see a slain federal criminal investigator claims in a jailhouse interview with a reporter that the two planned to wed. The slain woman's family, however, says 56-year-old Randy Alana is lying.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Silicon Valley: Land of Lego robot kits

SAN JOSE (AP) - Few are more excited about Lego's new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month than Silicon Valley engineers.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Son arrested in connection with death of parents

MODESTO (AP) - Modesto police say they have arrested on suspicion of murder the son of a couple whose bodies were found in their burning home.

August 19, 2013 | | State


SJ County named in lawsuit filed over death of woman

STOCKTON (AP) - The son and daughter of a woman allegedly raped and murdered by her grandson are suing the state and San Joaquin County for releasing him from the county jail after he violated parole.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Building demolition fuels quake study

HAYWARD AP) - It took just seconds for a 13-story building overlooking San Francisco Bay to implode, spewing smoke and chunks of concrete as it crumbled into a heap of rubble. But U.S. Geological Survey scientist Rufus Catchings was marveling less at the visual spectacle than what he could feel with his feet.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Principal bans streaking at Palo Alto High

PALO ALTO (AP) - The principal of a Northern California high school is putting an end to the tradition of students streaking across campus.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Ex-congressman gets OK for wife’s home burial

UKIAH (AP) - A former California congressman who buried his wife on the couple's rural property now has after-the-fact permission in a decision his attorney said sets a precedent for home burial.

August 19, 2013 | | State


Feds delay threat to withhold transit funds

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The federal government on Friday delayed its threat to withhold billions of dollars in California transportation grants in a dispute over public pension reforms while negotiations continue with Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.

August 16, 2013 | | State


California jobless rate increases to 8.7 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.7 percent in July, the first such bump since the spring of 2011, state officials announced Friday.

August 16, 2013 | | State


GOP lawmaker seeks audit of mental health spending

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Republican lawmaker said Friday that he will introduce legislation seeking annual audits to show how California counties are spending billions of dollars in voter-approved money for mental health programs, after a state audit found there has been little oversight to ensure the money is going to those who need it most.

August 16, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

14 NEW HOTELS PLANNED NEAR DISNEYLAND: ANAHEIM (AP) - Disneyland's neighborhood may be in for a hotel boom.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Seattle investor funds drive to defeat Kings arena

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Seattle billionaire Chris Hansen is behind a secretive effort to block Sacramento's efforts to build a new downtown arena for the city's professional basketball team, California's campaign watchdog disclosed Friday after an investigation.

August 16, 2013 | | State


SJ Valley officials issue air alert

FRESNO (AP) - San Joaquin Valley air pollution officials are warning residents to cut driving and car idling as they scramble to avoid violating the federal government's ozone standard next week.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Lawmaker pulls son from class over transgender law

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Republican state lawmaker says a new California law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use is part of the reason at least one of his sons will not return to his local public school this fall.

August 16, 2013 | | State


Medi-Cal cut of 10% begins next month

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Long-delayed cuts to Medi-Cal reimbursements are slated to go forward, slashing doctor and medical worker payments by 10 percent, and promising to save the state $387 million, according to state advocates.

August 16, 2013 | | State


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Scientist names moth species after Trump

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the ...

January 19, 2017 | | State


Trump pays $25M to settle lawsuits

SAN DIEGO (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump has paid $25 million to settle three lawsuits against his now-defunct Trump University, signaling that a judge's approval ...

January 19, 2017 | | State


Paying IRS late strategic move for some

NEW YORK (AP) - The idea of paying taxes late and incurring IRS interest charges elicits a stern "Don't do that!" from many tax professionals ...

January 17, 2017 | | State


Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in USA

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations ...

January 17, 2017 | | State


Trump’s 1st home up for auction for 2nd time in 3 months

NEW YORK (AP) - The first property connected to Republican President-elect Donald Trump has become a hot spot for real estate deal-making.

January 17, 2017 | | State


Lowe’s planning 2,400 layoffs for full-time workers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina-based home improvement retailer Lowe's says it's told approximately 2,400 full-time workers that they will be laid ...

January 17, 2017 | | State


Unfilled border tunnels in Mexico a security risk

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mexico's inability to fully seal up border tunnels dug by drug smugglers poses a security risk and is an "open invitation ...

January 15, 2017 | | State


US accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Amazon planning to hire 100,000 in next 18 months

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon plans to hire 100,000 full time workers over the next 18 months, highlighting its ambitious expansion plans - and the sharp ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Arby’s to sell venison sandwiches in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Fans of venison in Nebraska can go from the end of deer hunting season this weekend to sandwich hunting season at Arby ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Nevada casinos turn profit in fiscal 2016; 1st since 2008

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's biggest casinos combined to turn a profit in fiscal 2016 for the first time in eight years, but it wasn ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Huge shift: Snowfall goes from 67% to 161%:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Recent storms bearing some of the heaviest snow and rain to hit Northern California in decades have helped bring a dramatic turnaround ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


STORMS CARRY WALLOP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than 40 percent of California is out of drought, federal drought-watchers said Thursday at the tail end of powerful storms that ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Obama expands coastal national monument

EUREKA (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded the territory of the California Coastal National Monument, adding six sites and more than 6,000 acres ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


Flames spew from south state fire station while crew is away

BUENA PARK (AP) - Flames poured from the windows of a fire station on a rainy Southern California morning, the raging blaze destroying firefighting vehicles and ...

January 12, 2017 | | State


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