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Family to get $17.8M for military jet crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to pay $17.8 million to a family that lost four members when a Marine Corps fighter jet crashed into their San Diego home in 2008.

December 28, 2011 | | State


NASA probe to arrive at moon over New Year's

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The New Year's countdown to the moon has begun.

December 28, 2011 | | State


Charges in UCLA lab death 1st of its kind in US

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December 28, 2011 | | State


California makes deep cuts

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Advocates of welfare reform in California often cite one, eye-popping statistic as they have pressed for cuts and changes to the program in recent years: The state has one-eighth of the nation's population but one-third of all welfare recipients.

December 28, 2011 | | State


Pesticide use rises after years of decline

FRESNO (AP) - Pesticide use in California rose in 2010 after declining for four consecutive years, according to state data released Wednesday.

December 28, 2011 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

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December 28, 2011 | | State


State news briefs

SKYDIVER DIES AT PERRIS VALLEY SKYDIVING: PERRIS (AP) - Authorities say a skydiver has died after a jump in Perris, marking the sixth skydiving fatality in the past 15 months at the popular locale.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Bay Area briefs

2 people hurt in small plane crash in Concord

December 27, 2011 | | State


Calif. 4th graders arrange food donations to needy

CUDAHY, Calif. (AP) - A suburban Los Angeles County elementary school has a New Year's present for needy families: lunch leftovers.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Brown says he is getting support for sales tax & tax-the-rich plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) Ñ Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he is working to win support from business and labor leaders for his plan to ask voters to raise income taxes on high-income earners and increase the state sales tax, despite competing initiatives from liberal groups that say his plan hits working people too hard.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Decision on Camp Pendleton crosses due in 2011 from Marine Corps brass

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) Ñ A Marine Corps ruling on the future of a pair of crosses at the top of a steep Camp Pendleton hill isn't expected until next year.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Soldier still critical after being shot during his homecoming celebration

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) Ñ A California man was charged on Tuesday with attempted murder in the shooting of an Afghanistan war veteran at a homecoming party during what authorities said was a fight over football teams.

December 27, 2011 | | State


Judge dismisses anti-Semitism claims against Cal during pro-Palestinian rally

BERKELEY (AP) Ñ A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two Jewish students who claimed the University of California, Berkeley, fostered an atmosphere of anti-Semitism by not doing enough to curb alleged harassment during pro-Palestinian protests that included mock checkpoints.

December 27, 2011 | | State


BANKER SWINDLES 96-YEAR-OLD

SAN JOSE (AP) - A San Jose bank manager who was supposed to be taking care of a 96-year-old man's life savings of nearly $1 million is accused of stealing money from his account to bankroll a pre-Christmas shopping spree.

December 23, 2011 | | State


SOME OVERDUE TRAFFIC TICKETS ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Some people who have long-overdue traffic tickets may be eligible for a discount, but it comes with strings attached.

December 23, 2011 | | State


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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


Child pornography charges against doctor dismissed

SANTA ANA (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed the child pornography charges against a Southern California doctor after much of the evidence was thrown out.

November 29, 2017 | | State


Stolen Ferrari trashed; man arrested after seeking gas money

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California man suspected of stealing a $300,000 Ferrari was arrested after asking for gas money, authorities said.

November 29, 2017 | | State


Parole OK’d for ‘evil twin’ convicted in plot to kill sister

SANTA ANA (AP) - A Southern California woman convicted of conspiring to kill her identical twin sister in the 1990s has been recommended for parole after ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy, suspect wounded in shootout

SANTA CLARITA (AP) - A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and a suspect were both shot and wounded in a gun battle late Tuesday, authorities ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


San Francisco’s love of neighborhood input slowed legal pot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco officials adopted recreational marijuana rules favored by pot advocates, but not without heated discussions over local control in a tightly ...

November 29, 2017 | | State


Uber facing federal probe on allegations of espionage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Federal prosecutors are investigating allegations that Uber deployed an espionage team to plunder trade secrets from its rivals. The revelation triggered a ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


Big California dam’s new spillway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Small cracks have appeared in a new concrete spillway at Oroville Dam, a development state officials say was expected but an engineering ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


“Hacker-for-hire” pleads guilty to Yahoo breach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two ...

November 28, 2017 | | State


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