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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 to order those companies to strengthen their systems against disasters, the state's top emergency manager said Monday.

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 powerful men, creating challenges even for big cities used to handling celebrities.

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 killing a woman on a popular pier, some calling for a boycott of the city that fiercely defends its reputation as a refuge for all.

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 said.

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 an attorney of their own.

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 former employee who accused it of stealing its rivals' trade secrets, even though Uber considered the allegations a bogus attempt at blackmail.

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 latest step in the administration's effort to put its stamp on the nation's central bank.

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 their sweeping tax package doesn't grow the economy and raise tax revenues as much as projected.

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 SoftBank in a deal that lets investors cash out at a discount and could bring management stability to the troubled ride-hailing company.

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

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California hero firefighter Bill Clayton passes away

CARLSBAD. (AP) - Bill Clayton, a firefighter who helped rescue hundreds of people and twice received California's highest honor, has died.

January 30, 2018 | | State

State may create taxpayer backed bank for pot sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials announced Tuesday that they will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

Stanford drops sex assault plaque idea

PALO ALTO (AP) - Stanford University is canceling plans to put a plaque on the campus site where a woman was sexually assaulted by a former ...

January 30, 2018 | | State

‘Beetle Bailey’ cartoonist Mort Walker dies at age 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comic strip artist Mort Walker, a World War II veteran who satirized the Army and tickled millions of newspaper readers with the ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Case of shackled kids revives home-school regulation debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just over a week after California officials found 13 siblings allegedly held captive and younger children apparently not missed by schools because ...

January 28, 2018 | | State

Congressmen criticize end of free checking accounts at BofA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Democratic U.S. congressmen want Bank of America to explain its decision to eliminate a popular free-checking account.

January 28, 2018 | | State

Thousands march in SF pro life event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of people who want to outlaw abortion marched Saturday in San Francisco in the 14th annual Walk for Life.

January 28, 2018 | | State

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