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D.C. Council rebukes Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. Council issued a legislative rebuke to Wal-Mart on Wednesday, approving a bill that would require the retail giant and other big-box chain retailers operating in the nation's capital to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour.

July 10, 2013 | | State


PROBE QUESTIONS SPEED CONTROLS

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators are trying to understand whether automated cockpit equipment Asiana flight 214's pilots said they were relying on to control the airliner's speed may have contributed to the plane's dangerously low and slow approach just before it crashed.

July 10, 2013 | | State


‘Shimming’ could allow Bay Bridge to open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials are studying a temporary fix for cracked seismic safety bolts on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that could allow the new span to open as scheduled on Labor Day, but they said Wednesday a decision had not yet been made on the work.

July 10, 2013 | | State


THINGS TO DO

The 2013 Stanislaus County Fair offers new showstoppers for food loving aficionados.

July 10, 2013 | | State


Around the State

POSSIBLE HUMAN REMAINS FOUND AT MISSING BOY'S HOME: MENIFEE (AP) - Authorities say they've found possible human remains at the Southern California home of an 11-year-old autistic boy who vanished over the weekend. Riverside County sheriff's Deputy Albert Martinez says investigators served a search warrant before dawn Wednesday at the Menifee home of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. He says investigators dug up some remains but they haven't determined whether they're human. Martinez also says investigators never ruled out foul play in the boy's disappearance.

July 10, 2013 | | State


Investigators interview Asiana Airlines pilots

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Aviation investigators put more questions to the pilots of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on Tuesday, trying to learn what was happening in the cockpit of the Boeing 777 as the plane made a dangerously low and slow approach before a crash-landing that killed two passengers.

July 09, 2013 | | State


From Country to Rock to Weird Al, Stanislaus County Fair has it all

Whether you prefer to tap your toes to country twang or get up and boogie-woogie to rockin' beats, the Stanislaus County Fair is likely to have some music to suit your fancy.

July 09, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

PANEL: NEXT MARS ROVER SHOULD GATHER ROCKS, SOIL: LOS ANGELES (AP) - A NASA-appointed team says the next rover sent to Mars should collect rocks and dirt and store them so that a later mission can return them to Earth. The team's report posted online Tuesday describes recommended science goals for the mission slated to launch in 2020. NASA last year said it planned to launch another rover to the red planet following the success of Curiosity, which made a dramatic touchdown near the Martian equator last August. To keep costs down, engineers will recycle spare parts where possible and ...

July 09, 2013 | | State


Giant sequoia smoldering after more than a year

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK (AP) - An ancient giant sequoia has been smoldering for more than a year in Sequoia National Park, with the small fire even surviving a full Sierra Nevada winter, National Park Service officials said.

July 09, 2013 | | State


Bay Bridge delayed by broken rods

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will not open as scheduled on Labor Day as it will take contractors until at least December to repair cracks in the bridge's seismic safety bolts, the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee announced Monday.

July 08, 2013 | | State


Fire Chief: Victim possibly run over

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco fire officials acknowledged Monday that one of their trucks responding to the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco airport may have run over one of the two teenage girls killed in the accident.

July 08, 2013 | | State


State news briefs

PRODUCT MAY HAVE CAUSED FIREWORKS BLAST: The operator of a Southern California fireworks show that sprayed the crowd and injured more than three dozen people says a product malfunction appears to be the cause of the "catastrophic failure." Pyrotechnic operator Bruce Sussin said Monday that they immediately pulled the plug on the July 4 show when the problem occurred at a park in Simi Valley northwest of Los Angeles. Sussin says fire inspectors checked the site before the show by Bethpage, N.Y.-based Bay Fireworks and everything was fine. Sussin says he later heard that other operators reported similar ...

July 08, 2013 | | State


Plane parts found in San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Part of the tail section of an Asiana jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport was found in the waters of San Francisco Bay, and debris from the seawall was carried several hundred feet down the runway, a federal official said Monday.

July 08, 2013 | | State


Bill restores rules on domestic violence cases

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - The state Senate has approved legislation that would reinstate mandates that police departments keep records of restraining orders and adopt standards for responding to domestic violence calls.

July 05, 2013 | | State


Lawmakers OK 4.5% state worker raises

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Rebounding state revenue bolstered by temporary tax increases recently approved by voters are paying off for California's largest public employees' union.

July 05, 2013 | | State


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Trump wishes Comey luck as allies take aim at his credibility

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House and its allies are scrambling for ways to offset potential damage from fired FBI Director James Comey's highly anticipated ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Police: 3 dead in possible robbery at Fresno home

FRESNO (AP) - A gun battle Tuesday at a Fresno home left three men dead and another wounded in what may have been a home-invasion robbery ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Irregularities alleged in Democratic chair race

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The losing candidate in the race for California Democratic Party chair said Monday she was cheated out of the party's top job ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Judge allows California bullet train greenhouse gas funding

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California regulators did not abuse their discretion when they decided to pay for the state's high-speed rail project with money from a ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


Collector charged in Star Wars items theft

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the first "Star Wars" film, Obi-Wan Kenobi said, "in my experience there is no such thing as luck." Steve Sansweet thinks ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


SF issues subpoenas for Uber, Lyft driver records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's city attorney issued subpoenas Monday to ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft for records about their drivers and service in ...

June 06, 2017 | | State


CLIMBER CONQUERS EL CAPITAN

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - Alex Honnold had dreamed about climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any safety gear for eight years ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


Prison costs $75,560 a year per inmate

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The cost of imprisoning each of California's 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


Immigration, health care bills advance in California

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Efforts to resist President Donald Trump's border wall, create a government-run health care system and tackle a statewide housing shortage have cleared ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


Critic says Assembly broke law on transparency

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Assembly is being accused of violating a transparency law by voting on 95 bills without making them public three days in ...

June 04, 2017 | | State


Supreme Court asked to let Trump travel ban take effect

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having so far failed to persuade judges to allow its travel ban to take effect, the Trump administration is turning to the nation ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Fresno 12-year-old wins National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Modesto’s American Graffiti Car Show & Festival June 9-11

MODESTO -The North Modesto Kiwanis Club expects almost 1,300 classic vehicles – vintage 1979 and older – for its 19th annual American Graffiti Car Show and ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Senate blesses single-payer care bill

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate voted Thursday to advance a longshot single-payer health care plan that would replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


Lack of warning at NorCal dam raises alarm

OROVILLE (AP) - The sudden collapse of spillways at the nation's highest dam has raised alarm among those building, running and regulating big dams around ...

June 02, 2017 | | State


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