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California: $12B rainy day fund?

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California could end fiscal 2016 with nearly $12 billion in its rainy day fund if the state's economic recovery continues and lawmakers don't commit to major spending increases, California's independent legislative analyst said Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | State


Judge: Divorced couple’s embryos can be discarded

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A woman must abide by an agreement with her ex-husband to destroy five frozen embryos if they got a divorce, despite her contention that they represent her last chance to have children, a California judge ruled Wednesday.

November 18, 2015 | | State


1st Taco Bell being moved

DOWNEY (AP) - Taco Bell is rescuing its first restaurant by moving it to another city.

November 18, 2015 | | State


Tech Big Texas welcome for Google self- driving cars

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - With Google's self-driving cars slowed in a gridlock of California regulation, Texas is offering a fast lane.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Texas man set to die for fire that killed 3 children

LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) - Condemned Texas inmate Raphael Holiday insists he has no idea how a log cabin in the woods north of Houston caught fire, trapping and killing his toddler daughter and her two young half-sisters 15 years ago.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Ski resorts explore ‘drone zones’

DENVER (AP) - A drone hovers about 30 feet above the skier's head, then quickly swoops down for a tighter angle so its video camera can capture his every move as he carves down a steep powder stash.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Yellen opposes more Fed oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that legislation supported by House Republicans to make the Federal Reserve more transparent and accountable would be a "grave mistake" that could harm the U.S. economy.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Zuckerberg: Move slow and build things

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After making their fortunes from new software or social networks, some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have vowed to apply their skills to "hacking" philanthropy and "disrupting" old models for funding charity.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Feds say smuggler hit border agent with rock in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A notorious human smuggler struck a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the face with a rock after a foiled smuggling attempt in the mountains of eastern San Diego County, federal authorities said.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Kardashian balances book push with drama

BURBANK (AP) - The awkwardness of Khloe Kardashian promoting a book while she's helping estranged husband Lamar Odom recover from a suspected overdose is not lost on the reality star.

November 17, 2015 | | State


Google antsy about self-driving car rules

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Hustling to bring cars that drive themselves to a road near you, Google finds itself somewhere that has frustrated many before: Waiting on the Department of Motor Vehicles.

November 16, 2015 | | State


Oakland startup challenges Japan to giant robot battle

OAKLAND (AP) - They've been popularized in movies, television and video games, but giant fighting robots still haven't left the realm of science fiction. That will soon change.

November 16, 2015 | | State


Crews pull 9 people from rough Tomales Bay waters

TOMALES (AP) - Authorities say nine people and a dog were rescued in two incidents during windy and high-surf conditions in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday.

November 16, 2015 | | State


Los Angeles walloped by winds

DENAIR (AP) - A cold front that whipped up a damaging tornado in a central California town moved south Monday, buffeting the Los Angeles area with gusts topping 60 mph.

November 16, 2015 | | State


Move to ban guns to put pets down

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The death of a brown-and-white, mixed breed named Bruno on the northern fringe of New Hampshire's White Mountains has sparked an angry response from animal rights activists who want to ban owners from using a gun to "put down" old, sick or dangerous dogs.

November 15, 2015 | | State


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State may ease some water saving mandates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California cities that are hot, dry or crowded, or have managed to come up with new sources of water, might be able ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Alleged Powerball win was a prank

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Workers celebrated at a Southern California nursing home when word spread that a co-worker had a winning ticket for this week's ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Some BART cameras fake

OAKLAND (AP) - Some security cameras aboard San Francisco Bay Area commuter trains are fake and do not record the activity of passengers, a transit agency ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Tech measures heart-pounding action

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable ...

January 15, 2016 | | State


Wikipedia gets another source of cash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wikipedia is getting another source of cash for its 15th birthday, expanding beyond fundraising drives that have already poured $250 million into ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


Terror suspect indicted on federal charge

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An Iraqi-born man living in California was indicted Thursday on a federal charge that he lied to investigators about traveling to Syria to ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


California fines Uber $7.6M on rider, driver reports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California fined Uber's state subsidiary $7.6 million on Thursday for allegedly failing to provide regulators with enough detailed information on ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


LA landlords, tenants to share quake retrofit costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles landlords and tenants must equally share the costs of earthquake retrofitting, under a deal approved by the City Council.

January 14, 2016 | | State


California hospital doesn’t have to do tubal ligation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ordering a Catholic hospital in California to perform a tubal ligation sterilization procedure on a woman would violate its religious freedom, a ...

January 14, 2016 | | State


YOSEMITE CHANGING NAMES

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. (AP) - The names of iconic hotels and other landmarks in the world-famous Yosemite National Park will soon change in an ongoing battle ...

January 14, 2016 | By SCOTT SMITH | State


Water leak shuts down Aqueduct

FRESNO (AP) - A break in the California Aqueduct has halted the flow of water in the canal that supplies millions of Southern California residents, but ...

January 13, 2016 | | State


Former deputy sentenced for sex acts on duty

FRESNO (AP) - A former sheriff's deputy in Central California has been sentenced to prison after two women accused him of leading them to remote ...

January 13, 2016 | | State


Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in Kern prison

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Lawrence Phillips, a star running back at Nebraska and first-round NFL draft pick whose pro career quickly unraveled amid disciplinary problems, was found ...

January 13, 2016 | | State


Q&A about new self- driving car safety data

LOS ANGELES (AP) - While self-driving cars already are being tested on public roads, newly released safety data support the cautionary view that the technology has ...

January 13, 2016 | | State


PG&E resisted record-keeping change after blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former Pacific Gas & Electric company employee experienced resistance when she tried in the wake of a deadly explosion at a gas ...

January 13, 2016 | | State


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