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Legislators debate push for police drones

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California law enforcement agencies are looking to fly drones as an affordable and efficient way to monitor crime scenes, pursue suspects and search for lost hikers.

August 14, 2015 | | State

Rights groups: Schools block access to PE

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A coalition of civil rights and community health groups in California has filed an administrative complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleging discriminatory practices in access to physical education.

August 14, 2015 | | State

California Highway Patrol officers, others eyed in killing

MODESTO (AP) - Three current and former California Highway Patrol officers, a prominent criminal defense lawyer and five other people were arrested Friday in connection with the disappearance and killing of a Central Valley man.

August 14, 2015 | | State

Fires burning as heat wave hits SoCal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wildfires have burned a cabin and more than 130 acres of brushland as Southern California roasts in a heat wave.

August 14, 2015 | | State

El Nino talk: What does it mean?

FRESNO (AP) - Chances are strong that a record-setting El Nino is headed toward California this winter. What is unknown is how it will play out for the state beset by four years of drought that fallowed farm fields, turned lawns brown and dried up streams and wells.

August 14, 2015 | | State

Great ferret debate may go on ballot

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The great ferret debate is returning to California.

August 14, 2015 | | State

Family home dodges 2 wildfires

LOWER LAKE (AP) - Days after nearly losing her summer home to one California wildfire, Nicole Ruff breathed a sigh of relief after learning that firefighters and a firebreak cleared by her husband had saved it from a second blaze.

August 13, 2015 | | State

Apple more than doubles hiring of women, minorities

CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple says it more than doubled the numbers of women, blacks and Hispanics hired in the last year, although that barely moved the needle in terms of improving the diversity of its total workforce.

August 13, 2015 | | State

Notorious inmate’s lawyer: Officials knew he was target

SAN QUENTIN (AP) - Hugo Pinell, a notorious killer with ties to the 1960s and 1970s black revolutionary movement, spent the last 45 years in California's prison isolation units partly for his own protection. Just days after he was moved into the general prison population, fellow inmates stabbed him to death in an exercise yard.

August 13, 2015 | | State

Manhunt target let out of jail over space

BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Authorities say the subject of a two-week manhunt in the high desert of Kern County, California, was released from jail last year due to lack of bed space.

August 13, 2015 | | State

Girl died from stab wounds, asphyxiation

SANTA CRUZ (AP) - Sheriff's officials say an 8-year-old Northern California girl who they say was sexually assaulted and killed by a teenage neighbor died of asphyxiation and stab wounds to the neck.

August 13, 2015 | | State

Bay Bridge jumper evading police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police are searching for a woman who emerged from the icy bay water Wednesday morning wearing a soaking wet black dress and no shoes after she either jumped or fell from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge trying to evade police in a stolen car.

August 12, 2015 | | State

150 people evacuated as wind pushes fire

LOWER LAKE (AP) - At least 150 people have been evacuated from their homes as erratic winds Wednesday fanned a wildfire burning through rugged hills in Northern California and pushed the flames across two counties.

August 12, 2015 | | State

Octopus that’s weirdly social, romantic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that's even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.

August 12, 2015 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jose Melena was loading tons of tuna into industrial ovens at Bumble Bee Foods when any worker's worst nightmare occurred - he got trapped inside and the massive pressure cooker was turned on.

August 12, 2015 | | State

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Settlement reached in California suit on public school learning time

LOS ANGELES (AP) - State officials will track when students are assigned to classes in which they are given chores or allowed to leave early instead ...

November 05, 2015 | | State

4 stabbed, attacker killed at UC Merced

MERCED (AP) - The Merced County sheriff said Wednesday that a college student suspected of stabbing four people before he was shot and killed by police ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Man surrenders after apartment standoff that delayed flights

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A gunman in a rooftop apartment surrendered to police Wednesday after a more than five-hour standoff that interrupted air traffic at the ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Man arrested in Sacramento stabbing of train hero

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A tip from the public led police in California's capital city to arrest a 28-year-old man Wednesday in the stabbing of a ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Doctors find tapeworm larva in Napa man’s brain just in time

NAPA (AP) - A California man went to an emergency room with a terrible headache and nausea, slipped into a coma, and was told a tapeworm ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

Cal State faculty votes in favor of authorizing strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The union that represents faculty, counselors, librarians and coaches at the 23 California State University campuses announced Wednesday that members have voted ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

State warns Jackson dam may collapse

JACKSON . (AP) - State officials are warning that a 99-year-old dam in Northern California is at risk of collapsing this winter if a big rainstorm comes ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

SF police search for hatchet-wielding shoplifter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco police are looking for a transgender woman who allegedly threatened a security guard with a hatchet after stealing a handbag ...

November 04, 2015 | | State

‘Call of Duty’ makers purchase ‘Candy Crush’ company for $5.9B

NEW YORK (AP) - The company behind the hugely successful "Call of Duty" video games is launching an all-out attack on the mobile gaming market by ...

November 03, 2015 | | State


SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state's largest union said Tuesday that it has filed a second ballot initiative seeking to boost California's minimum wage to ...

November 03, 2015 | | State

Let artificial intelligence reply to your email

MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) - Google is putting a different twist on the concept of "automated reply" with a new tool that aims to write artificially intelligent ...

November 03, 2015 | | State

LA to beef up data on officers’ use of force

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Department will collect and report more extensive data about cases in which officers use force, the police chief ...

November 03, 2015 | | State

Robin Williams’ widow: I forgive him

SANTA ROSA (AP) - Robin Williams' widow says his medical afflictions would have claimed his life within three years - "hard years" - and that she doesn't ...

November 03, 2015 | | State


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Big Sugar and Big Corn face off in court this week in a bitter, multibillion-dollar battle of sweeteners that boils down to ...

November 02, 2015 | | State

EPA: Volkswagen does it again

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Volkswagen emissions scandal widened Monday when the U.S. government accused the German automaker of cheating for a second time. Although VW ...

November 02, 2015 | | State

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