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Marine accused of losing control in war crime that left 24 Iraqis dead including unarmed kids

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) - A Marine sergeant charged in the biggest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq war made a series of fatal assumptions and lost control of himself when he and his squad killed 24 Iraqis, including unarmed women and children, a military prosecutor said Monday.

January 09, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

TRIO RETURNS TO CRIME SCENE FOR SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Investigators say three young robbers are in jail after returning to a Southern California crime scene to retrieve liquor store surveillance camera video.

January 09, 2012 | | State


More aid for college athletes sought

SACRAMENTO (AP) - An advocacy group is pushing a "bill of rights" for student-athletes aimed at increasing financial assistance to college players.

January 09, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

San Francisco launches Golden Gate anniversary

January 09, 2012 | | State


Tahoe snowboarders can ride White’s halfpipe

TRUCKEE (AP) - Having an Olympic champion call your local ski resort home has its privileges.

January 08, 2012 | | State


Election reforms, tax initiatives shape 2012

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While California is likely to remain out of the presidential spotlight in 2012, the state will undergo dramatic political changes that will alter elections and potentially transform the Legislature. At the same time, voters likely will be asked to consider tax increases even as the state's economy remains stalled by slow growth and high unemployment.

January 08, 2012 | | State


Oakland sees homicide total spike in rough 2011

OAKLAND (AP) - Staring at a colorful display of balloons, flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial in East Oakland, Todd Walker estimated he went to at least 50 of the funerals for this city's 110 homicide victims in 2011.

January 08, 2012 | | State


SF sheriff sworn in amid domestic violence inquiry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's new sheriff has been sworn into office amid controversy over a domestic abuse investigation.

January 08, 2012 | | State


California news briefs

Police arrest 6 at Oakland protest: OAKLAND (AP) - Six people are facing charges after Oakland police say they broke the windows of police cars, vandalized a television news van and threw bottles at police officers.

January 08, 2012 | | State


Lawmaker pleads no contest in shoplift case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California lawmaker pleaded no contest Friday to stealing leather pants and other merchandise from a Neiman Marcus store in an incident her attorney blamed on a benign brain tumor.

January 06, 2012 | | State


Amid budget cuts, Brown still dreaming

SACRAMENTO (AP) - While most other states are limiting expectations as they try to recover from the recession, Gov. Jerry Brown is dreaming of a bright future for his native California.

January 06, 2012 | | State


State news briefs

EFFORT TO BLOCK CALIFORNIA 'DREAM ACT' FALLS SHORT: SACRAMENTO (AP) - The attempt to block a California law that allows public financial aid for college students who are in the country illegally has failed to collect enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, the leading proponent said Friday.

January 06, 2012 | | State


12-year-old girl who blogged cancer fight has died

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (AP) - A Southern California girl who became a nationally recognized face of child cancer with a blog that chronicled her fight against brain tumors has died. Jessica Joy Rees was 12 years old.

January 06, 2012 | | State


Bay Area news briefs

2ordered to stand trial in Richmond gang rape

January 06, 2012 | | State


Brown promises funds for police in tax push

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown told county officials Thursday that he will make good on his promise to provide adequate funding for a new law that sends inmates convicted of lower-level offenses to county jails instead of state prison.

January 05, 2012 | | State


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Man freed decades after double killing conviction

SACRAMENTO AP) - Simi Valley was a sleepy Southern California suburb in 1979, one frequently ranked near the top of surveys of America's safest cities ...

November 23, 2017 | | State


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