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FBI agrees to unlock iPhone of Arkansas teens in murder case

The FBI has agreed to help an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple.


Improved California spring snowpack won’t end drought

California drought surveyors will trudge through deep snow Wednesday to manually measure what could be close to a normal Sierra Nevada snowpack for this time of year, a key indicator …


Deal reached to boost California’s minimum wage to $15, avoiding ballot box battle

California lawmakers and labor unions have struck a tentative deal to raise the statewide minimum wage to $10.50 an hour next year and then gradually to $15, averting a costly …


Production of illegal marijuana drops in Washington

A new report says the production of illegal marijuana has dropped dramatically in recent years in Washington state.


NCAA tournament returns to Spokane Arena with underdogs hopeful

As Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena gets set to host its fifth NCAA men’s tournament in 13 years, fans of the longshots hope for a repeat of 2014 upsets.


Game 1 matchup in Spokane

Game 1 No. 4 California vs. No. 13 Hawaii


California lawmakers OK raising smoking age to 21, regulating e-cigs

California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21, approving a measure that would make the nation’s most populous state only the second to put legal …


Apple planning product launch on March 21

Apple will hold its spring product launch on March 21, one day before it squares off with federal prosecutors over the government’s demand for help unlocking an encrypted iPhone.


Mourning for former first lady Nancy Reagan begins

Three days of formal mourning for former first lady Nancy Reagan began Wednesday with a private service before her casket was taken in a police-escorted motorcade up an empty freeway …


California high-speed rail project can proceed, judge says

A judge has ruled that California’s plans for a $64 billion, high-speed rail system do not violate promises made to voters when they approved state financing for the project.


Protesters in KKK brawl released from jail pending charges

Ku Klux Klan members and counter-protesters involved in a bloody melee at a Southern California park have been released from jail without criminal charges, authorities said Thursday.


Google self-driving car strikes public bus in California

An accident report filed with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles says a self-driving car being tested by Google collided with a public bus on Valentine’s Day.


California condors reach key survival milestone in the wild

A captive breeding program that once included every living California condor has passed a key milestone in helping North America’s largest bird return to the wild.


FBI searches home of San Bernardino shooter’s brother

FBI agents on Thursday searched the California home belonging to a family member of the husband-and-wife killers who massacred 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack, but the relative …


Twin sisters in California share $6 million lottery jackpot

Twin sisters in California will share a $6 million lottery jackpot after one of them lucked out with a winning ticket.


Major shift: Bullet train will start in Bay Area, not LA, officials say

Facing high construction costs and political opposition in Southern California, the state has decided to build the first 250-mile section of the California bullet train from San Jose to Bakersfield, …


Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone …


Secret government payload launched into orbit from California base

A rocket carrying a government payload was successfully launched early Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s Central Coast, officials said.


Inmate mistakenly released from Los Angeles jail recaptured

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month has been captured in Nevada.


First research links California quakes to oil operations

A 2005 spate of quakes in California’s Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between …


$63 million lotto jackpot lacks claim from a verified winner

With hours to go and $63 million on the line, the mystery remains: Where’s the winning California Lottery ticket and why hasn’t somebody cashed it?


Deal boosts effort to remove 4 Klamath River dams

An agreement by California, Oregon and the federal government on Tuesday boosted efforts to remove four dams in the Pacific Northwest despite opposition in Congress.


California still being battered by powerful winds

Powerful winds lashed Southern California on Monday at the tail end of a winter storm that also brought heavy rain and mountain snow.


Boucher’s career-high 26 lead No. 23 Oregon past Arizona St

TEMPE, Ariz. – Chris Boucher is in just his fourth year of organized basketball, and Sunday night was the best yet for Oregon’s 6-foot-10 stringbean forward. He scored a career-high …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 4:43 p.m.

Tip about van led to arrest of escapees in San Francisco

After a week of SWAT raids and a gang dragnet, it was a simple tip from an observant citizen that led police to the two remaining inmates who broke out …


Mathews, Cal stun No. 12 Arizona

Gabe York dribbled off his foot, then drove to the basket and missed a contested shot in the waning seconds, and California held on behind Jordan Mathews to beat No. …


California braces for series of El Nino storms

SAN FRANCISCO – After all the talk, El Nino storms have finally lined up over the Pacific and started soaking drought-parched California with rain expected to last for most of …


Jared Goff tosses 6 TDs, Cal tops Air Force

If Jared Goff is headed to the NFL early, California’s junior quarterback replaced a couple of pretty big names in the record books in his final college game.


The new face of bias on campus: microaggression

University of Southern California junior Vanessa Diaz was raised in Dallas. But at a party two years ago, she was asked if she could speak English.


Pac-12, WCC cross country championships in area this weekend

The Pac-12 and West Coast conferences are converging on eastern Washington this weekend to hold their respective cross country championships.