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Trump vs. Sanders: Bernie says he’s ready to debate GOP nominee

Who knows if the purported debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders will come off? The Republican seemed to be half-joking when he suggested at a North Dakota appearance that …


Accomplice of Southern California’s ‘Freeway Killer’ slain

An accomplice of the so-called Freeway Killer who terrorized Southern California 36 years ago has been killed in prison, officials said Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 24, 2016, 2:21 p.m.

Washington, California sue over pelvic mesh implants

Washington state is suing Johnson & Johnson, saying that for more than a decade the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold.


California oil line fixed after thousands of gallons spill

Hazardous-materials crews were sopping up as much as 21,000 gallons of oil Tuesday that spilled from a broken underground pipeline in rural Northern California, but none of it flowed into …


Sweeping gun-control measures get California Senate OK

Democrats in the California Senate made another attempt Thursday to outlaw the sale of assault weapons with easily detachable ammunition magazines as part of a wide-ranging slate of gun control …


California poised for November showdown over death penalty

Death penalty supporters are setting the stage for a November showdown over whether to speed up executions in California or do away with them entirely.


Company charged for oil spill that fouled California beaches

A Texas pipeline company that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil on the California coast last year was indicted on dozens of criminal charges in the disaster that …


Wildfires in California could be bad this year, officials warn

California could face a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in 2016 despite a relatively wet winter, federal officials warned Tuesday.


India home to 22 of the world’s most polluted cities

New statistics released Thursday underscored what many visitors to India already know: This country has the most polluted cities in the world.


Ex-coal CEO Don Blankenship due to report to prison

A federal appeals court rejected a bid Thursday by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to remain free while the court considers an appeal of his conviction related to the …


White nationalist on list of Trump’s pledged California delegates

A Los Angeles attorney who advocates for the creation of a “white ethno-state” is on an official list of Donald Trump’s Republican convention delegates published Monday night by state election …


Let’s make our primary matter by year 2020

Washington state must do something to avoid another irrelevant presidential primary. The status quo simply foments frustration.


Women’s golf: Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan finishes near-perfect first round with 5-under 67 to lead NCAA regional in Texas

Playing on her own suited Gonzaga freshman Bianca Pagdanganan to a tee Thursday in the first round of the NCAA women’s golf regional in Bryan, Texas.


Los Angeles man guilty in 10 ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killings

A jury has convicted a former Los Angeles trash collector in the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings that spanned more than two decades and targeted vulnerable young black women in the …


California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

The governor of California has raised the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.


600K sign California initiative to legalize pot

Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot in California.


Supreme Court turns away challenge to California’s death penalty system

The U.S. Supreme Court, over a dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer, turned down a challenge to California’s death penalty system from an Orange County murderer who said that waiting decades …


Protests follow Trump to California convention

Several hundred protesters have gathered near a Burlingame, California, hotel where Donald Trump will address the state GOP convention.


Dead whale in surf spot poses removal quandary

The massive carcass of a whale was rotting Tuesday at a popular California surfing spot while authorities were deciding whether to tow it out to sea or cut it into …


Solar-powered plane slowly soaring from Hawaii to California

A solar-powered plane on an around-the-world journey was about a third of the way to California early Friday after taking off from Hawaii, the project’s mission control said.


Recovering sea turtles flown from Seattle to San Diego

Two sea turtles that landed sickly and malnourished on shores far beyond their normal living range have been flown aboard a U.S. Coast Guard plane from Seattle to San Diego …


Amid California drought, tony community threatens fines over dry lawns

A homeowners association for an upscale, gated community in the San Francisco Bay Area has threatened to fine homeowners for brown lawns and landscaping despite California’s continuing drought emergency.


Thieves targeting California almonds, walnuts

International crime rings targeting California’s booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts to break the spree …


West Coast fisher denied endangered species protections

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided against giving federal protections to a weasel-like critter called the West Coast fisher, saying threats to the species weren’t as significant as …


Coyote found shot in head gives birth to 5 pups

Animal rescuers in Southern California were surprised when X-rays revealed an emaciated coyote found badly wounded at the bottom of an empty reservoir was pregnant.


Eight states ask retailers about ‘unfair’ on-call scheduling

Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have written letters to several national retailers expressing concern about on-call scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers …


1 dead, 1 hurt in model rocket blast at California school

A propane-powered model rocket exploded at a Southern California school, killing a young man and sending his friend to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.


Court to California companies: Give workers a chair

The California Supreme Court made it more difficult Monday for companies to deny employees a seat while they work.


California enacts highest statewide minimum wage in U.S.

LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Monday giving California the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2022. That and a similar …


Chihuahua leads police on chase across Bay Bridge

A Chihuahua is in animal custody after leading police on a chase across the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge.