Stories tagged: California
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Environmental group sues California over whale-killing gear
An environmental group sued the state of California on Tuesday for allegedly not doing enough to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Kamala Harris at black church: U.S. isn’t as split as it seems
Making her first high-profile foray into the Southern black church, California Sen. Kamala Harris told a Georgia congregation founded by former freed slaves that the United States remains wracked by …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
California schools warn flutes could be tainted with semen
Parents were warned Saturday that a music teacher with a nonprofit group may have handed out flutes to schoolchildren that were tainted with his own semen.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Suspect shot in standoff with officers on California freeway
A homicide suspect died in a shootout with police Wednesday in the middle of a San Francisco Bay Area freeway as stunned motorists looked on, some recording the scene on …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Homeland Security clarifying state election hacking attempts
The Department of Homeland Security has notified two states – California and Wisconsin – that Russian hackers attempted to scan networks other than their election systems in the run-up to …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
1 dead, several stabbed in California prison riot
Authorities say an inmate has been killed and several others were stabbed in a large riot at a prison on California’s central coast.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
Right-wing activist holds short, small California rally
Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos blew kisses, posed for selfies and briefly addressed a few dozen supporters at the University of California, Berkeley while a slightly larger crowd protesting his blink-and-you-miss-it …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Sanders slams GOP, touts universal health care in California
Sen. Bernie Sanders pilloried Republican efforts to overhaul the health care system and touted his own Medicare for all plan Friday before an effusive California audience that welcomed him on …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
California man gets life terms for killing 8 in hair salon
A California man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his ex-wife and seven others in a 2011 shooting rampage at the hair …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
On last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada
Snow fell in the Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
California condors return to the skies after near extinction
In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall
California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
California bill protecting immigrants closer to approval
California Democrats approved a “sanctuary state” bill Saturday that would limit how local and state police can interact with federal immigration agents.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Oregon official seeks presidential primary date change
Oregon’s secretary of state is asking lawmakers to move Oregon’s presidential election primary two months forward to March, so Oregonians can have a greater say on who the nominees will …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
McDonald’s employee gives birth and tries to flush infant down toilet, DA says
A McDonald’s cashier is facing an attempted murder charge after giving birth to a boy while at work and then trying to flush the newborn down a toilet inside the …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Wildfire smoke clearing in U.S. West as storms move through
Storms brought cooler and wetter weather into the Western and Northwestern U.S. this weekend, breaking up a temperature inversion that had blanketed much of the region with acrid smoke from …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Audit: U.S. misuses taxpayer cash for California water project
The U.S. Interior Department improperly contributed tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to help California and politically powerful state water districts plan for a massive project to ship …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Wildfires surge amid scorching heat across U.S. West
Smoke filled the sky and ash rained down across Los Angeles Sunday from a destructive wildfire that the mayor said was the largest in city history – one of several …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Unofficial end of summer brings no heat relief in U.S. West
The heat has peaked for Southern California, but parts of Northern California are set to see it soar some more.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:48 a.m.
Not even desert safe from wildfire threat in blazing West
Not even the desert is safe from the threat of wildfires across parts of the West where crews are battling wildland blazes in triple-digit heat.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
L.A.’s popular Angels Flight reaching for the heavens again
Angels Flight, the beloved little railroad that’s almost as much a symbol of Los Angeles as the Hollywood Sign, began pulling people toward the heavens and back down again Thursday …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Black-clad anarchists storm Berkeley rally, assaulting 5
Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people, including the leader of a politically conservative group …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
California death penalty measure survives, but with limits
A voter-approved measure to speed up executions in California was upheld Thursday by the state Supreme Court, but justices rejected arguments that a provision setting a five-year limit on appeals …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration
California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state’s housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground
A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Ex-Vanderbilt football player gets minimum 15 years for rape
A former Vanderbilt University football player received the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on Friday for the dorm room rape of an unconscious female student.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
3 dead in California after Border Patrol chase ends in crash
An SUV being chased by U.S. Border Patrol agents smashed through a guard rail and hurtled into a ravine off a San Diego freeway, killing three of the vehicle’s occupants …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
California governor wants to prevent ‘abuse of federal power’ on immigration
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown described dealing with President Donald Trump’s immigration policies as a balancing act during an interview to air Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Chicago stabbing death suspects surrender in California
A Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee wanted in the brutal stabbing death of a Chicago man were arrested in California on Friday and will be returned …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
U.S. test-launches ICBM off California to show ability to ‘defend against attacks’
An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Wednesday to test the weapon’s reliability to “defend against attacks on the United States and its allies,” …