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Lawmakers approve bills expanding revenge porn ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved two bills that would expand a state ban on so-called revenge porn. The Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved SB1255 by Republican Sen. Anthony Cannella of Ceres. It clarifies […]

08/22/2014

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state’s death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney General Kamala Harris came after U.S. District Judge […]

08/22/2014

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GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published […]

08/22/2014

Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Stunt blocks traffic on Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify a driver who performed a stunt on the Golden Gate Bridge while other vehicles blocked traffic. Video that has surfaced online shows the driver doing doughnuts […]

08/21/2014

South Pasadena, Calif., police chief Arthur Miller, right, and South Pasadena Unified School District superintendent Dr. Geoff Yanz announce at a City Hall news conference Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, that the police has arrested two South Pasadena High School high school students suspected of planning a massacre at the school after investigators monitored their Internet activities. Miller said that school officials had heard about the plot and informed police, who determined the threat was credible. Police say the boys, ages 16 and 17, didn't have weapons but were researching automatic weapons and explosives, especially propane. (AP Photo/ Nick Ut )

Teens deny threatening boy in school shooting plot

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Two teenagers suspected of plotting a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school denied charges Wednesday that they made criminal threats against another boy. The South Pasadena boys, […]

08/21/2014

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows two people who appear in 'selfie' portraits found on the cloud account of a Southern California burglary victim.

Burglars post ‘selfie’ on victim’s cloud account

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim’s cloud account? That’s what Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators are trying to determine. Detectives on Wednesday released photos of […]

08/21/2014

The Aug. 1, 2014 photo shows Mayor Carol Russell showing homes of residents who have plowed up their lawns because of local mandatory water rationing in Cloverdale, Calif. California’s drought has the state Legislature considering state regulation of groundwater use for the first time. (AP Photo/Ellen Knickmeyer)

Drought has state debating its unregulated pumping

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state’s status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources […]

08/20/2014

Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

  FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to […]

08/20/2014

A structure burns along Highway 41 in Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. One of several wildfires burning across California prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Eric Paul Zamora)

Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes. Nearly 1 […]

08/20/2014

Wire and a guard tower at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Private prison company pays $8M in back wages

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation’s largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at […]

08/19/2014

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