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People make their way into Terminal A at Mineta San Jose International Airport near the Hawaiian Airlines gates Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Official: Boy who stowed away on jet leaves Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5½-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet’s wheel well has left the state, an official said. Kayla Rosenfeld, the spokeswoman for Hawaii’s Department of […]

05/03/2014

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Storm brings light rain to Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Pacific storm brought rain and snow to the San Francisco Bay Area, but it hardly made a dent in the region’s lingering drought. Scattered showers were tapering off with cooler weather […]

04/26/2014

A 16-year-old boy, seen sitting on a stretcher, who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Maui News, Chris Sugidono)

Stowaway teen ‘lucky to be alive’

HONOLULU (AP) – Officials say a 15-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack […]

04/22/2014

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16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

HONOLULU (AP) – Officials say a 16-year-old boy is “lucky to be alive” and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and […]

04/21/2014

This image provided by Sue Veldkamp shows a book cover of Kevin Sharp. Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, died Saturday April 19, 2014 in Fair Oaks, Calif. He was 43. (AP Photo/Sue Veldkamp)

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. His sister Mary Huston said Sharp died at […]

04/20/2014

Funds requested to fight drug pangas off Calif.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office wants money to fight drug-smuggling pangas that have washed ashore the central coast in recent years. Sheriff Ian Parkinson plans to ask […]

04/19/2014

California sea otter, Monterey Bay, California

Salmon season opens; fishermen warned about otters

MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — As the recreational salmon fishing season opens Saturday, marine conservationists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are warning boaters to look out for California sea otters when they head out to […]

04/05/2014

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California unique with independent citizens panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the decade before the 2012 midterm congressional elections, only one of California’s 53 congressional seats changed party hands, despite elections every other year in a state with rapidly shifting demographics. […]

03/30/2014

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

Signature gathering approved for marijuana legalization

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Backers of an initiative that would legalize possession, use, cultivation, transportation and distribution of marijuana and hemp have until Aug. 18 to submit enough signatures to qualify the measure for the […]

03/25/2014

This video framegrab from Senate Television shows Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Senate Television)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein against legalizing pot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes. The state’s senior senator told The Associated Press in a telephone interview […]

03/20/2014

Manager of Donnelly gubernatorial campaign departs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The campaign manager for a Republican state lawmaker running for California governor says she has quit, after appearing in a promotional video in which she said working for him was “freaking […]

03/12/2014

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GOP move to expel senator fails to gain traction

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A state Senate committee will not consider a Republican resolution seeking to expel a Democrat awaiting sentencing on perjury and voter fraud charges. Majority Democrats sent the resolution to the Senate […]

03/12/2014

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