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Death Valley run alters course, angering some

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For 27 straight summers, all that stood between runners and completion of the Badwater Ultramarathon was 135 miles of asphalt, a 13,000-foot elevation gain and late July temperatures that soared above […]


In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, photo, Tracey Anderson, 26, re-stocks X-Box sets on opening day of a new Wal-Mart on Georgia Avenue Northwest in Washington. Wal-Mart said Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, that its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year adjusted earnings from continuing operations may come in at or slightly below the low end of its prior forecasts. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Wal-Mart, Amazon show changing shopping habits

NEW YORK (AP) — The financial strains and shifting shopping habits of Americans have led to uneven fortunes for retailers. Traditional consumer companies like Wal-Mart and Mattel have continued to struggle as Americans spend more […]


This January 30, 2014 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Max Wade after his arrival at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. A probation report says Wade,convicted of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri's Lamborghini and shooting at another teen, was planning a heist at a San Francisco jewelry store and tried to sell the Lamborghini to a dealership in the Dominican Republic. Wade was also convicted of attempted murder for a 2012 drive-by shooting. He was sentenced to life in prison Jan. 23. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections)

Documents: Teen planned to sell Guy Fieri’s car

MARIN, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California teenager convicted of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini planned to sell the car and also commit a jewelry heist, according to court documents. Investigators found a sales […]


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Calif. to recognize that gang members can change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Prison officials are enacting new rules that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them. However, gang […]


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Flu deaths in California jump to 147

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials said Friday that 147 people in the state have died from the flu this season, surpassing last season’s death toll. Four of the deaths involved children. The California […]


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California weighs immigrant license requirements

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Immigrants who are in the United States illegally are often called “undocumented” despite carrying a long list of papers: passports, consular ID cards, birth certificates from their home countries, and […]


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State pension measure less likely to make ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A measure aimed at controlling public pension costs in California is less likely to make it onto the state’s November ballot after proponents said they would sue to challenge the ballot […]


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Work to cause delays at San Francisco airport

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Air travelers will likely endure delays at San Francisco International Airport in spring and summer because of construction work on some runways. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that SFO will close two of its […]


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Anthem to raise some premiums up to 25 percent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Anthem Blue Cross individual customers whose policies were unchanged by the nation’s new health care law could see their premiums jump as much as 25 percent unless California regulators […]


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Judge orders use-of-force hearings for prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to reopen hearings on whether California prison officials use excessive force against mentally ill inmates. The Sacramento Bee reports U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton’s decision […]


Raindrops appear on a windshield following the first rain of the year, early Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Novato, Calif. Northern California is finally getting rain after some areas have gone without measurable moisture for weeks. But the precipitation won't help much to ease the drought that has plagued the region. (AP Photo/Marin Independent Journal, Robert Tong)

Rain, snow do little for drought-hit California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A weather system that brought a smattering of rain and snow to California has moved on with little impact on the state’s deepening drought. Though nearly 2 feet of snow fell […]


OC man acquitted of attempted murder of officer

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County man has been acquitted of attempted murder for assaulting a police officer with a knife. The Orange County Register reports jurors also deadlocked on convicting 30-year-old Carlos […]