Mother and 4 kids killed in fiery Calif. crash

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Central California mother and her four children were killed in fiery crash during the weekend after a vehicle ran a stop sign and hit their SUV. The crash occurred after […]


This Sept. 24, 2013, file photo shows Oracle CEO Larry Ellison gesturing after Oracle Team USA won the 18th America's Cup sailing race in San Francisco. President Barack Obama is golfing Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, on the private California golf course owned by supporter Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. His 249-acre desert property in Rancho Mirage came with a 19-hole private golf course. The extra hole is available for playoffs. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Obama tees off on Oracle founder’s private course

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama played golf Sunday on a private California course owned by supporter Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder of the Oracle software company. Ellison ranks third on Forbes’ annual […]


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Flu deaths in California jump to 243

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials say that 243 people in the state have died from the flu this season, and authorities are investigating an additional 41 deaths this year as possibly flu-related. The […]


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GOP challengers see opportunity in water crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s drought is providing an opportunity to the two Republicans vying to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown’s expected re-election campaign this fall, highlighting what they say are government failures to prepare the […]


A woman carries an umbrella as she crosses the street with lanterns from Chinatown hanging behind her in San Francisco, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Drought-rattled California welcomes weekend storm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians accustomed to complaining about the slightest change in the weather welcomed a robust weekend storm that soaked the northern half of the drought-stricken state Saturday even as rain and snow […]


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Calif orders agency to improve customer service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Brown administration has ordered a state agency to beef up its customer service after computer problems delayed the distribution of unemployment checks. The Los Angeles Times reports an aide to […]


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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 […]