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  • Body found on Calif. mountain, hiker search stops

    KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they have found a body high on a mountain in California's Kings Canyon National Park. A National Park Service statement says the body found Wednesday has not been identified, but a search in the area has been suspended for 46-year-old...

  • Legislature wades into Martins Beach access fight

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly approved legislation Wednesday requiring a state agency to negotiate public access to a secluded beach south of Half Moon Bay that requires going through a billionaire's private waterfront property. It is the latest twist in a dispute that has...

  • Governor criticizes new-hire pension enhancements

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state pension board on Wednesday approved nearly 100 types of supplemental pay that can be used to boost retirement benefits for newer public employees, one of which drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown said the California Public Employees' Retirement...

  • Company fined for Los Angeles airport worker death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California workplace safety regulators have proposed a fine of more than $77,000 against a baggage handling company whose worker died in an accident at Los Angeles International Airport. The state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health said Wednesday that it cited...

  • Committee OKs Brown's choice for state librarian

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state Senate committee has approved Gov. Jerry Brown's choice for state librarian, after initial concerns about the appointee's qualifications. Brown named Greg Lucas of Sacramento to the post in March, even though Lucas had never worked in the field had no formal...

  • Senate approves lactation rooms at major airports

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has passed legislation requiring large airports to offer a private space for mothers to breastfeed or pump milk. Lawmakers approved AB1787 by Democratic Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal of Long Beach on a 32-1 vote Wednesday. It now returns to the...

  • Legislation would require boating safety course

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly is endorsing legislation that would require Californians to take a boating safety course, an online test and obtain a vessel operator card before driving a motorized boat. Lawmakers approved SB941 by Democratic Sens. Bill Monning of Carmel and Mark...

  • LA to settle police death lawsuit for $5 million

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will pay $5 million to the family of a disabled veteran who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television. City News Service says the City Council agreed Wednesday to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit over the death of Brian Beaird of...

  • School sorry for making special ed kids sort trash

    JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Parents of special education students in a Southern California city say they were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity. The Press-Enterprise reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/XAQpTI) that Jurupa Unified Superintendent Elliot...

  • Israeli ship unloads cargo despite Oakland protest

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say an Israeli-owned commercial ship has unloaded its cargo at a port in Northern California after being delayed for days by a group of pro-Palestinian protesters. International Longshore and Warehouse Union spokeswoman Jennifer Sargent said about 30 workers...

  • Court upholds Los Angeles airport panhandling ban

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a panhandling ban at Los Angeles International Airport in a lawsuit brought by a Hare Krishna group nearly two decades ago. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling on Wednesday may be the last word in the legal battle between the...

  • UCSD student died of overdose after campus concert

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A University of California, San Diego student died of an accidental overdose in May after attending an on-campus music festival, according to a coroner's report released this week. The San Diego County medical examiner determined that Ricardo Ambriz, 20, became unresponsive and...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WILDFIRE REPRIEVE NEAR YOSEMITE Some residents in the town of Oakhurst returned home after a wildfire near the park's southern entrance didn't grow and crews circled more than...

  • California committee approves higher pension calculations

    A state pension fund committee on Tuesday approved retirement calculations for new government hires despite concerns about so-called "pension spiking" raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and local governments.

  • Korean War veteran dies after Veterans Affairs hospital ignored his medical history, daughter says

    A fatal chain of events unfolds after California man seeks treatment for a sore on his toe. The third in a five-part series.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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