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  • Prosecutor undecided on charging mom in bully case

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A frustrated mother of six sobbed uncontrollably outside a Northern California courtroom Thursday after prosecutors announced they were still undecided on whether to file charges accusing her of attacking a 12-year-old boy who is alleged to have bullied her daughter....

  • AP Los Angeles bureau names new courts reporter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Melley, who has reported on and directed news coverage across California for The Associated Press, has been named courts reporter in Los Angeles. The appointment was announced Thursday by West Region Editor Traci Carl, who oversees news for 13 states. Melley will join...

  • Child psychologist sentenced for lewd acts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former child psychologist convicted of inappropriately touching his young patients has been sentenced in Los Angeles to eight years in state prison The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says Thomas Gary Amberson was also ordered Wednesday to register as a sex...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. BANK ROBBERY GUNBATTLE Hostage, two robbers dead after Stockton bank heist turns into high-speed gunbattle; two other hostages safe. 2. DEATH PENALTY Federal judge rules...

  • LA officer charged with beating kneeling man

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer has pleaded not guilty to beating a man with his baton while taking him into custody outside a restaurant near Staples Center. A district attorney's statement says 30-year-old Jonathan Lai entered the plea Wednesday to one count of assault by a...

  • Evacuations over in Northern California wildfire

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders have been called off for several rural homes in Northern California as firefighters took advantage of cool, moist conditions to begin to tame a large wildfire. Some residents near the fire in Shasta County have been advised they may need to evacuate...

  • Feds: Man said he'd blow up London-to-LA plane

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal criminal complaint says a passenger on a flight from London to Los Angeles threatened to kill flight attendants and blow up the plane. The FBI says 20-year-old Kevin Lee Mosele of Kihei, Hawaii, was charged Tuesday with interfering with a flight crew. He could get...

  • Police: 2nd suspect has died in California bank robbery, gunbattle that killed 1 hostage

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Police: 2nd suspect has died in California bank robbery, gunbattle that killed 1 hostage.

  • Pilot's family seeks $20M in air show death

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a stunt pilot who died of burns after crashing his biplane during a Northern California air show is seeking $20 million in damages from the federal government. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1tTCTsq) the family 77-year-old Eddie Andreini has...

  • First lady: Vets face 'unacceptable' job barriers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The difficulties that military veterans face securing jobs are "unacceptable" and the notion of a veteran mired in homelessness should "horrify all of us," Michelle Obama said Wednesday in Los Angeles. The first lady spoke to the crowd of 900 business, government and...

  • Billionaire's bid to block beach goes to judge

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers for a billionaire landowner made a final plea Wednesday to a judge to allow a locked gate to block a popular beach in the San Francisco Bay Area — a case seen as a test of a state law mandating that beaches in California be open to all. The case involves...

  • Plan to split California into six states likely would have little impact on presidential politics

    A group campaigning to divide California into six new states turned in 1.3 million (more than the 807,000 required) signatures supporting their proposal on Tuesday, enough to put the measure on ballots statewide in the November 2016 general election.

  • California school district sows seeds of Holocaust denial in eighth-graders

    Essays written by eighth-graders in California's Rialto Unified School District denying the Holocaust suggest that school officials misled the public about the assignment after it became the subject of controversy.

  • Foster children become focus of California schools

    California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

  • HUD program, meant to help, actually hurts, IG reports

    A $353 million effort to help federal officials better manage public housing assistance instead "created further opportunity for fraud, waste, and abuse of taxpayer dollars," according to a government watchdog. Created in 2007, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing...



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