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  • Senate approves fines on popular synthetic drugs

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill that would impose a fine of up to $250 for using or possessing certain synthetic drugs that are growing in popularity among teenagers. Lawmakers on Monday passed SB1283 on a 29-0 vote. The bill targeting synthetic marijuana or...

  • Wounded San Bernardino officer in induced coma

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A veteran San Bernardino police officer who was shot in the head last week remains in critical condition in an induced coma. Police Lt. Rich Lawhead said Monday that there's been no change in the status of 31-year-old Officer Gabriel Garcia, who was shot as he and...

  • A look at earthquake's impact on California region

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A strong earthquake rattled a swath of Northern California's wine country in the early hours of Sunday morning, unleashing most of its damage on the city of Napa in the heart of the vineyard-studded region. No deaths were reported, but more than 200 people sought medical...

  • Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge. Robert Singleton, who co-owns the Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered his...

  • Fort Hood soldier from Calif. dies in Afghanistan

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Fort Hood officials say a soldier stationed at the Central Texas post has died of injuries suffered in a noncombat-related incident in Afghanistan. Officials said in a statement Monday that Sgt. Christopher Waugh Mulalley of Eureka, California, died following the...

  • Suspect yanked from SUV after high-speed chase

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lengthy high-speed pursuit on a freeway and surface streets ended with a suspect being yanked from the driver's seat of an SUV by Los Angeles police. Police cruisers cornered the late-model black SUV at around 9:20 a.m. Monday after it exited U.S. 101 and drove under an...

  • California government forces Catholic colleges and insurers to cover elective abortion

    California state board reverses past ruling and requires all employer-sponsored insurance plans to cover elective abortions.

  • Divers end search for swimmer who went under wave

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Divers have ended a search in the waters off Dana Point for the body of a man who disappeared after going under a large wave. Officials said late Sunday that divers were called off — but lifeguards, sheriff's deputies and the Coast Guard will continue ground and air...

  • Mexico's president starts California visit in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting California at the invitation of Gov. Jerry Brown. The two-day tour starts in Los Angeles on Monday and comes less than a month after Brown visited Mexico. The two are expected to address hundreds of Mexican and...

  • Fast-moving wildfire threatens about 500 homes in Northern California town of Weaverville

    WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Fast-moving wildfire threatens about 500 homes in Northern California town of Weaverville .

  • Police: suspect in Los Angeles-area shootings that killed 3 is in custody following standoff

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police: suspect in Los Angeles-area shootings that killed 3 is in custody following standoff.

  • Wildfire threatens some 150 homes in N. California

    WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire in Northern California has forced the evacuation of about 150 homes near of the historic town of Weaverville. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says the fire was sparked Sunday afternoon near a highway west of Weaverville. It rapidly grew to...

  • 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.

  • $20 million California scheme billed Medicare over and over for the same prescription drugs

    From September 2009 through October 2011, Medicare and Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, were falsely billed for more than $20 million worth of prescriptions for the costly medicines.

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