- Gov. Brown approves removing 'lynching' from California law Updated: Jul-02-15 8:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he has signed legislation removing the word "lynching" from the state's criminal code following the arrest of a black activist at a Black Lives Matter protest.
- Gov. Brown approves removing 'lynching' from California law Updated: Jul-02-15 7:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that removes the word "lynching" from California law.
- California delays plan to replace statue of soon-to-be saint Updated: Jul-02-15 7:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A California lawmaker announced Thursday that he is delaying a plan to replace a statue of the missionary Rev. Junipero Serra with a statue of astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol, succumbing to criticism from Roman Catholics ahead of Pope Francis' planned visit to the United States in September.
- Ex-state senator facing up to 20 years on racketeering Updated: Jul-02-15 3:34 am
SAN FRANCISCO - A former California state senator - once considered a leading candidate for a statewide office - is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.
- California regulators prepared to overhaul electricity rates Updated: Jul-01-15 9:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California regulators are considering a new way for residents to pay for electricity, imposing a charge on the greatest energy users while narrowing price gaps for everyone else.
- Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage Updated: Jul-01-15 4:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.
- What's next for California's contentious vaccine law Updated: Jun-30-15 7:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
- Bill to revive restrictions on sex offender housing stalls Updated: Jun-30-15 5:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A bill seeking to revive broad restrictions on where sex offenders can live in California has stalled in a state Senate committee.
- California lawmakers to hold hearing on pot farm water use Updated: Jun-30-15 7:47 am
SACRAMENTO, California - A state legislative committee will look at the impact of the drought and water use by illegal marijuana cultivators on North Coast fisheries at a hearing in Sacramento.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am
Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight
- California bill seeks to make cheerleaders team employees Updated: Jun-29-15 7:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.
- California lawmakers applaud decision in redistricting case Updated: Jun-29-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Members of California's congressional delegation on Monday applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the use of independent commissions to configure electoral districts.
- California lawmakers to tackle health care, road funding Updated: Jun-29-15 2:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. But talk of targeted tax increases has prompted political hand-wringing.
- California Supreme Court overturns death penalty Updated: Jun-29-15 2:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court has overturned the death penalty for a man convicted of murdering two store clerks during a string of armed robberies in Los Angeles County in 1993.
- Bill would bar utility from taking tax deductions on penalty Updated: Jun-27-15 6:59 pm
SAN BRUNO, California - A bill in the California Legislature would prohibit the state's largest utility from claiming tax deductions for a $1.6 billion penalty stemming from a deadly 2010 natural gas explosion.
- Historic gay marriage ruling stirs emotion across US Updated: Jun-26-15 8:11 pm
Some snapshots of Americans reacting to Friday's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states.
- CHP officer charged in San Diego DMV bribery scandal Updated: Jun-26-15 10:57 am
SAN DIEGO - A California Highway Patrol officer has been charged in a Department of Motor Vehicles bribery scandal.
- California court says 'sweepstakes' games are illegal Updated: Jun-25-15 7:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Computerized "sweepstakes" games offered at special Internet cafes are the equivalent of slot machines that are illegal under state law, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Casey Kasem visiting rights dispute sparks California bill Updated: Jun-25-15 5:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill prompted by a family dispute over who could visit radio broadcasting legend Casey Kasem before his death last year.
- California bill requires hearings for school military gear Updated: Jun-25-15 4:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A bill moving through the California Legislature would mandate public hearings before schools accept military gear such as rifles and tanks.
- California bill to ban dry lawn fines heads to governor Updated: Jun-25-15 3:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Legislature has sent the governor a bill to protect residents who let their lawns go brown during the drought.
- Governor signs California budget with anti-poverty efforts Updated: Jun-24-15 5:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a spending plan Wednesday that uses California's growing surplus to fund new initiatives aimed at providing relief to the poor.
- California Highway Patrol officer attacked by bull Updated: Jun-24-15 6:20 am
BUELLTON, California - A California Highway Patrol officer has been treated for non-life threatening injuries after being attacked by a bull that had broken through three fences in Buellton.
- California judge agrees to dismiss kill-gays ballot measure Updated: Jun-23-15 7:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A California judge has thrown out a proposed ballot initiative that advocated killing anyone who engages in gay sex, calling the measure "patently unconstitutional."
- Car drives into California cul-de-sac, ending long chase Updated: Jun-23-15 6:11 pm
ARCADIA, California - California Highway Patrol officers say a 2½-hour chase has ended in an Arcadia cul-de-sac with the arrest of a man and a woman.