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New California DA to re-examine Bay Area police shootings

Jan. 31, 2023 20:53 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The new district attorney for California's Alameda County in the San Francisco Bay Area said Tuesday that a new Public Accountability Unit will re-investigate eight police shootings and custody deaths, including two killings of unarmed men by the same Oakland police...

California Central Valley police officer shot and killed

Jan. 31, 2023 20:42 PM EST

SELMA, Calif. (AP) — A police officer in California's Central Valley was shot and killed Tuesday and a suspect was arrested. The Selma officer was patrolling in the small Fresno County city shortly before noon when someone flagged down his patrol car and said there was a suspicious...

Monarch butterflies wintering in California rebound

Jan. 31, 2023 20:11 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The population of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has rebounded for a second year in a row after a precipitous drop in 2020, but the population of orange-and-black insects is still well below what it used to be, researchers announced Tuesday....

Man, 36, charged in attacks on LA-area drivers' vehicles

Jan. 31, 2023 19:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 36-year-old man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attacking motorists’ vehicles with a pipe this month on a Los Angeles area freeway, prosecutors said. Nathaniel Walter Radimak was arrested Sunday in connection with assaults he is accused of committing on Jan....

Santos steps down from House panels amid ethics issues

Jan. 31, 2023 19:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. George Santos of New York announced Tuesday he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and a day after he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Santos has faced numerous...

Widow's suit: Unarmed mentally ill husband shot in back

Jan. 31, 2023 19:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California widow whose husband was suffering from a mental health crisis when she called a nonemergency number for help last year sued Culver City police Tuesday, alleging they shot her unarmed husband in the back as he was running from officers. Adriana Medina...

Ex-California solar firm executive sentenced for $1B fraud

Jan. 31, 2023 19:05 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former executive of a California solar power company was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $620 million in restitution for his role in a $1 billion fraud scheme, federal prosecutors said. Ryan Guidry, 45, of Pleasant...

Difficulty measuring methane slows plan to slash emissions

Jan. 31, 2023 17:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The doors of a metal box slide open, and a drone rises over a gas well in Pennsylvania. Its mission: To find leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, so that energy companies can plug the leaks and reduce the emissions that pollute the air. The drone is among an...

How will life change once the COVID-19 emergency ends?

Jan. 31, 2023 16:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The declaration of a COVID-19 public health emergency three years ago changed the lives of millions of Americans by offering increased health care coverage, beefed-up food assistance and universal access to coronavirus vaccines and tests. Much of that is now...

California county to pay $32M in child welfare settlement

Jan. 31, 2023 14:28 PM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Central California's Tulare County will pay $32 million to settle a lawsuit alleging its child welfare agency failed to respond to reports of abuse involving an infant boy who was hospitalized for malnutrition and suffered brain damage, plaintiffs' attorneys said Monday. ...