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Biden and DeSantis join together in Ian recovery effort

Oct. 05, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Florida (AP) — President Joe Biden surveyed the devastation of hurricane-ravaged Florida on Wednesday, promising to marshal the power of the federal government to help rebuild as he comforted local residents alongside Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 foe. ...

Resident sues wood products company over California wildfire

Oct. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who lost his home in a wildfire last month has sued a wood products company at the center of the blaze, accusing it of failing to address the risk of a fire starting on its property. The fire started near the Roseburg Forest Products Co....

'Forever chemicals' in deer, fish challenge hunters, tourism

Oct. 05, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Wildlife agencies in the U.S. are finding elevated levels of a class of toxic chemicals in game animals such as deer — and that's prompting health advisories in some places where hunting and fishing are ways of life and key pieces of the economy. ...

California wells run dry as drought depletes groundwater

Oct. 04, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

FAIRMEAD, Calif. (AP) — As California's drought deepens, Elaine Moore’s family is running out of an increasingly precious resource: water. The Central Valley almond growers had two wells go dry this summer. Two of her adult children are now getting water from a new well the...

California braces for dry winter as Western drought drags on

Oct. 03, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The past three years have been California's driest on record and state officials said Monday that they're preparing for the streak to continue. The official water year concluded Friday, marking an end to a period that saw both record rainfall in October...

Republican tepid on Trump in Nevada gubernatorial debate

Oct. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Republican gubernatorial candidate, Joe Lombardo, sought in a debate on Sunday to distance himself from former President Donald Trump over his lies about the 2020 election, but said Trump's policies were better than those under the Biden administration, which he blames...

Newsom has mixed verdict on California criminal justice laws

Oct. 01, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered a mixed verdict on more than three dozen criminal justice laws before his bill-signing deadline Friday, approving measures to seal criminal records and free dying inmates but denying bids to restrict solitary confinement and boost...

California: Docs may be disciplined for spreading COVID lies

Sep. 30, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Doctors who spread coronavirus lies could be disciplined for unprofessional conduct in California under a law signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The bill, AB2098, introduced by Democratic Assembly Member Evan Low, declares that a physician or surgeon...

Newsom relaxes refinery rules as California gas prices soar

Sep. 30, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that oil refineries could start selling more polluting winter-blend gasoline ahead of schedule to ease soaring fuel prices, directly contradicting his own goals for reducing climate pollutants. The average...

After #FreeBritney, California to limit conservatorships

Sep. 30, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill limiting conservatorships that grant legal guardianship over individuals, a move that comes after Britney Spears’ conservatorship case garnered national attention amid her attempts to regain control over her finances...