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Not so fast: California's last nuke plant might run longer

Aug. 08, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aggressive push toward renewable energy has run headlong into anxiety over keeping the lights on in California, where the largest utility is considering whether to try to extend the lifespan of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant. California is...

Attorney General won't take over case of mayor's brother

Jul. 27, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Attorney General's Office has declined a request by San Francisco's newly appointed district attorney to take over a case involving a relative of her husband and another related to Mayor London Breed’s brother. District Attorney Brooke Jenkins was...

California chief justice won't seek a second 12-year term

Jul. 27, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court’s chief justice said Wednesday that she will not seek a second 12-year term in November and will conclude her current term of office on January 1. The announcement by Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye will give Gov....

California outlines plan for scaled back giant water tunnel

Jul. 27, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new plan to reroute how water moves from wetter Northern California to drier Southern California would ferry some of it through a single, 45-mile (72-kilometer) underground tunnel, wrapping around the state’s existing water delivery system and dumping it into the...

District attorney removes herself from mayor's brother case

Jul. 20, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s new district attorney has asked the state Attorney General to take over a case involving Mayor London Breed’s brother to avoid a potential conflict of interest, her office confirmed Wednesday. District Attorney Brooke Jenkins was appointed...

California board OKs parole of ex-Mexican Mafia killer

Jul. 19, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California parole officials have approved the release of a notorious former Mexican Mafia prison gang leader who has been cooperating with law enforcement for nearly 20 years. Two consecutive governors previously blocked parole for Rene “Boxer”...

Today in History: July 13, George Zimmerman acquitted

Jul. 13, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 13, the 194th day of 2022. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, cleared neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman of all...

Parole denied for Manson follower for slayings in 1969

Jul. 08, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California panel on Friday denied parole for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson convicted of slayings more than a half-century ago. Bruce Davis was previously recommended for parole seven times, but those findings were rejected by three consecutive...

Woman who killed pimp pardoned by California governor

Jul. 02, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned a former inmate who received a life sentence when she was a teenager for killing her former pimp. It's the final step in an official redemption that has spanned more than a decade and three governors of both...

Today in History: June 23, Nasser elected Egypt's president

Jun. 23, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2022. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 23, 1888, abolitionist Frederick Douglass received one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the...