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The Latest: Sutter to pay $45M for kickbacks, overbilling

Nov. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement between Sutter Health and the federal government (all times local): 12:00 p.m. The Department of Justice says Sutter Health has agreed to pay more than $45 million to settle a lawsuit by the federal government that it payed doctors in exchange for...

Sutter Health to pay $45M for kickback, Medicare violations

Nov. 15, 2019 4:13 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sutter Health agreed to pay more than $45 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of paying doctors in exchange for patient referrals and resolve other violations, federal officials said Friday. The company agreed to pay $30.5 to settle a 2014 lawsuit filed by the government...

3 in melee with white supremacists plead to lesser charges

Nov. 14, 2019 11:10 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three protesters entered no-contest pleas Thursday to lesser charges stemming from a 2016 melee with white supremacists that injured at least 14 people at the California state Capitol. They include prominent San Francisco Bay Area anti-fascist leader Yvonne Felarca. She goes by...

California regulators delay vote on solar proposal

Nov. 13, 2019 6:17 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators have delayed a vote on a proposal that would exempt some new homes from having to install solar panels. California is the first state in the country to require solar panels on new homes. The rules take effect Jan. 1. But the rules allow builders to not...

Fox-less Kings beat slumping Trail Blazers 107-99

Nov. 13, 2019 1:51 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After a slow and sluggish start in their first game without leading scorer De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento eventually found a nice rhythm with Bogdan Bogdanovic running the offense. Luke Walton was even more impressed with his team's defense, something that's been an ongoing issue for...

Folsom rehab nurse arrested for alleged sex abuse of patient

Nov. 12, 2019 1:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Sacramento man working as a nurse at a rehab facility on suspicion of sexually assaulting a drugged patient. The Folsom Police Department said Monday 61-year-old Gregory Harms, of Sacramento, was arrested Friday and booked into the Sacramento County...

Analysis: Waiters' future in Miami is very unclear

Nov. 12, 2019 1:32 AM EST

Dion Waiters leads the Miami Heat in suspensions and headlines this season. And his future is very unclear. Waiters won't be with the Heat for at least nine more games — his 10-game suspension for repeated conduct deemed detrimental to the team started Friday when Miami visited the Los Angeles Lakers...

Patton leads Sac State past Simpson University 76-27

Nov. 9, 2019 12:18 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Joshua Patton posted a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and Sacramento State opened its season with a 76-27 victory over NAIA member Simpson University on Friday night. Patton knocked down 9 of 11 shots from the floor for the Hornets and six of his rebounds came on...

Authorities: 2 indicted in deputy slaying in US illegally

Nov. 7, 2019 8:01 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Mexican nationals charged in the slaying of a Northern California sheriff's deputy are in the country illegally, authorities said Thursday. The two suspects had been tending an illegal marijuana garden during the shooting last month, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said. Scott...

Republican wins, joins spouse as California lawmaker

Nov. 6, 2019 8:04 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California Republican is set to join her husband in the state Legislature, with her Democratic opponent in Tuesday's special election conceding but promising a rematch next year. Megan Dahle had 58% of Tuesday's special election vote to 42% for Democrat Elizabeth...