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California proposal would reinstate prisoners' voting rights

Feb. 08, 2023 18:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California voters could decide whether to reinstate voting rights to people in prison on felony convictions under a newly proposed constitutional amendment. It would be a major expansion of suffrage for incarcerated people if passed. California would join Maine...

California bill would protect native western Joshua tree

Feb. 08, 2023 18:44 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The western Joshua tree won't be listed as threatened — yet — as California’s Fish and Game Commission again delayed a decision Wednesday after a bill was proposed to provide protections to the native desert plant. The proposed legislation, the...

Earthquake recovery continues on Northern California coast

Feb. 08, 2023 11:17 AM EST

RIO DELL, Calif. (AP) — Humboldt County authorities have released the latest statistics on recovery from the December earthquake and aftershocks that struck the Northern California coast. Approximately 91 structures have been red-tagged as unsafe to occupy and more than 300...

LeBron's Cleveland era, as told by teammate Kevin Love

Feb. 08, 2023 07:52 AM EST

(Editor’s Note: Kevin Love is a five-time All-Star and former Cleveland teammate with LeBron James, who is set to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer. Love played four seasons with James and won the title with him in 2016, when the Cavaliers overcame a 3-1 deficit in the Finals to win...

3 dead in San Francisco; fentanyl overdoses suspected

Feb. 07, 2023 21:27 PM EST

GILROY, Calif. (AP) — Three men died and a fourth was hospitalized in Northern California after what authorities believe were fentanyl overdoses. Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in an unincorporated area near Gilroy just after 3 p.m. Monday to help...

Missouri man who killed 4 executed despite innocence claims

Feb. 07, 2023 19:59 PM EST

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of killing his live-in girlfriend and her three young children was executed Tuesday despite his claims that he was in another state when the killings occurred. Raheem Taylor, 58, was the third Missouri inmate put to death since...

California deputies shoot arson suspect after desert pursuit

Feb. 07, 2023 19:33 PM EST

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of arson was shot and killed by Southern California sheriff's deputies after leading authorities on a 30-mile (48-km) vehicle pursuit in the desert over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. Deputies responded Sunday following reports...

Man pleads not guilty to killing 6 at California home

Feb. 07, 2023 19:32 PM EST

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An alleged gang member pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing six people, including a teen mother and her baby, last month at a central California home associated with a rival gang, prosecutors said. The Jan. 16 massacre shocked rural Goshen, a community...

'Super bloom' swarms force California city to say no more

Feb. 07, 2023 18:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small California city that was overrun by visitors four years ago when heavy winter rains produced a “super bloom” of wild poppies has a message for the public after this year's deluge: Do not come. You could be arrested. The poppies are beginning to bloom...

IRS urges special refund recipients to delay filing taxes

Feb. 07, 2023 17:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recommending that taxpayers hold off on filing their tax returns for 2022 if they received a special tax refund or payment from their state last year. Last year, 19 states offered diverse programs that offered inflation relief...