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FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, attorney Harmeet Dhillon speaks during a news conference in San Francisco. The lawyer leading the fight against California's stay-at-home orders has a long history of taking on free speech and civil rights cases. Dhillon has filed more than a dozen lawsuits challenging pieces of Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home orders. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

GOP lawyer fights California governor on stay-at-home orders

May. 29, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Long before Harmeet Dhillon became the leader of the legal fight against California's stay-at-home order, she was a new elementary school student in North Carolina uncomfortable because she didn't know the Christian prayer her classmates recited every morning. She told her...

FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, an iPad displays the types of bets that can be placed at the Golden 1 Center's Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge, in Sacramento, Calif. Two California lawmakers on Thursday, May 28, 2020, pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown designed to slow spread of the coronavirus, though their revised proposal immediately renewed a turf battle between powerful gambling interests. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Legal sports betting pitched as California budget salve

May. 28, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California lawmakers on Thursday pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, though their revised proposal immediately reignited a turf battle between powerful...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, California state Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins of San Diego speaks on the floor of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif. The California Senate's plan to cover a projected budget deficit rejects Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed cuts to public education and health care programs. Newsom's plan would cut funding for public schools by about $8 billion. The Senate's plan would restore $2.7 billion of those cuts, the rest being deferred to future years. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California Senate plan would reject most of governor's cuts

May. 28, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate on Thursday rejected most of Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget cuts to public education and health care programs, instead endorsing a plan that would cover the state's estimated $54.3 billion deficit by taking more money from reserves and...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, closed businesses are seen in downtown San Francisco. San Francisco will allow outdoor dining and indoor shopping, religious services and even sporting events without spectators June 15 with barbershops and hair salons to open for service in mid July, the city's mayor announced Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

San Francisco OKs shopping, worship, sports as of June 15

May. 28, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will allow outdoor dining and indoor shopping, religious services and sporting events without spectators as of June 15 and give barbershops and hair salons permission to reopen in mid July, the city's mayor announced Thursday. Mayor London Breed said nail salons, tattoo...

California politicians won't get 1st pay raise in years

May. 28, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers and other top elected officials won't be getting a pay increase for the first time in five years as the state faces a major budget deficit and mass unemployment induced by the coronavirus. The California Citizens Compensation Commission, a public board...

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New this week: Lady Gaga, 'Space Force,' Ghibli films on HBO

May. 28, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MUSIC Lady Gaga: After taking a departure from her electro pop sound with 2016’s “Joanne” and 2018’s “A...

Dayanara Nieto cleans windows outside of Janie and Jack, a children's clothing store where she is a salesperson, at The Grove shopping center Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. California moved to further relax its coronavirus restrictions and help the battered economy. Retail stores, including those at shopping malls, can open at 50% capacity. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LA allows shopping, worship sooner than expected in pandemic

May. 27, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retail shops and offices were allowed to open Wednesday and the largest Roman Catholic archdiocese in the U.S. announced a plan to resume services as Los Angeles County took another step toward a reopening that seemed hard to imagine a week ago. Los Angeles, which has been proceeding...

Masked people walk past a boarded up Old Navy clothing store on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in San Francisco. While much of California moves swiftly to reopen things like hair salons under Gov. Gavin Newsom's guidance, the San Francisco Bay Area is continuing to keep the brakes on. Some health officials are questioning whether the state is taking enough time to assess the effects of reopening things like stores before jumping ahead to broader re-openings, risking a surge in infections. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Too soon for data, California reopens more businesses

May. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has crafted himself as a data-driven governor, letting the facts dictate what has been a largely cautious approach to public safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now some California health officials are wondering if that's still the case as he moves rapidly...

Nathan Vick gets a hair cut from Saul Arvizu at Orange County Barbers Parlor on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Huntington Beach, Calif. Orange County Barber shops and salons were allowed to open today. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Shaggy Californians welcome back hair salons, barber shops

May. 27, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The mop of black hair was getting into Nathan Vick's eyes. His friends begged him to keep it; his girlfriend wanted it gone. She won. As soon as Vick saw a barbershop near him was re-opening, the 28-year-old highway worker from Huntington Beach — who's out of work...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 27, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: ___ May 24 The Palm Beach Post on Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration withholding facts from the public regarding the pandemic: Throughout the pandemic, the DeSantis administration has shown us time and again that it doesn’t trust the public with the facts. For...