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Today in History

Oct. 07, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2021. There are 85 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 7, 2001, the war in Afghanistan started as the United States and Britain launched...

Remembering a relentless publicist, never too proud to beg

Sep. 30, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 15 years ago, while working on a story about the New York Post's famous Page Six column, I needed some perspective on the gossip industry. So I sought out Bobby Zarem, who'd by then spent more than 30 years as a tireless, relentless entertainment...

Top utility regulator tasked with overseeing PG&E resigns

Sep. 28, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top utility regulator announced Tuesday she'll step down at the end of the year, leaving Gov. Gavin Newsom searching for new leadership as the state continues to grapple with devastating wildfires and the threat of power blackouts. ...

California GOP looks to 2022 contests for House, Legislature

Sep. 24, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California Republicans are undeterred after a failed effort to unseat Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election and are taking aim at seats in Congress and the Legislature in the 2022 elections, Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson said Friday. ...

California Supreme Court justice leaving to head think tank

Sep. 16, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Supreme Court justice said Thursday that he will leave after next month to head an international think tank, giving Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom his second appointment to the high court. Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will...

Dire warning from Newsom helped turn California recall tide

Sep. 15, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ominous four-word message issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s campaign on the morning of Aug. 5 served as the shock Democrats needed to take seriously a recall election that could remove him from office: “This recall is close.” Newsom's...

5 takeaways after California governor handily defeats recall

Sep. 15, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ably fended off a recall attempt from Republicans on Tuesday, changing the stakes of the contest from a referendum on his own performance and into a partisan fight over Trumpism and the coronavirus. Five takeaways from Newsom's victory: ...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom beats back GOP-led recall

Sep. 15, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from...

Few voting issues reported with California recall election

Sep. 15, 2021 01:51 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians voted to keep Gov. Gavin Newsom in office on Tuesday, ending a statewide recall election that saw some Republicans again float unfounded claims of voter fraud. Days before the polls closed, the campaign of one of the leading...

EXPLAINER: How California could recall Gov. Gavin Newsom

Sep. 14, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California recall election that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office wraps up Tuesday. Just over 8.5 million mail-in ballots — the form of voting most Californians use — were returned prior to Election Day out of 22 million sent to...