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Cal on a roll as it faces North Texas

Sep. 13, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — For the past four years, Evan Weaver has talked a pretty good game. California's senior inside linebacker has also had a tendency to back it up. Whether it was telling defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter that he was the team's best defensive player — as a sophomore —...

Berkeley drops words like 'manpower' in push to be inclusive

Jul. 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into "maintenance holes" instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but "human-made." And students at the University of California, Berkeley, will join "collegiate Greek system residences" rather...

No 'manpower': Berkeley bans gender-specific words in code

Jul. 18, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley, California, has adopted an ordinance to replace some terms with gender-neutral words in the city code. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday that "she" and "he" will be replaced by "they." The words "manpower" and "manhole" will become "workforce" and "maintenance...

Prosecutors seek prison terms for Virginia rally attackers

Jul. 17, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

Hatred for Jews, blacks and feminists motivated three members of a white supremacist group to attack counterprotesters at a rally for far-right extremists in Virginia, federal prosecutors argue in seeking stricter sentences for the men this week. Justice Department prosecutors recommend prison sentences ranging...