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Court denies release for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Sep. 20, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday denied the latest parole bid by Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten. Two of the three appellate judges upheld former Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to block her parole last year. She is serving a life sentence for helping Manson and others...

Trump scores a victory in bicoastal battle over tax returns

Sep. 19, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to keep his tax returns private played out on both coasts Thursday, with a California judge handing him an initial victory and his lawyers in New York City arguing that federal prosecutors there are trying "to harass" him by seeking the...

Today in History

Sep. 6, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2019. There are 116 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 6, 2006, President George W. Bush acknowledged for the first time that the CIA was running secret prisons overseas and said tough interrogation had forced terrorist leaders...

Sanders, Harris set for showdown in delegate-rich California

Aug. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has promised to win the California presidential primary in March, but home-state Sen. Kamala Harris is defending her turf — putting the two on a collision course in a state both see as a critical steppingstone to the White House. Sanders' campaign...

Wildfire acreage way down in California this year _ so far

Aug. 19, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is not burning. At least not as much as it has in recent years. Acreage burned through Sunday is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years and down 95% from last year, according to statistics from the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The stats are...

Synagogue shooting suspect had invalid license to buy gun

Aug. 14, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 19-year-old nursing student accused of opening fire at a California synagogue didn't have a valid hunting license, which is the only way someone under 21 who isn't in the military or law enforcement can legally buy a weapon under state law. The California Fish and Wildlife Department...

1st US ethnic studies plan called anti-Semitic, faces update

Aug. 14, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's effort to write the nation's first ethnic studies curriculum for public schools has united liberals and conservatives: They think it's terrible. Jewish lawmakers complained that the proposed lessons are anti-Semitic, while a conservative critic says capitalism is...

'No timidity' for California governor's wife on key causes

Aug. 10, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was wrapping up a meeting with the president of El Salvador in April when his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, spoke up in fluent Spanish. What, she asked Salvador Sánchez Cerén, did he have to say about the country's poor record on women's...

Key figures in Manson case: Cult disciples, rich and famous

Aug. 6, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was 50 years ago this week that Charles Manson dispatched a group of disaffected young followers on a two-night killing rampage that terrorized Los Angeles. Members of the Manson "family" arrived at the Hollywood Hills home of Sharon Tate on Aug. 8, 1969, where they stabbed, beat and...

Trump, Republican party sue over California tax return law

Aug. 6, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump campaign and Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state's primary, legislation that was aimed at prying loose President Donald Trump's returns. California's law is "a naked...