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Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures

Aug. 13, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. "This is too big a deal. It's not going to go away," said...

California gas tax repeal effort could help GOP candidates

Aug. 5, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top national Republicans and grassroots donors alike have poured money into the campaign to repeal a recent gas tax increase in California with the hopes it will drive turnout in November and help the GOP hold onto U.S. House seats in the heavily Democratic state. But they face an...

Big-name charter school backers donate to key governor races

Jul. 5, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest. June primary contests set up a number of state battles for governor in the midterm elections this November, with both Democratic and Republican candidates that could change...

California governor touts turnaround in his final budget

Jun. 27, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown took a victory lap Wednesday after he signed a $139 billion California budget that marks a stark turnaround from the financial crisis he inherited almost eight years ago. Nearing the end of his second two-term stint as governor, Brown has celebrated the state's...

One-time rivals talk unity in race for California governor

Jun. 19, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Democratic rivals for governor, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spent months belittling each other: To believe it, Newsom was selling snake oil, and Villaraigosa was a shifty corporate shill. But now they can't stop trading...