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California governor brings personal touch, fresh focus

Jan. 11, 2019 7:18 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom held his toddler son during his inaugural address, spent nearly two hours discussing his state budget with reporters and engaged in two Twitter spats with the president. Newsom, 51, took office Monday and quickly dove into governing the nation's most populous...

Gov. Newsom points to California exceptionalism, challenges

Jan. 7, 2019 11:55 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom boldly declared his state a model for the nation Monday but said its leaders have failed to rein in the soaring cost of living and stem inequalities that are making it harder for people to achieve what he called the "California dream." "We face serious...

UK airport chaos highlights difficulty in stopping drones

Dec. 20, 2018 1:48 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When drones buzzing over the runway forced London's busy Gatwick Airport to shut down, many travelers wondered why it's so hard for authorities to stop such intruders. Shoot them down, some said. Jam their signals, others suggested. Experts say it's not that easy. Britain and the U.S....

Report faults safety failures, defects in Lion Air crash

Nov. 28, 2018 5:15 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Pilots fought against an automated system that pitched a Boeing jetliner's nose down repeatedly because of a faulty sensor until they finally lost control and plunged into the Java Sea last month, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. At a news conference, safety officials said...