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Tiny California mouse wins Guinness award for longevity

Feb. 08, 2023 21:03 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A tiny California mouse now has a big title after winning a Guinness World record for longevity. A Pacific pocket mouse named Pat — after “Star Trek" actor Patrick Stewart — received the Guinness approval Wednesday as the oldest living mouse in human care at...

California health program successfully cut hospital visits

Feb. 08, 2023 20:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A five-year experiment aimed at improving care for some of California's most at-risk Medicaid patients — including homeless people and people with severe drug addictions — resulted in fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits that saved taxpayers an estimated...

'Ear Hustle' podcast co-host is free from San Quentin prison

Feb. 08, 2023 20:32 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-host of "Ear Hustle," the Pulitzer Prize-nominated podcast produced behind bars, was released from San Quentin State Prison on Wednesday, a year after California Gov. Gavin Newsom commuted his sentence. Rahsaan “New York” Thomas, 52, left the lockup...

California proposal would reinstate prisoners' voting rights

Feb. 08, 2023 18:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California voters could decide whether to reinstate voting rights to people in prison on felony convictions under a newly proposed constitutional amendment. It would be a major expansion of suffrage for incarcerated people if passed. California would join Maine...

California bill would protect native western Joshua tree

Feb. 08, 2023 18:44 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The western Joshua tree won't be listed as threatened — yet — as California’s Fish and Game Commission again delayed a decision Wednesday after a bill was proposed to provide protections to the native desert plant. The proposed legislation, the...

Earthquake recovery continues on Northern California coast

Feb. 08, 2023 11:17 AM EST

RIO DELL, Calif. (AP) — Humboldt County authorities have released the latest statistics on recovery from the December earthquake and aftershocks that struck the Northern California coast. Approximately 91 structures have been red-tagged as unsafe to occupy and more than 300...

LeBron's Cleveland era, as told by teammate Kevin Love

Feb. 08, 2023 07:52 AM EST

(Editor’s Note: Kevin Love is a five-time All-Star and former Cleveland teammate with LeBron James, who is set to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer. Love played four seasons with James and won the title with him in 2016, when the Cavaliers overcame a 3-1 deficit in the Finals to win...

3 dead in San Francisco; fentanyl overdoses suspected

Feb. 07, 2023 21:27 PM EST

GILROY, Calif. (AP) — Three men died and a fourth was hospitalized in Northern California after what authorities believe were fentanyl overdoses. Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in an unincorporated area near Gilroy just after 3 p.m. Monday to help...

Missouri man who killed 4 executed despite innocence claims

Feb. 07, 2023 19:59 PM EST

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man convicted of killing his live-in girlfriend and her three young children was executed Tuesday despite his claims that he was in another state when the killings occurred. Raheem Taylor, 58, was the third Missouri inmate put to death since...

California deputies shoot arson suspect after desert pursuit

Feb. 07, 2023 19:33 PM EST

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of arson was shot and killed by Southern California sheriff's deputies after leading authorities on a 30-mile (48-km) vehicle pursuit in the desert over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. Deputies responded Sunday following reports...