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California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Jun. 22, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats...

Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

Jun. 22, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal. The California Department of Public Health said 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs last year, but not...

Kyle Larson loves NASCAR, isn't headed to dirt tracks soon

Jun. 22, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Larson isn't jumping from NASCAR into full-time dirt track racing any time soon. Larson said Friday that he didn't mean to minimize his commitment to NASCAR this week when he expressed his plans to race full-time in the World of Outlaws sprint car series "before I'm 40." Larson...

NASCAR drivers relishing chance to conquer 3 road courses

Jun. 22, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — As a born-and-bred Northern Californian, Kyle Larson is quite familiar with the numerous twists and 11 turns on the vaunted Sonoma Raceway road course. That doesn't make him much better at navigating them in a stock car. "Turn 1 up through the hill, all the way basically through Turn...

Raiders sign undrafted free agent fullback Ryan Yurachek

Jun. 22, 2018 5:47 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Undrafted free agent fullback Ryan Yurachek has signed with the Oakland Raiders. The team announced his addition Friday, and Yurachek is likely to enter training camp as a backup on the depth chart. Keith Smith is the projected starting fullback for coach Jon Gruden's team. Smith,...

California man texted friend before care home murder-suicide

Jun. 22, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a Southern California adult-care facility was drunk and sent an apologetic text to a friend before he shot three developmentally disabled men, set the building ablaze and then used the gun to kill himself, according to investigation documents. The August 2016 fire at...

49ers signed OL Tomlinson to 3-year extension

Jun. 22, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson to a three-year contract extension through the 2021 season. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Tomlinson started 15 games for the 49ers at left guard last season. He was acquired from the Lions last summer. Detroit made...

California officials call for endangered listing for marten

Jun. 22, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A cat-sized, weasel-like animal whose habitat in forests along California's northern coast is under threat from marijuana cultivation should receive endangered species status, state fish and wildlife officials said. The Humboldt marten — a relative of minks and otters...

Sharks to buy out final year of defenseman Martin's contract

Jun. 22, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have placed defenseman Paul Martin on unconditional waivers with the intention to buy out the remaining season of the 14-year NHL veteran's contract. In announcing the decision Friday, general manager Doug Wilson credits Martin's leadership and character as being...

So much TV, so little summer: Amy Adams, Kevin Hart, Dr. Pol

Jun. 22, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fall television season is months away but that's no reason to stare moodily at a blank screen. In this era of peak TV, there are so many outlets and shows clamoring for your summertime attention that it can be as daunting as choosing between a mojito and a frozen daiquiri. The...