Latest California Attorney General's Office News

California subpoenas Amazon over worker safety in pandemic

Dec. 14, 2020 7:05 PM EST

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday asked a judge to order Amazon to comply with subpoenas his office issued nearly four months ago as part of an investigation into how the company protects workers from the coronavirus. Becerra said the online sales giant hasn't provided enough information on its...

A pedestrian walks past Pacers Showgirls International in San Diego, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. While California's new stay-at-home order has shut down restaurant dining, shuttered salons and kept church services outside, two strip clubs in San Diego are still welcoming patrons nightly, protected by a court order. San Diego County officials on Wednesday, Dec. 9, voted 3-2 to appeal the judge's ruling that has allowed Pacer Showgirls International and Cheetahs Gentleman's Club to stay open after the establishments sued the county and state over being ordered to close their doors. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

Strip club still open while California vows legal action

Dec. 14, 2020 3:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego strip club kept on offering live adult entertainment over the weekend despite a warning from California’s attorney general, who has vowed to take legal action if the business does not close to comply with the state’s stay-at-home order that was issued this month....

FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, nurse Danielle Smith shows indentations on her face while working in a COVID-19 unit at El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro, Calif. The COVID-19 vaccines are coming as the situation grows more dire by the day nationwide and in California, with the holiday season well underway. Priority will be to inoculate health care workers on the front lines of a pandemic that has infected more than 16 million people and claimed nearly 298,000 lives in the U.S. alone. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

The Latest: COVID-19 vaccine begins arriving in Canada

Dec. 13, 2020 8:47 PM EST

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the first of many freezer-packed COVID-19 vaccine vials have arrived in Canada. Trudeau tweeted a picture of them being taken off a plane. Canada’s health regulator approved the vaccine made by U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech last...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, to announce his health care team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden calls for action on virus as he introduces health team

Dec. 8, 2020 7:36 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday called for urgent action on the coronavirus pandemic as he introduced a health care team that will be tested at every turn while striving to restore the nation to normalcy. Biden laid out three COVID-19 priorities for his first 100 days in...

President-elect Joe Biden waves as he arrives at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Trump questions Pa. speaker on electoral votes

Dec. 7, 2020 9:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 9:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is continuing his futile appeal to battleground state lawmakers to subvert the votes of their constituents. The president has reached out twice to Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler, a...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra talks to reporters after a news conference at UCLA. President-elect Joe Biden has picked Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Becerra's big challenge: Vaccinating Americans against virus

Dec. 7, 2020 8:24 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In choosing Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, President-elect Joe Biden tapped a robust defender of the Affordable Care Act who will face questions about whether he possesses the health care and management experience needed to lead the massive effort to vaccinate a nation...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, flanked by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, right, answers a question during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. With President-elect Joe Biden tapping California's attorney general for his cabinet, Newsom now has the chance to pick California's next top prosecutor and its next U.S. Senator, power that could shape the state's politics for decades to come. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

With 2 open seats, Newsom may reshape California politics

Dec. 7, 2020 7:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Joe Biden’s White House win has made Gov. Gavin Newsom a California kingmaker. When the Democrat president-elect plucked a second California official for an administration post, he handed Newsom another opportunity to put his stamp on a generation of leadership in the...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses various issues during an interview with The Associated Press, in Sacramento, Calif. President-elect Joe Biden has picked Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Biden picks Xavier Becerra to lead HHS, coronavirus response

Dec. 7, 2020 11:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration's coronavirus response. Separately, Biden picked a Harvard infectious disease expert,...

ARCHIVO - En esta fotografía de archivo del 4 de diciembre de 2019, Xavier Becerra, procurador general de California, habla en una conferencia de prensa en Sacramento, California. (AP Foto/Rich Pedroncelli, archivo)

Biden picks Calif. AG Becerra to lead HHS, pandemic response

Dec. 6, 2020 9:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration's coronavirus response. Separately, Biden picked a Harvard infectious disease expert,...

AP Source: Biden to pick California AG Xavier Becerra to lead pandemic response as health and human services secretary

Dec. 6, 2020 6:37 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Source: Biden to pick California AG Xavier Becerra to lead pandemic response as health and human services secretary.