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California eyes penalties for oil companies' big profits

Dec. 05, 2022 20:22 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become the first state to fine big oil companies for making too much money, a reaction to the industry's supersized profits following a summer of record-high gas prices in the nation's most populous state. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his...

The women at the center of Harvey Weinstein's LA rape trial

Dec. 05, 2022 17:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors called 44 witnesses to make their case against Harvey Weinstein, but a jury's decision at his Los Angeles trial will hinge largely on the testimony of four: the women he is charged with raping or sexually assaulting, all known simply as “Jane Doe” in court. ...

New Mexico visits new political landscape in four-day trip

Dec. 02, 2022 15:57 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is traveling to a convention of Democratic governors in New Orleans on the heels of her reelection victory, with additional engagements in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Lujan Grisham's office announced Friday in a...

'Regret is not rape,' Weinstein lawyer says in closing

Dec. 01, 2022 22:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Harvey Weinstein at his Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial told jurors Thursday that prosecutors' case relies entirely on asking them to trust women whose testimony showed they were untrustworthy. “‘Take my word for it’ — five words...

ACLU sues city of Phoenix to stop sweeps of homeless camp

Dec. 01, 2022 15:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The ACLU of Arizona says it is suing the city of Phoenix in order to block resumed sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown that they say has displaced people and destroyed identification documents, prescription medications and other belongings. The ACLU says it...

Fentanyl's scourge plainly visible on streets of Los Angeles

Nov. 28, 2022 18:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a filthy alley behind a Los Angeles doughnut shop, Ryan Smith convulsed in the grips of a fentanyl high — lurching from moments of slumber to bouts of violent shivering on a warm summer day. When Brandice Josey, another homeless addict, bent down and blew a...

The Righting deciphers conservative media for outsiders

Nov. 28, 2022 09:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly six years into monitoring the content of conservative media outlets for his website and newsletter The Righting, Howard Polskin hasn't lost the capacity for surprise. Case in point: when Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential candidacy, and many of his...

Republican Kiley captures California US House seat

Nov. 22, 2022 19:53 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican Kevin Kiley, a state legislator who became a conservative favorite for his pointed and relentless criticism of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, captured a U.S. House seat Tuesday in northeastern California. With 83% of ballots counted, Kiley...

Feds offer $1B to keep California's last nuclear plant open

Nov. 21, 2022 15:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday announced preliminary approval to spend up to $1.1 billion to help keep California's last operating nuclear power plant running, even as officials turned down a request for financial aid to restart a closed nuclear plant in Michigan. ...

Writer-professor Lee Herrick named California poet laureate

Nov. 19, 2022 15:18 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Lee Herrick, a writer and professor based in Fresno with many published works, has been named California's poet laureate. Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Herrick on Friday, citing a body of work that “explores the diversity and vitality of the California...