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Masked people walk past a boarded up Old Navy clothing store on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in San Francisco. While much of California moves swiftly to reopen things like hair salons under Gov. Gavin Newsom's guidance, the San Francisco Bay Area is continuing to keep the brakes on. Some health officials are questioning whether the state is taking enough time to assess the effects of reopening things like stores before jumping ahead to broader re-openings, risking a surge in infections. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Too soon for data, California reopens more businesses

May. 27, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has crafted himself as a data-driven governor, letting the facts dictate what has been a largely cautious approach to public safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now some California health officials are wondering if that's still the case as he moves rapidly...

FILE - In this April 20, 2020, file photo, Assemblyman Bill Brough, R-Dana Point, speaks at the start of an oversight hearing at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Officials stripped Brough, a lame-duck California state lawmaker, of his duties Wednesday, May 27, 2020, after investigators found that he twice sexually harassed women. Brough did not immediately return telephone and emailed messages to his offices. He previously called the claims politically motivated.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

California GOP lawmaker loses duties after harassment found

May. 27, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials removed a lame-duck California state lawmaker from his committee assignments on Wednesday after investigators found that he twice sexually harassed women, including by insinuating that he could help one politically if she went home with him. The state Assembly's...

Indians wearing face masks as prevention against the coronavirus walk past a roadside bookshop in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For a seventh consecutive day India reported a record single-day jump in new virus cases. India has been easing its lockdown, with domestic flights resuming Monday at a fraction of normal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

May. 27, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with another...

FILE — In this June 13, 2019 file photo, Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, left, chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee is congratulated by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Lakewood, after the Assembly approved the state budget in Sacramento, Calif. On Tuesday, May 26, 2020 the Assembly will meet as a

California Assembly slams governor's proposed budget cuts

May. 26, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly slammed Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal on Tuesday, criticizing his proposed cuts to public education, health care and environmental protections during a rare meeting that allowed them to question the administration directly. Few state lawmakers used...

Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

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Hundreds protest in Sacramento against stay-at-home order

May. 23, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters rallied outside the state Capitol on Saturday to protest against California's stay-at-home orders even as residents entered the Memorial Day weekend with newly expanded options for beachgoing, barbecuing and shopping. The rally to demand that Gov. Gavin...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo, unionized hospitality workers wait in line in a basement garage to apply for unemployment benefits at the Hospitality Training Academy in Los Angeles. California's unemployment rate nearly tripled in April because of the economic fallout from coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California's April jobless rate higher than Great Recession

May. 22, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate nearly tripled to 15.5% in April as the nation's most populous state lost more jobs in one month from the coronavirus than it did during the Great Recession a decade ago, state data released Friday showed. Just two months ago, California was...

The Latest: Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures

May. 21, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three...

Miguel Colio cleans tables at the Goldfield Trading Post restaurant in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday May 20, 2020. Sacramento is expecting to receive state approval for customers to dine in this week. Goldfield is expected to reopen Friday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Most California counties get state OK for faster reopening

May. 21, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California moves through its methodical four-step process for reopening, some counties are pushing the boundaries by bypassing the state’s orders or refusing to enforce rules against businesses that reopen without state permission. Tulare County, in the middle of the...

Yvonne Wright shops for shoes at Brown's Shoe Fit Co. Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Visalia, Calif. Tulare County's board of supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to move further into the state's four-stage reopening plan than is allowed. That means nearly all businesses and churches could reopen, though county officials said businesses should adhere to state guidelines on social distancing and other health measures. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Most California counties now approved for faster reopening

May. 21, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California moves through its methodical four-step process for reopening, some counties are pushing the boundaries by bypassing the state's orders or refusing to enforce rules against businesses that reopen without state permission. Tulare County, in the middle of the state's...