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Judge: California's women on boards law is unconstitutional

May. 16, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California’s landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said the law that would have required boards have up to three female directors by this year violated...

California Democratic supremacy tested by crime, inflation

May. 10, 2022 01:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats in many parts of the country are facing a potentially grim political year, but in California no one is talking about the liberal stronghold changing direction. California's largely irrelevant Republican Party could field only little-known candidates...

Big Ten's best defenses come out of spring in rebuild mode

Apr. 25, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

Coordinator changes and heavy player personnel losses made it a spring of uncertainty for the top Big Ten defenses. Start with Wisconsin, which has been in the national top five in total defense three straight years and lower than that just twice since 2014. The Badgers must replace...

Iowa QB Petras fighting for job after offense underperforms

Apr. 19, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — When a team is coming off a season in which it had one of the worst offenses in the nation, all options are open to fix it. For Iowa, that means opening the competition at quarterback. The battle this spring is between veteran starter Spencer Petras and Alex...

'You are worthy': Sen. Booker draws tears at Jackson hearing

Mar. 23, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

Sen. Cory Booker cut through a tense third day of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Wednesday with a speech on racial progress that drew tears from the nominee and held the rapt attention of colleagues. Booker, a Black Democrat from New...

Jackson heading for likely confirmation despite GOP darts

Mar. 23, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced down a barrage of Republican questioning Wednesday about her sentencing of criminal defendants, as her history-making bid to join the Supreme Court veered from lofty constitutional questions to attacks on her motivations on the bench. ...

Today in History

Mar. 22, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 22, the 81st day of 2022. There are 284 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On March 22, 1894, hockey’s first Stanley Cup championship game was played; home team Montreal defeated Ottawa,...

California cakewalk? No big-name rivals for Gov. Newsom

Mar. 11, 2022 21:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six months after winning a recall election that could have ousted him from office, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is in an enviable position as he revs up a reelection campaign that could give him a second four-year term. No top-tier competitor has...

California pipeline at issue after ExxonMobil's plan fails

Mar. 09, 2022 18:04 PM EST

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — The defeat of an ExxonMobil proposal to run thousands of truck trips a year in central California to transport oil from now-idled offshore platforms has intensified the focus on an even larger dispute: building a pipeline across the state to move the crude. ...

What to watch in Biden's 1st State of the Union address

Mar. 01, 2022 15:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden sat through many State of the Union speeches as a senator and vice president. On Tuesday night, he’ll deliver the address himself. But it comes at a challenging time for Biden, who is weighed down by public disapproval of his handling of the...