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FILE - In this June 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump tours a section of the border wall in San Luis, Ariz. A federal appeals court has ruled against the Trump administration in its transfer of military money to build sections of the U.S. border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Appeals court: Trump wrongly diverted $2.5B for border wall

Jun. 26, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the Trump administration in its transfer of $2.5 billion from military construction projects to build sections of the U.S. border wall with Mexico, ruling it illegally sidestepped Congress, which gets to decide how to use the funds. In...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride-share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. California's attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies hire its drivers as employees. The maneuver comes after the state and three cities sued the companies in May, accusing them of misclassifying their workers in California as independent contractors, in the process depriving them of benefits full-time employees enjoy. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California wants judge to force Uber, Lyft to hire drivers

Jun. 24, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general and a group of city attorneys on Wednesday escalated their lawsuit targeting the business model of ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, announcing they will request a judge immediately compel the companies to hire their drivers as employees. The...

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, a sign alerts customers to a closed Walgreens pharmacy store following an overnight shooting in Vallejo, Calif. California's attorney general on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, is declining to independently investigate the fatal shooting of a man police say they thought was carrying a handgun in his waistband. He actually had a hammer. Sean Monterrosa was suspected of stealing from the San Francisco Bay Area pharmacy amid national protests when he was killed June 2. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

California attorney general won't examine killing by police

Jun. 24, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general declined Wednesday to independently investigate the fatal shooting of a man police say they initially thought was carrying a handgun in his waistband but actually had a hammer. Sean Monterrosa, 22, of San Francisco was suspected of stealing from a...

LA board seeks investigation after deputy fatally shot teen

Jun. 23, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called Tuesday for an independent investigation into the death of an 18-year-old who was shot by a sheriff’s deputy last week. Supervisors unanimously approved a motion asking the sheriff to provide the county’s inspector general...

FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.  Becerra on Monday, June 22, 2020, added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn't allowed because he determined that they violate a California law. That 2017 law is intended to guard against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California bans state-paid travel to Idaho over new laws

Jun. 22, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn’t allowed because he determined that they violate a California law. That 2017 law is intended to guard against discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020 file photo, a woman holds a sign at a protest over the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. California police chiefs stung by recent nationwide protests on Thursday, June 18, 2020 endorsed creating a way for agencies to end the careers of officers under certain circumstances, part of a package of reforms that also emphasizes diversity in hiring and a focus on police officers' mental health and fitness for duty. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California police chiefs call for weeding out bad officers

Jun. 18, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s police chiefs on Thursday endorsed a plan to more aggressively weed out bad officers who break the law or have a history of complaints. The California Police Chiefs Association also called for periodic checks to make sure officers are mentally stable, part of a...

FILE - In this June 6, 2020, file photo, a protester lies down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during a protest at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers have taken a first step toward banning police officers from placing their knees on the necks of people being detained in the type of chokehold used by a Minnesota police officer in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

The Latest: Oregon deputies accused of pinning child by neck

Jun. 18, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Lawsuit: Oregon boy, 12, pinned to ground by deputies with knee to his neck. — Denver officer won't be prosecuted in fatal shooting of black man. — Utah lawmakers vote to ban knee-to-neck chokeholds by police. — University of Florida ending “gator bait”...

FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra on Monday, June 15, 2020, called for California to create a way to end the law enforcement careers of police officers who engage in serious misconduct, along with other changes in tactics and training in the wake of weeks of national protests over police brutality. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California attorney general joins calls for police reforms

Jun. 15, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday called for California to create a way to end the law enforcement careers of police officers who engage in serious misconduct, along with other changes in tactics and training in the wake of weeks of national protests over police brutality....

This undated photo provided by the family of Robert Fuller via Najee Ali shows Robert Fuller, who was found dead Wednesday, June 10, 2020, hanging from a tree in Poncitlán Square, in Palmdale, Calif. (Courtesy of Robert Fuller Family via AP)

Feds to review cases into hanging deaths of 2 black men

Jun. 15, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities will review local investigations into the hanging deaths of two black men in Southern California to determine whether federal law was violated, officials said Monday. Local authorities have said there is no evidence of foul play in the deaths of Robert Fuller in...

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Justices reject Trump bid to void California sanctuary law

Jun. 15, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s bid to throw out a California immigrant-sanctuary law that limits local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The justices’ order leaves in place lower court rulings that upheld the law....