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California hiring slows in June; unemployment rate steady

Jul. 16, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hiring in California slowed down in June as employers tried to coax reluctant workers back into their pre-pandemic jobs before expanded unemployment benefits expire in September. California, the nation's most populous state, gained 73,500 jobs...

Today in History

Jul. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 13, the 194th day of 2021. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to be U.S....

California delays considering supervised sites for drug use

Jul. 06, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers will wait until next year to continue considering a bill that would give opioid users a place to inject drugs in supervised settings, the bill's author said Tuesday. State Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco,...

GOP's Cox: California should force homeless into treatment

Jun. 28, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — John Cox, a Republican candidate for California governor, said Monday that he would force homeless people into mental health or addiction treatment before providing them with housing as part of his effort to cut homelessness in half in five years. ...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 16, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 15 The Guardian on U.S. President Joe Biden, China and Europe: It is 50 years next month since Henry Kissinger embarked on the secret mission to Beijing that...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 8 The Montreal Gazette on anti-Muslim hatred in Canada: What happened in London, Ont. Sunday is sickening and heartbreaking. Three generations of a family went...

Probe ordered on California death row inmate innocence claim

May. 28, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday ordered an independent investigation into the conviction of death row inmate Kevin Cooper, who says he was framed for the stabbing deaths of four people, including two children, at a suburban Los Angeles home in 1983. ...

New head of largest state worker union won't back Newsom

May. 25, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The new president-elect of California’s largest state employee union said Tuesday that the influential organization won’t back Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s effort to fend off a likely recall election this fall. Richard Louis Brown said...

Top California rail official out in another project shakeup

May. 25, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's high-speed rail project lost a top leader this week without a replacement on tap, injecting fresh uncertainty into a project constantly in flux. Joe Hedges, the project's chief operating officer, left his job Monday, said rail...

Governor caught between key Democratic blocs on oil setbacks

May. 23, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set some of the nation's most ambitious goals for weaning his state off oil, including a ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035 and the end of oil production a decade later. But in the near term it's a...