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FILE - In this July 10, 1960, file photo, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts gestures during his meeting with California Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown in Los Angeles. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to know who is trying to sell his father's memorabilia related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Private letters and other items that had belonged to Edmund G.

Seller auctioning JFK docs from ex-California governor

Jan. 25, 2020 11:33 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to know who is trying to sell his father’s memorabilia related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Private letters and other items that had belonged to Edmund G. “Pat” Brown when he was governor are...

Doomsday Clock moves closest to midnight in 73-year history

Jan. 23, 2020 1:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The keepers of the Doomsday Clock on Thursday moved the symbolic countdown to global disaster to the closest point to midnight in its 73-year history, citing “existential danger” from nuclear war and climate change. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which was founded...

Sean de Guzman, center, chief of snow surveys for the California Department of Water Resources, checks the weight of a snow sample on a scale held by DWR's Ramesh Gautam, left, as DWR's Lauren Miller, background records the information during the first snow survey of the season at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The survey found the snowpack at 33.5 inches deep with a water content of 11 inches which is 97% of average at this location at this time of year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

December storms gave California a promising snowpack

Jan. 2, 2020 7:44 PM EST

PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — December storms gave California a promising snowpack despite a slow start, state water authorities said Thursday after conducting measurements to determine how much vital runoff can be expected to flow into reservoirs this spring. Statewide, the amount of water contained in...

Judge temporarily blocks California's forced arbitration law

Dec. 30, 2019 4:30 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new California law outlawing mandatory arbitration agreements that critics say can make it more difficult for workers to sue their bosses for sexual harassment. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller halted enforcement of the law,...

FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco. Gov. Newsom is wrapping up a first year highlighted by the bankruptcy of the country's largest utility, an escalating homelessness crisis and an intensifying feud with the Trump administration, along with record-low unemployment and a booming state economy producing a multi-billion-dollar surplus. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California's Gov. Newsom had 'baptism by fire' in 1st year

Dec. 30, 2019 1:11 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. Both soon became inescapable topics. PG&E filed for bankruptcy barely three weeks...