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Woman who killed pimp pardoned by California governor

Jul. 02, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned a former inmate who received a life sentence when she was a teenager for killing her former pimp. It's the final step in an official redemption that has spanned more than a decade and three governors of both...

Today in History: June 23, Nasser elected Egypt's president

Jun. 23, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2022. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 23, 1888, abolitionist Frederick Douglass received one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the...

PG&E pledges net-zero emissions by 2040, will keep using gas

Jun. 08, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility on Wednesday outlined a multi-decade plan that aims to more rapidly reduce to zero its net greenhouse gas emissions while still using natural gas to produce power. Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan is to take as much...

California attorney general will face Republican in November

Jun. 08, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s Democratic attorney general advanced to the November general election Tuesday and was on pace to face the Republican Party’s endorsed candidate in a state that overwhelmingly favors Democrats. Attorney General Rob Bonta, the only Democrat...

California bid to create legal drug injection sites advances

Jun. 01, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved a step closer Wednesday to creating sites where people could legally use drugs under supervision designed to save them from dying if they overdose, over the objections of opponents who said the state would be enabling dangerous and illegal activity. ...

California, New Zealand announce climate change partnership

May. 27, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top officials from California and New Zealand signed a pledge Friday agreeing to help fight climate change by sharing ideas and best practices, including how to put millions more electric vehicles on the road. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and New Zealand...

Californians could see mandatory water cuts amid drought

May. 23, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened Monday to impose mandatory water restrictions if residents don't use less on their own as a drought drags on and the hotter summer months approach. Newsom raised that possibility in a meeting with representatives...

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 lays out plan to drastically cut fossil fuel use

May. 10, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New homes built in California starting in 2026 need to be powered by all-electric furnaces, stoves and other appliances if California is to meet its ambitious climate change goals over the next two decades, according to a state pollution-reduction plan released Tuesday....

Telecom groups end fight against California net neutrality

May. 05, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Telecommunications industry groups on Wednesday ended their bid to block California's net neutrality law that prevents broadband providers from throttling service. In a federal court filing in Sacramento, the groups and California Attorney General Rob...