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California suspends some disability claims, citing fraud

Jan. 13, 2022 20:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After stealing the identities of death row inmates and even a sitting U.S. senator to make off with billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits during the pandemic, scammers have now moved on to impersonating doctors to dupe California officials into giving...

Today in History

Dec. 04, 2021 00:14 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2021. There are 27 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Dec. 4, 1942, during World War II, U.S. bombers struck the Italian mainland for the...

San Francisco philanthropist, chief of protocol dies at 88

Dec. 03, 2021 21:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, the long-reigning chief of San Francisco protocol and unofficial aide to 10 mayors, died Friday of complications from cancer. She was 88. The socialite died at her Stanford home, designer Stanlee Gatti confirmed to...

Roe 'settled' law? Justices' earlier assurances now in doubt

Dec. 03, 2021 07:53 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh convinced Sen. Susan Collins that he thought a woman’s right to an abortion was “settled law,” calling the court cases affirming it “precedent on precedent” that could not be casually overturned. ...

Feds block billions of public transit money for California

Nov. 11, 2021 14:41 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal government says California is ineligible for about $12 billion in public transit funding because of a long-running dispute over changes to the state's public pension law that the Biden administration recently determined are improper. ...

Proposed national marine sanctuary off California advances

Nov. 09, 2021 17:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal agency announced Tuesday that it is taking a step toward designating a new national marine sanctuary off the central California coast that would be named for the region's Indigenous people. The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine...

Navy launches ship named for gay rights leader Harvey Milk

Nov. 06, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy ship named for slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, who served four years in the Navy before being forced out, was christened and launched in San Diego Bay on Saturday. The replenishment oiler USNS Harvey Milk slid down the shipyard ways after a...

California's unemployment fraud reaches at least $20 billion

Oct. 25, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has given away at least $20 billion to criminals in the form of fraudulent unemployment benefits, state officials said Monday, confirming a number smaller than originally feared but one that still accounts for more than 11% of all benefits paid since the...