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Fentanyl's scourge plainly visible on streets of Los Angeles

Nov. 28, 2022 18:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a filthy alley behind a Los Angeles doughnut shop, Ryan Smith convulsed in the grips of a fentanyl high — lurching from moments of slumber to bouts of violent shivering on a warm summer day. When Brandice Josey, another homeless addict, bent down and blew a...

The Righting deciphers conservative media for outsiders

Nov. 28, 2022 09:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly six years into monitoring the content of conservative media outlets for his website and newsletter The Righting, Howard Polskin hasn't lost the capacity for surprise. Case in point: when Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential candidacy, and many of his...

Republican Kiley captures California US House seat

Nov. 22, 2022 19:53 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republican Kevin Kiley, a state legislator who became a conservative favorite for his pointed and relentless criticism of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, captured a U.S. House seat Tuesday in northeastern California. With 83% of ballots counted, Kiley...

Feds offer $1B to keep California's last nuclear plant open

Nov. 21, 2022 14:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday announced preliminary approval to spend up to $1.1 billion to help keep California's last operating nuclear power plant running, even as officials turned down a request for financial aid to restart a closed nuclear plant in Michigan. ...

Writer-professor Lee Herrick named California poet laureate

Nov. 19, 2022 15:18 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Lee Herrick, a writer and professor based in Fresno with many published works, has been named California's poet laureate. Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Herrick on Friday, citing a body of work that “explores the diversity and vitality of the California...

California governor set to release $1B for homelessness

Nov. 18, 2022 20:50 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom agreed to release $1 billion in state homelessness funding he testily put on pause earlier this month, but only if local governments agree to step up the aggressiveness of their plans going forward to reduce the number of unhoused people in...

Prosecution rests case at Harvey Weinstein sex assault trial

Nov. 17, 2022 22:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Los Angeles rested their case Thursday in the trial of Harvey Weinstein, who they allege raped two women and sexually assaulted two others. The move from Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson came after nearly four weeks of testimony from 44...

UC Board of Regents delays decision on UCLA move to Big Ten

Nov. 17, 2022 17:04 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting for Dec. 14 in Los Angeles to finalize a decision on UCLA's planned move to the Big Ten Conference. Regents set the date during a meeting in San Francisco on Thursday, the second...

Homelessness: Oregon's next governor focuses on vexing issue

Nov. 17, 2022 00:43 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Signs of the housing crisis in Oregon are widespread: cluttered tent encampments in city parks, and along bike trails and sidewalks, as well as people living in parked recreational vehicles. Sky-high property prices and a shortage of 111,000 housing units in...

Vehicle hits 25 LA County sheriff's academy recruits on run

Nov. 16, 2022 20:19 PM EST

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) — The driver of an SUV veered into the wrong lane and plowed through dozens of Los Angeles County sheriff’s academy recruits running in formation during a training exercise early Wednesday, injuring 25 of the cadets, authorities said. The most serious...