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  • Disney CEO: ‘Last Jedi’ Not Changed Due to Fisher’s Death

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming “Star Wars” sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in “The Last Jedi” before her death following a heart attack in December. Iger said in an interview at a University of Southern California tech conference Thursday that Fisher “appears throughout” the film and her performance “remains as it was.” Iger says Disney is discussing “what […]

  • Car Stolen with 2 Toddler Boys Inside in Palm Springs Area

    CATHEDRAL CITY (AP) — Police in the Palm Springs area say a car has been stolen with a 1-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy inside who are now missing. Cathedral City police say the two brothers were in a Honda Accord that was stolen in Cathedral City on Thursday night. The boys were in their babysitters’ car when she stepped out for an errand and someone stole it. An Amber Alert has been issued for the white, four-door accord with […]

  • Sacramento Kings’ Ty Lawson Denies Violating DUI Probation

    DENVER (AP) — Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson has denied that he violated his probation in a Colorado drunken driving case by drinking and failing to complete community service. Lawson and his attorney Harvey Steinberg made the assertion Thursday during a brief appearance in a Denver courtroom. In addition, Steinberg said Lawson wanted a device that would randomly test him for alcohol consumption so he could prove he’s not drinking. The judge agreed and plans to hold a hearing […]

  • White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave “Obamacare” in place and move on to other issues if Friday’s vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes amid […]

  • California Supreme Court Expands Shoplifting Under Crime Law

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has expanded the list of crimes that could qualify as shoplifting under a voter-approved initiative that cut penalties for certain drug and property offenses. In a 5-2 ruling, the court said Thursday that shoplifting under Proposition 47 does not just refer to taking merchandise from a store. A majority of the court said it also includes other theft of property worth $950 or less. The decision came in the case of a […]

  • 17,000 AT&T Workers in California and Nevada Go on Strike

    NEW YORK (AP) — A union representing AT&T workers says about 17,000 employees in California and Nevada have gone on strike over a change in some of their job duties. The Communications Workers of America said they went on strike Wednesday morning. The union plans to file an unfair labor charge with the National Labor Relations Board. The workers install cable and phone service and work in call centers where customers can phone in with questions and problems. AT&T is […]

  • California State University Board Votes to Raise Tuition

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University’s governing board Wednesday approved the first tuition increase in six years for the system’s 23 campuses, drawing chants of opposition from students who said they’re already struggling to afford the cost of education. The board of trustees voted 11-8, approving a proposal that will increase undergraduate tuition by $270 for the 2017-18 school year. Current tuition is $5,472 a year. Chancellor Timothy White had urged the trustees to approve the increase, saying the […]

  • Voter Exhaustion in California

    In California, Democratic Voter Registration Climbing

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Democratic voter registration in California has climbed in the past two years while Republican registration has decreased, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Wednesday. The percentage of voters registered as Democrats increased roughly 1.5 percentage points to nearly 45 percent. Republican registration declined more than two percentage points to just under 26 percent. Nearly one in four California voters are registered with no party preference. Padilla’s report reflects registration data through Feb. 10. It reveals a […]

  • High Speed Rail Debate, Bill to Suspend Funding

    Judge Allows California High-Speed Rail Funding to Continue

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — A judge rejected opponents’ latest attempt to stall California’s $64 billion high-speed rail project Wednesday, but will consider their arguments before the state issues voter-approved bonds next month. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei ruled against a temporary restraining order sought by Kings County and other opponents. He set an April 19 hearing to consider a preliminary injunction, one day before the state anticipates selling a portion of the nearly $10 billion in bonds that voters […]