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    Suspect in Sacramento, Placer Counties Deputies’ Deaths Threatens Defense Attorneys

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — A suspect in the slaying of two local sheriff’s deputies threatened to kill his defense attorneys and had to be restrained after a judge ruled he can’t fire his lawyers. Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes and his wife, Janelle Monroy, face an October murder trial in the 2014 deaths of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Davis Jr. The Sacramento Bee reports that Bracamontes again told Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White he […]

  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20:  A protester holds a Not My President sign during an anti-Trump demonstration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th U.S. President later today.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Smashed Windows, Chaotic Confrontation Near Inauguration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have used pepper spray and made a number of arrests in a confrontation with protesters in downtown Washington, D.C. At one point, police gave chase to a group of about 100 protesters who smashed windows of downtown businesses including a Starbucks, Bank of America and McDonald’s as they denounced capitalism and Donald Trump. Police in riot gear used pepper spray from large canisters and eventually cordoned off the protesters. They say the demonstrators damaged vehicles, destroyed […]

  • An exterior of the state capitol is shown on January 5, 2006 in Sacramento, California. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his state of the state address in the Assembly Chambers of the state capitol today. In his speech, Schwarzenegger admitted to making mistakes with the special election and vowed to work with members of the Assembly and Senate and try to move California ahead in the year to come.  (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

    California’s Largest Public Employee Union Approves Contract

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Workers in California’s largest public-employee union have approved a tentative contract after months of negotiations. Spokesman Mike Roth confirmed Thursday that members of the Service Employees International Union Local 1000 had ratified the agreement reached in December. The Legislature must approve the contract before it can take effect. The Sacramento Bee previously reported that the 42-month contract includes a one-time bonus of $2,500 and cumulative raises of 11.5 percent. SEIU Local 1000 represents 95,000 administrative workers, […]

  • Detail photo of a cap and glove of a player from the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to facing the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Two LA Dodgers Security Guards Accused of Stealing Baseballs, Jerseys

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say two security guards at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium have been arrested and are accused of stealing equipment, baseballs and jerseys from the major league team to sell online. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says Juan DeDios Prada and Fernando Sierra pleaded not guilty to burglary and other charges Thursday. Prosecutors say the two security guards conspired with a third man, Jesse Luis Dagnesses, to steal baseball uniforms and other team merchandise to […]

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    California Capitol Trees Honoring Civil War Veterans Toppled by Wind

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — A windstorm has destroyed three historic trees planted at the California Capitol about 120 years ago to honor Civil War veterans. Gusts topping 50 miles-per-hour Wednesday night uprooted a tulip tree from the Five Forks, Virginia, battlefield and an American elm from President William McKinley’s tomb in Ohio. They fell like dominos, breaking off a box elder from the Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, battleground. The California State Capitol Museum says the tulip and box elder were among trees […]

  • LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 28:  Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis walks past fans holding Raiders signs as he arrives at a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV on April 28, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Davis told the committee he is willing to spend USD 500 million as part of a deal to move the team to Las Vegas if a proposed USD 1.3 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium is built by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Corp. and real estate agency Majestic Realty, possibly on a vacant 42-acre lot a few blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip recently purchased by UNLV.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Raiders File Papers to Move from Oakland to Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke with the Raiders. Sisolak is part of an 11-member panel that was appointed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to study plans for a proposal backed by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson’s company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., to build a domed stadium to lure the Raiders to town. The proposed 65,000-seat […]

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    FBI Investigating Threats to Jewish Centers

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities say they’re investigating threats to Jewish centers nationwide. A brief FBI statement Wednesday says it and the Justice Department’s civil-rights division are investigating “possible civil rights violations in connection with threats.” The statement from the agency’s Washington headquarters doesn’t characterize the threats. But the Anti-Defamation League the same day issued a statement citing “a series of bomb threats to Jewish community centers in at least 17 states.” The ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt adds about actual explosives […]

  • KENTFIELD, CA - MAY 08:  Butcher Richard Simpson cuts beef at Woodlands Meats on May 8, 2013 in Kentfield, California. With U.S. cattle and calf herds at their lowest levels since 1952 and corn feed prices on the rise, beef prices hit an all-time high this past week when the wholesale price of USDA cuts of beef topped $201.68 per 100 pounds, the highest price since October 2003.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    USDA Announces Stricter Animal Welfare Rules for Eggs, Meat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced by the Agriculture Department. The rule announced Wednesday is a victory for animal rights groups two days before President Barack Obama leaves office. The regulations will ensure that organically grown livestock have enough space to lie down, turn around, stand up and fully stretch their limbs. Poultry will have enough room to move freely and spread their wings. […]

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    Mother of Disabled Student Who Was Fed Bleach Sues District

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a Fresno special-education student who was given a bleach solution through her feeding tube is suing the school district for negligence and emotional distress. The Fresno Bee reported (http://bit.ly/2j8YwBX ) Tuesday that according to court documents filed last week, a 10-year-old student at Addicott Elementary was administered bleach through her feeding tube in September, leading to permanent damage to her trachea, esophagus, stomach and lungs. The complaint accuses the Fresno Unified School District […]