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FRESNO, Calif. | Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

FRESNO, Calif. — Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist. In a photo taken at a Tuesday campaign event, a man standing beside … Continue reading FRESNO, Calif. | Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

WASHINGTON | GOP to Kavanaugh accuser: Reach deal or panel votes Monday

WASHINGTON— The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman rejected key conditions Friday that Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wants if she is to testify about her claim of sexual assault, and said his panel would vote Monday on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination without an agreement. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he was giving attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford until … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP to Kavanaugh accuser: Reach deal or panel votes Monday

SACRAMENTO, Calif | California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids’ meal at a California restaurant, you’ll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

California News: Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 347 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Arcadia) – Weights and measures: inspection: fees. AB 709 by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) – Sacramento Regional Transit District. AB 865 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) – Military personnel: veterans: … Continue reading California News: Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

SAN FRANCISCO | California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

SAN FRANCISCO  — Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie illegally plied doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world’s best-selling drugs, Humira, despite its potentially deadly complications, a California official said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit by the state’s insurance commissioner accuses the company of a far-reaching kickback scheme that led doctors … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

LOS ANGELES | SpaceX close to announcing 1st private moon flight passenger

LOS ANGELES — SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon. The identity of the traveler will be revealed at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, during an event Monday evening. SpaceX gave no details of the flight but said … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | SpaceX close to announcing 1st private moon flight passenger

WASHINGTON | The Latest: No indication GOP plans to delay Kavanaugh vote

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and an allegation of sexual misconduct against him (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have given no indication they plan to delay Thursday’s vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid an allegation of sexual misconduct from when he was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: No indication GOP plans to delay Kavanaugh vote