Politics

California Democrats want some businesses to fork over half tax-cut savings to state

Calling the Trump administration’s tax reform plan a “middle-class tax increase,” two California lawmakers proposed a bill that would force some businesses to fork over half of their savings to the state.

United States

No Texas probes involving California torture suspects

An official in Texas says authorities there had no reports involving the couple charged in California with shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children.

United States

'Horror house' mom wanted to be a reality TV star: brother

California mom from hell Louise Turpin wanted to add a 14th child to her brood — so she could land a TV reality show and make money, according to a new report.

United States

California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopens

California transportation officials say a key coastal highway swamped by deadly mudslides has reopened after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region.

United States

Cops may bring in cadaver dogs to search for possible remains of other children at Calif. 'house of horrors'

Homicide detectives could use cadaver dogs to sniff for the remains of other children in the suburban California "house of horrors," according to a report.

United States

California mudslides death toll rises after woman's body is found

The body of a Montecito woman was found Saturday, authorities said, raising the death toll of the Southern California mudslides to 21.

United States

Charles Manson supporter Leslie Van Houten denied parole again by California governor

The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life.

United States

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to retire in June

After more than 40 years on the force, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck plans to retire.

United States

California Dems propose surcharge on businesses to fund social programs

Lawmakers from California have proposed a bill that would compel companies making more than $1 million to turn over half their tax-cut savings to the state in order to fund programs that support low-income and middle-class families.

United States

Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

The governor of California has again denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson.

United States

The Latest: US 101 near reopening after California mudslide

The Latest on the aftermath of a mudslide in California (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say the key highway along the California coast has been cleared of debris and is a few days from reopening after a massive mudslide.

United States

'Healthy' puppies found in California 'house of horrors' up for adoption

Two dogs found at the California “house of horrors” are being auctioned off to be adopted together.

Politics

California's bullet train (and biggest boondoggle) is over budget by billions

It’s billions of dollars over budget and seven years behind schedule, and appears to have no plausible way of living up to its goal of getting riders across the state in three hours or less.

World

6.3-magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico's Gulf of California

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California.

United States

California community rallies behind 13 victims in 'house of horrors' case

A display of flowers, balloons and stuffed animals is growing outside the California home of the 13 children alleged to have been shackled and tortured by their parents as their community is rallying behind the victims.

United States

Things to know about California parents accused of torture

A California couple has pleaded not guilty to allegations they tortured a dozen of their children, kept them chained to beds for months and starved them so much that their growth was stunted and their muscles atrophied.

United States

California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

California prosecutors say a couple starved 12 of their 13 children to the point that their growth was stunted and a 29-year-old daughter weighed just 82 pounds.

Politics

Illegal immigrant accused of stabbing stranger in neck at California market had been deported seven times

The man accused of an “unprovoked and brutal stabbing” at a market in California last month is an illegal immigrant with a criminal record who had been previously deported seven times, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman tells

Sport

Arizona overcomes slow start, cruises past California

Deandre Ayton leads Wildcats with 20 points and 11 rebounds

United States

Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.

United States

College student in US illegally free after weeks in custody

A University of California, Berkeley student has been released after nearly three weeks in an immigration facility near the U.S.-Mexico border.

United States

Northern California police refuse to cooperate in upcoming ICE raids: report

Law enforcement officials from Northern California are refusing to cooperate with federal officials in a planned operation to conduct a major sweep of more than 1,500 illegal immigrants, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

United States

Elvis impersonator hopes children from house of horrors to find strength in each other: report

The Las Vegas Elvis impersonator who renewed the wedding vows three times for the couple who allegedly held their 13 children captive said in an interview Tuesday that he was physically sick when he learned about the news reports, but was heartened by the

United States

Multi-state meth, pot ring involving the US mail is busted

Two suspected leaders of a multi-state drug trafficking ring have been charged for their role in the operation, as investigators said the pair sent hundreds of pounds of crystal meth and marijuana through the US Postal Service.

United States

Vandals suspected after 200,000 honeybees killed, 100 hives destroyed in California

An estimated 200,000 honeybees were reportedly killed Saturday in California when vandals, in what’s being called a “senseless act,” doused them with diesel fuel.

United States

UC-Berkeley faces lawsuit over violent rioting at free-speech event

Four people have filed suit against the University of California, Berkeley after allegedly being assaulted last year outside of an on-campus appearance by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos – raising concerns that this type of legal action co

United States

Suspect charged with murder in college student's killing

Prosecutors plan to announce charges in the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student found buried in a Southern California park.

United States

The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student's killing

The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 8:44 a.m.

United States

'New California' movement seeks to divide the Golden State in half

Two men have launched a campaign to divide rural California from the coastal cities, motivated by what they referred to as a “tyrannical form of government,” that doesn’t follow the state or federal constitution, the San Francisco Chron

Politics

DOJ to appeal San Fran DACA ruling, will ask Supreme Court to end program

The Justice Department on Tuesday said it plans to appeal a lower-court ruling that blocked the Trump administration from ending an Obama-era program aimed at shielding immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation.

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