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World Nov 07U.S.: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics
The complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi government officials to recruit employees at the social media giant to look up the private data of Twitter accounts, including email addresses linked to…
Nation Oct 312 new California fires burn homes and send residents fleeing
The latest blazes erupted in the heavily populated inland region east of Los Angeles as strong, seasonal Santa Ana winds continued to blow with gusts of up to 60 mph.
Nation Oct 11Californians could face new power outages with winds moving south
The fire danger spread to Southern California on Thursday as raging winds moved down the state.
Nation Jul 03Navy SEAL acquitted of killing says he made ‘tactical, ethical, moral’ mistakes
Special Operator Edward Gallagher, who did not testify during his two-week court-martial, addressed the jurors a day after they acquitted him of murder, attempted murder and other counts stemming from an incident during a 2017 deployment to Iraq.
Nation Jun 21Medic in Navy SEAL case takes blame for killing Islamic State fighter
A special forces medic said he suffocated an Islamic State fighter in an act of mercy shortly after Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher stabbed him.
Nation May 31Lawyers for freed Navy SEAL want war crime case dismissed
Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher faces a murder trial in the death of an Islamic State prisoner.
Nation May 08California to ban pesticide said to harm child development
The pesticide is in a class of organophosphates chemically similar to a nerve gas developed by Nazi Germany before World War II.
Nation Apr 29California terror plot planned by Army veteran thwarted, officials say
A 26-year-old infantryman who served a combat stint in Afghanistan was arrested by federal agents Friday while finalizing plans to plant a bomb at a Nazi rally that had been scheduled Sunday in Long Beach.
Politics Apr 11WATCH: Avenatti charged with embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes
Attorney Michael Avenatti was indicted by a grand jury on a raft of additional charges following his arrest last month in New York.
Nation Mar 25U.S. attorneys charge Michael Avenatti with extortion and wire, bank fraud
U.S. prosecutors on two coasts have charged President Donald Trump critic and attorney Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud.