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Nation Jul 17Lead paint suppliers to pay $305 million to settle California lawsuit
An appeals court in 2017 affirmed that lead paint is a public nuisance but ruled that the companies only would have to pay for cleaning up homes built before 1951, leading to the settlement.
Nation Jun 06Leaders of white supremacist prison gang charged in killings
A total of 16 Aryan Brotherhood members and associates are accused of running the criminal enterprise using contraband cellphones, encrypted chats, text messages, multimedia messages and email.
Nation Mar 30Judge blocks California’s high-capacity ammunition ban
High-capacity gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited home invasions where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker while in two other cases women…
Nation Mar 20National Guard to help protect California towns from wildfires
California is pulling the troops away from President Donald Trump's border protection efforts and devoting them to fire protection.
Nation Mar 13WATCH: California governor puts moratorium on executions
Gov. Gavin Newsom called the death penalty "a failure" that has discriminated against people who are mentally ill, poor or minorities.
Nation Mar 05WATCH: California won’t charge officers who killed Stephon Clark
Attorney General Xavier Becerra's announcement follows the Sacramento district attorney's finding this weekend that the two officers broke no laws when they shot 22-year-old Stephon Clark.
Nation Mar 02Sacramento cops who shot Stephon Clark won’t face charges
The two Sacramento police officers whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black man last year prompted nationwide protests will not face criminal charges, prosecutors announced Saturday.
Nation Jan 24Deadly 2017 California fire caused by privately owned electrical system, report concludes
The state's firefighting agency concluded that the fire started next to a residence. The agency did not find any violations of state law.
Nation Dec 05Paradise residents can begin to go home weeks after deadly blaze began
Evacuation orders were being lifted for all neighborhoods in the eastern side of the town of Paradise, where the fire that started Nov. 8 destroyed about 14,000 homes and killed at least 85 people, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said…
Nation Nov 11Rescues, not firefight prove emotional for firefighters
The fire that leveled the hillside town of Paradise, population 27,000, and claimed at least 23 lives, roared in so fast that for the first 24 hours, there was no firefight at all — just rescues.