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Nation Aug 24California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson
The California Supreme Court has overturned the 2005 death sentence for Scott Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife but upheld his 2004 murder conviction.
Nation Aug 21Golden State Killer sentenced to multiple life sentences for 26 rapes, slayings
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman on Friday said 74-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo will die in prison for his guilty pleas to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges between 1975 and 1986.
Nation Aug 17Victims tell of trauma, healing in Golden State Killer case
Nearly three-dozen victims or survivors plan to tell their stories before the man known as the Golden State Killer is formally sentenced to life in prison.
Nation Aug 149th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity gun magazines
The panel's majority ruled Friday that the law banning magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the constitutional right to bear firearms. Gun groups call it a huge victory, while opponents say the ruling is dangerous.
Nation May 28The cost of redacting police body cam footage must be paid by governments, court rules
Governments must bear the costs of redacting police body camera video before making it public, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that was hailed by media organizations and will be costly for cities and counties.
Politics May 03Reade: ‘I didn’t use sexual harassment’ in Biden complaint
Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her 27 years ago, says she filed a limited report with a congressional personnel office that did not explicitly accuse him of sexual assault or harassment.
Health May 01Most enlistees not eligible to join California Health Corps
Two-thirds of the 93,000 people who volunteered for Gov. Gavin Newsom's California Health Corps lacked valid medical licenses, the most basic requirement.
Economy Mar 20PG&E reaches bankruptcy deal with California governor
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Pacific Gas & Electric have reached a deal for the nation's largest utility to emerge from bankruptcy triggered by massive liabilities from wildfires.
Nation Mar 17Most California schools likely out until the fall, governor says
Nearly all the state’s schools have already shut down as the most populous state tries to stop the spread of the virus, and the rest will soon, he said.
Nation Feb 05California governor pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative
Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963.