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Nation Mar 19Jury decides Roundup weed killer was major factor in man’s cancer
The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal court in San Francisco came in a lawsuit filed against Roundup's manufacturer, agribusiness giant Monsanto, which says studies have established that Roundup's active ingredient is safe.
Politics Mar 06Judge says citizenship question on census ‘threatens’ democracy
The Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census "threatens the very foundation of our democratic system" because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distribution of congressional seats,…
Nation Mar 01PG&E says its equipment is the ‘probable’ cause of California fire
The embattled utility company, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, said it's taking a $10.5 billion charge for claims connected to the fire.
Politics Feb 15Trump administration sued over policy of sending asylum seekers back to Mexico
The Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through immigration courts is being challenged in a federal court in San Francisco. A lawsuit filed Thursday by civil liberties groups claims the practice that took…
Nation Jan 30In hearing, judge accuses PG&E of putting profits ahead of wildfire safety
A U.S. judge berated Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Wednesday, accusing the nation's largest utility of enriching shareholders instead of clearing trees that can fall on its power lines and start fires and making "excuses" to avoid turning off…
Economy Jan 29California utility PG&E files for bankruptcy amid wildfire lawsuits
The nation's largest utility is trying to relieve itself of some of the billions of dollars in damages it could face as a result of California's devastating wildfires.
Nation Jan 14Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states
Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control pose "potentially dire" financial and public health consequences for 13 states and Washington, D.C., a U.S. judge said in a decision blocking the…
Nation Jan 11‘Substantial number’ of women could lose birth control coverage under rule, judge says
The changes set to go into effect on Monday would allow more employers, including publicly traded companies, to opt out of providing no-cost contraceptive coverage to women by claiming religious objections.
Nation Jan 07How a question over citizenship could affect the entire Census count
One expert said the question would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups.
Nation Nov 19Rain could complicate search for victims of California wildfire
About 1,000 names remain on a list of people unaccounted for more than a week after the fire began in Butte County about 140 miles north of San Francisco, authorities said.