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Volkswagen reaches $1.2B settlement with dealers in scandal

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19:45:10 GMT

A top North Carolina legislator is warning that a judge likely will force Charlotte's mayor to release all videos chronicling an officer's fatal shooting of a black man last week unless she makes them... Police in Charlotte say they will release all of the dashcam and body camera video from the fatal shooting of a black man that sparked in riots in the city. The anguished mother of a man killed by police in a San Diego suburb said she could not believe her family left violence-wracked Uganda only to have her son shot to death in the United States.




Man killed by a car as he attempts to run across a busy Brisbane motorway

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:23:47 GMT

Can't shake the cough! Hillary Clinton chokes up at a rally just minutes before she's helped down a set of stairs by an aide as health woes continue to plague her Mom of boy, 14, breaks down as he appears in court accused of murdering his own father and shooting two six-year-olds at their elementary school Tulsa officer stands silently as her lawyer enters a not guilty plea to manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher one day after she claims she was deaf during deadly encounter Are these the worst wedding dresses EVER? From see-through bodices to thigh-grazing tutus, brides showcase their most outrageous gowns Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reach temporary deal that gives her physical custody of all six kids... as he agrees to monitored visits with a therapist Is the big one about to hit? Fears rise amid 'quake swarm' of more than 35 mini earthquakes just miles from ... (more)




California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheel

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:33:25 GMT

California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals. But, in a shift, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles said in a revision of draft regulations released late Friday that the most advanced self-driving cars would no longer be required to have a licensed driver if federal officials deem them safe enough.




California opens pathway for cars that lack steering wheel

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:33:24 GMT

California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals. But, in a shift, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles said in a revision of draft regulations released late Friday that the most advanced self-driving cars would no longer be required to have a licensed driver if federal officials deem them safe enough.




Former 'Power Rangers' actor pleads not guilty to murder

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:33:23 GMT

A former "Power Rangers" actor charged with stabbing his California roommate to death with a sword has pleaded not guilty to murder.




El Cajon police release video of fatal officer-involved shooting

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:25:59 GMT

A psychiatric emergency response team in El Cajon, California, was at another call but broke away and attempted to respond to the scene where police eventually faced off with Alfred Olango, Police Chief Jeff Davis told reporters. The PERT team didn't arrive until after the shooting, the chief said.




Donors pump nearly $390 million into California propositions

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:24:26 GMT

Supporters and opponents of California's 17 November ballot measures have raised nearly $390 million six weeks before the election, putting the state as close as $50 million shy of record initiative fundraising with some of the heaviest spending yet to come. Reports filed by political donors with the secretary of state's office before a Thursday campaign reporting deadline showed a whopping $389 million in contributions on hot-button issues including prescription drug pricing and hospital fees.




APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:05:21 GMT

In this Sept. 25, 2001 file photo, a crop dusting plane from Blair Air Service dusts cotton crops in Lemoore, Calif.




California wildfire destroys 8 homes, injures firefighter

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:36:41 GMT

28, 2016. A growing and destructive wildfire moved toward remote California homes in the ... .




Earthquake early warning system closer to reality for California

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:30:23 GMT

Doug Given, earthquake warning coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey, discusses the development of the earthquake early warning system in California, as Mark Ghilarducci, director of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, center, and Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, look on during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Rancho Cordova, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to develop a statewide earthquake early warning system in California, after devoting $10 million to the program in the state budget he signed this year.




California governor approves gender-neutral restrooms

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:35:30 GMT

A sign marking an all-gender restroom is seen at the new Golden 1 Center, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif.




6 of the worst train disasters in Southern California history

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:32:29 GMT

The Sept. 12, 2008 crash of a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train in Chatsworth which killed 25 and injured 135, prompted the transportation agency to install Positive Train Control, a system designed to automatically avert collisions, on all 341 miles of its tracks.




US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:15:53 GMT

A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed... SAN DIEGO - U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him. Then last year, he stopped reporting to immigration authorities as required under terms of his freedom and it's unclear whether the government made any attempt to find him.




Joyrider Vandalizes Death Valley

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:11:16 GMT

Miles of tire tracks left behind by someone out for a joyride mark the latest act of vandalism in California's Death Valley National Park. The tracks in the hottest, driest place on earth extend for about 10 miles, including looping patterns likely created by doughnuts from the sport utility vehicle's tires, on the fragile surface of the park's "Racetrack Playa."




Some tribes that operate casinos making it easier for unions

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:48:06 GMT

This June 8, 2006 file photo shows patrons at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino playing slot machines on the San Manuel Indian Reservation. A bill that could be adopted by the U.S. Senate this year would make it more difficult for labor unions to organize workers at Native American tribal businesses.




Suspect in abduction once called a hoax set to plead guilty

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:03:57 GMT

This undated file photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. Matthew Muller, a disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney, was set to plead guilty in a kidnapping case in California that police initially dismissed as a hoax, the U.S. Attorney's office said Wednesday, Sept.




California officer guns down 'mentally ill' Ugandan refugee in 'shooting stance'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:34:12 GMT

The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived at the scene where a mentally unstable man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday. It took police more than an hour to respond because of other calls, El Cajon Lt.