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Top court mulls California law on anti-abortion facilities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tackles a dispute over whether a California law requiring Christian-based facilities that counsel pregnant women against abortion to post signs disclosing the availability of state-subsidized abortions and birth control violates their right to free speech.


California regulator proposes to regulate Uber like tour buses, limos

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California regulator issued a proposed decision on Monday classifying Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] as the same type of transportation as limousines and tour buses, a finding that could change how the ride-hailing company is regulated in its home state.

Turpin kids are out of the hospital

The minor children of David and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive and torturing 12 of them, are now in two foster homes, a source close to the investigation said Monday.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Can Californians Drive Less?

Monday: Cities divided over recreational marijuana, a church for the Instagram era and a ban on reading while walking.


U.S. top court mulls free speech fight over 'crisis pregnancy centers'

(Reuters) - The Pregnancy Care Clinic in the Southern California city of El Cajon offers a host of services for pregnant women including ultrasound exams, prenatal vitamins and maternity clothes. There is one major exception: abortion.

Michael Flynn to appear at California congressional candidate's event

Michael Flynn is back on the campaign trail -- this time for a California congressional candidate.

California appoints an undocumented immigrant to a state post

Lizbeth Mateo seems to be a woman that's going places. She was the first person in her family to go to college. She has a law degree, and her own firm in metro Los Angeles. She was just appointed to a California state senate committee.

California Today

California Today: California Today: A Case Against Cuts to Public Pensions

Friday: Joan Baez on retirement, a former reporter now homeless and the death of a retail mecca

Real Estate and Housing (Residential)

Who’s Greener? California Housing Plan Splits Would-Be Allies

Legislation would allow more home building along transit routes to reduce gas-guzzling commutes. Some who support the goal have denounced the method.


The Prom-Like Intensity of High School Folklórico

In the Central Valley in California, high school students gathered for Danzantes del Valle: High School Show Offs, an annual event defined by passion and tradition.

Teacher accidentally fires gun and injures student

A teacher accidentally discharged a firearm while teaching a public safety class, injuring one student at a Northern California school on Tuesday, police said.

Couple killed in crash while fleeing immigration agents

A couple was killed in a crash while trying to flee from federal immigration agents in California, police said.

California student: Parkland inspired us

CNN's Stephanie Elam speaks to Ben Ramirez, a California high school student who participated in a series of nationwide walkouts to demand stricter gun laws.

Trump, Donald J

Trump, Pressured to Criticize Russia for Poisoning, Leaves Comment to Aides

The president, who was visiting California before heading to Missouri, came under pressure to join a NATO ally, Britain, in taking action in response to the attack on its soil.


Republicans sound the alarm about Democratic fervor

SACRAMENTO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican state senators in California gathered in Sacramento late last month for what amounted to an intervention.

Teacher accidentally fires gun and injures student in California

A teacher accidentally discharged a firearm while teaching a public safety class, injuring one student at a Northern California school on Tuesday, police said.


Trump on Twitter (March 13) - Mike Pompeo, Rex Tillerson, California

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.

United States Politics and Government

In California, Trump Attacks Jerry Brown and ‘Sanctuary Policies’

In his first visit as president to California, President Trump attacked the Democratic governor and called on Congress to punish jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Trump's visit reveals a California GOP in crisis

Rex Tillerson, Russia, California: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.


In California, Trump examines Mexico border wall designs

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump toured the U.S. border with Mexico on Tuesday and examined eight styles of walls, prototypes for the barrier he promised to build to keep out illegal immigrants and drugs.


Halep beats Wang to reach Indian Wells quarter-finals

(Reuters) - World No.1 Simona Halep overcame a sluggish start to beat Wang Qiang 7-5 6-1 at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday and book a quarter-final against Petra Martic in the California desert.

Video shows police helicopters collide

Newly released National Transportation Safety Board video shows two police helicopters collide in Pasadena, California, in 2012.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Meet L.A.’s New Design Czar

Tuesday: The authorities brace for protest, an intense snowfall hits Sierra Nevada, and a new statue commemorates agricultural guest workers.


With immigration on his mind, Trump heads to California

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will bring a tough message on illegal immigration to California on Tuesday, taking aim at "sanctuary cities" in his first visit in office to the heavily Democratic state that has served as a base of resistance to many of his policies.

Demonstrators in California protest Trump's upcoming visit

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered full-throated support for special counsel Robert Mueller and defended his investigation into Russian election meddling as it weathers criticism in an interview with USA Today published Monday.


A Visit Behind the Lines: President Trump Heads to California

Mr. Trump is making his first visit as president to California at a time of extraordinary tensions between these two governments.


Federer cruises past Krajinovic at Indian Wells

(Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer needed less than an hour to dispatch Filip Krajinovic at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Monday, mixing overpowering serves and pinpoint groundstrokes to advance to the fourth round of the tournament.


Trump to raise $5 million in California for re-election bid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will raise about $5 million for his prospective re-election campaign in 2020 and for the Republican National Committee at a fundraising event in Los Angeles on Tuesday, a party official said on Monday.

California Today

California Today: California Today: ‘We Are Focusing on Bridges, Not Walls,’ Brown Says to Trump

Monday: President Trump is visiting SoCal, Gavin Newsom fights his “Davos Democrat” image, and a Hispanic community center defies the rain.


Talk of Trump-Kim summit raises hopes for son of detained American

(Reuters) - The planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has raised a California son's hope that a meeting will lead to the release of his father, held nearly a year by the reclusive state, the son said on Sunday.


Djokovic suffers 'weird' loss to qualifier at Indian Wells

(Reuters) - Novak Djokovic produced a puzzling performance as the former world number one lost to Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel in the second round at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Sunday.

They are the veterans home shooting victims

The three women killed in a standoff at a Northern California veterans home Friday were dedicated to helping former and current military service members with mental health issues. Jennifer Golick, 42, Christine Loeber, 48, and Jennifer Gonzales, 29, were employees of The Pathway Home, a counseling service for veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that operates at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.

Here's how the standoff started that left an officer dead

Before a suspect in the shooting of a California officer was accused of murder, before he barricaded himself in an apartment in a deadly overnight standoff, he was an alleged reckless driver.


California man arrested for killing one police officer, wounding another

(Reuters) - A California man was arrested Saturday after a 15-hour standoff with a police SWAT team and charged with killing one police officer and wounding another, authorities said.

Trump on Maxine Waters: She is 'very low IQ' ...

President Donald Trump mocked California Rep. Maxine Waters during a freewheeling speech Saturday night, saying she had a "very low IQ."

Victims of veterans home shooting lived 'to serve others'

The three women killed in a standoff at a Northern California veterans home Friday were dedicated to helping former and current military service members with mental health issues.

The suspect is barricaded in a Pomona, California, apartment after fatally shooting one officer and wounding another, officials say

A standoff between police and an armed suspect that killed one officer and wounded another remains underway Saturday morning in Pomona, California, near Los Angeles, more than 12 hours after it began.


Gunman in deadly California siege was decorated veteran treated for PTSD

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - Details emerged on Saturday about a decorated former U.S. serviceman who took three women hostage at a California veterans home where he had undergone treatment for PTSD, in a standoff that ended when police found him and his captives dead.

California officer dead as standoff continues

A standoff between police and an armed suspect that resulted in one officer's death and the wounding of another remains underway in Pomona, California, near Los Angeles.


Tennis: Teenager Auger-Aliassime beats Pospisil in all-Canada battle

(Reuters) - Teenage qualifier Felix Auger-Aliassime scored a superb 6-2 7-6(4) first-round victory over fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Friday.


Tennis: Vickery upsets third seed Muguruza at Indian Wells

(Reuters) - American qualifier Sachia Vickery completed an astonishing comeback to stun third seed Garbine Muguruza 2-6 7-5 6-1 in a second-round win at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Friday.

Gunman and victims ID'd in deadly standoff at veterans home

A former client at the Veterans Home of California and three women he held hostage during an apparent hourslong standoff on Friday have been found dead, authorities said.

Yountville (Calif)

Gunman and 3 Hostages Found Dead at California Veterans Home

The bodies were found at the home in Northern California hours after the gunman had fired at a deputy, the authorities said.


Gunman and three hostages found dead at California veterans home

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - Three women and a gunman who held them hostage at a California veterans home were found dead late on Friday, bringing a tragic end to an all-day standoff with police at the sprawling facility, authorities said.

3 women, gunman dead after hostage situation

After an apparent hourslong standoff between police and a gunman, three women were found dead at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, Chris Childs, assistant chief of the California Highway Patrol's Golden Gate Division, told reporters.


Tennis: Kvitova beats Putintseva in marathon match at Indian Wells

(Reuters) - Petra Kvitova survived a marathon second-round match against Dulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan to emerge with a 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 6-4 at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Friday.


Gunman holed up at California veterans home with three hostages

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - A gunman who once served in the U.S. military opened fire on Friday inside a California home for disabled and aging war veterans, where he took three hostages and was holding police at bay as negotiators sought to make contact with him for several hours, authorities said.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Can’t Stop the Sanctuary Movement

A Supreme Court case from the ’90s clearly establishes California’s right to stay out of federal deportation efforts.


Gunfire and hostages taken at California veterans home: media

(Reuters) - The California Highway Patrol was responding on Friday to an incident at a veterans' home in Napa Valley after local media said there were reports of shots fired and a hostage situation.

A gunman opened fire and has taken hostages at the Veterans Home of California, authorities say

There is an active shooter and a hostage situation at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, the California Highway Patrol reports on Twitter.


Police respond to shots-fired report at California veterans' home

(Reuters) - The California Highway Patrol was responding on Friday to an incident at a veterans' home in Napa Valley after local media said there were reports of shots fired and a possible hostage situation.

Sexual assault survivor creates specialized yoga to heal

During her senior year at the University of California, Irvine, Zabie Yamasaki was sexually assaulted by a stranger.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Is the Long-Looming Pension Crisis Already Here?

Friday: David Crane on pension solutions, more jousting between President Trump and California leaders, and a proposal to raise the minimum gun age.


Second inmate in a week walks out of federal prison camp in California

(Reuters) - An inmate convicted of selling drugs walked out of a federal minimum security prison camp in California on Thursday, the second prisoner to flee the facility this week and at least the 10th over the last two years, police and local media reported.

Opinion: Jeff Sessions' 'problem' with California is bogus

"We have a problem." That is what Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a gathering of law enforcement officers in California on Wednesday, in announcing that the Trump administration was suing the state over its so-called sanctuary laws. Federal immigration law, Sessions emphasized, is the supreme law of the land. "But California, we have a problem," he said. "A series of actions and events have occurred here that directly and adversely impact the work of our federal officers."

Illegal Immigration

‘I Am a Pawn’: Trump’s Immigration Fight With California Squeezes Those Caught in the Middle

Companies and law enforcement agencies in California carefully tread between federal laws devised to catch undocumented workers and new state laws meant to protect them.


Trump criticizes Oakland mayor as 'disgrace' over immigrant warning

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Oakland, California, mayor on Thursday for alerting her community to a pending immigration raid, saying her actions prompted federal scrutiny.


Home Depot in $27.84 million California hazardous waste, privacy settlement

(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc agreed to pay $27.84 million to settle charges by California's attorney general that it illegally disposed of hazardous waste in that state and threw out customer records without first rendering personal information unreadable.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Peter Thiel Is Leaving Silicon Valley. Will Others?

Thursday: Backlash against Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s visit, San Francisco is sinking, and wild turkeys stir divisions in the East Bay.


Osaka too strong for Sharapova in California

(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova lost her second consecutive first round match with a 6-4 6-4 defeat to Japan's Naomi Osaka at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Wednesday.

The anti-Trump fight California wants

When the Trump administration declared war on California with a lawsuit challenging sanctuary state policies this week, it played right into the hands of Kevin de León -- and virtually every other Golden State Democrat running for higher office.


Teenager Anisimova posts first top-level victory

(Reuters) - American teenager Amanda Anisimova recorded her first top-level victory with a 6-2 6-2 thrashing of Pauline Parmentier at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Wednesday.

Illegal Immigration

Sessions Targets California Immigrants Using a Ruling That Protected Them

The principle of federal supremacy over immigration established in a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the Obama administration could help the Trump Justice Department advance a different goal.


Original Alcoholics Anonymous manuscript heads to auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The original manuscript that launched what became Alcoholics Anonymous will be auctioned off after nearly a year of legal wrangling, a California auction house said on...


In Immigration Speech, Jeff Sessions Scolds California: ‘We Have a Problem’

The attorney general announced a suit claiming the state’s immigrant-protection laws violated federal law, while Gov. Jerry Brown struck back in his own appearance.

California governor taunts Sessions and Trump: 'Mueller is closing in'

California Gov. Jerry Brown fired back at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump on Wednesday after their lawsuit challenging the state's immigration laws, calling the administration "full of liars" and repeatedly referencing the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election.


California governor says Trump administration waging war against state

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump's administration of declaring war on the most populous U.S. state, after the Justice Department sued to stop policies that protect illegal immigrants against deportation.

'How dare you': Sessions scolds mayor during immigration speech

During a speech on California's immigration policies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticized Oakland Major Libby Schaaf, saying "How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of law enforcement to promote an open borders agenda."

Analysis: 8 'wow' moments in Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

Late Tuesday night, porn star Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) sued President Donald Trump in California court -- alleging that he never actually signed a "hush agreement" over an alleged sexual relationship between the two, making the agreement null and void.


Sessions blasts California after filing U.S. immigration suit

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, escalating the Trump administration's rhetoric against the most populous U.S. state, accused California on Wednesday of obstructing federal immigration enforcement efforts and vowed to stop the state's defiance.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Why This Year’s Low Snowpack Doesn’t Indicate a Drought

Wednesday: The reservoirs are in good shape, Jeff Sessions teases a sanctuary city announcement, and Democrats put up more House candidates.

Trump administration to sue California over immigration

After nearly a year of threats, the Trump administration will take its most aggressive step to date against a familiar target of its ire: California and its immigration policies.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Administration Sues California Over Immigration Laws

Three state laws make it impossible for federal immigration officials to deport criminals born outside the United States, the Justice Department said in a lawsuit.


U.S. Justice Department sues California over 'sanctuary' policies

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department sued the state of California over so-called "sanctuary" policies that try to protect illegal immigrants against deportation, ramping up a confrontation over whether local police should enforce federal law.


They Were Fans of the Chef. Now They Run His Restaurant.

The cuisine of India’s best-known chef, Sanjeev Kapoor, is being brought to California by a couple with no culinary experience but plenty of passion.

California Today

California Today: California Today: The East L.A. Walkouts, 50 Years Later

Tuesday: Students get a history lesson as they prepare their own protests, a committee that could kill the Qualcomm takeover bid, and a Museum of Selfies.

Analysis: This small California city symbolizes the new America

If recent population trends continue at their current pace, it's likely that by Election Day this November, minorities will constitute the majority of the population in the Congressional District centered on this prospering small city in Orange County about an hour south of Los Angeles.

Schiff calls for Nunberg to testify in House Russia investigation

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Monday that the House panel needs to interview former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg as part of its Russia investigation.


Call for more women speakers spurs rival California cyber security conference

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cyber security professionals from companies including Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc announced on Monday a small alternative to Dell Inc's [DI.UL] RSA Conference after criticizing the major industry gathering for scheduling just one female keynote speaker.

California Today

California Today: California Today: An Oscars Roundup You Can Read in 3 Minutes

Monday: “The Shape of Water” wins best picture, avalanches slam California resorts, and that other award show you might have missed.

Prefabricated Buildings

Prefab Finds a Home in Fire-Ravaged Neighborhoods of California

Some residents — who can afford it — are choosing the speed of the prebuilt home rather than enduring the hassle of building from scratch.


Nine California students hospitalized in possible opioid overdose

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Nine students from the University of California, Santa Barbara suffered an apparent mass overdose of prescription opioids at a party and were taken to a local hospital, police said on Friday.


Film producer convicted in U.S. of investment fraud

(Reuters) - A California movie producer who headed a boutique merchant bank has been convicted on charges he defrauded investors in hedge funds overseen by a New York-based investment adviser out of $26 million, prosecutors said on Friday.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Preparing for What Could Be an Unpredictable Oscars

Friday: The #MeToo movement mixes with tight award races, the Weinstein Company will be sold after all, and a look back at the Golden Gate Bridge’s groundbreaking.

Parents arrested after children found living in a plywood box, police say

Sheriff's deputies in California were conducting an area check Wednesday when they came upon a large, rectangular box made of plywood -- and found three children living near mounds of trash and human feces.

Californians evacuate ahead of mudslide risk

Tens of thousands of Californians have been ordered to evacuate as an approaching storm brings the risks of "dangerous flash flooding, mud and debris flow," Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said Thursday.


Mudslide threat prompts mandatory-evacuation order for 30,000 in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The threat of deadly mudslides from an impending Pacific storm prompted authorities on Thursday to order mandatory evacuations for some 30,000 people living adjacent to fire-scarred foothills and mountain slopes along California's Santa Barbara coast.

California's gun seizure squad finds an arsenal under a bed

Piled high with clothes and junk, a bedroom in this small stucco home looks like it belongs to a hoarder.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Democrats Fault Governor on Homelessness Crisis

Thursday: Democrats point fingers at one another on poverty, President Trump changes his tune on gun control, and a horse walks onto a freeway.


California areas advised to evacuate ahead of potential mudslides

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Thousands of residents in a Southern California county where 21 people died from mudslides in January were advised on Wednesday to leave their homes, ahead of a rainstorm that officials said could again trigger a cascade of mud and rocks.


Trump says California border wall on hold until entire wall approved

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the parts of a proposed border wall he says California wants will not be built until the entire southern wall is approved, although state officials have said they are strongly opposed to the plan.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Should Bail Be Set Above What Defendants Can Pay?

Wednesday: What it costs to get out of jail in San Francisco, the Supreme Court’s blow to detained immigrants, and a study linking drinking to longevity.


BRIEF-Giggles N' Hugs Appoints Former CFO Of California Pizza Kitchen As New CEO And Director



Trump says won't build California border wall until whole wall is approved

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the parts of a proposed border wall that California wants built will have to await approval for the entire southern border wall.

ICE arrested 150 after Oakland mayor warned of agency's raids

Since Sunday, federal immigration agents in Northern California have arrested over 150 people alleged to have violated immigration laws, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Tuesday. Half of them had criminal convictions, according to the agency.


Russians compromised election systems in seven states: NBC News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence had evidence that voter registration systems or websites in seven states - Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin - were compromised by Russian-backed operatives before the 2016 election but never told the states, NBC News reported on Tuesday.


Russian operatives compromised election systems in seven states in 2016: NBC News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence had evidence that voter registration systems or websites in seven states - Alaska, Arizona, California, Illinois, Texas, Florida and Wisconsin - were compromised by Russian-backed operatives before the 2016 election but never told the states, NBC News reported on Tuesday.

Teenage girls are facing impossible expectations

At a moment when girls enjoy historic opportunity -- watching Chloe Kim and Mikaela Shiffrin soar to gold, and Oprah preach girl power from the Golden Globes stage -- teen girls tell researchers they are twice as depressed, anxious and stressed out as boys. And though girls beat out boys in college and graduate school admissions, according to a University of California-Los Angeles study, female college freshmen have never been lonelier or less happy.


U.S. judge rejects lawsuit seeking to stop Trump border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday sided with President Donald Trump's administration and rejected an attempt by the state of California and environmental groups to stop the government from building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.