Biden overturns Trump-era ban on federally funding abortion clinics

News 10/05/21, 16:25

Joe Biden's administration reversed the previous president's policy against giving taxpayer money to organisations that kill unborn babies on Oct. 4. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will rescind a Donald Trump-era ban on federally funding clinics that terminate pregnancies. HHS will also let service providers refer patients to ...

Obama appointed judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

U.S. 06/29/19, 11:47

A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland, an Obama appointee, acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists ...

Feds say 2 gang leaders ran drugs from California prison

U.S. 06/19/19, 14:26

Authorities are charging leaders of a prison gang with running a crime ring from behind bars.It comes two weeks after authorities accused suspected leaders of a different gang with organizing drug trafficking and murders from their California prison cells.U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday ...

Mexican church leader’s lawyers fault prosecutor’s remarks

U.S. 06/07/19, 13:27

New lawyers for the leader of a Mexico-based megachurch charged with human trafficking and child rape say remarks by California's attorney general may have tainted a potential jury.Attorneys Ken Rosenfeld and Allen Sawyer say La Luz del Mundo leader Naasón Joaquín García and his family are paying their legal fees ...

Update: Church followers say leader is innocent

U.S. 06/06/19, 21:27

The Latest on the arrest of the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo (all times local):7:25 p.m.Worshippers at an East Los Angeles affiliate of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo say they believe their leader is innocent of child rape and human trafficking charges and decry comments made ...

Leader of La Luz del Mundo charged with child rape

U.S. 06/04/19, 23:54

The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday.Joaquín García and a follower of the church, 24-year-old Susana Medina Oaxaca, were arrested ...

Judge orders AG to release pre-2019 police misconduct files

U.S. 05/17/19, 18:33

A judge ordered California's attorney general to release police misconduct records predating Jan. 1, when new transparency legislation took effect.San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard B. Ulmer, Jr. on Friday also rejected arguments by Attorney General Xavier Becerra that his office should not have to release records of local law ...

California lawmakers block expansion of data privacy law

U.S. 05/16/19, 19:57

California lawmakers blocked an effort Thursday to expand the state's sweeping new data privacy law, handing a victory the tech industry as it faces mounting scrutiny over how it collects, stores and sells consumers' information.The state that is home to Silicon Valley and tech giants such as Facebook passed the ...

Attorneys general from 33 states urge pot banking reform

U.S. 05/08/19, 17:11

Attorneys general from 33 states on Wednesday urged Congress to approve a proposal intended to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry.Most Americans live in states where marijuana is legally available in some form. But most banks don't want anything to do with ...

California to review sex-abuse responses of all 12 dioceses

U.S. 05/03/19, 22:34

The California attorney general's office will review how all 12 Roman Catholic dioceses in the state handled allegations of child sexual abuse that have resulted in payouts of hundreds of millions of dollars to victims. Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent out letters to the dioceses on Thursday, Sacramento diocese spokesman Kevin ...

Morgan Stanley to pay $130 million to California pensions

U.S. 04/25/19, 17:05

One of the world's largest investment banks has agreed to put $130 million into the nation's biggest public pension system to settle accusations it knowingly sold bad investments that caused the retirement fund for millions of workers to lose money.California Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the settlement with Morgan ...

AG won’t release misconduct records despite court ruling

U.S. 04/04/19, 18:35

California's attorney general said Thursday that he won't release older records on state law enforcement agents' misconduct despite a recently released appeals court ruling that they are public documents.That's prompting criticism from the Democratic state senator who authored last year's police transparency law. It requires law enforcement agencies to publicly ...

Sacramento police say they saw flash in Stephon Clark’s hand

U.S. 03/06/19, 18:57

Two Sacramento police officers who killed an unarmed black man last year said hours after the shooting that they thought Stephon Clark had a gun because they saw a flash of light in his hands. One officer said he believed the 22-year-old suspect had already fired at him when he shot ...

Sacramento police who killed Stephon Clark won’t be charged

U.S. 03/06/19, 03:18

California's attorney general announced Tuesday that he won't charge two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, joining a local prosecutor in finding that the officers reasonably believed Stephon Clark had a gun as he moved toward them. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the results of ...

Update: California won’t charge police in Clark killing

U.S. 03/05/19, 15:07

The Latest on the California attorney general's decision on whether to charge officers who killed an unarmed black man last year (all times local):12:05 p.m.California's attorney general won't charge two Sacramento police officers who shot and killed an unarmed black man last year.SeQuette Clark, left, leaves the Calvary Christian Center ...

California sues over abortion rule; other states to follow

U.S. 03/04/19, 16:06

California and several other Democratic-led states announced they were challenging the Trump administration's effort to set up obstacles for women seeking abortions, including barring taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Monday that the state filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco ...

Update: Family seeking justice for man killed by police

U.S. 03/03/19, 18:55

The Latest on the decision by a prosecutor not to charge the police officers who shot an unarmed black man last year (all times local):3:45 p.m.The attorney for the family of a black man shot to death by police as he held a cellphone says his clients are hoping an ...

Unique California program sets update on guns seized in 2018

U.S. 03/01/19, 13:56

Attorney General Xavier Becerra is set to unveil new numbers for 2018 Friday from a uniquely California program that seizes guns from people no longer allowed to own them because of criminal convictions or mental illness.He's expected to acknowledge that a backlog of illegally held weapons remains despite an infusion ...

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