California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

U.S. 02/15/19, 20:06

California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday. Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, told reporters that there is no emergency at the border and that Trump doesn't have ...

Aetna settles with California in HIV-related privacy breach

Health 01/30/19, 21:19

Aetna will pay $935,000 after one of its vendors sent letters to California patients that revealed via a window on the envelopes that the recipients were taking HIV-related medications, officials said Wednesday.The settlement resolves allegations that Aetna violated state health privacy laws, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said.Nearly 2,000 Californians ...

California Gov. Brown talks health care, 4 terms in office

Politics 12/18/18, 18:27

California Gov. Jerry Brown predicted Dec. 18 that Republicans would face disastrous electoral consequences if a federal judge's ruling to strike down the Affordable Care Act holds. "It will build such a backlash that the Democrats will not only overtake the Senate, they'll win the presidency and they'll win enough momentum, ...

Sewage from Mexico spill flows north into California waters

U.S. 12/12/18, 16:07

Millions of gallons of raw sewage has spilled into Mexico's Tijuana River and is flowing north into California, fouling beaches in San Diego County, where swimmers and surfers were urged to stay out of the ocean.If the spill that began late Monday continues unabated, it could be the largest since ...

California officers lauded for actions during fire, shootout

U.S. 10/29/18, 19:05

Four California Highway Patrol officers who flew through hurricane-force winds to rescue dozens of residents trapped by a wildfire north of Napa last year were awarded the state's highest law enforcement honor Monday. "There's a lot of people who thought they were going to die that night. Thankfully, we were able ...

Gas-tax repeal advocates seek recall of California AG

California 10/29/18, 17:17

A conservative San Diego radio host who is a driving force behind an initiative to repeal recent gas tax increases said Monday he'll seek to recall California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra if the measure fails.The effort by Carl DeMaio would ensure the gas tax remains a political fight long after ...

Los Angeles gun seizures touted, but big backlog remains

California 10/09/18, 12:04

A new police task force targeting people who aren't allowed to have guns has led to 35 arrests and the seizure of more than 100 firearms since June, officials announced Tuesday while acknowledging that an ever-increasing backlog of prohibited possessors remains a major challenge.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra touted the ...

US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

Business 09/25/18, 17:37

A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate.The gathering at the Justice Department was scheduled to discuss whether tech giants are "stifling the free ...

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