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Court considers challenge to death penalty
PASADENA — A federal appeals court considering whether California’s death penalty is unconstitutional because of excessive delays focused Monday on procedural issues over whether a novel legal theory had been addressed by the state Supreme Court. In the case of a Los Angeles rapist and murderer...
By Brian Melley The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Senate rejects bill preventing tickets for sleeping in cars
SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers have rejected a bill that would block California cities and counties from giving parking tickets to people found sleeping in legally parked cars. AB718 by Assemblyman Kansen Chu, a San Jose Democrat, was meant to help homeless people who are fined and sometimes end up in j...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lawmakers send hit-and-run alert proposal to governor again
SACRAMENTO — California state lawmakers are once again sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to establish an alert system for catching hit-and-run drivers. The Assembly on Monday unanimously passed AB8 by Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto of Glendale, sending the proposal to Brown after he vetoed a nea...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
California Assembly approves bill banning Confederate names
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers have advanced a bill to ban schools, parks and public property from being named after elected leaders or senior military officers of the Confederacy. The Assembly on Monday voted 57-11 on SB539 by Democratic Sen. Steve Glazer of Orinda. The bill was spurred by a ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.N.: Satellite images show that Temple of Bel in Syria destroyed
DAMASCUS, Syria — A satellite image on Monday shows that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been destroyed, a United Nations agency said. The image was taken a day after a massive explosion was set off near the 2,000-year-old temple in the city occupie...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
EU struggling for answers as migrant influx raises tensions
BRUSSELS — French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed harsh government policy for the deaths of dozens of migrants crammed into a truck. An emergency meeting was called for Sept. 14 on the migrant crisi...
By Lorne Cook and Pablo Gorondi The Associated Press FULL STORY
Official: Turkish court orders British journalists arrested
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — A Turkish court charged two Vice News journalists and their assistant on Monday with “aiding a terrorist organization” and ordered them arrested pending trial. Their employer has called the charges “baseless and alarmingly false.” Two British journalists, corresponden...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Suspect in ambush of suburban Houston officer held without bond
HOUSTON — A man charged with killing a suburban Houston officer first shot the 10-year veteran in the back of the head and fired a total of 15 times, authorities said Monday. Shannon J. Miles, who is accused of capital murder and whose criminal record includes convictions for resisting arrest and...
By Juan A. Lozano The Associated Press FULL STORY
State Dept. releases 7,000 pages of emails, 150 censored
WASHINGTON — The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails Monday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified. Department officials said the redacted information was classified in prepa...
By Matthew Lee and Lisa Lerer The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; one officer killed
KIEV, Ukraine — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded. It was the wor...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Clashes during Israeli raid to arrest militant in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank — A Palestinian security official says several people were wounded during an Israeli raid to arrest a Hamas leader in the northern West Bank. The official said a local leader of the militant Islamic group and his brother were arrested late Monday night in Jenin. Israeli soldi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Tubman, Susan B. Anthony win support for redesigned $10 bill
SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios. Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton also had support as Rios took suggestio...
By Carolyn Thompson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg
FRESNO — A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and crawled two days for water before getting the attention of rescuers with a whistle she carried for moments of crisis, authorities said Monday. Mi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
 
Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. The Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday featured people sporting masks, underwear, body paint, glitter or nothing at all. A lot of rider...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
$20 found in San Francisco leads to $1 million lottery win
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport. The California Lottery says that Hubert Tang had not bought a lottery ticket in 10 years. When he found a $20 bill on the street outside San F...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
  
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
What do you think of the recent White House decision to change the name of Alaska's Mt. McKinley to Denali?

It's good to go back to what most people in Alaska call it
Never thought about it
We should keep the name McKinley
It's OK, but would be nice to find a different way to honor McKinley
How about keeping both names?

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders
SACRAMENTO — California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leader..
Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed
FOX LAKE, Ill. — Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive..
US stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report
NEW YORK — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after gloomy eco..
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