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Appeals court to decide future of California carbon auctions
SACRAMENTO — Businesses looking to invalidate California’s fee for carbon pollution take their arguments to a state appeals court Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of one of California’s signature efforts to combat climate change. With a central piece of Gov. Jerry Brown’s l...
By Jonathan J. Cooper The Associated Press FULL STORY
At least four reported dead from state storms
LOS ANGELES — Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and trapping people in swamped vehicles. At least four people died, three were missing and others were rescu...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
State confirms Trump opponent as attorney general
SACRAMENTO — In their first official action since Donald Trump became president, California lawmakers on Monday confirmed a new attorney general who has vowed to defend the state’s liberal policies against the Trump administration and a Republican Congress. Xavier Becerra easily cleared the fin...
By Sophia Bollag The Associated Press FULL STORY
Senate panel narrowly backs Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state
WASHINGTON — Rex Tillerson’s bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures the full Senate will confirm President Donald Trump’s pick for the key Cabinet post. Members of the panel voted along party l...
By Richard Lerdner and Erica Werner The Associated Press FULL STORY
Syria civil war talks off to a rocky start
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war’s dynamics and confirmed Russia’s role as regional heavyweight. The gatherin...
By Philip Issa The Associated Press FULL STORY
White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia “or anyone else” to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government. “I thin...
By Robert Burns The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump moves to pull U.S. out of big Asia trade deal
WASHINGTON — Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama’s attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia. ...
By Julie Pace The Associated Press FULL STORY
Why Donald Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s economic plans are nothing if not ambitious: Annual growth of 4 percent — or more. A diminished trade gap. The creation of 25 million jobs over 10 years, including the return of good-paying factory positions. It all adds up to an immense challenge, one t...
By Christopher S. Rugaber The Associated Press FULL STORY
Trump overshadows young migrants’ emotional trip to Mexico
MOLCAXAC, Mexico — Tamara Alcala Dominguez sobbed, barely able to speak, as she buried her face in the sweater of the woman who cared for her when she was a toddler. “My little girl, I hugged you so much,” Petra Bello Suarez tearfully told her now 23-year-old granddaughter. “I have you in ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Q&A: A look at the immigrant relief program known as DACA
Immigrants across the U.S. are anxiously waiting to see whether President Donald Trump ends an Obama administration program that prevents the deportation of those brought to the country illegally as children. Here’s a look at the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly known as DA...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California police give tracking devices to dementia patients
GLENDALE — Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale are hoping to reduce the time it takes to find missing people diagnosed with dementia by providing patients with tracking devices. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that the Glendale Police Department has partnered with the nonprofit gro...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Who went for that joyride with a Vienna street car? And why?
VIENNA — Who went for that joyride with a Vienna street car? And why? The trolley was brought to a stop after traveling less than two stations when public transport authorities in Austria’s capital turned off the electricity. But on Monday, two days after the incident, authorities are still puz...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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