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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around the world into confusion, with giant container ships marooned and merchants worrying whether tons of goods will reach their shelves. The South Korean giant filed for bankruptcy...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A German man who spread fear across Los Angeles for several nights as he torched cars and homes to avenge his mother's deportation has been convicted of more than 40 arson counts. Harry Burkhart was found guilty Thursday for setting fires on three nights...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California delivered on its reputation as a testing ground for liberal ideas as state lawmakers wrapped up a legislative session that extended the nation's most ambitious climate change programs, raised the minimum wage to $15 and toughened gun laws...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Police Department on Thursday announced an internal review after a photograph surfaced online of an officer with a tattoo that the mayor called "incredibly offensive," especially to veterans and victims of the Nazis. A tattoo on the uniformed...
DENVER (AP) — Federal land managers issued guidelines Thursday for restricting energy development, livestock grazing and other activities on public land in the West to protect the greater sage grouse, part of a broad effort to save the bird without resorting to listing it as an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Democratic Party is offering intimate dinners with Gov. Jerry Brown for donors who help defeat a targeted November ballot measure. Proposition 53 by wealthy Stockton farmer Dean Cortopassi would require a statewide vote on any project that would...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a fraternity house will be released from jail Friday after serving half a six-month sentence that critics denounced as too lenient. Brock Turner's case ignited...
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police Chief David Brown announced his retirement Thursday, bringing an end to a tenure marked by police unions that at one time demanded his resignation and by widespread praise for his response to a July sniper attack that killed five officers. Brown...