College-Scam Coaches Plead Not Guilty, Test Taker Makes Deal

A dozen people charged in the U.S. college-admissions scandal pleaded not guilty on Monday, with nearly two dozen of the parents swept up in the government’s sting coming up Friday. Among six former college coaches who appeared in federal court in Boston were Gordon Ernst, who was head tennis coach at Georgetown; William Ferguson, who coached women’s volleyball at Wake […]

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California governor pushes for fee to clean up tainted water

Gov. Gavin Newsom, center, discusses the homeless problem facing California after a meeting with the mayors of some of the state’s largest cities held at the Governor’s office, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom and the mayors are asking the legislature for more money on top of the $500 million the state has already given cities for programs […]

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Don’t Confuse This Portland Utility With California’s Bankrupt PG&E

Ever since PG&E Corp. came under suspicion of causing the deadliest wildfire in California history last fall, critics have savaged the utility giant over social media using the hashtag #PGE. Portland General Electric Co. would rather they didn’t. Based 535 miles (860 kilometers) north of PG&E’s San Francisco headquarters, Portland General Electric has long referred to itself as PGE. The […]

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Southwest Launches Flights To Hawaii For As Low As $49

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) said it will begin service from the continental United States to the Hawaiian Islands. The airline is offering introductory one-way fares from California to Hawaii for as low as $49. The Dallas-based low cost carrier will begin service to Hawaii on March 17, 2019, with an inaugural flight from Oakland International Airport to Daniel K. Inouye […]

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California pension ruling skips test of constitutional protections

(Reuters) – The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the elimination of a program allowing public workers to boost their pensions was constitutional, but it sidestepped the bigger issue of constitutional protections for increasingly expensive public worker pension benefits that are eating away at the state’s finances. The case brought by a California firefighters union against the California Public […]

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U.S. agency to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

(This February 19 story has been refiled to correct conversion to kilometers to show 836.8 km, not 826.8 km, in paragraph seven) (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it will cancel $929 million in federal funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project and is “actively exploring every legal option” to seek the […]

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California Resources Corp (CRC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

California Resources Corp (NYSE: CRC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET Contents: Continue Reading Below Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good day and welcome to the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Conference Call for California Resources Corporation. All participants will be in listen-only mode. (Operator Instructions). Please note, this event is […]

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Monsanto: judge threatens to ‘shut down’ cancer patient’s lawyer

Monsanto is facing its first federal trial over allegations that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, but a US judge has blocked attorneys from discussing the corporation’s alleged manipulation of science. In an extraordinary move in a packed San Francisco courtroom on Monday, US judge Vince Chhabria threatened to sanction and “shut down” a cancer patient’s attorney for violating his ban […]

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White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

FILE – In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., asks a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry. Continue Reading Below The […]

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California student accused of making 'Banana Plug' drug app

This undated photo released by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office shows Collin Howard, a University of California, Santa Cruz student, who is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office via AP) A Northern California college freshman is facing felony charges for allegedly creating […]

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