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California sues anti-abortion organizations for unproven treatment to reverse medication abortions

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday sued an anti-abortion group and a chain of anti-abortion counseling centers, saying the organizations misled women when they offered them unproven treatments to reverse medication abortions. Heartbeat International, a national anti-abortion group, and RealOptions Obria, which has five

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‘Euphoria’ star Angus Cloud accidentally overdosed on meth, cocaine, fentanyl, coroner says

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Actor Angus Cloud died in July of an accidental overdose of cocaine, fentanyl and other substances, a Northern California coroner’s office said Thursday. Cloud’s cause of death was “acute intoxication” due to the “combined effects of methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl and benzodiazepines,” the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau said. The office confirmed the

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California law restricting companies’ use of information from kids online is halted by federal judge

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has halted implementation of a California law intended to restrict companies’ use of information gathered from young internet users in order to protect the privacy of minors. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman on Monday granted a preliminary injunction, saying the legislation interferes with firms’ use of

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California regulators orders Arrowhead bottled water to stop drawing from some mountain springs

BY ADAM BEAM AND AMY TAXINUpdated 1:30 PM PDT, September 19, 2023 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Tuesday ordered one of the country’s oldest bottled water brands to stop using some of the natural springs it has relied on for more than 100 years to market its products throughout the western U.S. Arrowhead bottled water traces

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California lawmakers vote to end travel ban to states with anti-LGBTQ+ laws

By TRÂN NGUYỄN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California may soon lift a ban on state-funded travel to states with anti-LGBTQ+ laws and instead focus on an advertising campaign to bring anti-discrimination messages to red states. California started banning official travel to states with laws it deemed discriminatory against LGBTQ+ people in 2017, starting

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Kaiser to pay $49 million to California for illegally dumping private medical records, medical waste

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kaiser Permanente has agreed to pay $49 million as part of a settlement with California prosecutors who say the health care giant illegally disposed of thousands of private medical records, hazardous materials and medical waste, including blood and body parts, in dumpsters headed to local

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California courts may weigh affirmation of child’s gender identity in custody cases

By SOPHIE AUSTIN Associated Press/Report for America SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon require judges to consider whether a parent affirms their child’s gender identity when making custody and visitation decisions under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday. The vote was split almost entirely along party lines, with Democrats arguing the

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District attorney threatens to charge officials in California’s capital over homelessness response

By TRÂN NGUYỄN and JANIE HAR Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tensions are rising in California’s capital city as the Sacramento district attorney threatened to file charges against city officials over their handling of the homelessness crisis, saying they are too lenient in their approach and are failing to enforce the rules. District Attorney

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Santa Barbara’s paper, one of California’s oldest, stops publishing after owner declares bankruptcy

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize-winning Santa Barbara News-Press, one of California’s oldest newspapers, has ceased publishing after its owner declared the 150-year-old publication bankrupt. The newspaper became an online-only publication in April. But its last digital edition was posted Friday when owner Wendy McCaw filed for bankruptcy.

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