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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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Palm Springs-based pharmacy to pay nearly $1M for allegedly defrauding Medi-Cal

A Palm Springs-based pharmacy will pay a nearly $1 million settlement after being accused of defrauding California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal. California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $925,000 settlement agreement with LASR Enterprises. According to Bonta’s office, the agreement resolves allegations that the pharmacy and its owners “unlawfully sought and received reimbursement from Medi-Cal for

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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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Bipartisan delegation of CA leaders send Biden a letter urging approval of major disaster declaration for Tropical Storm Hilary

A bipartisan delegation of California leaders sent President Joe Biden a letter urging him to approve a major disaster declaration over Tropical Storm Hilary. Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom sent a request to Biden for a major disaster declaration, requesting public assistance for Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Siskiyou, and

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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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Newsom makes major disaster declaration request to Biden over Tropical Storm Hilary

Governor Gavin Newsom sent a request to President Joe Biden for a major disaster declaration for the State of California as a result of Tropical Storm Hilary. Newsom is specifically requesting public assistance for Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Siskiyou, and Ventura continues and hazard mitigation statewide. “As counties and

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