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State legislature OKs controversial bills on sanctuary and sex offenders

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown sweeping legislation early Saturday morning that would create a statewide sanctuary policy, end lifetime registration for some sex offenders and move up the [Read entire story]

State legislature OKs controversial bills on sanctuary and sex offenders

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown sweeping legislation early Saturday morning that would create a statewide sanctuary policy, end lifetime registration for some sex offenders and move up the [Read entire story]

Rancho Cotate holds off Campolindo

In the first meeting between perennial playoff powers, visiting Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park survived two second-half interceptions thrown by quarterback Jake Simmons and made two goal-line stands in the fourth quarter to [Read entire story]

Rancho Cotate holds off Campolindo

In the first meeting between perennial playoff powers, visiting Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park survived two second-half interceptions thrown by quarterback Jake Simmons and made two goal-line stands in the fourth quarter to [Read entire story]

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Protests follow ex-St. Louis officer’s acquittal in killing

ST. LOUIS — A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot after a high-speed chase, and hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the streets of downtown St. [Read entire story]

North Korea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever flight

SEOUL — North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile Friday, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over U.S. ally Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in a launch that signals both [Read entire story]

Britain threat level raised to ‘critical’ after subway bombing

LONDON — A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain’s terrorism threat level to “critical,” meaning another [Read entire story]

Judge: Trump can’t block public safety money for sanctuary cities

President Trump’s effort to punish cities that don’t cooperate with the administration’s roundup of undocumented immigrants was dealt another blow Friday when a federal judge in Illinois said the U.S. Justice [Read entire story]

Acclaimed actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

LOS ANGELES — Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in “Paris, Texas,” “Repo Man” and many other films and [Read entire story]

News of the day from across the globe, Sept. 16

1 Castro’s denial: Cuban President Raul Castro stepped in personally this year to deny his government was responsible after the United States demanded answers about American diplomats harmed in [Read entire story]

News of the day from across the nation, Sept. 15

1 Cosby case: A Pennsylvania judge on Friday set a new date for Bill Cosby’s retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago. Judge Steven O’Neill ordered the retrial to begin April 2. The [Read entire story]

Dangers linger as recovery efforts pick up momentum

MIAMI — Nearly a week after Hurricane Irma walloped Florida, the recovery mission picked up momentum Friday as more people had electricity and schools made plans to reopen. Still, dangers lingered, [Read entire story]

Trump says London bombing shows need for larger travel ban

WASHINGTON — President Trump signaled he would like his controversial travel ban expanded, writing Friday on Twitter that his bar on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries “should be far larger, tougher and [Read entire story]

Not male or female? Calif. driver’s license may add new nonbinary option

SACRAMENTO — California would offer a third gender option on driver’s licenses and birth certificates for nonbinary people who do not identify as male or female under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. [Read entire story]

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Brazil president charged with obstruction of justice

SAO PAULO — Brazilian President Michel Temer was charged with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal organization on Thursday, another blow to the embattled leader and the stability of Latin America’s largest [Read entire story]

Hurricane Max strikes near Acapulco resort

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Max slammed into Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Thursday, dumping rain on an area east of the resort city of Acapulco before weakening into a tropical storm as it moved inland into Guerrero [Read entire story]

Close race for IndyCar series title comes to Sonoma

If you like close races, you’re gonna love Sunday’s IndyCar event at Sonoma Raceway. Seven drivers have a mathematical chance of clinching the overall series title at the season-ending Grand Prix of [Read entire story]