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  1. CNN Exclusive: California launches investigation following stunning...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2018 |

    California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones expressed outrage after CNN showed him a transcript of the testimony and said his office is looking into how widespread the practice is within Aetna.


  2. San Francisco retroactively tossing thousands of pot convictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 |

    On Wednesday, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said his office is going to look into thousands of cases dating back to 1975, retroactively applying a new California law legalizing some recreational cannabis possession. The new law allows people whose past crimes would now not be penalized in the same way to petition to have their convictions overturned or reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.


  3. Why California's mudslides are so devastatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 |

    Southern Californians just can't get a break from nature. First, wildfires scorched a massive area northwest of Los Angeles.


  4. 5 things for January 9: Korean talks, Trump, California, coal, college footballRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2018 |

    Royals update! Princess Charlotte started nursery school, making for the most adorable pictures. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.


  5. Here's how Californians may be able to skirt SALT capRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 |

    A top lawmaker in California introduced a bill this week to protect state residents who will be hurt by a new $10,000 cap on how much they may deduct in state and local taxes on their federal returns. The cap was one of the most controversial provisions included in a federal tax overhaul signed into law last month.


  6. Californians line up to legally buy recreational potRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2018 |

    California began selling recreational marijuana today in what's seen as a milestone in the mainstreaming of the weed, and hundreds lined up to buy it. Lines formed outside stores licensed to sell the drug long before opening hours, and store owners said they had stocked up in expectation of huge demand.


  7. Thomas Fire on course to become California's largest-ever wildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2017 |

    A wildfire that has devastated swathes of southern California is on course to become the largest wildfire in the state's modern history. The Thomas Fire, the biggest of a number of blazes in California, is currently the state's third largest since reliable records began in 1932, with 270,000 acres burned.


  8. 5 things for December 11: Nobel Peace Prize, Roy Moore, California wildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 |

    GM has a new app in its vehicles that lets you order Starbucks while you drive. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.


  9. GOP tax negotiators - slowly but surely - hammering out final bill detailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 |

    When it comes to the GOP tax plan, lawmakers are in what one source described to CNN as "this bizarre moment where everyone knows this can and will get done, but nobody's really ready to actually get to that point yet." Translation: There's a lot of pride of authorship when it comes to the House and Senate versions.


  10. At least 4 people dead after Northern California shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 |

    At least five people are dead, including the gunman, after a shooting Tuesday in Northern California's Tehama County, Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said. The violence started with an apparent domestic dispute, according to neighbors, and spread out with the suspect "randomly picking targets," Johnston said.


  11. Firefighters make progress as Californians return to charred homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 |

    The 11,000 firefighters battling "one of the greatest tragedies" to ever strike California are starting to gain the upper hand. "So many family heirlooms - I thought my whole life, 'I'm going to inherit these someday.


  12. Californians say they didn't receive emergency wildfire alertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 |

    When the wildfires in Northern California broke out this week, they spread so fast that many residents were caught off guard. Some told CNN that the smell of smoke or their dogs whimpering were the only warnings they got before the fires tore through their neighborhoods, forcing them to flee their homes in the middle of the night.


  13. This is what Californians really needed during the firesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 |

    Before daybreak on Monday, at 6 a.m., my phone was alight with texts and phone calls - hours after some had been chased from their homes by flames. I woke up bleary-eyed and answered the latest call.


  14. Trump vows US will 'stand with' Californians during wildfiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 |

    President Donald Trump gave his condolences to citizens affected by the wildfires currently raging in northern California, saying that the federal government "will stand with" them through the crisis. The President addressed the wildfires from the White House on Tuesday and added that he's been in contact with California Gov. Jerry Brown.


  15. California lowers penalty for knowingly exposing partners to HIVRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 |

    Starting January 1, 2018, it will no longer be a major crime in California to knowingly expose a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Friday that lowers the offense from a felony to a misdemeanor.


  16. #TBT: California governor lassos grizzly bearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 |

    Romualdo Pacheco was not only the first Hispanic governor of California, the 19th century politician was also the state's only Hispanic governor to date. Not to be outdone by himself, Pacheco was also the first Hispanic member of the House with full voting rights.


  17. Feinstein clarifies after Trump remarks earn jeersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 |

    A day after she was jeered at a town hall for suggesting President Donald Trump could become a "good president" if he would "change," Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein issued a statement saying she is "under no illusion" he will. "Look, this man is going to be President most likely for the rest of this term," Feinstein said Tuesday at the town hall meeting at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club.


  18. Why a Pennsylvania insurer's collapse could whack Californians in the walletRead the original story

    Aug 7, 2017 |

    Among all the reasons for rising health insurance premiums, this one might be the most obscure: A long-term care insurer in Pennsylvania just went belly-up. Health insurers across the country are on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in losses stemming from the insolvency of Penn Treaty American Corp., of Allentown, Pa., and its two subsidiaries.


  19. California ready to add Obamacare surcharge amid Trump's subsidy threatsRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2017 |

    California plans to slap a surcharge on certain Obamacare policies if President Trump and Congress don't commit to funding a key set of subsidies. Covered California, the state-run exchange, will add a "CSR surcharge" of 12.4%, on average, to silver-level policies in 2018 unless the president and lawmakers guarantee they will pay Obamacare's cost-sharing subsidies through 2018.


  20. California says key ingredient in Roundup weed killer can cause cancerRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2017 |

    One of the most popular herbicides in the world can cause cancer, California health officials say, and they might demand warnings saying so. That herbicide, glyphosate, the key ingredient in weed killers such as Roundup, will be added to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, or OEHHA, said this week.


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