High-stakes trial over Roundup cancer claim to begin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man's cancer in a trial that plaintiffs' attorneys say could help determine th...

Federal court blocks San Francisco warning on soda ads

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has blocked a San Francisco law requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks in a victory for beverage and retail groups th...

After bankruptcy, PG&E headed back to court over wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will be back in a U.S. courtroom a day after declaring bankruptcy, as it tries to convince a judge not to order dramatic steps to try to prevent its...

California regulators make preparations for PG&E bankruptcy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators were poised for a bankruptcy declaration by the nation's largest utility as it faces billions of dollars in potential damages from wildfires in the state. ...

Experts: PG&E bankruptcy likely despite positive fire report

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The conclusion by California fire investigators that Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. equipment didn't ignite a 2017 wine country wildfire that killed 22 people probably won't sto...

California heads to court to fight Trump birth control rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost bi...

Top California lawyer gives insight into Trump policy fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When President Donald Trump revoked protections for young immigrants known as "Dreamers," California's top prosecutor, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, turned to a member of his o...

Trial to start in California over Census citizenship query

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trial will begin Monday in federal court in San Francisco over the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. Judge...

California chief justice gives up Republican Party label

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chief justice of the California Supreme Court said Friday she gave up her Republican Party affiliation over concerns about increasing political polarization and incivility in ...

US law against some statements to immigrants is struck down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court struck down a federal immigration law Tuesday that opponents warned could be used to criminalize a wide range of statements involving illegal immigration. ...

California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wildfires in California in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide — about the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced ...

Judge to utility: Explain any role in deadly California fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. asked the utility Tuesday to explain any role it may have played in a massive wildfire that destroye...

Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bri...

Trump to visit California fire scene as death toll rises

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Northern California on Saturday to see firsthand the grief and devastation from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century. Cali...

Judge: Trump administration can't tie funding to immigration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in California struck down an immigration law Friday that the Trump administration has used to go after cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration offic...