Sentencing set for ex-state senator in racketeering case
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Sentencing set for ex-state senator in racketeering case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former California state senator Leland Yee is expected to be sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 24 after acknowledging in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines. Yee’s attorneys have called for no more than five years and … Continue reading

Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk
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Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. The legislation was poised to head to Kasich on Wednesday, February 10, a day after the primary in New … Continue reading

Regulators get input _ sort of _ on self-driving car rollout
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Regulators get input _ sort of _ on self-driving car rollout

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars have been told by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing the technology that the current course will delay deployment of vehicles that promise huge safety benefits. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles … Continue reading