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Feds indict Marin County child pornography suspect

Feds indict Marin County child pornography suspect

The 72-year-old former youth football coach could face up to 20 years in prison, the prosecution said.
2-year-old California boy survives possible drop from apartment balcony, 2 arrested

2-year-old California boy survives possible drop from apartment balcony, 2 arrested

Police were investigating whether the man could have thrown or placed the child as he fled from officers through another balcony.
Engineer who authorities say purposely derailed train near USNS Mercy in Southern California ordered held without bail

Engineer who authorities say purposely derailed train near USNS Mercy in Southern California ordered held without bail

Eduardo Moreno, 44, was deemed to be a flight risk and a danger to the community by a magistrate judge.
Loss of smell from coronavirus: How to test your sense

Loss of smell from coronavirus: How to test your sense

In mild to moderate cases of coronavirus, a loss of smell, and therefore taste, is emerging as one of the most unusual early signs of the disease called Covid-19.
Vacaville man shot by police during multi-agency pursuit

Vacaville man shot by police during multi-agency pursuit

Mix a stolen vehicle, multiple law enforcement agencies in hot pursuit and desperation and you've got a recipe for disaster.
Solano County reports first coronavirus death

Solano County reports first coronavirus death

The first confirmed death associated with COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, in Solano County was reported by the Solano County Public Health Department Thursday.
The US economy lost 701,000 jobs in March — worst report since 2009

The US economy lost 701,000 jobs in March — worst report since 2009

The American economy lost more jobs than it gained for the first time in a decade.
Backers of California property tax initiative submit signatures for November ballot

Backers of California property tax initiative submit signatures for November ballot

Supporters of a proposed amendment to the California Constitution that would raise property taxes on some businesses by up to $12 billion a year announced Thursday they have collected more than 1.7
Zoombombing: FBI warns video calls are getting hijacked

Zoombombing: FBI warns video calls are getting hijacked

By Dakin Andone | CNN As video conference app Zoom surges in popularity due to increased usage amid the coronavirus pandemic, federal officials are now warning of a new potential privacy and security
The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth shake less

The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth shake less

Global containment measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus have seemingly made the world much quieter. Scientists are noticing it, too.
Cats may get coronavirus, but experts say it’s nothing to worry about

Cats may get coronavirus, but experts say it’s nothing to worry about

A newly-hatched study out of China, so raw that it's not yet been peer-reviewed, has some disturbing news for cat lovers.
Woman accused of running over Holocaust survivor on a California street has led a tabloid life

Woman accused of running over Holocaust survivor on a California street has led a tabloid life

To British tabloid readers of the 1970s, McKinney was a former Miss Wyoming, the woman behind the so-called Manacled Mormon case in which she was accused of flying to London and kidnapping a Mormon
Can you fix ventilators? A Silicon Valley fuel cell engineer figures it out

Can you fix ventilators? A Silicon Valley fuel cell engineer figures it out

It was late when engineer Joe Tavi’s boss called with an odd question: Could their company, which makes fuel cells, learn how to fix a ventilator?
10 things you don’t know about Disneyland’s sort-of-secret Club 33

10 things you don’t know about Disneyland’s sort-of-secret Club 33

The world behind the doors of Club 33 are a mystery to most. Here are some details.
Need money during coronavirus pandemic? How to avoid loan sharks and debt traps

Need money during coronavirus pandemic? How to avoid loan sharks and debt traps

Most payday loan offices in California are in zip codes with above-average poverty rates. As unemployment surges due to the coronavirus, people are vulnerable to costly schemes.
Before a 42-year-old mother of six died of coronavirus, her children used a walkie-talkie to say goodbye

Before a 42-year-old mother of six died of coronavirus, her children used a walkie-talkie to say goodbye

Just weeks ago, Sundee Rutter was told she was beating breast cancer. But suddenly she was dying of a different disease, and her six children were saying goodbye -- from the other side of a window.
Photos: East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell elects to buy $1.2 million D.C. duplex

Photos: East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell elects to buy $1.2 million D.C. duplex

It looks like California’s 15th district Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell plans to stay awhile in Washington, D.C., where tax records show he plunked down just over $1.2 million for a freshly
Coronavirus: First healthcare worker in L.A. County dies from COVID-19

Coronavirus: First healthcare worker in L.A. County dies from COVID-19

The first case of a healthcare worker who died from the novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County was confirmed by health officials Tuesday though no details were provided other than the person was over
GOP Rep. Nunes again questions need for social distancing as experts warn coronavirus worst is yet to come

GOP Rep. Nunes again questions need for social distancing as experts warn coronavirus worst is yet to come

California Rep. Devin Nunes on Tuesday complained that his state's decision to close schools is "way overkill" and unnecessarily harms the economy despite experts' urgent calls to maintain social
Coronavirus: Where to get health insurance if you just lost your job

Coronavirus: Where to get health insurance if you just lost your job

As unemployment surges amid the coronavirus pandemic, many laid-off workers will have to find new coverage -- a critical protection as more than 180,000 Americans test positive and many are