Tesla didn't squelch United Auto Workers message when it cracked down on T-shirts, court says
A federal appeals court in New Orleans says automaker Tesla did not infringe on its workers’ rights to unionize when it ordered employees at a California assembly plant to stop wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the United Auto Workers logo.
California authorities seek video, urge patience in investigation into death of Jewish demonstrator
Days after asking for the public’s help to determine what happened at a California protest that resulted in a Jewish demonstrator’s death, authorities say they still have no video of the incident and are urging patience as they investigate.
Self-driving car company Cruise halts fleets in Houston, elsewhere in bid to ‘rebuild public trust’ amid feds’ probe
The self-driving car and driverless rides company Cruise said Thursday that it is halting its driverless operations across its fleets -- including in Houston -- as it said on Twitter that it is taking steps to “rebuild public trust,” though it added that the decision “isn’t related to any new on-road incident.”
Rudolph Isley, founding member of Isley Brothers and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, dies at 84
A founding member of the Isley Brothers who helped perform such raw rhythm and blues classics as “Shout” and “Twist and Shout” and the funky hits “That Lady” and “It’s Your Thing,” Rudolph Isley has died at 84.
It's the final day of a massive health care strike over pay and staff shortages. No deal is in sight
A massive health care strike over wages and staff shortages is heading into its final day without a deal between industry giant Kaiser Permanente and the unions representing the 75,000 workers who picketed this week.
ExxonMobil loses bid to truck millions of gallons of crude oil through central California
ExxonMobil has lost a court bid to truck millions of gallons of crude oil through central California — a crucial part of its efforts to restart offshore oil wells that were shut in 2015 after a pipeline leak caused the worst coastal spill in 25 years.
Netanyahu talks to Elon Musk in California about antisemitism on X and artificial intelligence
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off a U.S. trip in California to talk to billionaire businessman Elon Musk about antisemitism on his social media platform X — while Musk asked him to address his judicial overhaul in Israel.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will sign climate-focused transparency laws for big business
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he plans to sign into law a pair of climate-focused bills intended to force major corporations to be more transparent about greenhouse gas emissions and the financial risks stemming from global warming.
$250K reward offered as detectives search for assailant who shot Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy
Authorities are asking for the public’s help and offering a $250,000 reward as investigators search for the assailant who shot and killed a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy as he sat in his patrol car at an intersection.
California lawsuit says oil giants deceived public on climate, seeks funds for storm damage
The state of California has filed a lawsuit against some of the world's largest oil and gas companies, claiming they deceived the public about the risks of fossil fuels blamed for climate change-related storms and wildfires that caused billions of dollars in damage.
Imagine making shadowy data brokers erase your personal info. Californians may soon live the dream
California has some of the strongest digital privacy laws in the U.S. and is on the verge of handing consumers a major new tool to combat the sale and secret use of personal information they may never have agreed to share.
With ACC leaders set to take up Stanford, Cal, SMU expansion, 2 UNC trustees announce opposition
With Atlantic Coast Conference university leaders seemingly on the verge of deciding whether to expand with Stanford, California and SMU, two members of North Carolina’s board of trustees announced their opposition to the move.