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AP Exclusive: Sierra Skeleton ID’d as ‘Ghost of Manzanar’

LOS ANGELES — A skeleton found by hikers this fall near California's second-highest peak was identified Friday as a Japanese American artist who had left the Manzanar internment camp to paint in the mountains in the waning days of World War II. “Once in a g...

Police ID Prime Suspect in 1996 Dorian Cold Case Murder

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer says his department has identified the prime suspect in the 1996 rape and murder of Debbie Dorian. "Nickey Stane is every woman's nightmare. He appears to be a regular person. He is a sexual predator who has terrorized women t...
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Elizabeth Warren Takes Big Step Toward 2020 Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen c...
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China Halts Work by Team on Gene-Edited Babies

HONG KONG — China's government ordered a halt Thursday to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it's still ...
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Golden State Killer Charged With Visalia Murder

VISALIA — Prosecutors added another murder charge Monday against a California serial killing suspect, boosting the number of victims to 13 in the Golden State Killer case. Detectives are also confident that ...
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Bid To Toughen California Crime Laws Set For 2020 Ballot

SACRAMENTO — A bid to toughen criminal penalties has qualified for California's 2020 ballot, after delays pushed it past the deadline for voters to consider it this November. It would roll back criminal justice reforms implemented through voter-backed Propo...