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Regulators to Open Inquiry Into PG&E Outages

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators will vote Wednesday on whether to open an investigation into pre-emptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state for much of October as strong winds sparked fears of wildfires. The outages raised concern...

Janz, Dyer Call for Probe Into Spoof Campaign Site

A digital site spoofing Andrew Janz's mayoral campaign that redirected visitors to a fundraising portal for rival candidate Jerry Dyer was criticized by both campaigns Monday afternoon. Shortly after the Dyer campaign denounced the site, the spoof site's li...
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Ethics Panel Opens Investigation of Rep. Katie Hill

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee on Wednesday opened an investigation into Rep. Katie Hill after a conservative website published unsubstantiated accusations that she had an improper relationship with a ...
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Democrats Subpoena White House in Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump widened on Friday into a constitutional battle between the executive branch and Congress, as Democrats subpoenaed White House officials and the president signaled his administration would n...
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California’s Dive Boat, Ghost Ship Fires Share Legal Lessons

LOS ANGELES — One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fiery death traps for a combined 70 souls, two of the worst disasters in modern Ca...