Randolph keys big first half as Kings top Mavericks 114-109

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines Center was once the most hostile road arena for the Sacramento Kings. Not anymore. Zach Randolph scored 22 points, Bogdan Bogdanovich added 19 and the Kings used a big first half to beat the Dallas Mavericks 114-109 on Tuesday night. Sacramento has won four of five in Dallas after losing […]

California legislative staff get whistleblower protections

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislative staff members on Monday applauded the passage of a bill granting whistleblower protections to legislative staff members who say they are badly needed to ensure sexual misconduct and other misbehavior can be reported without fear of retaliation. It passed the Assembly unanimously and was quickly signed by Democratic Gov. […]

Kings score 9 in 1st, rally to beat Bulls 104-98

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two days after getting heated with his players didn’t work, Sacramento coach Dave Joerger tried a softer, gentler approach and got the results he wanted. If only it had been that easy for the Kings all season. Bogdan Bogdanovic made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 52 seconds remaining and Sacramento overcame a […]

77 California businesses asked for workers’ documents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigration agents this week delivered inspection notices to 77 restaurants and other businesses in Northern California and gave them three workdays to prove their employees are authorized to work in the country, authorities confirmed Friday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents served the notices to businesses in Sacramento, San Jose, San […]

4 California lawmakers accused of misconduct; none punished

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four current California lawmakers have faced sexual misconduct complaints since 2006 but none was disciplined, according to documents released Friday by the state Legislature. Their conduct ranged from inappropriate comments about sex to unwanted touching. The lawmakers were told to watch their behavior, while 11 legislative staffers targeted by complaints were […]

Kings close with a flourish, top Heat 89-88

MIAMI (AP) — Forgetting De’Aaron Fox is a mistake that Miami will remember. Fox’s rebound dunk with 3 seconds left capped a huge closing rally by the Sacramento Kings, who erased a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit to stun the Heat 89-88 on Thursday night. It was Sacramento’s first win at Miami since 2001, and the Kings […]

Cost climbs by $2.8 billion for California bullet train

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The estimated cost for the first phase of California’s bullet train climbed by 35 percent on Tuesday to $10.6 billion, the latest increase for the ambitious project to run a high-speed rail line from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The $2.8 billion price hike for a 119-mile (191-kilometer) segment in the […]

Trump marks King day out of view, buffeted by race claims

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday Monday largely out of public view, buffeted by accusations that he used a racially tinged word to describe African countries and scoffed at the suggestion of admitting more Haitians to the U.S. Trump decamped to his Florida […]

Trump denies he used vulgarity to describe African countries

WASHINGTON (AP) — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation. Trump on Friday denied using that language. […]

Africa startled by Trump’s sudden and vulgar attention

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africans were shocked on Friday to find President Donald Trump had finally taken an interest in their continent. But it wasn’t what people had hoped for. Using vulgar language, Trump on Thursday questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway […]