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Jury decides to strip Mongols biker gang of trademark logo

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said.The jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana previously found Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a...

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Judge: Women would lose birth control coverage under rules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " A "substantial number" of women would lose free birth control coverage under new rules by the Trump administration that allow more employers to opt out of providing the benefit, a U.S. judge said at a hearing on Friday.Judge Haywood Gilliam appeared inclined to grant a request...

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.Judge Haywood Gilliam previously blocked an interim version of those rules " a...

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California governor offers $144B budget, sees big surplus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " California Gov. Gavin Newsom released a state budget proposal Thursday that seemingly does it all " boosts spending toward his ambitious campaign promises and sets aside significant contributions toward debts and savings.It appears he can have his cake and eat it too...

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Members of Congress honor Saudi writer killed in Turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) " Members of Congress called for the protection of press freedom around the world Thursday as they honored a U.S.-based Saudi columnist who was killed inside his country's consulate in Turkey in October.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff of California and Sen. Mark Warner...

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Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients

SEATTLE (AP) " Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Washington and California, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options " or maybe even push the products off the...

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