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California Joins Dozen Other States In Lawsuit Against Trump's Emergency Declaration To Fund Wall SACRAMENTO - California's attorney general says at least a dozen states will join a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Xavier Becerra told MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" he planned to file California's lawsuit on Monday.

Iowa governor opts not to appeal fetal heartbeat law ruling - The Sacramento Bee Iowa's governor said Monday she decided against appealing a judge's ruling last month that struck down Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Gov. Kim Reynolds called it an extremely difficult decision but the right one for the state.

Harris says she's waiting for probe into alleged attack - The Sacramento Bee Smollett's lawyers say the actor feels "victimized" by reports that he played a role in the assault. The long Presidents Day holiday brought Harris and other Democratic presidential candidates to New Hampshire, the state with the first-in-the-nation primary in 2020.

Latest: California sues Trump over emergency declaration - The Latest on a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration :. California's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling Richard Branson - The Sacramento Bee Refusing to back down amid a mounting battle over Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, the government of President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that it will hold its own huge concert to rival one being organized by a billionaire backer of opposition leader Juan Guaido and import tons of aid from Russia.

Cachuma Lake filling up from recent rainstorms Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County is filling up from all the rain we've been getting. According to the County Flood Control District, it's at nearly 60-percent capacity. Over the past week, it's received.68 inches of rain. While Highway 154 is closed for road work, Cachuma Lake is accessible on the Santa Ynez side.

Cheap and Green: Pyongyang upgrades its mass transit system - The Sacramento Bee Pyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with brand-new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show leader Kim Jong Un is raising the country's standard of living.

Cheap and Green: Pyongyang upgrades its mass transit system PYONGYANG, North Korea - Pyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with brand-new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show leader Kim Jong Un is raising the country's standard of living.

Sen. Kamala Harris says she's no democratic socialist - The Sacramento Bee Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday she's not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from New Hampshire voters' favorite 2016 primary candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

A Sunday in the Sun, Wind and Rain Weeks go by and it seems you go nowhere interesting. A trip to the market, and then a walk around the neighborhood. Oh, other things happen, like a phone call or a visit with a friend, but still, life seems uneventful. Not that I want a lot of "events" - they don't usually bring good news - but I do like a change of scenery.

No. 10 Michigan State expects to be without Ward for weeks - The Sacramento Bee Michigan State forward Nick Ward had surgery on his broken left hand and is expected to be out of for at least a few weeks. "I'm a quick healer so I'll be back," Ward said Monday with his left arm in a sling. Ward said he was injured when his hand made contact with an opponent's elbow in a 62-44 win over Ohio State on Sunday.

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist - The Sacramento Bee China needs more children to counter the aging of the population, but local bureaucrats following the law and couples following the small-family norm make a baby boom unlikely.

W.Va. teachers' unions call for strike over education bill - The Sacramento Bee West Virginia teachers' unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for a walkout last year.

3 children among 4 found dead after west Michigan shooting - The Sacramento Bee 3 children among 4 people found dead following shooting in western Michigan.

Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to back Guaido - The Sacramento Bee President Donald Trump on Monday pleaded with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido and issued a dire warning if they continue to stand with President Nicolas Maduro's government. "You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out.

Tensions rising after Kashmir attack as gunbattle kills 9 - The Sacramento Bee Tensions escalate in disputed Kashmir and in Hindu-majority India after last week's deadly suicide bombing; 9 killed in Kashmir gunbattle.

Protests slam Trump's declaration as states ready lawsuit - The Sacramento Bee Protesters around the U.S. spent Presidents Day rallying against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration as at least a dozen states planned a lawsuit to block Trump's latest ploy to fund his long-promised border wall.

N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally - The Sacramento Bee A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even benefited.

Family sues Anaheim police, city claiming officers beat and choked bipolar son to death A city spokesman, however, said "officers responded to a call for help for someone being assaulted and acted in their duty as peace officers." John Burris and DeWitt Lacy, attorneys for Justin's mother Teresa, recounted the events of that day during a Monday, Feb.

Indians hold first workout without star shortstop - The Sacramento Bee Following an eventful offseason culminated with All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor's calf injury, the Indians took the field after manager Terry Francona delivered his annual address. His message this year focused on moving forward. "The way we feel about the game doesn't change," Francona said.

Can McClatchy hand a girls basketball power its first section playoff loss since 2007? They can drive and shoot. Length and speed and athleticism… they put that 2-2-1 press on you and overwhelm teams. "It can be a close game and then you're down 20. It's ridiculous." McClatchy has found out firsthand several times over the years, including in the 2017 title game.

LA County Board of Supervisors will likely vote to oppose Quemetco's expansion, push for more lead pollution tests In a motion set for a vote on Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors stands ready to oppose expansion of a lead-acid battery recycling facility in City of Industry with a history of state and local violations.

The Latest: Maduro says Trump sounds almost Nazi-like - The Sacramento Bee For opposition leader Juan Guaido, saying Venezuela's "current path toward democracy is irreversible." That's according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who says that Trump will use his Miami speech to express "strong support" for Guaido and condemn President Nicolas Maduro's government and its socialist policies.

Iowa governor opts not to appeal fetal heartbeat law ruling Kim Reynolds says she has decided not to appeal an Iowa judge's ruling last month that struck down Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Reynolds says it was "an extremely difficult decision" but is the right one for the state.

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