Monday, March 28
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Economists say a political deal to raise California's minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour could help some workers cope with the state's crushing cost of living. But they also warn that it could deprive other low-wage earners of jobs altogether. Gov. Jerry Brown and other leaders touted the agreement as a potentially historic step.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple Inc.'s help to hack into the iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, effectively ending a pitched court battle between the Obama administration and one of the world's leading technology companies. The government asked a federal judge to vacate a disputed order forcing Apple to help the FBI break into the iPhone, saying it was no longer necessary.
LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A dust storm in the Southern California desert has caused a massive highway pileup that left about 25 people with minor injuries. The California Highway Patrol says wind-whipped dust blinded drivers on Highway 247 around 3:30 p.m. Monday in Lucerne Valley.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether to go forward with a plan to automatically enroll private-sector workers in state-run retirement accounts. A state board voted Monday to send lawmakers a series of recommendations for a program that's estimated to affect nearly 7 million Californians who don't have access to a pension or 401(k) at work.