(Reuters) - The California prison system has agreed to settle a long-running civil rights lawsuit by ending race-based lockdowns of inmates, court records show. The 21-page stipulated settlement, which has not been filed in court but was published online by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, provides for lockdowns in the prison system of the country's most populous state to now cover all inmates in a certain area or specific inmates deemed to pose a threat. For lockdowns exceeding 14 days, the settlement also requires wardens to make plans for inmates to participate in outdoor activities. ...
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease. ...
Police are still looking for the suspect who allegedly stabbed another person with an ice pick.
Red Bluff police said 28-year-old Joseph Cadotte assaulted 33-year-old Rogelio McDarment on South Jackson street October 15. Cadotte was arrested and booked with one charge of battery with a serious bodily injury but when McDarment died, an additional charge of voluntary manslaughter was added.
A Butte County farm and pumpkin patch is donating a dollar for every ticket they sell this weekend to donate to the family of a 5-year-old girl diagnosed with a brain aneurysm.
The Chico city council decided Tuesday night to take a closer look at changing out hundreds of meters in the downtown area.
New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center, and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix.
Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even the World Series at one game apiece.
Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.
Tim Lincecum returned to the mound for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday and threw 1T scoreless innings of relief. However, he left the game with tightness in his lower back and is day to day.