Earthquakes: 4.7 quake near Eureka, California

A magnitude-4.8 earthquake was reported at 9:27 a.m. Sunday 36 miles from Fortuna, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The earthquake occurred 39 miles from Eureka, Calif., 43 miles from Myrtletown, Calif., 46 miles from Arcata, Calif., and 50 miles from McKinleyville, Calif..In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.An average...

Court rules Apple must pay California workers during bag checks

Los Angeles (AFP) - The California Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Apple must pay employees for time spent waiting for their bags and personal electronic devices to be searched when they leave work.The decision means that the tech giant will have to pay millions of dollars to more than 12,000 hourly workers at California retail stores who fall under the mandatory bag-search policy.According...

California congressman Duncan Hunter set to plead guilty in campaign finance case

(Reuters) - U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a leading California conservative, said on Monday he would plead guilty to a federal charge of misusing campaign funds in a corruption case that could help Democrats gain his traditionally Republican seat. FILE PHOTO: U.S. congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) arrives for a motions hearing in his upcoming campaign financing trial at federal court in San...

At least one Canadian sickened after latest recall of California romaine

The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that one Canadian case of E. coli infection has the “fingerprint” linked to recalled romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA.“Although an outbreak is not occurring in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has identified one Canadian illness with a similar genetic fingerprint to illnesses reported in the U.S. investigation,” the...