SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's approval rating has reached a new high as he considers seeking re-election next year. A Field Poll released today finds that nearly six of 10 registered voters approve of his performance, up seven points since a similar survey in July. Brown, a Democrat, has not said if he will seek a fourth term.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Southbound Interstate 5 in Stockton is expected to remain closed throughout the morning commute after an officer-involved shooting. Stockton police say the California Highway Patrol was perusing a suspect wanted in an attempted homicide in San Jose. After the man's vehicle became disabled, he allegedly was carrying a knife and was shot by a Stockton officer.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal regulators are rejecting California's request to exempt a route in the Central Valley for what would be the nation's first bullet train from a lengthy planning review. The decision could force a delay in designing and building a five-mile stretch of the route in Fresno. However, a spokeswoman for the California High-Speed Rail Authority says no delays are anticipated.
NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter has named Marjorie Scardino as a director, adding a woman to the all-white male board for which it's been sharply criticized. Scardino was the CEO of Pearson PLC, a publishing and education company, from 1997 to 2012. Twitter tweeted the news of Scardino's appointment from its official account.
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