By Rory Carroll

NFL's Kaepernick kneels during national anthem, continuing protest

By Rory Carroll (Reuters) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt with his arms folded during the performance of the U.S. national anthem during a pre-season...

Friday, September 2, 2016, 7:44 AM

California Assembly passes bill for private worker retirement plan

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A bill to create a state-run retirement savings plan for roughly 7 million private workers in California advanced through the state Assembly on Thursday. The bill would launch a retirement savings program to...

Friday, August 26, 2016, 12:20 AM

California legislature passes climate change bills

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to extend the state's climate change fighting efforts out to 2030 on Wednesday, giving a new lease on life to the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program in the country. The...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 4:04 AM

California legislature passes climate change bills

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers voted to extend the state's climate change fighting efforts out to 2030 on Wednesday, giving a new lease on life to the most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction program in the country. The...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 4:04 AM

California moves to extend climate program despite weak auction results

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill to extend the state's ambitious program to fight climate change beyond 2020, but minutes later it posted disappointing results from an auction of carbon permits that is key to...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 4:54 AM

California lawmaker to float zero emissions vehicle bill

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025, her spokeswoman said on Friday. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke says the...

Saturday, August 13, 2016, 1:23 AM

California lawmaker to float zero emissions vehicle bill

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California lawmaker next week will introduce a bill requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025, her spokeswoman said on Friday. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke says the...

Saturday, August 13, 2016, 1:20 AM

Electric car charging station companies issue warning over VW settlement

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric vehicle charging companies are calling for independent oversight of the $2 billion Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE> is required to invest in clean car infrastructure, saying VW should not have the power to...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 6:16 AM

California voters could decide future of climate change program

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California voters could decide whether to extend the state's pioneering climate change program beyond 2020 when they go to the polls in two years, an official within Governor Jerry Brown's administration said on Thursday...

Friday, August 5, 2016, 7:54 AM

Alaska governor calls for tax increases to stave off steep service cuts

By Rory Carroll (Reuters) - Alaska Governor Bill Walker on Thursday painted a dire picture for the state if lawmakers fail to adopt new sales and income taxes, but said he was pessimistic that a deal would be reached during the current special legislative session...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:18 PM

Alaska governor calls for tax increases to stave off steep service cuts

By Rory Carroll (Reuters) - Alaska Governor Bill Walker on Thursday painted a dire picture for the state if lawmakers fail to adopt new sales and income taxes, but said he was pessimistic that a deal would be reached during the current special legislative session...

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:18 PM

California rejects VW's recall plan for larger diesel cars

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's chief air regulator has rejected a proposed recall plan from Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE> to fix 16,000 3.0-liter diesel Volkswagens, Audis and Porsches in the state equipped with devices designed to...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:53 PM

California rejects VW's recall plan for larger diesel cars

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's chief air regulator has rejected a proposed recall plan from Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE> to fix 16,000 3.0-liter diesel Volkswagens, Audis and Porsches in the state equipped with devices designed to...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:53 PM

California rejects Volkswagen's recall plan for 3.0 liter diesel cars

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California chief air regulator on Wednesday rejected a proposed recall plan from Volkswagen to fix 16,000 3.0 liter diesel Volkswagens, Audis and Porches in California that are equipped with devices designed to cheat...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 8:35 PM

Oakland city council votes down coal exports

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Oakland city council voted unanimously to bar shipments of coal through a proposed marine terminal on Monday, setting the stage for a legal battle. The prospect of train cars carrying millions of tons of...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 11:52 AM

California regulators voice support for cap and trade program

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Staff for California's air regulator on Thursday recommended the state extend its carbon cap and trade system beyond 2020, a move supported by utilities and some environmental groups but opposed by environmental...

Friday, June 24, 2016, 7:46 AM

Moscow explores Hyperloop commuter transportation system

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Moscow on Tuesday signed an agreement with Los Angeles-based company Hyperloop One to explore building a futuristic, high-speed transportation system known as a Hyperloop in the Russian capital...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 5:47 AM

LeBron delivers on promise, leads Cavs to NBA title

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Monday, June 20, 2016, 4:05 PM

Historic season ends in epic Finals collapse for Warriors

By Rory Carroll OAKLAND (Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors closed out a record-smashing season with an even more epic playoff collapse on Sunday, falling 93-89 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Seven of the NBA Finals. After storming through the...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 10:43 AM

LeBron delivers on promise, leads Cavs to NBA title

By Rory Carroll OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - LeBron James powered the Cleveland...

Monday, June 20, 2016, 8:10 AM