Twitter shareholders approve Elon Musk’s $44 billion buyout as trial looms

By Kurt Wagner | Bloomberg Twitter Inc. shareholders approved billionaire Elon Musk’s proposed $44 billion buyout, paving the way for a trial next month to determine the disputed deal’s fate. A majority of Twitter shareholders voted in favor of accepting Musk’s $54.20-a-share offer to acquire the social-networking company, according to a preliminary vote count read … Read more

Santa Clara fatal crash called a DUI by police

A fatal single-car crash in Santa Clara over the weekend is being investigated as a DUI, police now say. Few details were given in the hours after the crash Saturday morning. On Monday, police released the findings of the initial investigation: Multiple 911 calls around 1:54 a.m. Saturday reported a car had driven into a … Read more

Newsom unveils website to smooth access to California abortions

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new website Tuesday designed to help Californians and those outside the state access abortions — his latest attempt to stymie Republicans’ efforts to curtail the procedure across the country. Abortion.ca.gov allows users to search for an abortion provider near them, while also providing information about abortion rights, the different types … Read more

Evacuation orders remain in San Bernardino County as it deals with mud, debris flows

Forecasters are predicting drier weather ahead after Tropical Storm Kay pounded parts of Southern California on Monday, with intense thunderstorms leading to heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides in several Inland Empire communities near recent burn areas. Evacuation orders remained in place Tuesday morning for some residents in Oak Glen and Forest Falls in San … Read more

Suns, Mercury owner Robert Sarver suspended by NBA in misconduct probe

By TIM REYNOLDS | Associated Press NEW YORK — The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for one year, plus fined him $10 million, after an investigation found that he had engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies.” The findings of the league’s report, published Tuesday, … Read more