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California gun control advocate Leland Yee pleads not guilty to gun trafficking

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A prominent Democratic California state senator and gun-control advocate pleaded not guilty in a federal courtroom in San Francisco on Tuesday to charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in firearms. Leland Yee, 65, who was arrested last month and has since been…

Rare tornado shocks residents of Northern California city

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A rare tornado has damaged about a dozen homes in Northern California, sending roof tiles and solar panels flying and leaving residents of the city of Roseville in shock over the unusual event, officials said on Thursday. The twister descended late on Wednesday…