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LANCASTER California man pleads not guilty to threatening Feinstein
A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to sending an email threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
City News Service says 47-year-old Craig Shaver of Lancaster entered the plea Friday to felony charges of attempted criminal threats and being a felon in illegal possession of a revolver. He could face more than three years in prison if convicted.
Authorities say Shaver sent the email on Sept. 30 but haven't released specifics of the message.
Shaver was arrested on Tuesday.
Feinstein is the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. She has received threats and abuse because some Republicans accuse her of trying to thwart the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
LOS ANGELES Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘I stepped over the line’ with women
Arnold Schwarzenegger says he “stepped over the line several times” with women.
In an interview released Tuesday in Men's Health , the actor and former Republican governor of California says he was the “first one to say sorry.” Schwarzenegger says he feels bad about it and apologies.
Schwarzenegger was accused of sexual misconduct when he ran for governor in 2003 and he denied the allegations. He says that's why there were sexual harassment courses when he became governor to make sure no one, including himself, made that mistake.
Schwarzenegger says calling political opponents “girlie men” was shortsighted even though he improvised it at the time.
He says he has not changed his views of masculinity. He says his mother was the woman he was originally most in love with.
SAN FRANCISCO Walmart to settle California cashier suit for $65 million
Walmart has agreed to pay $65 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed it failed to provide seating for its California cashiers.
The Los Angeles Times says Walmart denies wrongdoing in the proposed settlement, which was filed this week in federal court in San Francisco.
If approved by a judge, the deal would end a nearly decade-old suit and affect some 100,000 current former Walmart cashiers.
The suit alleged that Walmart violated a 2001 California order that said workers must be given seats when the nature of the work “reasonably” permits it. In the settlement, Walmart says it still believes that's not the case for its cashiers, who must greet customers and stock shelves.
However, under the settlement, Walmart agrees to a pilot program making stools available to California cashiers.
SAN FRANCISCO Dozens arrested in San Francisco hotel protest
Dozens of striking hotel workers in San Francisco have been arrested after sitting down in the street and blocking downtown traffic.
Rush-hour traffic was halted Friday afternoon as about 1,000 workers demonstrated at the Marriott Marquis, one of at least seven hotels that have been picketed since workers walked off the job more than a week ago.
The workers' union, Unite Here, says about 60 workers and supporters were arrested peacefully in a show of civil disobedience.
They're among nearly 8,000 workers that have walked off jobs at Marriott hotels from Boston to Honolulu. Marriott is the world's largest hotel operator.
The union says workers are seeking better compensation to keep up with soaring housing and living costs. They're also concerned about new technologies that may replace their jobs.