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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.


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