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Obama apologizes to California AG Harris

Obama apologizes to California AG Harris

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama has apologized to California Attorney General Kamala Harris for creating a "distraction" by remarking publicly on her looks.

California law permits gun confiscation

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- California's attorney general said it could cost up to $50 million to confiscate guns from people on the state's Armed Prohibited Persons list.
Justice Dept. files $5B suit against S&P

Justice Dept. files $5B suit against S&P

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- California has sued credit rating firm Standard & Poor's, alleging it issued ratings that cost the state's public pension funds about $1 billion.

California rape-law loophole under review

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she will seek to change an 1872 law that led to the overturning of a rape conviction.

Delta Airlines sued over app privacy

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- California has sued Delta Airlines for violating the state's Online Privacy Protection Act by not warning consumers sensitive information is being collected.

2nd judge OKs Calif. gay 'conversion' ban

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A judge upheld California's ban on sexual-orientation therapy for minors a day after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on the new state law.
Court backs Calif. marijuana dispensaries

Court backs Calif. marijuana dispensaries

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A California judicial panel sided with medical marijuana growers, ruling pot collectives can provide the drug to members, even if the members didn't grow it.
It's the Democrats' turn for the spotlight

It's the Democrats' turn for the spotlight

The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week likely will be a less glittery affair than 2008, when Barack Obama accepted the party's nomination.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Calif. AG sues vet charity over donations

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris says a charity that supports wounded U.S. service members squandered donations on big salaries and golf memberships.

Calif. considers single-drug executions

SACRAMENTO, April 28 (UPI) -- California has appealed a judge's order that bars the state from using its three-drug protocol for executions.
Key states lean toward foreclosure deal

Key states lean toward foreclosure deal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- California and New York appear ready to join in an agreement with national banks to settle widespread foreclosure processing abuses, officials said.
Foreclosure deal still has holdouts

Foreclosure deal still has holdouts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Holdouts disagreed with U.S. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan, who said prosecutors were close to a deal with U.S. banks over their foreclosure practices.

Calif. dropping out of foreclosure talks

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- California is dropping out of the 50-state coalition negotiating a settlement on behalf of foreclosed homeowners, the state's attorney general said Friday.
Calif. investigates Fla. foreclosure firm

Calif. investigates Fla. foreclosure firm

SACRAMENTO, May 26 (UPI) -- California's Attorney General Kamala Harris said her office would investigate a Florida firm that processed thousands of foreclosure cases for money lenders.
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Kamala Devi Harris (born October 20, 1964) is an American attorney. She is the 32nd and current Attorney General of California following the 2010 California state elections. Harris has worked as an author and a politician and has served as District Attorney of San Francisco since 2004. First elected in 2003, defeating incumbent district attorney Terence Hallinan, she was re-elected in 2007. Harris is the first female, African-American, and Asian-American attorney general in California and the first Indian-American attorney general in the United States.

Harris was born in Oakland, California. She is the daughter of a Tamil Indian mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan – a breast cancer specialist who immigrated to the United States from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India in 1960 – and a Jamaican American father, Stanford University economics professor Donald Harris. She has one younger sister, Maya Harris. While the Harris sisters grew up in a household that blended Hindu and Baptist teachings, she is currently a practicing Baptist.

Harris attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and received her Juris Doctor (JD) from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1989.

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