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1 hr ago | News Max
A bill banning the sale of single-shot handguns that can be modified into semi-automatic weapons advanced in the California legislature on Thursday as lawmakers sought to close what the bill's supporters say is a loophole in the state's gun safety laws.
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5 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News
A California effort to lead a national debate over the growing wage gap between CEOs and average workers took its first step in the state Legislature on Thursday with support from Democratic lawmakers, organized labor and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich .
8 hrs ago | CNET News.com
After a long debate on the Senate floor, California legislators narrowly rejected a bill on Thursday that would have required antitheft software to come preloaded and automatically enabled on all smartphones sold in the state.
10 hrs ago | The Marion Star
Drought spread and/or intensified this week in seven western and central states, including California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor, a federal site that tracks drought.
10 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco
Authorities say a driver who was fatally shot by a Texas trooper after falsely identifying himself during a traffic stop was wanted on felony warrants out of California and was a gang member.
14 hrs ago | The Drinks Business
Jon Bonne, wine critic of the San Francisco Chronicle , believes the Californian wine industry is experiencing a "rapid" and "vital" revolution as significant as the one that took place in the '70s.
As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support in California, according to a survey released Wednesday.
David "Joey" Pedersen talks with public defender Benjamin Wirtschafter as co-defendant, Holly Grigsby, looks on during a 2011 appearance in Yuba County Superior Court in Marysville, Calif.
The 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii is prompting an airport security review in San Jose and across the rest of the country.
California lawmakers, their reputation tarnished by fraud and corruption scandals, on Wednesday took a break from normal business to attend ethics training, the latest step by the state Senate to repair its image as elections loom.
Some people don't need Earth Day to be reminded they live on a planet powered by the forces of nature.
A woman who told California authorities she was involved in the death of her 3-month-old daughter in Montana has been charged with felony negligent homicide and other counts.
The mother of a 17-year-old student who was among 10 people killed in a highway crash in northern California earlier this month has sued FedEx Corp for negligence, California-based City News Service reported.
A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to support it.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, talks with Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Covina at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014.
He also said he wants to equalize the quality of instruction throughout the state to ensure that poor and minority students receive the best education possible.
Las Vegas tops the list with $11.8 million spent at casinos or taken from ATMs, but transactions in Hawaii, Miami, Guam and elsewhere also raise questions.