- California state senators heading to Mexico on 4-day trip Updated: Jul-24-15 7:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democratic members of the California state Senate are heading to Mexico for a four-day trip to improve government relations.
- World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement' Updated: Jul-21-15 11:25 pm
VATICAN CITY - Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce new measures to fight global warming and bask in Pope Francis' ecological star power.
- Gov. Brown: Millions are suffering because of climate change Updated: Jul-21-15 1:23 pm
VATICAN CITY - At a climate summit at the Vatican, California Gov. Jerry Brown said the world may have reached a tipping point on global warming and that humanity must reverse course or face extinction.
- Birmingham mayor: Pleased to back pope's call to end slavery Updated: Jul-21-15 10:44 am
VATICAN CITY - The latest developments at the Vatican's meeting of mayors on fighting climate change and human trafficking. All times local.
- Minneapolis mayor headed to Vatican, to meet Pope Francis Updated: Jul-17-15 2:15 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges is part of a select group of U.S. city leaders headed to the Vatican for a conference next week, where they'll meet Pope Francis.
- Law sparked by Kasem fight grants visiting rights to adults Updated: Jul-14-15 3:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation granting visiting rights to adult children of ailing parents, sparked by a family dispute over who could visit radio broadcasting legend Casey Kasem.
- Initiative to repeal California vaccine law advances Updated: Jul-14-15 1:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's secretary of state says the proponents of a ballot measure to repeal the state's new mandatory vaccination law can begin collecting signatures for their effort.
- California clears hurdle for state-run retirement program Updated: Jul-13-15 5:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California can proceed with setting up a state-run savings program for private-sector workers who don't have access to retirement plans at work, under a rule change ordered by President Barack Obama on Monday.
- Retired federal judge Lawrence Karlton dies in California Updated: Jul-12-15 6:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Retired federal judge Lawrence K. Karlton, whose written legal opinions on topics ranging from mental health care for inmates to the environment stand as significant influences on key issues, died in Northern California. He was 80.
- Ballot measure threatens California water tunnels plan Updated: Jul-12-15 5:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Signature gatherers paid by a wealthy Stockton-area farmer and food processor have started circulating an initiative to force large public works projects to go before voters for approval, and the measure is expected to qualify for the November 2016 ballot.
- California governor to meet with pope on climate change Updated: Jul-09-15 5:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he will travel to Vatican City later this month to discuss climate change and modern slavery with dignitaries including Pope Francis as the governor seeks to burnish his legacy as a climate change activist.
- UC campuses aim to admit more students from 2-year colleges Updated: Jul-07-15 4:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The University of California is trying to increase the number of undergraduates it admits from the state's community colleges by spelling out the courses transferring students need to be eligible to complete their studies at a UC campus, UC President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday.
- California urged to return $331 million meant for homeowners Updated: Jul-06-15 8:18 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Several California lawmakers and community assistance groups are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to repay more than $331 million in funds intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures that the state siphoned off to help deal with its budget crisis.
- Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003 Updated: Jul-03-15 5:13 pm
SEATTLE - A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.
- Gov. Martinez: New Mexico needs tougher 'three strikes' law Updated: Jul-03-15 2:32 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The state's "three strikes" law is weak and doesn't do enough to take violent criminals off the streets, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am
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