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1 hr ago | The Reporter

Airport security scrutinized after stowaway incident

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.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Eric Swalwell, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California

1 hr ago | Reuters

California lawmakers, bruised by scandal, turn to ethics training

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.


Related Topix: California

5 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Recent Quakes Push Interest, Sales of Policies in California

Some people don't need Earth Day to be reminded they live on a planet powered by the forces of nature.


Related Topix: California, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, La Habra, CA, Tsunami, Glenn, CA

10 hrs ago | Great Falls Tribune

Charges filed in 2012 death of Montana infant

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.


Related Topix: Montana, California

14 hrs ago | WHTC

Dead teen's mother claims negligence in deadly Cal...

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.


Related Topix: California, Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment

15 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

California's National Green Ribbon Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today commended three California schools and one school district honored by the U.S. Department of Education with its third annual Green Ribbon Schools award.


Related Topix: California, Education Etc., Encinitas, CA, San Diego County, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014


California bill reignites affirmative action fight

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.


Related Topix: California, Wedding, US News, US Supreme Court

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

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.


Related Topix: California, Sacramento, CA, Asian-American

GOP candidate releases education policy overview

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.


Related Topix: California, Florida, Florida Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Free Republic

California is Funding Luxury Vacations for Welfare Takers

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.


Related Topix: California, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Las Vegas Travel, Hawaii Travel

Fish Sniffer

Governor Brown celebrates John Muir Day as he pushes twin tunnels and fracking

Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation on April 21 celebrating "John Muir Day" - at the same time he is fast-tracking the construction of the environmentally-destructive peripheral tunnels under the Sacramento -San Joaquin River Delta and promoting the expansion of fracking in California.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, California, Arnold Schwarzenegger


Ukraine orders new 'anti-terror' operation

The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades... The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 ... (more)


Related Topix: California, Hawaii Government, Hawaii, Maine, Maine Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Prison

East Bay Express

Cops and Politicians Play Doctor With California Patients

Politicians and cops continued to play doctor with California's estimated one million medical cannabis patients on Monday, advancing a bill that shows how little they know about science or medicine.


Related Topix: Marijuana, California

The Wichita Eagle

The nation's weather

A cold frontal boundary will extend from the southern Plains to the eastern Great Lakes on Tuesday, while a separate cold front will move across the western third of the country.


Related Topix: Weather, Texas, California, Health

Russia Taday

Boomers' bust: Number of California adults moving in with parents explodes

A shocking reminder of the Great Recession of 2008 is evident by the over-67 percent increase in the number of Californian Baby Boomers who have been forced to move back in with their aged parents out of economic necessity.


Related Topix: California

KTUC-AM Tucson

Gas Prices Still Rising Across the US

Nationwide, fuel prices are up about 3 cents in the past week to $3.68 a gallon, 15 cents more per gallon that at this time last year.


Related Topix: California

Holtville Tribune

Physicians join Legislators to Advocate for Package of Bills that will Increase Access to Health Care

As part of the California Medical Association's Annual Lobby Day, physicians and legislators will join together in advocating for a package of bills that will increase access to health care throughout the state.


Related Topix: California, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Mon Apr 21, 2014

One-of-a-kind dog duo makes cross-country trip to foster home

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALDAnimal lover Wendy Kennedy sits with her three rescued dogs, Angel, Macy and Hearty, at Point Cadet, one of their favorite places to go for a walk and play, on Monday, April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: California, Mississippi

CBS Local

California Bill Targets Third-Hand Smoke In Home Day Care Centers

The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have left, a regulation that targets lingering "third-hand smoke" and has been adopted by 12 other states.


Related Topix: California, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Family, Kids, Department of Energy

LA Daily News

These proposed California laws deserve star billing: Editorial

State lawmakers have returned from their spring break with more than the usual distractions.


Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA, Opinion