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Tom Steyer joins swarm of Democrats running for president

California billionaire and activist Tom Steyer launched his long-shot presidential campaign Tuesday morning.

Gun groups sue over California law banning firearms sales to those under 21

By Patrick McGreevy,Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gun owner groups have…

Berkeley can warn consumers of cellphone radiation, court decides

SAN FRANCISCO — A divided federal appeals court decided Tuesday that a…

Trump administration abruptly gives up fight over census citizenship question

An email announced the decision to begin printing census forms without the controversial question.

Detainees held for prolonged periods at temporary California facility, Border Patrol says

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Immigration detainees are…

California could become first state to protect natural black hair from discrimination

This includes bans on certain hairstyles, such as Afros, braids, twists, cornrows and dreadlocks.

Alabama pregnant woman shot in the stomach indicted in fetus’ death while shooter goes free

By Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News An Alabama woman shot in…

Supreme Court’s approval of partisan gerrymandering raises 2020 election stakes

The four liberal justices dissented, warning that new tech has made partisan gerrymandering easier

Trump 5G push could hamper forecasting of deadly storms

Storm warnings could be a thing of the past if FCC auctions off radio frequency bands

Great grandson of Jim Beam puts mark on a whiskey worth drinking

The signatures of Fred Noe and Shinji Fukuyo adorn the bottle of Legent.

In California, ‘home school charters’ let families use state dollars to buy Disneyland tickets and more

A handful of schools give families as much as $3,200 a year to spend from a list of approved vendors

Supreme Court says law imposing extra prison time for ‘crimes of violence’ is too vague

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a…

As first debate nears, Democratic National Committee is still wrestling with demons of 2016

WASHINGTON — Struggling presidential hopefuls won’t be the only ones looking for…

Does this vaccine bill go too far? Concerned families say they’ll leave California if it passes

By Hannah Wiley, The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Orange County mom…

Drug users armed with naloxone double as medics on streets of San Francisco

By Brian Rinker, Kaiser Health News SAN FRANCISCO — The man was…

Turning oddball spirits into fun cocktails

Bar pros Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz launched the well-known Bittercube Bitters in Milwaukee in 2009, macerating unique flavors of cocktail bitters.

Has Hong Kong already lost its battle against Chinese authority?

BEIJING —They are calling it Hong Kong’s “last battle” — a David vs. Goliath struggle to prevent China from encroaching on the city’s freedoms and autonomy.

Cannabis banking bill may falter again despite state support

By Sophie Quinton, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — Many state leaders are hoping the…

‘Chicano’ and the fight for identity

By Dorany Pineda, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Joe Rodriguez was…

Johnson woos hard Brexiters as Gove eclipsed by cocaine ‘regret’

Boris Johnson, the front-runner to succeed Theresa May as U.K. prime minister, pledged a hard line on Brexit — including the option of leaving without a deal.