LOS ANGELES -- In a move that would boost water deliveries to San Joaquin Valley agriculture and Southern California cities, federal fishery agencies are weakening decade-old endangered species protections for some of the state's most imperiled native fish populations.
The rollback -- coming a year after President Donald Trump targeted the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- During a hearing Tuesday on last year's deadly collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian footbridge, the National Transportation Safety Board heard evidence from its staff engineers and investigators showing that the bridge's "catastrophic failure" stemmed from a flawed design with "significant errors."
In ...Read more
CHICAGO -- President Donald Trump, who will be in Chicago next week for a campaign fundraiser, also is scheduled to speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference, a White House official has confirmed.
The president's Monday address comes the same day as a fundraiser hosted by Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts and ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren joined Chicago Teachers Union members on the fourth day of their strike Tuesday, hours after union President Jesse Sharkey accused Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration of "vindictive actions" for suggesting the union go back to work without a contract and saying there was no more ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- An Aryan Brotherhood member who has been a fugitive since federal officials in Sacramento charged 16 people in a massive racketeering and murder probe killed himself in a Costa Rican jail last month hours after being apprehended.
Matthew Hall, 50, of Hermosa Beach, hanged himself Sept. 27 after Costa Rican authorities ...Read more
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LOS ANGELES -- Felicity Huffman is now serving time behind bars.
Other high-profile parents in the college admissions case have pleaded guilty.
But so far, there is no indication from Lori Loughlin and her camp about whether she plans to fight the charges or join others and make a deal with prosecutors.
On Monday, four parents changed their ...Read more
LONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to scrap his Brexit legislation and call an election if lawmakers vote to extend his timetable for a key bill in Parliament later Tuesday.
"I will in no way allow months more of this (delay)," Johnson said, ahead of a vote on a motion to rush through the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in just ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Former President Jimmy Carter fell Monday at his home in Plains and suffered a "minor pelvic fracture," The Carter Center tweeted Tuesday morning.
Carter, who recently turned 95, was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment.
"He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home," the tweet...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Conjuring memories of violent racially motivated murders and drawing an immediate bipartisan backlash, President Donald Trump on Tuesday described House Democrats' impeachment inquiry as a "lynching."
Trump made the statement in a morning tweet that began with a warning that "if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win...Read more
WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are threatening to force Trump administration officials' compliance with their impeachment inquiry by targeting something they hold dear: their paychecks.
Democrats have twice referenced using an obscure provision in the annual Financial Services spending bill, referred to as Section 713, that says any federal ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine will testify before House investigators Tuesday as Democrats move forward with a shortened schedule this week on their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
William B. Taylor, who came out of retirement to lead the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, has already provided Democrats with what they ...Read more
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SIGOURNEY, Iowa -- Just when it looked like the Democratic presidential contest was becoming a two-person race, a pair of Midwestern pragmatists are betting they can still rise by speaking to an unsatisfied slice of the electorate: voters who believe Sen. Elizabeth Warren is too far to the left, but think former Vice President Joe Biden is ...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California voters who are unaffiliated with a political party will be able to participate in the Democratic presidential primary next year, but they will be prohibited from casting ballots for President Donald Trump or any possible Republican challenger, according to information released Monday by state elections officials....Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Firefighters were battling a brush fire Monday that quickly chewed through at least 30 acres in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades section, burning dangerously close to multimillion-dollar homes in a hillside neighborhood.
Firefighters responded about 10:40 a.m. Monday to the blaze, which erupted near 500 N. Palisades Drive. The fire...Read more
A coalition of consumer groups that has questioned the safety of the nation's increasingly crowded airline cabins and shrinking seats is calling federal safety tests scheduled for next month outdated.
With airlines squeezing smaller seats in each cabin, federal regulations adopted last year required the Federal Aviation Administration to study ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Justin Trudeau's ruling Liberal Party was on track to lose roughly half a dozen seats in Atlantic Canada, as expected, as results began to roll in for what is poised to be one of the closest elections in the country's history.
The Liberals have won or were leading in 24 of 32 districts, according to preliminary results from ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers are increasingly demanding that U.S. authorities investigate allegations raised in a recent magazine article that traders might be using nonpublic government information to reap huge illegal profits, even as the exchange where the transactions purportedly took place called the story "patently false."
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Citing gasoline prices that are as much as 30 cents a gallon higher than those in other states, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday asked the state attorney general to investigate whether California's leading oil and gas suppliers are involved in price-fixing or other unfair practices.
"Simply stated, name-brand gas retail outlets...Read more
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A forensic psychiatrist for the Maryland Health Department believes the man charged with killing five Capital Gazette staffers is legally sane, an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge said Monday.
The 124-page report was completed at least a month ago after the doctor extensively evaluated the man charged with murdering ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A foul-mouth toilet tissue thief was caught red handed in North Carolina, after she allegedly broke into a home, cursed the owner, then fled with his toilet paper, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators identified the suspect as 34-year-old Sarah Noel Davis. She is charged with felony breaking and ...Read more
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