The California state budget accord to be voted on Friday relies on $5 billion in federal money, $10 billion in Wall Street loans, and some pretty big assumptions, say some political observers.
Public pensions are driving state and local governments into debt at an unsustainable rate. America must face this fiscal time bomb or these dream benefits will become a nightmare.
A man shampoos his Pomeranian, Mu Wan, which means sweet pork in Thai, in Bangkok on Tuesday.
The National Transportation Safety Board is the agency responsible for investigating pipeline accidents, and it’s likely to have a long list of questions about the gas explosion, San Bruno, Calif.
San Bruno fire crews fought the aftermath of a gas-main explosion that killed at least one person, and destroyed more than 50 homes.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown are not required to defend against a legal challenge to Prop. 8, the law banning same-sex marriage, the state supreme court found. So who will defend it now?
Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation in California that will lock up some convicted sex offenders for life.
Reusable shopping bags could be produced by manufacturers who previously produced disposable bags.
Meg Whitman, GOP nominee for California governor, is giving less visibility to campaign chairman Pete Wilson now that she's working to broaden her appeal for the general election.
Plastic bags from grocery stores and pharmacies would be banned starting in 2012 under a new bill before the senate. Critics of the bill say recycling programs, not bans, are the answer.