Rick Scott (l.) takes the oath of office as Florida's 45th governor with wife Ann (c.) during inauguration ceremonies in Tallahassee, Fla., on Jan. 4.
The California measure, signed into law Wednesday, authorizes $24 million to hire additional agents for a state program that takes away firearms from people prohibited from owning them.
President Obama sparked a mini-tempest when he called California's Kamala Harris the 'best-looking attorney general in the country.' At least he also called her brilliant, dedicated, and tough.
UC Davis chancellor says she did not order campus police to use pepper spray. Chancellor Linda Katehi told 1,000 students that police were directed not to use force.
The Obama Justice Department last week began to rein in California's out-of-control medical marijuana industry. How sustainable is this new federal enforcement of the state's pot shops?
Mortgage modifications, restitution, and relocation aid part of $6.5 million settlement to help Countrywide's foreclosed homeowners.