12/05/13 10:53 AM
That estimate released Thursday means the state can fully pay the remaining IOUs to public schools that piled up during tougher budget times. And it leaves $825 million left for lawmakers to work with during their election-year session.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 10:53 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians twice voted overwhelmingly for President Obama, but they are split on his most important domestic policy achievement — health care reform.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 10:19 AM
The price of oil edged higher above $97 a barrel Thursday as investors reacted to a drop in U.S. stockpiles, but concerns of oversupply in the Middle East capped gains.
12/05/13 10:18 AM
BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley is urging a court to stop new federal fishing regulations which she called an "existential threat" to New England's 400-year-old fishing industry. Coakley said her office's motion for summary judgment, filed in the United States District Court in...
12/05/13 10:12 AM
LANSING, Mich. — Lawmakers in the Michigan House will see their office budgets rise 5 percent in 2014. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger of Marshall made the announcement Wednesday. He says that even with the 5 percent increase for costs like staffers' salaries and office materials,...
By Ben Fox | 12/05/13 10:11 AM
MIAMI — Two men who have been held without charge at the Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade have been sent back to their native Algeria as part of a renewed effort to gradually close the prison, U.S. officials said Thursday. The Pentagon identified the two men as Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 10:08 AM
Traffic checkpoints along the Texas border that critics say were state-operated immigration traps won't be deployed again without lawmaker support, Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said Wednesday.
By Josh Lederman | 12/05/13 10:06 AM
BEIJING — Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond. Though...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:51 AM
A board of state regulators adopted a set of comprehensive plans Wednesday to cut chronic air pollution along the heavily populated urban corridor of northern Utah. The plans won't bring relief for years, however, and a group of Utah doctors and other clean-air advocates lambasted the Utah Air...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:46 AM
The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine. The solution: big battery packs that will provide backup power while lowering electric bills. The supplier: electric car maker Tesla Motors, whose CEO Elon Musk is also...
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