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  • Senate protects in-state tuition for veterans

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill ensuring in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged. Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine thanked legislative leaders for the bipartisan compromise, which conforms California...

  • Bills to deter wrongful convictions go to governor

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a pair of bills Friday designed to thwart or reverse wrongful criminal convictions. They acted as the Legislature rushed to complete its work for the year ahead of Sunday's deadline. SB980 by Sen. Ted Lieu. D-Torrance, which...

  • Iceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash was detected by the radar system. The eruption took place the Holuhraun lava field, five kilometers (three miles)...

  • Lawmakers pass California groundwater regulations

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed state lawmakers to overhaul California's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy. The state would begin regulating its groundwater supply for the first time under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov....

  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections. Addressing Democratic donors at a...

  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigns amidst probe

    Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., resigned Friday amid deepening questions over his involvement in a payola scandal by the 2012 presidential campaign he helped run. On Wednesday, former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson pleaded guilty to switching his support for...

  • Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

    BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews. Hundreds of relatives and fellow miners prayed outside the El Comal gold and...

  • Lawmakers send gun restraining order bill to Brown

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Judges would be able to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation was sparked by the deadly rampage earlier this year of a 22-year-old man near the University...

  • EEOC holds court-ordered Honolulu news conference

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is hoping a federal judge in Hawaii approves $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai workers. The agency held a court-ordered news conference in Honolulu Friday clarifying that the settlements with four Hawaii farms...

  • McDonald's: Vive la France!

    I have never eaten at a McDonald’s in France. But evidently a lot of French men and women do. Business Insider reports that France is McDonald’s most profitable country after the United States. So much for all the French cuisine snobs who lament the presence of McDonald’s in la belle France,...

  • State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Stricter requirements for disclosing the use of chemicals are part of new proposed rules issued by the state Friday as part of the process of regulating fracking, the high-volume oil and gas drilling method that proponents hope will bring a surge of jobs to Illinois....

  • Nancy Pelosi wants Congress to debate next military moves on ISIS

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Congress should debate additional U.S. military action against ISIS, stopping short of calling for a vote to permit President Obama to authorize airstrikes or other action.

  • Joe Biden to New Hampshire --- again

    The White House announced late Friday that Vice President Joe Biden, often the distant runner-up to Hillary Clinton in 2016 Democratic primary polls, is heading to New Hampshire, home to the first and sometimes deciding primary.

  • Stock market closes at record high

    The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading. Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped nearly 8 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates. The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed. Consumer sentiment improved in August,...

  • Strategy irony: Obama declares 'National Preparedness Month,' 'PrepareAthon'

    President Obama declared September "National Preparedness Month," a time when he wants the nation to set their own strategy for dealing with a killer crisis -- like climate change.



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