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Apr 24, 2013 at 7:46 AM
The national mood on immigration has changed dramatically since Arizona approved a first-of-its-kind immigration law, igniting a furor over border security and the country's treatment of immigrants.
Apr 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM
A man who was killed when a homemade explosive blew up at his California home was an eccentric who bicycled around his neighborhood dispensing anti-government conspiracy pamphlets, a neighbor said Monday.
Apr 12, 2013 at 1:38 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown is relying on private donors to pay the bill for his weeklong trade mission to China. About 90 business leaders are paying $10,000 each to join the Democratic governor and cover the costs for him and other state officials.
Apr 11, 2013 at 4:26 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown got a firsthand look on Thursday at the world's most extensive high-speed rail system and praised the initiative that created the Chinese railway, saying he was anxious to start building similarly ambitious projects in California.
Apr 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM
California sends tomorrow's technology, Hollywood blockbusters and terrific pinot noir to the world. Now, the governors of Utah and Virginia want the Golden State to export more of something else: jobs.
Apr 5, 2013 at 3:15 PM
A California district attorney is facing possible disbarment after a judge found that he committed three acts of misconduct related to a conversation he had with a drug defendant without her lawyer present.
Apr 3, 2013 at 3:15 PM
On the political map of the Southwest, Arizona stands out. Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are independent-minded states that once leaned Republican but are trending Democratic, partly because of increasing numbers of Hispanic voters alienated from...
Apr 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM
The AP Stylebook is scrapping the term "illegal immigrant." The Stylebook, the most-widely used reference for American journalists, will be updated immediately online and in the next print edition, due this spring.
Mar 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court seems reluctant to use the legal battle over California's same-sex marriage ban to rule that all gay Americans have a constitutional right to wed, but that doesn't mean gay marriage will not be...
Mar 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM
Blaming her political party for saddling her campaign with a competitive disadvantage, Fran Florez dropped her bid Wednesday for the state Senate.
Mar 27, 2013 at 7:17 AM
In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married people.
Mar 26, 2013 at 9:16 AM
The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether gays have a right to marry, an issue one justice said was newer than cellphones and the Internet.
Mar 25, 2013 at 7:07 AM
The Supreme Court can choose from a wide array of outcomes in ruling on California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage and the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Mar 21, 2013 at 4:44 PM
A judge declared a mistrial Thursday on dozens of remaining counts against five former elected officials accused of misappropriating public funds in a working-class California city.
Mar 12, 2013 at 2:40 PM
Evan Davidson lived with his wife for 51 years. But when he told morticians that the woman in the open casket wasn't Darlene Davidson, they politely told him he was mistaken. "I looked at her and said, 'Well this don't look like my wife at all,'"...