| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:53 PM
SACRAMENTO -- State lawmakers late Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown bills that would outlaw the sale of rifles with detachable magazines and expand the list of crimes that result in a 10-year ban on possessing firearms.
Thursday’s action follows the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Oh, for the time when trash-talking was just that -- running your mouth for a select group, venting without any intent to act.
Those days are no more. Technology has amplified our voices, allowed our messages to reach wider and farther, and that's not...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:44 PM
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The firehouse is still there, just as it was on the day of the shooting, except for the 26 bronze stars adorning its roof: one for each victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
The school is still there too, a short...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Investigators who entered Adam Lanza's home after he shot and killed 20 first-graders and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14 found his bed neatly made. An armoire held five matching tan-colored shirts with five pairs of khaki pants....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 11:23 AM
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A shooting at a middle school in northern Nevada has left two people dead and two boys in critical condition, rattling parents, teachers and students as they showed up for the start of the school week.
Police in Nevada say...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:01 AM
One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping.
Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:14 PM
In Colorado, the gun lobby has taken its revenge.
The NRA and other pressure groups financed and helped organize the first recall campaigns allowed under Colorado law to take out two key Democratic state senators, John Morse — the upper chamber'...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:42 PM
SACRAMENTO — Declaring that California already has some of the nation's toughest gun laws, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed bills that would have further limited gun ownership and the sale of semiautomatic rifles.
The Democratic governor, a gun...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:02 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has not yet acted on a bill to outlaw the sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines in California, but the National Rifle Assn. warned Tuesday that it will file a lawsuit challenging it in court if the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Demolition has begun at Lake Silver Elementary, one of the dozens of Orange County schools with an "open campus" design. Lake Silver, located in College Park, is among a group of schools that will be reopened with a fully-enclosed design next year.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The autumn of an odd-numbered year in Connecticut provides a vast classroom for politicians at every level. Municipal election campaigns are in season in most communities and local candidates are seeking the attention of the state's most engaged voters....