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  • Repeal of food safety law requiring gloves in 'final push'

    Repeal of food safety law requiring gloves in 'final push'
    The proposed repeal of the California law that requires food workers to wear gloves has inched its way through the state Assembly and Senate and is in its "final push" to go to Gov. Jerry Brown. On Thursday morning, the state Senate voted 32 to 0 to...
  • Governor signs repeal of food-safety law requiring gloves

    Governor signs repeal of food-safety law requiring gloves
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that repeals a law requiring chefs and bartenders to wear gloves while handling certain foods. Brown signed the repeal measure on Saturday and it took effect immediately. According to the Jan. 1 law, cooks and...
  • What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?

    What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?
    Thirteen states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review California’s ban on foie gras, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the state to pass laws that might interfere with agricultural practices in other states. But the only state that...
  • Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip

    When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards. Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...
  • Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters

    Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters
    — Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and its 11,000 jobs — to Prince George's County. On Tuesday they officially found out who the competition is....
  • New ad uses sex toys to promote gun safety

    New ad uses sex toys to promote gun safety
    Kids will play with anything they can get their hands on, including guns and dildos.  That's the message that a new ad from gun safety advocacy group Evolve is promoting in an effort to reduce gun violence. The ad, titled "Playthings," begins with a...
  • Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate

    Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate
    There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next? Probably not, but here's why. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District...
  • Hollywood challenging extra pension checks sent to retirees last year

    Hollywood challenging extra pension checks sent to retirees last year
    Retired cops, firefighters and City Hall employees sometimes get an extra payday known as the 13th check. It comes each year the pension funds have robust earnings and has ranged from $200 to more than $26,000. But it comes at a cost to taxpayers: The...
  • The limits of corporate citizenship [Commentary]

    The limits of corporate citizenship [Commentary]
    Dozens of big U.S. corporations are considering leaving the United States in order to reduce their tax bills. But they'll be leaving the country only on paper. They'll still do as much business in the U.S. as they were doing before. The only...
  • Redflex insider: I testified about secret meeting

    Redflex insider: I testified about secret meeting
    A former employee of the company that launched Chicago's red light cameras testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating bribery allegations, and he said he recounted a secret meeting atop the John Hancock Center and even answered...
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...