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  • Mark Purdy: A's move to San Jose not drawing support from judges

    SAN FRANCISCO Joe Cotchett, the attorney representing San Jose, saved his best pitch for last. Standing at the courtroom podium, he waved a baseball autographed by Joe DiMaggio and an infielder's glove toward the bench. "What this really is about,"...
  • Lawmakers have competing ideas about expanding Yosemite

    WASHINGTON Two veteran California lawmakers are at loggerheads over how to expand Yosemite National Park. A House Republican and House Democrat now have competing bills folding nearly 1,600 acres in Mariposa County into the park's boundaries. They...
  • Congress approves temporary highway funding measure

    Congress, after a temporary detour, approved a stopgap plan Thursday to fund transportation projects through next May, sending the measure to President Obama. Acting in the final days of its session before lawmakers break for a five-week summer recess,...
  • Federal bills would crack down on college sexual assault

    Congressional legislators in California and several other states took aim at campus sexual assault Wednesday, introducing two bills that would require universities and colleges to provide more support and training to combat the problem. Campuses that...
  • EPA chief defends power plant rule against GOP charges of overreach

    WASHINGTON The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday strongly defended the approach and legitimacy of an Obama administration power plant rule that Republicans attacked as regulatory overreach and Democrats said was vital. In a hearing...
  • Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule

    Mothers bring kids to Senate to push for EPA's climate change rule
    More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to...
  • Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess

    Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all. At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...
  • Want to help protect women worldwide? Apparently, Congress doesn't.

    Recently, two girls, aged 14 and 15, were gang-raped in the poverty-stricken Uttar Pradesh state of India. They were later found dead, hanging from the branches of a mango tree. In Pakistan late last month, family members of a pregnant woman beat her to...
  • Eric Garcetti makes an impression in Sacramento

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing. Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a...
  • Vermont's new GMO law may upend food industry nationwide

    The biggest worry weighing on the nation's food industry may not be drought in the West, farmworker shortages or turbulent international trade negotiations, but a change in the regulatory code in Vermont. Under a law signed this month, the tiny New...
  • Exclusive: Inside new CEO Mary Barra's urgent mission to fix GM

    Exclusive: Inside new CEO Mary Barra's urgent mission to fix GM
    Mary Barra, mother of two and the first female CEO of General Motors, sat silently while the parents of ten dead children unloaded their grief and anger on her. Some read prepared statements; others spoke off the cuff. One father unbuttoned his dress...