| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed legislation to enact stringent restrictions on abortion Tuesday, acting on an issue championed by social conservatives in the Republican majority and inviting a possible new challenge to...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:24 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Twenty-eight of California's congressional representatives are throwing their weight behind state legislation that would make it harder to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally.
The representatives -- all Democrats,...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
BERKELEY — To save their classmate who was deported to Mexico, the fourth-graders devised an epic plan.
That Rodrigo Guzman, 10, could no longer be with his friends and attend Jefferson Elementary seemed so obviously unfair to these students. So...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON – After furious lobbying by the Obama administration and Republican leaders, the House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly defeated an amendment that would have curtailed the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Good news for Silicon Valley, where griping about the nation's patent system has become a favorite hobby: Inventors will no longer have to trek all the way to the nation's capitol to complain.
On Tuesday, the Department of Commerce’s United...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Looking to bring an end to channels going dark as a result of contract disputes between broadcasters and pay-TV distributors, two lawmakers are proposing legislation that could radically alter the media landscape.
Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Border Patrol announced new rules Friday to limit agents from shooting at moving vehicles or people throwing rocks or other objects at agents, reversing a controversial policy that has led to at least 19 deaths.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:47 PM
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and watchdog groups called Friday for tougher restrictions on the use of deadly force by U.S. border agents and more transparency in the investigation of killings, including the release of an independent audit that recommended...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:00 AM
WASHINGTON — They came after midnight, two or more armed individuals so deft that they cut telecommunication cables in an underground vault and outsmarted security cameras and motion sensors at the power substation in a remote corner of Santa...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:33 PM
WASHINGTON — In a potential breakthrough for long-stalled immigration legislation, House Republicans will consider a proposal this week that would allow millions of immigrants in the country illegally to gain legal status and, in some cases, to...
| May 21, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Carefully crafted legislation that would end the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is under fire after the White House requested last-minute changes that critics say would water down its protections.
A year after Americans learned...