| Jul 28, 2009
| 8:22 AM
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $1 billion in grants to help keep police officers on the beat during the economic downturn - and tried to assure cities not getting aid that they won't be stiffed.
The aid announced by Vice President Joe...
| Jul 27, 2009
Four major cities -- New York, Seattle, Houston, and Pittsburgh -- will get no money from a $1 billion economic stimulus program to help cities avoid laying off police officers, officials told The Associated Press on Monday.
The officials, speaking on...
| Jun 11, 2009
Luke Cole, a leading theorist and practitioner of environmental justice law, who battled toxic waste facilities, mega-dairies, mining companies and other pollution threats in poor and minority communities in California and Alaska, died Saturday in a car...
| Sep 29, 2009
| 10:06 PM
Michael Jackson was never a fixture on the county fair circuit, but his Neverland rides now are on a never-ending tour.
The attractions he set up in his estate's private amusement park have been auctioned off and are being trucked from carnival to...
| Oct 9, 2009
| 1:56 PM
VISALIA - A central California mother accused of abandoning three of her newborns and leaving one to die in the back of a pickup could face more than 22 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse charges.
| Oct 12, 2009
| 12:42 PM
California will test requiring that drivers convicted of drunken driving install devices that block vehicles from starting if alcohol is detected on the drivers' breath.
The bill by Assemblyman Mike Feuer, a Democrat from Los Angeles,is among those...
| Oct 15, 2009
| 8:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- The number of households caught up in the foreclosure crisis rose more than 5 percent from summer to fall as a federal effort to assist struggling borrowers was overwhelmed by a flood of defaults among people who lost their jobs.