US budget deficit down 37.6 percent through July

The U.S. government on Monday reported a $97.6 billion deficit for July but remains on track to post its lowest annual budget gap in five years…

CA new law to end unfair parking tickets

Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s legislation to prohibit local governments from fleecing motorists who park at broken parking meters was signed by Governor Brown today…

‘Hyperloop’ would link LA-SF in 30 mins, if built

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept Monday that he said could whisk passengers…

Mixed verdict doesn’t satisfy all in Bulger case

The jury that convicted James “Whitey” Bulger in a series of gangland murders Monday also left the families of some alleged…

Salad mix production halted after stomach bug

A California company has voluntarily suspended production of salad mix at a Mexico processing facility…

31-pound cat’s weight-loss program

A 31-pound cat is joining the battle of the bulge. The cat has been ordered by vets to lose weight or put his health at risk…

Man killed in Idaho mirrored father’s actions

A family spokesman says the man who was killed by FBI agents in the Idaho wilderness after allegedly…

Bus driver, suspect shot in Seattle

A Metro bus driver has been shot in downtown Seattle, and police have shot and arrested a suspect…

Oprah Winfrey ‘Victim Of Racism’ in Swiss shop

Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she ran into Swiss racism when a clerk at a pricey Zurich boutique…

Police warn of Lake Tahoe vacation rental scam

Police say an Internet scam is targeting people seeking vacation rentals near Lake Tahoe…