Middle class is in decline in California


Since 1970, California’s share of the middle class fell from 60 percent to just over half the population…

Trump’s strong words on guns give way to political reality


Trump struck a very different tone as he backpedaled from his earlier demands for sweeping reforms and bowed to…

Package bombs in Texas kills 1, 2 injured

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Two package bomb blasts a few miles apart killed a teenager and wounded two women in Austin on Monday…

New CA bill to raise age for purchasing rifles


Three California lawmakers announced a bill that would raise the age limit for purchasing rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21…

Trump’s visit to California comes amid frayed relations


Donald Trump is coming, at last, to the state he loves to hate, setting foot in California for his first time as president…

Pilot in NYC crash called ‘mayday,’ cited engine failure


A pilot whose helicopter went down in Manhattan’s East River, killing five passengers…

‘Pharma Bro’ gets 7 years in prison in securities fraud case


The smirk wiped off his face, a crying Martin Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud…

US hiring surge last month pulls in flood of new workers

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U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs…

Slow recovery from latest nor’easter; 3rd storm on tap?


The sun came out across much of the Northeast on Friday as utilities tackled the arduous task of…

Covered California premium to rise after new tax laws take effect


The premium of health care plans under Covered California is set to rise after the new tax laws take effect