- Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003 Updated: Jul-03-15 5:13 pm
SEATTLE - A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.
- Gov. Martinez: New Mexico needs tougher 'three strikes' law Updated: Jul-03-15 2:32 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The state's "three strikes" law is weak and doesn't do enough to take violent criminals off the streets, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said.
- Vaccine opponents continue efforts against California law Updated: Jul-02-15 8:15 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Opponents of California's new law to boost vaccination rates among schoolchildren by strictly limiting exemptions are continuing to fight the legislation online and in public protests, even after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law this week.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am
Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight
- Lawmakers tie $20 million in grants to police use of force Updated: Jun-27-15 10:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The state budget that takes effect on Wednesday includes $20 million in grants for local law enforcement agencies, but lawmakers are linking the money to the national debate over killings by police.
- Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in the US Updated: Jun-27-15 11:53 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide.
- United Nations charter, signed in San Francisco, turns 70 Updated: Jun-26-15 7:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of people packed the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall to mark the 70th birthday of the signing of the United Nations charter.
- Casey Kasem visiting rights dispute sparks California bill Updated: Jun-25-15 5:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill prompted by a family dispute over who could visit radio broadcasting legend Casey Kasem before his death last year.
- Governors who have dealt with illness or serious injury Updated: Jun-23-15 5:33 pm
Below is a list of some governors, like Maryland's Larry Hogan, who experienced illness or injury while in office:
- Bill helps medical marijuana users access organ transplants Updated: Jun-22-15 8:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers have passed a bill that prevents medical marijuana users from being denied organ transplants just because they use pot.
- Smiling Ronald Reagan statue revealed in California Capitol Updated: Jun-22-15 6:13 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A statue of a smiling Gov. Ronald Reagan was revealed Monday in the California State Capitol's lower rotunda before admiring lawmakers and members of his administration.
- Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success Updated: Jun-22-15 5:08 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states.
- California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core Updated: Jun-22-15 12:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other - California - was conspicuously absent from the debate.
- California on cusp of offering young immigrants health care Updated: Jun-17-15 9:23 pm
SANTA ANA, California - In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of extending state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally.
- Legislature scales back California high-speed rail reporting Updated: Jun-15-15 8:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democratic lawmakers approved legislation Monday that would require less frequent reporting by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to the state Legislature as part of a state budget package.
- Brown appoints spokesman to lead state gambling commission Updated: Jun-12-15 6:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown has named one of his top spokesmen to lead regulation over California's gambling industry.
- Federal agencies pledge another $110 million in drought aid Updated: Jun-12-15 5:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Federal agencies pledged another $110 million in aid Friday to help states struggling with the crippling drought after President Barack Obama talked to leaders from seven western states.
- California governor to speak at Toronto climate conference Updated: Jun-05-15 3:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown will head to Canada next month to address a conference on climate change.
- Assets of middle-class scholarship recipients draw scrutiny Updated: Jun-04-15 2:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A new college scholarship aimed at providing tuition relief to middle-class families in California has emerged as a sticking point in the Legislature's discussions over higher education spending.