Stories for August 19, 2013
In California, officials are ramping up a unique program that identifies and seizes guns from people who are prohibited from keeping them. Under state law, a legally registered gun owner loses the right to own a firearm when they are convicted of a crime or become mentally ill.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in the 2016 election. But to run for president, the U.S. Constitution says a candidate must be a "natural born" U.S. citizen; it doesn't mention dual citizenship.
How does a city make a scandal-plagued mayor go away when he stubbornly refuses to leave?
Consumers are ordinarily big spenders when it comes to back to school purchases. But this year, those sales are down by as much as 9 percent. Why?
Growing up in Santa Barbara, Calif., photojournalist Dania Maxwell saw two different sides of life.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 300,000 Americans are getting Lyme disease every year, and the toll is growing.
Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner did not return to work today at the City Administration Building, but was believed to be involved in a mediation session regarding his future in a downtown San Diego office building.
As the school year begins, districts in cities such as Oakland, Fresno and Los Angeles have not gone on a hiring spree.
For decades, Egypt has been one of the largest recipients of U.S. foreign military aid, receiving everything from F-16s to tear gas grenades.
The professional connections site LinkedIn is launching a new section of its social network Monday: University Pages targets younger users who want to connect with colleges. More than 200 schools now have profile pages, according to LinkedIn. As part of the new effort, the company also dropped its minimum age to 14 in the U.S.