By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation - the first such measure in the United States - was introduced after police near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family he was in poor mental health and might become violent. ...
It is 25 years since Denmark became the first country to celebrate same-sex civil unions.
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace
Philadelphia police are searching for a missing woman who has not been seen in close to two weeks.
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday discussed "stringent isolation protocols" with the head of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to limit the risk of more Ebola cases after a diagnosis was made in Dallas, the White House said. Obama was briefed on the Dallas case by Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control. Obama and Frieden "discussed the stringent isolation protocols under which the patient is being treated as well as ongoing efforts to trace the patient's contacts to mitigate the risk of additional cases," the White House said. "Dr. ...
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says hundreds of nuclear workers at a Virginia shipyard were given credit for attending training they didn't actually attend.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Somali American is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for attempting to detonate a weapon of mass destruction four years ago in Portland's downtown square.
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is not stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit, officials said on Tuesday. Rhyan Vasquez, 19, walked out of an employee entrance of a jail in Marysville, north of Seattle, last Wednesday as he was awaiting transfer to a county facility, but was back in custody on Tuesday, according to a Marysville court official. ...
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit, officials said on Tuesday. Rhyan Vasquez, 19, walked out of an employee entrance of a jail in Marysville, north of Seattle, last Wednesday as he was awaiting transfer to a county facility ...
The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle.
Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.
About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.
Tracy Morgan said Tuesday that he "can't believe" Wal-Mart's assertion that he and others were partly to blame for their injuries in the highway crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one of his friends.
The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.
A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.
The League of Education Voters, a non-profit advocacy organization that has backed previous efforts to reduce class sizes, announced Tuesday that it opposes I-1351, the statewide class-size reduction initiative on the November ballot. For more, see the Education Lab blog.