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$198 Billion: California’s Unfunded Pension Liability Grew More Than 30 Times In A Decade

A decade of financial data posted by Controller John Chiang on his open-data website, , shows that the state’s 130 public pension systems are carrying $198 billion in unfunded liability in 2013, compared with $6.3 billion of unfunded liability in 2003.


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Google Working On Pill That Could Detect Cancer Cells

Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.


Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

Australian Man Seeks Green Card After American Husband Dies

Anthony Sullivan, 72, asked federal immigration authorities in Los Angeles to reopen a petition filed by his late husband Richard Adams so Sullivan can be awarded residency as the surviving spouse of a U.S. citizen, immigration attorney Lavi Soloway said.


A one-month-old Australian bearded dragon sits on its mother's head at the Bronx Zoo in New York. (Photo credit JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)

Breeder Escapes Jail Time For Thousands Of Dead, Dying Rats, Reptiles In Warehouse

A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.


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Judge Upholds Sunnyvale’s Ban On High-Capacity Gun Magazines

U.S. District Judge Ron Whyte said that Sunnyvale’s ban on high-capacity magazines doesn’t violate Second Amendment rights to own guns for self-defense.



Latest Storm Brings New Worries To California

The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.



Three Accused Of Mailing Meth To Hawaii in Mannequin Heads

Authorities say there was something unusual about three mannequin heads found inside a UPS parcel being mailed from San Bernardino to Hawaii.


California High-Speed Rail Authority Says Plans Still On Track Despite Setbacks

Despite legal setbacks, the agency is leaving unchanged its timeline to begin construction later this year.


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CHP Says Handcuffing Of Fireman In Southern California Was ‘Isolated Incident’

Video from KFMB-TV showed a fireman being cuffed after he refused a CHP officer’s order to immediately move a fire engine that was blocking traffic.


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ACLU Suing Los Angeles County Over Cross On Official Seal

In the lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court, the ACLU claims adding the religious symbol violates the constitutional guarantee of the separation of church and state.


Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

Woman Guilty Of Murder After Driving With Dying Man On Windshield

A substance-abuse counselor who drove 2 miles through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield was convicted Tuesday of second-degree murder, drunken driving and hit-and-run.


Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum Recalls Miami's Segregated Past

Educator Accused Of Sexual Abuse On YouTube Charged With 16 Counts

The Riverside County District Attorney’s office said Andrea Cardosa, 40, was charged with 5 counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child