Louisiana Mayor Backpedals On Nike BanThe mayor of a New Orleans suburb says he's rescinding his order banning his city's recreation department from purchasing Nike products for use at city recreation facilities.
IOC Upholds Doping Ban; Russians Can't March Under Own FlagThe International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" the right to march in the closing ceremony under their country's flag.
Court Denies Trump Request Ro Immediately Restore Travel BanA federal appeals court on Sunday denied the Justice Department's request for an immediate reinstatement of President Donald Trump's ban on accepting certain travelers and all refugees.
Plastic Bag Makers File Second Ballot Measure Over Statewide BanPlastic bag manufacturers have filed a second ballot measure in California's fight over a statewide plastic bag ban.
Calif. Assembly Approves Bill Banning Concealed Weapons In Schools, UniversitiesThe California Assembly has approved a bill that would ban concealed weapons from schools and universities throughout the state.
Huntington Beach Repeals Their Plastic Bag BanA single vote was cast in favor of keeping the plastic bag ban that's been in place in Huntington Beach for two years.
Lawmakers Approve Statewide Ban On Plastic BagsLawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
NYC Latest Government To Lose Legislative Fight Against Sugary DrinksBig sodas can stay on the menu in the Big Apple after New York state's highest court refused Thursday to reinstate the city's first-of-its-kind size limit on sugary drinks. But city officials suggested they might be willing to revisit the supersize-soda ban.
Judge Strikes Down Oregon's Ban On Gay MarriageA federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional.
State Assembly Approves Bill Banning Confederate Flag SalesCalifornia state government departments will be prohibited from selling or displaying items with an image of the Confederate flag under a bill that passed one house of the Legislature.
Federal Court Tosses California's Concealed Weapons RulesA divided federal appeals court has struck down California's concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Federal Court Refuses To Reconsider Ruling Upholding Ban On Gay TherapyA federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that barred mental counseling aimed at changing a minor's sexual orientation.
Utah Supreme Court Puts Same-Sex Marriages On HoldGay couples in Utah were thrust into legal limbo Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to same-sex marriages in the state, turning jubilation to doubt just weeks after a judge's ruling sent people rushing to get married.
Court Considers Calif. School's May 5 US Flag Ban Racial tensions and gang problems were plaguing a Northern California high school when three students arrived for classes in 2010 wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
Manteca Considers Banning Smoking At Its 60 ParksA crackdown on smoking is underway in Manteca, where city leaders may soon ban smoking in all of its almost 60 parks.