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  • The Latest: NYC mayor denounces EU over immigration Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 5:19 AM ET

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has denounced the European Union for leaving Italy to deal with waves of immigrants coming from North Africa, saying the EU must come up with a Europe- wide immigration policy. De Blasio, whose grandparents emigrated from Italy to New York, said he was "deeply troubled by the lack of action by the European Union and the way that Italy...

  • World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement' Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    VATICAN CITY— Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce new measures to fight global warming and bask in Pope Francis' ecological star power. The Vatican invited the 60 mayors to a two-day conference to keep up pressure on world...

  • Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican Tuesday to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to reducing global warming and helping the urban poor deal with its effects. Already, the Vatican has engaged Nobel science laureates, global faith leaders, the U.N. leadership, eco-friendly businesses and...

  • New California law recognizes cheerleaders as employees Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 4:47 PM ET

    Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California's professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime. Some NFL cheerleaders say they've been paid sub-minimum or no wages and were forced to pay thousands of dollars to travel. The NFL has declined to comment on AB202.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 19- California lawmakers passed a $115.4 billion budget on Friday as part of a deal with Democratic Governor Jerry Brown to hold back spending even though the state's financial picture continues to improve. The budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 includes $2 billion to pay down the state's so-called wall of debt and socks away...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 16- California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers who dominate the state legislature said on Tuesday they had reached a deal on a $115.4 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The budget includes $1 billion to completely pay off money owed to the state's schools from years of deferring funding during tough...

  • California governor, legislature reach budget deal Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 16- California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers who dominate the state legislature said on Tuesday they had reached a deal on a $115.4 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 12- California's water board, facing a devastating four-year drought, on Friday curtailed some longstanding water rights for agriculture and other uses in Northern and Central California for the first time in nearly 40 years, officials said. The curtailment affects more than 100 so-called senior water rights holders, including farmers and...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 12- California's water board curtailed senior water rights on Friday in the state's Delta, San Joaquin and Sacramento regions due to drought in the first move of its kind during the current drought, officials said. The curtailment affects more than 100 senior water rights holders, with most of those located near the Sacramento River, the State...

  • SANTA BARBARA, May 21- Cleanup crews labored through a third day to scoop up patches of crude oil from a pipeline spill that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters, shattering an environmental balance that U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Thursday may take months to restore. Up to 2,500 barrels of petroleum, according to latest...

  • SANTA BARBARA, May 21- Cleanup teams labored on Thursday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California beach and fouled offshore waters from a pipeline rupture that may rank as the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in more than four decades. Environmental activists and local officials said it was believed to be...

  • SANTA BARBARA, May 21- Cleanup teams labored on Thursday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California beach and fouled offshore waters from a pipeline rupture that may rank as the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in more than four decades. Refugio State Beach and El Capitan State Beach, both popular seaside...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 18- The Service Employees International Union, backer of a three-year campaign to improve the plight of low-wage retail and fast-food workers, on Monday said it would petition the Federal Trade Commission to investigate alleged abusive practices by major franchisors, including McDonald's Corp and 7- Eleven Inc.. Separately, franchisor 7-...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14- California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday called for increased funding for education and a tax credit for the working poor, but he stopped short of agreeing to fund social programs that were cut during the recession despite a jump in state revenues. "I don't want to get caught in the jaws of the persistent fiscal instability of the state...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14- California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Thursday he would increase spending for education, a rainy day fund and climate change in the May revision of his state budget. California has enjoyed a $3 billion jump in state revenues, a windfall that has set up intense jockeying for funding among state agencies, advocates for the poor and...

  • May 14- California Governor Jerry Brown increased general fund expenditures to $115.3 billion in the May revision of his budget, up 1.8 percent from his January plan. In the new plan proposed on Thursday, Brown said he would bolster the state's rainy day fund to $3.8 billion from $2.8 billion. Education would also benefit from new money.

  • JERRY BROWN INCREASES GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES TO $115.3 BILLION IN MAY, UP 1.8 PERCENT FROM JANUARY.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14- California Governor Jerry Brown will reveal how he plans to spend an unexpected $3 billion jump in the state's revenues on Thursday, a windfall that has set up intense jockeying for funding among state agencies, advocates for the poor and others. The governor's annual May revision of his budget, meant to reflect changes in the economy...

  • Caltrans said in the report, released last week, that it would need about $8 billion annually for the next 10 years to reach management and improvement goals for its highway system, but only $2.3 billion annually has been budgeted. Caltrans said it needed the funding for critical infrastructure projects to roadways and bridges planned over the next decade.

  • MEMLO PARK, Calif., April 30- In the 1980 s when Sony and Toshiba were setting the agenda in the global TV and memory chip markets Japan was bristling with confidence as a hub of technological innovation. Three decades later, with Japan's electronics industry in decline, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has come to Silicon Valley- the first sitting Japanese leader to do so-...