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The Los Angeles skyline is seen above the Union Pacific LATC Intermodal Terminal on April 25, 2023. California's Air Resources Board is set to vote on a rule to cut greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions from diesel-powered locomotives used to pull rail cars through ports and railyards. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Apr 28, 2023

California passes 1st-in-nation emissions rules for trains

California approved a first-in-the-nation, ambitious rule limiting rail pollution to aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Sep 14, 2022

California sues Amazon, alleging antitrust law violations

California is suing Amazon, accusing the company of violating the state’s antitrust laws by stifling competition.

This June 13, 2013 file photo shows the Activision Blizzard Booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Activision Blizzard, one of the world’s most high-profile video game companies, confirmed an SEC probe and said it is working to address complaints of workplace discrimination. The Santa Monica, California, company said Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, that it is complying with a recent Securities and Exchange Commission subpoena sent to current and former employees and executives and the company itself on “employment matters and related issues.” (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Apr 15, 2022

California governor interfered in Activision Blizzard lawsuit, state lawyer alleges

A lawyer for California's civil rights agency has resigned over what she alleged were undue attempts by Gov. Gavin Newsom and his office to interfere in a state lawsuit against Activision Blizzard.

Sep 18, 2019

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution.

May 13, 2019

Supreme Court says 1 state can’t be sued in another’s courts

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decided Monday that one state cannot unwillingly be sued in the courts of another, overruling a 40-year precedent and perhaps, foreshadowing an argument over the viability of other high court decisions. The outcome left one dissenting justice wondering “which cases the court will overrule next.” The justices divided 5-4 to […]

Jan 14, 2019

Be careful before you hit ‘send’

Welcome to Monday, the 43rd anniversary of the premiere of “The Bionic Woman.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — Love might not last forever — but emails do. — California considers charging company with murder. — Scooter-rental companies face lawsuits from non-riders. — Robert Mueller seeks to connect dots to […]

Aug 29, 2018

New law to make Calif. first state to end bail

California will become the first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial and replace it with a still murky risk-assessment system under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Aug 8, 2018

New law may force small businesses to reveal data practices

A Rhode Island software company that sells primarily to businesses is nonetheless making sure it complies with a strict California law about consumers' privacy.

Jun 21, 2018

Judge appears skeptical of Trump suit against California

A U.S. judge appeared skeptical of some of the Trump administration's key arguments for seeking to block three California laws intended to protect immigrants, questioning the scope of federal power over immigration during a lengthy court hearing on Wednesday.

May 1, 2018

Md. joins lawsuit over federal plan to scrap car emission standards

California and 16 other states have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to scrap gas mileage standards and how much greenhouse gases vehicles can emit, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday.

Apr 3, 2018

EPA to ease back emissions standards

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was not appropriate and set standards "too high."

Nov 9, 2015

High court won’t hear challenge over nonprofit donor lists

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear a dispute over California’s requirement that nonprofit groups turn over the names of major donors. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said the state has a right to review donor lists to determine whether a group is actually involved in charitable activities. The […]

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