Testing strength, Harris and Sanders take 2020 to rival turf

HOUSTON (AP) — Charging onto the home turf of their Democratic rivals, Sen. Kamala Harris campaigned in Texas for the first time Saturday while Sen. Bernie Sanders swung through California — both a te...

Sanders aims for strong showing in delegate-rich California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time California's presidential primary election arrived in 2016, Bernie Sanders was a beaten man. This time around, everything has changed. The senator from...

Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use. Suppo...

Edward Nixon, brother of President Richard Nixon, dies at 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Edward Nixon, the youngest brother of former President Richard Nixon who staunchly defended his sibling's White House legacy, died Wednesday. He was 88. The Richar...

Congress urged to fully open banks to marijuana industry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Banking officials are urging Congress to fully open the doors of the U.S. bank system to the legal marijuana industry. Most Americans live in states where marijuan...

LA Mayor Garcetti says he won't run for president in 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, slightly winnowing a field that is still likely to be large and unwieldy for a party de...

With strike deal, Garcetti looks again toward 2020 run

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After helping broker an end to a teachers strike that marooned more than half a million students, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday the deal shows that government is solving proble...

Dispute over rules rile California's legal pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has finalized hundreds of pages of rules governing the nation's largest legal pot market, but the dense regulations are unlikely to settle long-running disputes over test...

Pot deliveries OK'd into Calif. communities that ban sales

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales. The rule by ...

The promise and peril of California's legal pot market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest legal marijuana market opened for business in January with jubilation and long lines of customers. As the year ends, California's pot economy ...

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn't correctly checking for pest...

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California marijuana producers are seeing a higher percentage of buds, oils and other products clear strict safety tests. Testing started in July saw about a 20 pe...

House win part of major realignment in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats i...

California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were "coming for all of us." ...

Democrat Harder ousts California GOP US Rep. Denham

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham following an updated vote count Tuesday, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House sea...