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A San Francisco police officer documents a gun that is being surrendered during a gun buy back program on December 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NRA Loses Latest Challenge To San Francisco Gun, Bullet Regulations

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said the city can require handgun owners to secure weapons in lockers, keep them on their bodies or apply trigger locks to the guns when stored at home. The three-judge panel also upheld the city’s sales ban on ammunition that expands on impact and is often referred to as hollow point bullets.

03/25/2014

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U.S. Files $1.2 Billion Penalty Against Toyota In Stuck Accelerator Investigation

The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The penalty is the largest of its kind ever imposed on an auto company, the Justice Department said.

03/19/2014

An aerial view of the Tesoro refinery in Pacheco, California. (CBS)

2 Workers Injured By Sulfuric Acid At Tesoro Refinery Near Martinez

Two people working at the Tesoro refinery in Avon were injured on Monday morning less than a month after two workers were injured by sulfuric acid at the same refinery.

03/10/2014

President Obama during a meeting with Congressional leaders. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

President’s Proposed Budget Includes Cash For California Infrastructure, Drought

President Barack Obama proposed an almost $4 trillion federal budget on Tuesday that includes a few nuggets for California, but it also cuts money the Golden State had been counting on.

03/04/2014

A bicyclist rides over a bridge in the Yosemite Valley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Says Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414M

The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.

03/03/2014

The Tesoro Refinery in Martinez (CBS)

Federal Investigators Denied Access By Tesoro Refinery After Chemical Release Burns Workers

Federal investigators looking into last Wednesday’s industrial accident at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, where two workers were sprayed in the face with sulfuric acid, have been denied access on their attempted return visits.

02/21/2014

Marijuana is poured from a jar at at medical marijuana dispensary. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lawmakers Demand Change To ‘Unjust And Irrational’ Federal Marijuana Policy

The current federal policy on marijuana “perpetuates an unjust and irrational system,” according to a letter signed by 17 members of congress, including four Bay Area representatives.

02/12/2014

A U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet piloted by U.S. Marine Corps Major Nathan Miller flies past the San Francisco skyline during a practice flight ahead of the Fleet Week performance October 8, 2009 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

No Air Show For Fleet Week In San Francisco After Federal Budget Cuts

Fleet Week is still happening in San Francisco next week, but it will be a much quieter affair and there will be no air show or ship parade—both of which were canceled because of federal budget cuts.

10/03/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Author Claims California Pot Crackdown Aimed To Distract From ‘Fast And Furious’

A Bay Area’s author’s new book claims that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder authorized raids against California pot dispensaries last year to create a distraction from the failed “Fast and Furious” gun sting operation.

08/14/2012

Officers at the scene of a Newark shooting involving an off-duty federal agent (CBS)

Newark Federal Agent Shooting Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder

A Piedmont man was charged Thursday with premeditated attempted murder for allegedly shooting an off-duty federal agent in Newark on Tuesday.

02/09/2012

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