New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill NearsAlmost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
Larry Magid: Feds Want To Look At Apps That May Be Distracting Drivers A new measure proposed by the Obama Administration would give federal officials the authority to set restrictions on the use of mapping and traffic apps if they are deemed to be dangerous.
Obama Administratrion Permits California, Other States To Manage MarijuanaIn a sweeping new policy statement prompted by pot legalization of some form in 22 states, including California, the U.S. Justice Department gave the green light to states to adopt tight regulatory schemes to oversee the medical and recreational marijuana industries burgeoning across the country.
War Correspondent Michael Hastings Dies In SoCal Car CrashAward-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles. He won a Polk Award for magazine reporting for a story that was credited with ending Gen. Stanley McChrystal's career after it revealed the military's candid criticisms of the Obama administration.
Google Asks To Publish More U.S. Government InformationGoogle is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government's demands for emails and other information that people transmit online.
Bay Area Homeless Vets To Get Helping Hand With Housing The Bay Area is receiving 280 vouchers to get homeless veterans permanent housing.
Dems Dump Feinstein's Assault Weapons Ban From Gun BillAn assault weapons ban won't be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban's chances of survival now are all but hopeless.
Why You Should Wait Until 2016 To Sell Your HomePlanning to sell your home? You may want to wait until 2016 before listing it.
DMV To Offer Driver's Licenses To Some Illegal ImmigrantsSome young people who currently reside in California illegally will soon be eligible for driver’s licences if they successfully enroll in President Barack Obama’s new work permit program, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
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.
Layoffs From Solyndra Shutdown Hundreds More Than Original ReportNewly-released documents show that nearly 1,900 people lost their jobs last year when Fremont’s Solyndra Solar Panel maker failed last year, hundreds more than the company’s initial claim.