The Riggs Report: California gas tax tightrope

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How does good budget news add up to a political headache for Gov. Jerry Brown? A classic example of that is brewing at the state Capitol, where lawmakers are voting this week on a new state budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
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The Latest: $139 billion California budget sent to governor

The Latest: $139 billion California budget sent to governor

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The Latest on the California budget : 4:30 p.m. The California Legislature has approved a $139 billion budget that uses California's massive surplus to boost funding for homelessness,...
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California lawmakers debate budget expanding help for poor

California lawmakers debate budget expanding help for poor

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State lawmakers on Thursday debated a $139 billion budget that uses California's massive surplus to boost funding for homelessness, welfare, child care and universities while socking money into savings.
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California lawmakers debate budget expanding help for poor

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The California Legislature is debating a $139 billion budget that spends more money on homelessness, welfare, child care and universities. The spending plan considered Thursday boosts spending 9 percent for...
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Toddler finds gun under father's pillow, fatally shoots himself, police say

Toddler finds gun under father's pillow, fatally shoots himself, police say

Both parents were asleep at the home when the 2-year-old found the weapon, according to police. Read more ...

Florida Senate Race Headed to Manual Recount

Florida Senate Race Headed to Manual Recount

Florida's secretary of state has ordered a manual recount in the state's hotly contested US Senate race, the AP reports. Department of State spokeswoman Sarah Revell said in a... Read more ...

Thieves caught outside supermarket: 'butter late than never'

Thieves caught outside supermarket: 'butter late than never'

Two men were on a roll unto police said they stopped them with more than $1,400 worth of butter. Read more ...

Concerned about her health, 73-year-old allegedly takes meth to her doctor...

Concerned about her health, 73-year-old allegedly takes meth to her doctor for inspection

A 73-year-old allegedly took meth to her doctor to have it tested. Read more ...

Deputies tell drivers to protect kids, cite group of motorists that...

Deputies tell drivers to protect kids, cite group of motorists that 'continued driving past a stopped bus'

Viral videos showed a group of motorists being stopped by authorities. Read more ...

Kim Porter, former model and Diddy's ex-girlfriend, dies at age 47

Kim Porter, former model and Diddy's ex-girlfriend, dies at age 47

LOS ANGELES - Kim Porter, a model and actress who dated Sean “Diddy” Combs, has died, according to TMZ and E! News. She was 47. Porter and Diddy had three children... Read more ...

FBI investigates death of American woman on cruise ship headed to Aruba

FBI investigates death of American woman on cruise ship headed to Aruba

The FBI is investigating the death of 52-year-old woman on a cruise ship heading from Florida to Aruba. Read more ...

Leavenworth County commissioner under fire after racially motivated comment

Leavenworth County commissioner under fire after racially motivated comment

The commissioner made comments regarding a "master race." Read more ...

MISSING: Police are looking for a Dravosburg woman who was last seen Tuesday...

MISSING: Police are looking for a Dravosburg woman who was last seen Tuesday night:

Police say 46-year-old Heather Short was last seen late Tuesday night and is known to frequent the McKeesport, West Mifflin, Glassport and Dravosburg areas. Read more ...

Sex offender gets life in prison for raping 7-year-old girl - weeks after...

Sex offender gets life in prison for raping 7-year-old girl - weeks after serving time due to another rape

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a 7-year-old girl in a stranger's apartment six weeks after he was freed from prison for another rape. Read more ...