Lawsuit Challenges California’s Assault Weapons Ban

SAN DIEGO — A gun-rights group sued Thursday to block California from enforcing its assault weapons ban, contending it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The lawsuit was the latest among gun advocacy and lobbying groups to challenge Californi...
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Declining Births Fuel Record Low Growth Rate in California

SACRAMENTO — New population estimates show California's births fell by 18,000 last year, prompting the slowest recorded growth rate in the country's most populous state. State officials said Wednesday the population stood at 39.9 million as of Jan. 1. The s...
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Delay Sought on Allowing High-Capacity Ammo Magazines

SACRAMENTO — It appears the shipment of high-capacity ammunition magazines into California has started for the first time in nearly two decades after a judge tossed out a ban on sales and purchases of the items, the state attorney general said Tuesday. “We ...
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Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rule in 13 States

OAKLAND — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. "The law couldn't be more clea...