California Senate Oks Expansions of ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law

SACRAMENTO — Employers, co-workers and teachers could ask judges to take away guns from people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others under a bill that has cleared the California Senate. Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced the bill in response to a No...
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North Korea Fires 2 Suspected Missiles in Possible New Warning

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea on Thursday, South Korean officials said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington could be in danger. ...
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California Eyes Risk Pool as It Struggles with Costly Fires

SACRAMENTO — Officials were struggling Wednesday to find ways for homeowners to afford insurance in fire-prone areas of California and for utilities to survive liability from devastating wildfires that threaten to worsen with climate change. California's re...