There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.
An employee released 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage — enough to fill 50 backyard swimming pools — by accident into the San Francisco Bay but the spill didn't cause any harm to public health or the environment, officials said.
A strong high-pressure system over the nation's midsection built westward into California on Friday, baking inland areas of the southern counties in dry, triple-digit heat while raising wildfire danger in the parched region.
State transportation officials are hosting a public meeting next week on plans to build a 3-mile, shared-use path connecting Incline Village to one of Nevada's most popular public beaches on the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
Day and night, trains crisscross California pulling long strings of tanker cars carrying volatile gas, chemicals and crude oil. Jolted by a series of oil train explosions nationally, including one in Oregon last month, the state has drawn up a list of what it says are the 25 most hazardous materials shipped on rail in California and plans to impose a $45 fee on every rail car carrying one of those materials. The money will be used to ramp up the state’s emergency spill and fire response capabilities.
A federal judge said Friday that he is inclined to deny a request by Donald Trump's lawyers to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the Republican presidential nominee of defrauding customers at the now-defunct Trump University.