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A bill to allow concealed handguns on college campuses got the go-ahead from the Texas Senate in a vote along party lines Wednesday. The smoke barely clear from Monday's debate over a bill to allow handguns to be carried openly in public, senators voted 20-11 to give preliminary...
KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral’s doorways. The cathedral, at Geary and Gough, is the home church of the Archbishop. There...
Barack Obama has said that young Americans should be more worried about climate change than whether smoking pot was legal. The US President said the legalization of marijuana should come at the bottom of a long list of priorities for youths which also included the economy, war...
LOS ANGELES — Right from the start, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz acknowledged that he was wading into potentially dangerous territory by holding a series of forums for frank discussions with his employees about race. For the latest, he came to the California African American...
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman faces charges after authorities say she beat a hunter's falcon to death with a beaded scarf after seeing the bird of prey take down a duck. Patti MacDonald, 60, of Hauser, was charged with a misdemeanor count of beating or harassing an...
Administrators at a middle school in central Virginia suspended a sixth-grader last September for one-year after discovering a marijuana leaf and a lighter in his backpack. The sheriff's department became involved as well and filed drug possession charges against the 11-year-old...
Residents in a Charlotte neighborhood say they are fed up with a neighbor they say stands at the front door of his home naked, but police say he's not doing anything illegal. People in the Cardinal Glen neighborhood in north Charlotte say the man has been doing this for nearly...
One of the world’s largest education publishing companies, which crafted the standardized tests for the new Common Core curriculum, has been monitoring social media accounts to see if students refer to their exams. Pearson -- a British-based publishing house with it's U.S...