Martin O'Malley launches presidential campaign, challenging Clinton

05/30/2015 08:24 AM PDT
Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said Saturday he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, launching a long-shot challenge against front-runner Hillary Clinton. 
San Jose mayor release June budget, allocates money for police and roads
05/29/2015 07:10 PM PDT - Mayor Sam Liccardo released an optimistic city budget Friday which bolstered investments in police hiring, new technology and fixing San Jose roads. 

Concord councilman sidelined from decision on weapons station developer
05/29/2015 05:41 PM PDT - Concord Councilman Ron Leone's house is located within 500 feet of the former military base. To avoid a potential conflict of interest, Leone has recused himself from the upcoming selection of the master developer.  

Moody's downgrades Richmond, cites pension debt, increased spending
05/29/2015 05:13 PM PDT - Citing growing spending and reduced revenues, the bond-rating agency Moody's has downgraded Richmond's issuer rating, meaning the city may have to pay higher interest rates if it wants to borrow money in the future. 

Dennis Hastert indictment: $3.5 million in hush money for molestation claim, source says
05/30/2015 06:21 AM PDT - CHICAGO (AP) -- Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said. 

Lee's Sandwiches doubles product recall to almost 441,000 pounds of beef, pork and chicken
05/29/2015 04:31 PM PDT - USDA says chain has been improperly using inspection label for many years 

Richmond looks to social impact bonds to clean up blight
05/29/2015 10:21 PM PDT - Fed up with hundreds of boarded-up properties, the city is readying to sell $3 million worth of social impact bonds to acquire and rehabilitate neglected homes. 

Dennis Hastert indictment hints $3.5 million in hush money tied to his time as teacher
05/29/2015 02:10 PM PDT - CHICAGO (AP) -- A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct. 

Motorcycle lane-splitting bill passed by California Assembly
05/29/2015 10:41 AM PDT - AB 51 now heads to the state Senate for a final vote 

List of bills sent to Senate and Assembly floors
05/28/2015 08:21 PM PDT - The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday rejected a quarter of the 283 bills it considered. The Assembly committee rejected a third of the 421 bills on its agenda. 

(Dana Ferguson/AP)
Dustin Diamond bar fight: Former TV star guilty of lesser charges

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- TV actor Dustin Diamond was convicted Friday of two misdemeanors stemming from a barroom fight, but a Wisconsin jury cleared the former "Saved by the Bell" actor of the most serious felony charge.