U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, and Rep. Mark Pocan, a Democrat from Wisconsin, on Oct. 7 introduced legislation that would make it easier for workers to join unions and bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions.
An artist was shot and killed in Oakland, California, while he was helping to paint a street-side mural for a group that works to spread peace and stop violence, authorities said.
Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said earlier this week that officers were searching for the shooter as friends mourned Antonio Ramos, 27, during a vigil at the mural site.
The following is a transcript of the White House remarks by President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, delivered at about 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23 on the South Lawn at the White House…
The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city’s political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.
“It’s with tremendous sadness and regret that I have to announce we are closing our shop,” High Bridge Arms manager Steve Alcairo announced in a Facebook post on Sept. 11. “It has been a long and difficult ride, but a great pleasure to be your last San Francisco gun shop.”
The Titanic’s last lunch menu, saved by a first-class passenger who climbed aboard a lifeboat whose crew was said to have been bribed to row away instead of rescue more people, sold at auction for $88,000 this week.
The online New York auctioneer Lion Heart Autographs offered the menu and two other previously unknown artifacts from Lifeboat 1.
Italian experts say they can't say with certainty whethr bones dug up in a Florence church are those of a Renaissance-era noblewoman some believe was the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
Researchers told journalists at a news conference in Florence this week that testing found one of three pieces of remains compatible with the period in which Lisa Gherardini died and that historical documents indicate she was buried in a Florence convent in 1542.
A Kentucky county clerk may have again defied a federal judge's order regarding gay-marriage licenses by altering license forms to remove her name, an attorney who represents one of the clerk's employees told the judge Friday in a court filing.
Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana on Oct. 1 for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.
Some of the more than 250 dispensaries that already offer medical marijuana in Oregon opened their doors soon after midnight— just moments after it became legal to sell to anyone who is at least 21.
The first pope from the Americas will canonize a Spanish friar who brought the Catholic faith to California in front of the largest Catholic church in North America.
There will be plenty of symbolism in Pope Francis' visit to Washington next week, and the city's archbishop said Thursday that while the pope will be speaking as a pastor, not a politician, he could address an issue that bitterly divides the nation's leaders: immigration.