GOP's Cox Faces Tough Slog In Race For California GovernorRepublican John Cox thinks high taxes, a high cost of living and a growing housing crisis give him an opening to take on Democrat Gavin Newsom in the fight to be California's next governor. But he faces a tough slog convincing voters that they should cast their lot with a Republican in a state where the party's support has eroded and Democrats routinely win every statewide election.
Things To Know: 8 States Cast Midterm Primary Votes TuesdayEight states cast midterm primary ballots Tuesday, with implications for control of the House and Senate and for several governor's races. Votes are being tallied in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.
California, Long A Blue State, Could Get Bluer In PrimaryTuesday's primary election will set the stage for November races for governor, Congress and the Legislature, but it will also test whether California's vanishing Republicans have enough remaining influence to avoid another shutout at the statewide polls.
'There Was No Treatment:' Gavin Newsom Clarifies Reports He Went To Rehab For 'Problems With Alcohol'In 2007, Newsom, then mayor of San Francisco, said he would seek professional help after publicly disclosing an affair with the wife of his campaign manager. Now, he's clarifying what kind of help he sought.
Arnold Schwarzenegger In 'Good Spirits' After Heart SurgeryHis spokesman says he played with one of his old action movie catchphrases when he regained consciousness and announced, "I'm back."
Missouri Governor Indicted On Felony Invasion Of Privacy ChargeThe penalty for first-degree invasion of privacy in Missouri is up to four years in prison.
From Rags To $11 Billion: John Huntsman Sr. Dies At 80The billionaire and his family also gave generously to Utah's homeless shelters as well as more than $50 million to the Armenian people after a 1988 earthquake in that country left thousands homeless.
Former Republican Assemblyman Joins California Governor RaceFormer Republican Assemblyman David Hadley announced plans Wednesday to run for governor of California, joining a growing field of candidates vying for the seat in 2018.
Panel Approves Pay Raises For California Lawmakers, GovernorThe Citizens Compensation Commission approved the salary and benefit increases on a 4-0 vote.
Mississippi Gov. Signs Law Allowing Service Denial To GaysMississippi's governor signed a law on Tuesday that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers' religious beliefs.
Villaraigosa Appears Poised To Enter 2018 Governor's RaceThe presidential contest is dominating national headlines, but the toughest campaign in California might be two years away. The race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 is emerging as a potentially historic and crowded competition that could bring the state its first Asian governor, the first Hispanic in modern times or, maybe, the first woman to hold the job.
Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency In Porter Ranch Due To Gas LeakCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday over a massive natural-gas leak that has been spewing fumes into Porter Ranch for months.