Trump making case to GOP insiders amid chaotic rally scene

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Donald Trump took his outsider campaign to the inner sanctum of California's Republican party on Friday, making his case directly to the GOP's state party convention even as angry demonstrators shadowed him outside in a possible harbinger of the controversy he will bring as the nominating process shifts toward the nation's most populous and diverse state.

Apr. 30, 2016 12:03 AM EDT
Trump, Cruz face early test at California GOP conclave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's Republican Party convention will be an early test for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich in a state whose June election could hold the decisive delegates in the fight for the party's presidential nomination.

Apr. 28, 2016 11:37 PM EDT
California, New York enact US-highest $15 minimum wages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California and New York acted Monday to gradually push their statewide minimum wages to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation — as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders again seized on wage disparity and the plight of the working poor in their fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Apr. 5, 2016 12:54 AM EDT
GOP candidates claim Reagan mantle, but forget his words

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nancy Reagan spent decades protecting the legacy of her husband, but some of President Ronald Reagan's famous political advice appears lost among the White House candidates who embrace him as a guiding light.

Mar. 7, 2016 5:51 PM EST