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Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore
BALTIMORE — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. The governor declared a state of emergency an...
By Tom Foreman Jr. and Amanda Lee Myers The Associated Press FULL STORY
Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets ‘Obamacare’
WASHINGTON — House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement Monday on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Barack Obama’s signature health care law while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon. The emergi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Clinton Foundation acknowledges mistakes in how it disclosed donors
WASHINGTON — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are “stronger than ever.” Maura Pally po...
By Hope Yen The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tuesday’s the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court
WASHINGTON — Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America’s gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land. All eyes will be on the justices for ...
By Mark Sherman The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kerry, Iran FM hold nuke talks in N.Y. as Senate weighs move
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the emerging deal to skeptical American lawmakers and constituencies. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid
KATHMANDU, Nepal — As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine. Help poured in after Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 quake, with countries large and ...
By Katy Daigle and Binaj Gurubacharya The Associated Press FULL STORY
Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general
WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official. Speaking before an audience of family members, Justice Department lawyers and supporters, Lynch said her confirmation as atto...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Good kid’: Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber’s life
BOSTON — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as “a good kid” who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother. David Bruck delivered the defense’s opening statement in the penalty...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Prosecutor describes Colorado gunman’s path to carnage
CENTENNIAL, Colo — A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting so that he could slaughter more people. “Boom!” Dis...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Critics take aim at Nestle bottled water plant in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO — A plant that bottles Sacramento municipal water and sells it at a profit has been the target of criticism during the California drought. The Sacramento Bee reports that members of a group called Crunch Nestle held a protest last month outside the Nestle Waters North America plant. ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy
DISCOVERY BAY — A Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy. 18-year-old William Schultz said he killed the sleeping boy because he wanted to know what it felt like to murder someone before the world ended. The Times interviewed Schultz in jail. Schultz was...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Teen, missing for four days, lived off school’s fruit trees
CUPERTINO — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy who went missing for nearly four days before he returned to his Northern California home told his family he hid on his high school campus, surviving on fruit from trees and drinking from the water fountain. The boy went to his first-period class Monda...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Tuna company, two employees charged in death of worker in oven
LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors say Bumble Bee Foods and two employees have been charged with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna. The Los Angeles district attorney said the company, its plant operations director and its former sa...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Fast food chain Chipotle announced it would eliminate all GMO food in its products. How important is that to you?

It's a nice step, appreciated
It's still fast food
Don't care about GMOs
Seems like a publicity stunt
Wish others would follow suit


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