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California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

FILE- In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on six bills to restrict tobacco use in California, including one to raise the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. Brown must sign, veto or return the bills to the Legislature on Wednesday, May 4, or they automatically become law on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The governor of California on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:45:42 -0400
On Capitol Hill, GOP muted a day after Trump's ascension

WASHINGTON (AP) The reaction of congressional Republicans to Donald Trump's ascension ranged from subdued to silent on Wednesday, a day after the billionaire TV personality was all but anointed as the party's presidential nominee.

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:42:34 -0400
NBC's Morales moves West to 'Access Hollywood'

FILE- In this Oct. 8, 2015, file photo, Natalie Morales arrives at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. NBC "Today" show anchor Morales is moving West to become host of the entertainment show "Access Hollywood," but will keep a role on the morning program. NBC said Wednesday, May 4, 2016, that it hasn't been determined whether she will continue to host the third hour from California or if that role will go to someone else. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) NBC "Today" show anchor Natalie Morales is moving West to become host of the entertainment show "Access Hollywood," but will keep a role on the morning program.

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:31:25 -0400
The Latest: California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Latest on a California bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco (all times local):

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:29:37 -0400
California governor approves bill increasing age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California governor approves bill increasing age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:23:20 -0400
Kasich ends bid for Republican nomination

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich pauses as he speaks at The Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Columbus. Ohio. Kasich announced the end of his White House bid. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party's presumptive nominee.

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:20:30 -0400
Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough

SEATTLE (AP) A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. government doesn't do nearly enough to improve Northwest salmon runs, a federal judge ruled Thursday, handing a major victory to conservationists, anglers and others who hope to someday see four dams on the Snake River breached to make way for the fish.

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:17:17 -0400
Clinton, Sanders fight for last big prize: California

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) reception prior to their awards dinner, in Washington, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)LOS ANGELES (AP) Hillary Clinton is looking confidently ahead to the general election, but taking nothing for granted as California's mega-primary approaches, reaching out to Hispanic and black voters in the hope of waging a final knockout against rival Bernie Sanders.

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:11:24 -0400
The Latest: Sen. McConnell calls on Trump to unite party

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his daughter Ivanka, left, and son Eric, background left, as he speaks during a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:07:05 -0400
LEADING OFF: DeGrom looks for 4-0 start in San Diego start

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Wed, 04 May 2016 20:03:13 -0400
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