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Dem senator wages filibuster, claims progress on gun control

Sen. Chris Murphy waged a roughly 15-hour filibuster into early Thursday, asserting that Republican leaders had committed to hold votes on expanded gun background checks and a ban on gun sales to suspected terrorists.

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Lawmakers approve $122 billion California budget

California lawmakers on Wednesday approved a state budget that boosts funding for safety net programs while socking away billions of dollars to prepare for a recession.

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