SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday which makes it a crime to protest a funeral unless the protesters are at least 300 feet (91 meters) away, the governor’s office said. The bill is mainly in response to controversial demonstrations by the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church.
Senate Bill 661, written by Democratic State Senator Ted Lieu, creates limitations on speech to protect grieving families from disruptive [...]
LOS ANGELES (BNO NEWS) — The California state senate has approved a bill which will give college students who are illegal immigrants access to public financial aid, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday.
The measure, which passed 22-11 on a party-line vote with Democratic support and Republican opposition on Wednesday, still needs to pass the Assembly. If approved, it will be sent to Governor Jerry [...]
WELLINGTON (BNO NEWS) — Heavy snow fell in many parts of the North and South Islands of New Zealand on Monday, causing major disruption, closing schools, roads and airports, the local daily New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday.
Forecasters have said that more snow is expected to strike much of the country later on Tuesday, turning the novelty into far more treacherous conditions. The blizzards have [...]
QUEENS, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) — A Queens, New York man on Monday was sentenced to 18 years in prison for violently shaking his infant son and causing his death, prosecutors said.
Saul Cortez, 25, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree assault before the Queens Supreme Court. The defendant admitted that on April 5, 2010, he was home alone with his two-year-old daughter [...]
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FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — Police in California are investigating a shooting in Fresno in which a toddler accidentally shot and killed his sister, authorities said on Monday.
The shooting happened at around 10.30 a.m. local time on Sunday at a home in northeast Fresno after a two-year-old boy managed to get access to a loaded, semi-automatic handgun. He then walked into a bedroom where [...]
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MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) — Two explosive devices were detonated in two banks early Monday morning in Mexico City, as local authorities found a third suspected device at another bank, officials said.
The first explosion occurred at around 2 a.m. local time at a BBVA Bancomer bank in Mexico City’s Pantitlan neighborhood in the delegation of Iztacalco, where an ATM machine was damaged, as well [...]
SOUDERTON, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) — A 24-year-old Pennsylvania man was charged on Tuesday in connection with the kidnapping, sexual assault, and brutal murder of a 9-year-old girl.
9-year-old Skylar Kauffman was abducted at around 7 p.m. local time on Monday while she was playing in the parking lot of her apartment complex in Souderton, a normally quiet borough in Montgomery County. Police later found her body [...]