JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman. Walker’s announcement, made at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage shortly before Walker was to participate in a debate, was … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

WASHINGTON | Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

WASHINGTON — A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made the announcement late in the afternoon ahead of a weekend, a time slot agencies often use to release unfavorable developments. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

LOS ANGELES | California rolling forward with pot delivery regulations

LOS ANGELES  — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs who are opposed to the rule. The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the state continues to set … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | California rolling forward with pot delivery regulations