RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The high-profile team that brought down California's prohibition on same-sex marriage has joined a challenge of Virginia's constitutional ban on gay marriages. David Boies and Theodore B. Olson said today they have joined a lawsuit taking on Virginia's gay marriage ban. They're representing two gay men who say they were turned down when they tried to get a marriage license in Norfolk, Va.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman who San Francisco police say was driving her Mercedes at speeds of up to 80 mph on city streets before she rear-ended a minivan has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. The crash Friday morning took the life of 16-year-old Kevin San and seriously injured San's mother and sister. The Mercedes driver suffered minor injuries.
UNDATED (AP) -- UC Berkley is among the first group of winners of research grants for a wide array of mine health and safety issues at the nation's mines. The Alpha Foundation announced today it is awarding the first $10 million of the $48 million it has to spend. Sixteen research proposals won initial approval, and final budgets for them are now being discussed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano officially takes over as the University of California's president today, but she already has survived her first leadership challenge. Detractors argued that, given her previous job, Napolitano was a poor choice to oversee college campuses prone to protests and attended by students from families living in the U.S. illegally. A "no-confidence" vote sought this month by student activists failed.