Time is running out for Republicans and Democrats to strike a deal on the budget as a government shut down looms. Both sides say there was progress overnight but no deal has been made. Without a spending agreement, the government will shut down late tonight.
At least three people are dead and more than 130 injured in Japan after a 7.1 aftershock that shook the nation yesterday. MeantimeToyota is restarting assembly lines in Japan that were shut down after last month’s earthquake and tsunami.
Inland Empire gas prices jumped again Thursday, with a two-cent price increase. Triple A says inland drivers are now paying an average of four-10 per gallon for regular unleaded, six cents higher than last week.
Governor Brown will be visiting Arlanza elementary school in Riverside today to speak with teachers about cost-cutting plans on the table for the next fiscal year, and how they might affect K-12 education programs.
LAPD plans to double its presence at upcoming Dodgers games. That following the brutal parking lot beating of a Giants fan on opening day. Police and team officials will hold a press conference this morning to discuss other security measures.
The second round of the Masters gets underway this morning with two leaders at seven under. Defending champ Mickelson shot a two-under 70. Tiger Woods is tied for 24th at one-under.
And a shocking exit on last nights American Idol as favorite Pia Toscano was sent home.