Rep. Kevin McCarthy?s election as House majority leader continued one of the swiftest political ascents in congressional history and marked another triumph for establishment Republican forces over the party?s conservative flank.
Smoke hung like a cataract obscuring the pale-blue sky. It was hard to breathe Monday, hard to see, hard to envision a workable way forward.
The increasingly costly and divisive border crisis is pushing federal investigators to crack down on money-laundering schemes they say are being used to smuggle thousands of Central American children into the United States.
Join Times staff writer Joel Rubin for a discussion at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday about the L.A. Police Commission's intentions to adopt a major shift in the way it judges police shootings. The new shift would tie an officer's decision to pull the trigger to his actions in the moments leading up to the incident. If adopted Tuesday, the rule change would settle the long-running debate over whether the commission can make a determination that a shooting violated department policy if the officer created a situation in which deadly force was necessary. During the chat, readers can submit questions and comments via Twitter to moderator @aribloomekatz, or directly on the...