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  • Tom Braden dies at 92; former CIA operative became columnist and talk show co-host

    Tom Braden dies at 92; former CIA operative became columnist and talk show co-host
    Tom Braden, a former CIA operative who became a syndicated newspaper columnist, liberal co-host of the CNN talk show "Crossfire" and author of "Eight Is Enough," a 1975 memoir that spawned the popular television series, died of natural causes Friday at...
  • Edwin O. Guthman, 89; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

    Edwin O. Guthman, 89; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
    Edwin O. Guthman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and editor whose aggressive pursuit of Watergate stories during the 1970s earned him the enmity of President Nixon and the No. 3 spot on Nixon's infamous enemies list, has died. He was...
  • Jack Henning dies at 93; California labor leader

    Jack Henning, a pioneering leader of California's labor movement who served under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, has died at his home in San Francisco. He was 93. Henning served 26 years as executive secretary-treasurer of the...
  • Local measures

    Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District, Measure V: What it would do: Allow officials to borrow $46.2 million in construction bonds to build classrooms, a gymnasium and a media center, among other projects Who supports it: Citizens in Support of...
  • Unions join to organize carwash workers

    Two of the nation's largest unions formally announced a campaign to organize Southern California's 18,000 carwash workers and offered consumers recommendations on how to avoid carwashes that violate minimum wage laws. "We will do whatever it takes to...
  • U.S. Labor Department adopts tougher financial disclosure rules for unions

    The federal government has adopted new financial disclosure rules for labor organizations that officials say would help expose the sort of corruption allegedly found in the largest California chapter of the Service Employees International Union. The U.S....
  • Union trusts must provide financial data

    Labor union trusts that provide a variety of benefits for workers must disclose detailed financial information under new federal rules designed to root out corruption, officials said Monday. In announcing the requirement, the U.S. Labor Department...
  • Sunday shows: Scott Brown, Boehner, Bayh, Axelrod

     
    Also, Sens. Jon Thune, Mitch McConnell and Lamar Alexander, Govs. Haley Barbour, Ed Rendell and Jennifer Granholm, Rep. Paul Ryan and Bob Gibbs....
  • GOP's Scott Brown sworn in, ends Senate Democrats' super-majority (Updated)

     
    (UPDATED: A photo (above) and video (below) of Brown's oath-taking have been added to this item.) This is the day it all changes. Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, who toppled political and historical expectations by winning the U.S. Senate seat held....
  • As Obama signs history, healthcare redraws 2010 map. Unions, tea party activists sharpen knives

     
    At the White House, the signing ceremony looked like a victory party as President Obama delivered on the signature promise of his campaign for change. As he signed the historic healthcare bill, Obama was flanked by Vicki Kennedy, widow of......
  • Brand X Files: Melissa Etheridge and wife split. 8-year-old heroin dealer. Evil Clown stalks birthday kids

     
    Melissa Etheridge and wife Tammy split: Couple separates after nine years and two children together. (People) Iceland's volcanic ash halts flights in northern Europe: Airspace was closed and flights were canceled in countries including Britain, Ireland,...