| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:50 AM
NEW YORK -- It wasn't just the $363,053 tax bill that drove Edith "Edie" Windsor to take on the federal government four years ago. Windsor, heartbroken after the death of her longtime partner, Thea Spyer, was also angered by the fact that if Thea had...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Leo Branton Jr., a civil rights and entertainment lawyer whose stirring defense of '60s radical Angela Davis brought him his most celebrated victory in a six-decade career often spent championing unpopular cases, died of natural causes Friday in Los...
| Apr 29, 2013
Now we know what Gov. Jerry Brown really cares about — what gets him riled and raring to rumble.
"The battle of their lives," he promises opponents. "This is a cause."
When a governor bares his soul like that, not only is he waving a nasty...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:42 PM
For years to come, Sheriff Joe Arpaio can expect to have a federal judge looking over his shoulder, watching almost his every move and those of his deputies.
A federal judge Wednesday approved a plan to place an independent monitor inside the Maricopa...
| Aug 9, 2013
The relationship between the White House and the government of Myanmar has been steadily improving. President Obama went there in November; President Thein Sein came here in May. Last year, the administration eased the prohibition on Americans doing...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:40 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama will speak at the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, weeks after his comments on the George Zimmerman verdict stirred a national discussion on race in America....
| Aug 8, 2013
If President Obama's decision to cancel a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled a refusal to engage with Russia on matters of mutual interest, we'd be concerned. Although Russia lacks the superpower status of the now-defunct Soviet...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Jason Collins, the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional team to come out as gay, is receiving widespread support for his announcement.
The reaction to his news Monday was swift.
President Obama, who just last year announced his...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:02 PM
MOSCOW — Fourteen Greenpeace activists were charged with piracy Wednesday in connection with their protest at a Russian oil platform in the Arctic, an official of the environmental group said.
The charges, issued by prosecutors in Murmansk,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:59 PM
MEXICO CITY — The Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador has abruptly closed its important human rights and legal aid office, which for years, and sometimes at great risk, denounced and investigated the most egregious atrocities surrounding that...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CAIRO — Demonstrating determination to quash the Muslim Brotherhood rather than seek to draw the Islamist group back into the political fold, Egyptian authorities on Tuesday arrested a prominent spokesman for the organization and renewed a freeze on...