| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:13 PM
SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear Gov. Jerry Brown's appeal of an order to reduce prison crowding, further narrowing the governor's options in his quest to end what he characterizes as an arbitrary cap on the inmate...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:02 AM
A judge has ordered the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission to release documents it has withheld from The Times for as long as 20 months.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin made the ruling Friday as part of a sweeping condemnation of...
| Sep 21, 2013
Re "'This is the line in the sand,' House Republicans say," Sept. 19
Paraphrasing Mark Twain, there are lies, damned lies and statistics. The Republicans are distorting the facts on public support for Obamacare.
The September Pew Research poll shows...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:32 AM
Talk with Times reporter Paige St. John at 9 a.m. about what it means for California now that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Gov. Jerry Brown’s appeal of an order to reduce prison crowding.
The court action on Tuesday further narrows...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Texas appears to be running out of the drug used to execute prisoners in what has become the most active death penalty state in the country, but officials said this week they have no plans to change execution methods.
"We have not changed our current...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The governor of Pennsylvania compared same-sex marriage to incest, sparking the latest uproar in the state’s ongoing battle over whether to allow gays to wed.
Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, was interviewed on WHP-TV in Harrisburg, where the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:09 PM
What’s even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea.
23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:01 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration's ability to impose environmental regulations to limit greenhouse gases from stationary sources such as power plants, factories and...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:25 PM
SACRAMENTO — Man goes to work. Woman visits a mall. Child sits in class. Couple attends a movie. All have one thing in common. They are vulnerable to being shot and killed by some "innocent law-abiding citizen."
Anyone who owns a firearm is law-...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it had agreed to decide eight new cases, including a copyright dispute over the 1980 Oscar-winning film “Raging Bull” and a clash over union fees for home healthcare workers in Illinois....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Los Angeles County officials were alarmed by Tuesday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear Gov. Jerry Brown’s appeal of court-ordered prison crowding caps, fearing that if the state is forced to release prisoners early, the county’s...