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  • Denver-based appeals court again takes on same-sex marriage

    Denver-based appeals court again takes on same-sex marriage
    For the second time in about a week, a federal appeals court in Denver wrestled Thursday with the question of same-sex marriage, this time in a case from Oklahoma. Last week, the same group of judges heard an appeal on a similar case from Utah. Though...
  • Eight million people signed up for healthcare, Obama announces

    Eight million people signed up for healthcare, Obama announces
    WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplaces hit 8 million in the law’s first year, President Obama announced...
  • British intellectual property advisor urges softer stance on Google

    British intellectual property advisor urges softer stance on Google
    The intellectual property advisor to British Prime Minister David Cameron has some advice for Hollywood: Work with Google. "We shouldn't just focus on Google being the problem," said Michael Weatherley, a member of the British Parliament, at a meeting...
  • Atty. Gen. Holder decries hate-inspired violence in Kansas

    Atty. Gen. Holder decries hate-inspired violence in Kansas
    WASHINGTON — Hate crimes are an affront to the nation, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Thursday at a memorial service for the three victims of the shootings outside two Jewish centers near Kansas City, Mo. Holder, playing a role often filled by...
  • Cannes lineup unveiled. Warner Bros. taps Dee Dee Myers.

    Cannes lineup unveiled. Warner Bros. taps Dee Dee Myers.
    After the coffee. Before trying to get a story done well before deadline. The Skinny: I joke a lot about my cats in this space, but right now sadly one is very ill. So keep a good thought for my beloved Skinny (yes, he is the inspiration for the name...
  • Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife

    Household rat poison linked to death and disease in wildlife
    The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign. But when a remote camera in Griffith Park captured an image of the puma more recently, it showed a thinner...
  • Sriracha sauce maker considers relocation

    Sriracha sauce maker considers relocation
    After a months-long battle with the city of Irwindale over complaints about a spicy odor, Sriracha sauce creator David Tran said Wednesday that he is now seriously considering moving his factory to another location. Tran responded Wednesday to the...
  • No need for a rush to judgment on Obamacare

     No need for a rush to judgment on Obamacare
    The first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act ended this week with roughly 7.5 million people obtaining policies through the new state insurance exchanges, including more than 1.3 million at Covered California. That's an amazing and...
  • Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.

     Where's our public art? Wrapped up in red tape.
    When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the...
  • Obama weighs bond hearings for detained immigrants

    Obama weighs bond hearings for detained immigrants
    WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts expedite cases of incarcerated...
  • Kansas educators upset over school funding bill

    It seemed like a victory for Kansas educators when the state Supreme Court ruled last month that Kansas had created "unconstitutional, wealth-based disparities" among its school districts, and ordered the state to remedy the problem by July 1. But the...