| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A week after declassified CIA documents came to light verifying that the U.S. spy agency was behind a 1953 coup in Iran, parliamentarians in the Islamic Republic voted Tuesday to fast-track a lawsuit against Washington for interfering in Iranian...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Area 51 has to be the worst-kept secret in the aerospace industry.
It’s where some of the most innovative military aircraft ever built by Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Skunk Works were flight tested. Supposedly.
For decades, the government has...
| Aug 12, 2013
Afew weeks from now, a military judge will probably sentence Bradley Manning to serve several decades in prison for violating the Espionage Act of 1917. I feel a kinship with him. My parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were convicted of violating the...
| Aug 2, 2013
The debate in Congress about cutting the food stamp program has sparked predictable clashes between those who want to help the poor and those who want to cut government spending. But strangely missing from the arguments is a shocking fact: The public,...
| Jul 16, 2013
Your doctor hands you a prescription for a blood pressure drug. But is it the right one for you?
You're searching for a new primary-care physician or a specialist. Is there a way you can know whether the doctor is more partial to expensive, brand-name...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The FBI has released the file from its early 1990s investigation into LAPD conduct during Rodney King's beating and arrest.
The file consists almost entirely of press clippings from newspapers such as The Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and the...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Today marks 47 years since the Freedom of Information Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
FOIA established the public's right to access government records and to know what our government is doing, both its successes and failures....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Your phone records are a threat to national security.
At least, that's what the National Security Agency contended in denying a journalist's request for his own records last week.
Ever since the recent leak of a top-secret court order outed the NSA's...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Anne-Marie Slaughter. Marissa Mayer. Sheryl Sandberg. Paul Tudor Jones?
The founder of Tudor Investment Corp. seems, almost by accident, to be the newest voice in the debate about women at work. The hedge fund honcho, ranked 123rd on Forbes’...
| Dec 22, 2009
A local House member says he will ask Congress to launch an inquiry next month into the U.S. Forest Service's response to the Station fire, including a decision to withhold water-dropping aircraft during the critical second day of the blaze.
Rep. Adam B....
| Jul 5, 2010
Just after first light, a tactical observation plane took off from its old military base in Hemet for an urgent mission above the cathedral peaks of the Angeles National Forest.
The two-man crew had been deployed to direct an air assault on the few acres...