| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Starting Oct. 1, millions of Californians can start signing up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.
In addition to new coverage options, the healthcare law changes the rules of the insurance game for many consumers. It also...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Readers have been asking why The Times' editorial board has been so critical of House Republicans for trying to defund or delay key provisions of the 2010 healthcare law without faulting President Obama for supposedly granting Congress and hundreds of big...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Thousands of consumers started shopping in new health insurance exchanges this week as enrollment in Obamacare launched in California and across the country.
Many people are unsure what President Obama's Affordable Care Act will mean for them. They have...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON – The latest proposal from House Republicans to reopen only certain parts of government failed Tuesday night as Democrats insisted they would not pick winners and losers among federal services, and the White House threatened a veto.
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans emerged with a new strategy to reopen the most popular parts of government that have been shut down by the standoff in Congress, starting with votes Tuesday to fund veterans services and possibly the national parks.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Much of the federal government will shut down as of midnight. What will be closing, why and what impact will it have?
Question: Why a shutdown?
Answer: Every year, Congress has to approve laws, known as appropriations, that provide money for federal...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:44 PM
On a trip to Israel in 1964, Philip Berg, a high-flying insurance salesman from Brooklyn, crossed paths with an aging rabbi renowned for his grasp of kabbalah, an esoteric strain of Jewish mysticism. Neither Berg nor kabbalah would ever be the same.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Rabbi Philip Berg, the founder of the Kabbalah Centre, which attracted celebrity followers and controversy with its New Age and financially lucrative presentation of ancient Jewish mysticism, has died.
The Los Angeles-based spiritual organization...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:30 AM
A New York art dealer has admitted her involvement in a 15-year scam that cost art buyers $80 million.
Glafira Rosales, 57, of Sands Point, appeared in a Manhattan court Monday and pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to sell more than 60 fake...
| May 6, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in federal prison Monday for failing to pay taxes on an estimated $1.8 million in income.
U.S. District Court Judge Madeline Cox Arleo handed down the sentence in Newark, N.J., ruling that the Grammy-winning...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:29 PM
The House is expected to hold yet another symbolic vote this week on a bill to neuter the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, once again taking aim at the much-unloved "individual mandate" -- the requirement that virtually all adult Americans...