When an obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago, he carried little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an invitation to teach Zen.
The CIA acknowledged Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency?s Bush-era harsh interrogation program, apologized to key senators and abandoned its previous insistence that it had done nothing wrong.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election.
In a major victory for California’s bullet train project, an appellate court Thursday overturned a lower court ruling that found the state failed to comply with the law in developing a funding plan for the $68 billion line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The new ruling sets aside a decision last year by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny who found the state failed to meet legal requirements, in part, because its plan did not identify all the funds needed to complete a first usable segment, and did not have all of the environmental clearances needed. The lower court judge said voter-approved bond monies could not be spent until the plan was redone. ------------ ...