| Oct 4, 2013
Even before the embers from the Rim fire had stopped smoldering, the House of Representatives was using the catastrophic forest fire as an excuse to pass a harmful logging bill.
HR 1526, the so-called Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities...
| Oct 3, 2013
It was entirely predictable. Even before the ashes have cooled on the 257,000-acre Rim fire in and around Yosemite this year, the timber industry and its allies in Congress were using the fire as an excuse for suspending environmental laws and expanding...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Yosemite National Park celebrated its 123rd birthday with a major nod from Google on Tuesday. From the federal government, not so much.
One of the most visible repercussions of the federal government shutdown -- the immediate closure of the country&...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:58 PM
An extensive and intriguing story in a Phoenix newspaper suggests that there might be more to the deaths of 19 elite firefighters this summer than just a freak storm that whipped the fire near Yarnell, Ariz., around them, cutting off their escape.
| Aug 22, 2013
Re “Angelenos' vision of their river is a made-up memory,” Perspective, Aug. 16
Regarding your article on river memories: I was born in Los Angeles in 1939. The first time I saw a river outside of Los Angeles, I said to my parents: “...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:15 AM
LAS VEGAS -- The 148 horses stand in corrals outside a rural Nevada auction house, awaiting their fate as a legal battle continues to swirl over whether the animals are domestic horses that can legally go to slaughter or wild mustangs that deserve the...
| Aug 27, 2013
Even as the Rim fire in and around Yosemite National Park rages on, the U.S. Forest Service already has exhausted its firefighting budget for the year, which had been reduced by sequestration cuts. Not that the agency will stop fighting wildfires, but...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:27 AM
BOSTON -- Jurors in the racketeering trial of James "Whitey" Bulger have begun their fifth day of deliberations Monday at federal court in Boston after mulling over the charges against the reputed crime boss for about 28 hours without reaching a verdict....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:27 AM
BOSTON — While reputed Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger says he is willing to forfeit the guns and $822,000 in cash that officials found in his Santa Monica apartment, he wants to keep one thing: a Stanley Cup ring.
| Aug 10, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Four bodies have been pulled from the site where a small plane plunged into two Connecticut homes, a fire official said Saturday. Those presumed dead are the pilot, a former Microsoft executive, his teenage son and two children in a home struck by the...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 2:27 PM
A man and a child were found dead in a possible murder-suicide Sunday at a New Hampshire YWCA, according to police and local news reports.
Further details were scant as the state attorney general's office began an investigation.
The discovery came...