Federal officials kicked up their campaign against discriminatory school discipline policies Wednesday, issuing first-ever guidelines for school districts on how to avoid racial disparities in student punishments.
Los Angeles Unified has become the first school district in the state to ban defiance as grounds for suspension.
Los Angeles County's ambitious, multibillion-dollar drive to upgrade jails and detention centers is leaving behind a dilapidated, 100-year-old lockup for juveniles east of downtown.
A lucrative spending frenzy that would make even the Yankees and Dodgers envious has engulfed Spain’s La Liga with World Cup champion Toni Kross, World Cup scoring leader James Rodriguez and Luis Suarez, last season’s leading scorer in the English Premier League, jumping to Spain for deals that totaled more than $280 million. And that threatens to widen the already enormous gulf separating the world’s two richest soccer clubs from the rest of the league in which they play. Although Atletico Madrid won the league title on the final day of the season last spring, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have combined to capture nine of the last 10 and 10 of the last 12 La Liga...