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  • Spending bill to likely give L.A. $130 million for key rail projects

    Spending bill to likely give L.A. $130 million for key rail projects
    WASHINGTON -- An eagerly awaited subway extension to the Westside and a downtown tunnel to link light-rail lines would be virtually certain to each receive $65 million under a spending bill coming before Congress this week.  The 1,582-page omnibus...
  • Our leaders let an opportunity fly by

    Our leaders let an opportunity fly by
    SACRAMENTO—You might think that testing robotic aircraft for future civilian use would be a quintessential California enterprise. But not if you're a U.S. senator from the state. The governor's not exactly a cheerleader for the idea, either....
  • 'The dark side' of America's fight against terrorism

     'The dark side' of America's fight against terrorism
    It has been more than a year since the Senate Intelligence Committee approved a voluminous report on the detention and interrogation practices of the George W. Bush administration. But the 6,000-page document remains under wraps, even as defenders of...
  • Measure would return more Guantanamo detainees to home countries

    Measure would return more Guantanamo detainees to home countries
    WASHINGTON — As many as half of Guantanamo Bay's 158 detainees could be transferred from the U.S. prison to their home countries under a provision in the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which Congress was expected to approve late...
  • Federal stance on tribal casinos touches off California fights

    Federal stance on tribal casinos touches off California fights
    SACRAMENTO — Obama administration policies stimulating an expansion of tribal gambling have touched off new battles over proposed tribal casinos in California and elsewhere. Since President Barack Obama took office, the Department of the...
  • Congress adds air tankers to Forest Service fleet

    Congress adds air tankers to Forest Service fleet
    Tucked inside the defense bill approved by Congress this week was a provision that would add seven air tankers to the U.S. Forest Service's beleaguered air fleet. The fleet of planes, which drop retardant to give firefighters on the ground crucial...
  • L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise

    L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise
    WASHINGTON -- With the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act unable to get off the ground in Congress, a group of lawmakers is turning to Plan B to try to nudge the Federal Aviation Administration to act more aggressively to...
  • Feinstein urges cooperation to restore passenger levels at Ontario airport

    Feinstein urges cooperation to restore passenger levels at Ontario airport
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Thursday called on Los Angeles and Inland Empire officials to work together to restore the economic health of LA/Ontario International Airport, which has lost more than 40% of its passengers since 2007. In a letter to...
  • Senators introduce new Iran sanctions bill; White House says will veto

    Senators introduce new Iran sanctions bill; White House says will veto
    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 26 senators Thursday introduced legislation calling for tough new Iran sanctions that the White House warned could deal a death blow to upcoming negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program. Despite frantic...
  • Judge says NSA phone data collection is probably unconstitutional

    Judge says NSA phone data collection is probably unconstitutional
    WASHINGTON — A federal judge has for the first time ruled that the National Security Agency's once-secret policy of collecting the dialing records of all phone calls in the country probably violates the Constitution, a defeat for the government that...
  • Sen. Feinstein: New York train crash shows safety goals must be met

    WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...