Google Inc. is partnering with solar panel maker SunPower Corp. to invest up to $250 million in leasing solar systems to homeowners.
In startlingly blunt phrasing, President Obama on Friday acknowledged the CIA?s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency?s top spy, who is a veteran of the era.
For most people a trip to the Division of Motors Vehicles is a dreaded event. Humberto Cruz-Salas cannot get there fast enough. A month ago, he hopped out of bed and started dialing the DMV to try to make an appointment.
A headline Monday in Politics Now, the L.A. Times' blog on national politics, distilled the challenge facing Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) as he tries to broaden his party's appeal. The story by Lisa Mascaro was about a report the House Budget Committee (which Ryan chairs) released Monday on Washington's "duplicative and complex" array of benefits for the poor. Declared the headline: "Paul Ryan calls for cuts to anti-poverty programs." The report didn't actually call for cuts, however. Instead, over the course of 204 pages, it noted the pros and cons of 92 ongoing federal efforts to lift Americans out of poverty. Although the criticism was withering...