| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:36 PM
NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s historic $13-billion settlement with the federal government will pay down a major chunk of the bank's ballooning legal tab.
The Justice Department on Tuesday announced the widely expected settlement of faulty...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:57 PM
NEW YORK -- The nation's biggest bank is close to shelling out the largest-ever penalty for a single company in American history.
The U.S. Department of Justice and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are close to finalizing an agreement over a $13-billion...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:39 AM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said she has ordered 10 websites to shut down because they violated state law by imitating the official site of the state's health insurance exchange.
Harris said she began investigating these misleading websites in...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — In blocking the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head a top housing agency, Senate Republicans showed they preferred to keep oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the hands of a career bureaucrat who opposes providing more aggressive...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot.
A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:26 PM
This week, California caught up with a trend that has transformed the way some cases are argued at the U.S. Supreme Court. State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris announced that she had chosen Edward DuMont, a prominent appellate lawyer and veteran of the U.S....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A group of black and Latino community leaders is calling on California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris to launch an investigation into nutritional products maker Herbalife Ltd., accusing the Los Angeles company of being a pyramid scheme.
The activists --...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:20 PM
“Not one allegation has even been independently verified or proven in court. But the hysteria that has been created is the hysteria of a lynch mob.” — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, announcing his resignation on Aug. 23, 2013
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:53 PM
SAN DIEGO — A few months ago, Bob Filner was this city's most powerful political figure — a new Democratic mayor pledging to help those he said had long been ignored or mistreated by local government.
But Tuesday, less than two months...
| Oct 16, 2013
Re "Gov. Brown wraps up bill signing," Oct. 14
Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed SB 374, which would have protected our current assault weapons ban from ongoing attacks by gun manufacturers. By exploiting perceived loopholes in the language of our law,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:07 AM
SAN DIEGO — Ex-Mayor Bob Filner, who left office in a scandal over allegations of sexual harassment of women, Tuesday pleaded guilty to one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery.
Under the plea agreement,...