| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday continued his effort to overhaul the leadership of the city’s much-criticized municipal utility and curb the influence of its powerful employees union by nominating a new agency boss and dismissing a top-...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:46 PM
TUCSON — Arizona, which has tried to school the federal government in immigration enforcement, again wants to teach the U.S. a lesson.
This time, a junior state lawmaker intends to take on the National Security Agency, which has been under fire...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:51 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's refusal Monday to revive an Arizona law that largely banned abortions after 20 weeks put off for at least another year a clear constitutional ruling on whether conservative states may adopt new restrictions on...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:37 PM
TRENTON, N.J. — The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy said Sunday that she was told an ultimatum tying recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project came directly from Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a...
| Jan 23, 2014
Chickens and eggs have provoked a controversy in Congress over what comes first, interstate commerce rules or state laws. According to Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa (the nation's largest egg-producing state), California's new law requiring...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is back in the news, as usual, for all the wrong reasons. On Monday someone shot a surreptitious video of Ford, appearing drunk of out his mind at a suburban Toronto diner, spewing obscenities in a pseudo-Jamaican...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:26 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's huge pension fund reported a 16.2% return on its investments in 2013 — its best results in more than a decade.
The California Public Employees' Retirement System, which provides benefits to about 1.7 million state...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors gave their blessing Tuesday to a reimagined design for a proposed mix of high-end apartments, businesses and public space across from Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The $750-million plan to redevelop that portion of downtown'...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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Addressing about 100 Los Angeles arts leaders Tuesday at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti promised a more cohesive arts policy in which a variety of city departments will be attuned to fostering...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:03 PM
The husband of a brain-dead, pregnant woman filed papers in court Tuesday, accusing a Texas hospital of "cruel and obscene mutilation of a deceased body," and demanded that his wife be removed from a ventilator immediately.
Erick Munoz, who found his...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Los Angeles County officials said Wednesday that they were launching a review of the criminal clearance process for foster parents selected by private agencies following a Times report that included information about children killed or maimed by...