| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:10 PM
World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide.
"We've lost our...
| Dec 10, 2013
Bloomberg LP finds itself in a struggle to define the proper role of the news division in the financial colossus, which makes most of its money by renting terminals to portfolio managers, traders and analysts that give them access to real-time market...
| Dec 10, 2013
The Los Angeles Unified school board has barely had time to mourn the loss of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte; now it must decide how best to fill her seat.
LaMotte, a school board member since 2003, died last week at an education conference in San Diego....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who harnessed the power of social media to gain fame far beyond his city, is heading to Washington after winning a special election to fill New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat.
With 52% of the vote in, Booker was leading Republican...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Peaceful but frustrated, demonstrators across the country gathered as the nation continued to react Sunday to a Florida jury's not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman over the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
In New York, not...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 10:28 PM
The last day of a large rave in New York City was canceled Sunday after two attendees died, apparently from Ecstasy overdoses.
The deaths occurred during the first two days of the Electric Zoo rave. At least four other people became critically ill...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Sleaze always sells, but when it comes to politics, maybe not so much and not for long.
Take the New York City primaries on Tuesday, when voters will get a chance to pick candidates for mayor and city comptroller. Voters will also get a chance to decide...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:54 AM
New York City voters began deciding Tuesday who should become their next mayor after a volatile primary campaign that touched on everything from civil rights to kittens, with no shortage of scandal mixed in thanks to the candidacy of disgraced former Rep....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:40 PM
NEW YORK — With his wife at his side, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner vowed to stay in New York's mayoral race Tuesday after admitting he had carried on an online relationship with a woman that began after a similar sexting scandal forced him...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Dealing yet another blow to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to reduce obesity in New York City, a state appeals court upheld an March decision by a lower court that Bloomberg's sugary drink ban is unconstitutional.
The court wrote that the city's...