| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:30 AM
HOUSTON — A Mexican national facing execution in Texas this week has drawn support from Mexican officials, a former Texas governor and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who appealed to Gov. Rick Perry and state courts for a reprieve —...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data does not violate the constitution, a federal judge in New York has ruled, creating a conflict within the federal courts and increasing the likelihood that the Supreme...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 9:21 PM
WASHINGTON — Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of scrambling and uncertainty, President Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday as the Affordable Care Act begins delivering...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians.
Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 11:42 AM
By all accounts, 2013 was a better year for the book business: Previous reports of its demise proved unfounded, as the Los Angeles Times' David Ulin wrote recently. And thanks to the Internet and assorted literary blogs, it was a good year of literary...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The final phase of a ban on incandescent light bulbs goes into effect Wednesday, leaving consumers with pricier energy-efficient options that are expected to save people money over time.
Beginning Jan. 1, the production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Senators on Monday are expected to confirm Janet L. Yellen as the next head of the Federal Reserve, scheduling a late afternoon vote that could be the closest ever for a leader of the central bank.
Yellen, 67, a former UC Berkeley...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- It will likely be several days before Utah asks the U.S. Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages in the state, the Utah attorney general’s office said Thursday.
The state had been expected to file a petition with the court as...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 12:35 PM
WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson filed suit Monday to challenge what he called the Obama administration’s abuse of executive authority in issuing rules over how members of Congress and their staff receive coverage under the president&...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:09 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — He returned to Pakistan from self-imposed exile last March amid a media circus, death threats and boasts of reclaiming the presidency he once seized in a bloodless coup.
But Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s days in Pakistan...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his...