| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:08 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — When it comes to turning Texas red to blue — or, at the least, a less-hostile shade of purple — Democrats face a quandary of the chicken-or-egg variety.
Many are certain the political evolution from its current...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:10 AM
The Blind Boys of Alabama, known in various formations since the late 1930s for their harmony-rich gospel music, are courting a new audience: indie-rock millennials.
On Thursday the group announced details of its upcoming collaboration with Justin...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:59 PM
SACRAMENTO — Three liberal federal judges — relics of the Jimmy Carter era — are trying to force Gov. Jerry Brown to release nearly 10,000 criminals from state prisons. Politically, it doesn't get much better for a governor.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If the $53-million price tag doesn’t stand in his way, President Obama need look no further than Hacienda de la Paz on the Palos Verdes Peninsula as a place to settle down after life in the White House.
Set in gated Rolling Hills, behind gates...
| Jun 9, 2013
The appointment of Susan Rice as national security advisor sends an important signal about the kind of foreign policy President Obama wants to pursue for the remainder of his second term: activist, assertive, occasionally even pugnacious. With three years...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Even though the Boy Scouts of America bars atheists and gays, the city of San Diego is allowed to lease the group public property at nominal rates without running afoul of the state and federal constitutions, a federal appeals court decided Thursday....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:33 PM
When Superman first leaped onto the scene 75 years ago in “Action Comics” No. 1, he was the only game […]...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:13 AM
More than 100 interview tables are in the Rockwell International plant in El Segundo during the company's second Job Fair for former employees....
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:45 PM
A.W. "Tom" Clausen, a no-nonsense Midwesterner who led San Francisco-based Bank of America before and after serving as president of the World Bank, died Monday at a hospital in Burlingame, Calif. He was 89.
The cause was complications from pneumonia,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:02 AM
When Pope Celestine V quit his job in 1294, his successor locked him in prison and kept him there until he died. Pope Benedict XVI will not suffer the same sad fate. When he resigns Thursday, not only will he not be jailed, exiled or even sent to a...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Martin Franks, a top media industry lobbyist and key executive at CBS, is retiring this fall.
In a memo to staff, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said Franks has been the "glue and grease" of the company. Franks will exit CBS at the end of September....