| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner.
That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides.
It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:58 PM
Budget director under President Carter
Bert Lance, 82, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a high-profile investigation of his banking activities, died...
| Aug 20, 2013
When it comes to Egypt, the U.S. has little leverage and therefore no real options. That's according to the prevailing wisdom, at least.
Yet this analysis — endlessly reiterated in mainstream commentary — is misleading. The absence of...
| 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 […]...
| 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...
| 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....
| May 31, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Among several persistently wrongheaded beliefs about the 2012 election, none beats the claim, heard even in the campaign's closing weeks, that President Obama faced a desperately bad situation and had a high probability of losing.
That zombie idea...
| May 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
A man convicted of murder largely on the basis of a jailhouse informant’s perjured testimony may attempt to hold Los Angeles County liable for his 24 years in prison, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Universal Studios in Hollywood will raze the 41-year-old Gibson Amphitheatre to make way for its coming Harry Potter attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like the Wizarding World in Orlando, the Hollywood Harry Potter will be a theme park...
| Jun 30, 2012
Actress worked with Lucille Ball
Doris Singleton, 92, an actress best known for playing Lucy's friend Caroline Appleby on the classic TV comedy "I Love Lucy," died Tuesday in Los Angeles of complications from cancer, according to her...
| 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,...