| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:04 PM
CAIRO — To many of those who took part in Egypt's 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, the death of Bassem Mohsen epitomizes the revolution's dashed hopes.
Mohsen, 25, was shot in the head last week during an antigovernment protest in his native...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:07 PM
SACRAMENTO--A Sacramento judge ruled Thursday that the state must count thousands of signatures collected in two counties for a referendum seeking to overturn a new law regarding transgender students.
The law allows transgender students to participate...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CAIRO — The question on the ballot is straightforward: yes or no to a new constitution. But Egypt's military-backed government has a far more ambitious agenda for a nationwide referendum beginning Tuesday.
In power for just over six months, the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:37 AM
CAIRO -- Amid heavy security, Egyptians went to the polls Tuesday to vote on a new constitution -- the first major step in what the military-led government calls a path to democracy.
In some locales, long lines of voters had already formed when...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:10 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Is the Great Transgender Bathroom & Sports Team Scare of 2013 on the verge of petering out?
Last August, Gov. Jerry Brown set off a right-wing frenzy when he signed into law an...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Political leaders in Spain's prosperous Catalonia region set themselves on a collision course with the central government in Madrid on Thursday when they called a Nov. 9 referendum on independence.
Voters in the region of 7.5 million residents will be...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:29 AM
CAIRO — Egyptians will vote next month on a rewritten constitution, interim President Adly Mansour announced Saturday, opening what could be a contentious new political chapter for the country.
The referendum, to be held over two days beginning...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:44 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — On its face it doesn't look menacing: a proposed waterfront development of upscale condominiums that step down from 12 stories to five near San Francisco's towering financial district.
Cafes and stores on the ground floor. Public...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:24 AM
LONDON -- An independent Scotland would be richer, fairer and nuclear-free but would keep the British pound, the queen and membership in the European Union, the Scottish government pledged Tuesday, laying out its most comprehensive blueprint for secession...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:37 PM
LONDON — An independent Scotland would be richer, fairer and nuclear-free but would keep the British pound, the queen and membership in the European Union and NATO, the Scottish government pledged Tuesday, laying out its most comprehensive blueprint...