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  • Irish voters appear to approve European fiscal treaty

     
    A European treaty to rein in public spending has apparently been approved by Irish voters in a referendum. The counting of votes was underway, but the opposition has conceded defeat....
  • Ireland votes on treaty aimed at controlling Europe's deficits

     
    Irish voters went to the polls in a referendum on a treaty aimed at controlling the runaway deficits of European Union countries....
  • Egypt's Morsi reverses most of decree that expanded his powers

    Egypt's Morsi reverses most of decree that expanded his powers
    CAIRO — In a political reversal to calm weeks of unrest, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi early Sunday rescinded much of last month’s decree that expanded his powers and exposed a dangerous divide between the nation’s Islamists and the...
  • Capitol Journal: Parks vs. ballot box budgeting

    California's magnificent state parks are falling apart fast. The budgeting system for state government is in shambles and practically dysfunctional. Proposition 21 on the November ballot would fix the parks. But it would pound another kink into...
  • Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project

    Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project
    The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated. In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail

    Patt Morrison Asks: Rosetta man Ahmed Zewail
    It's as if he has a superhero secret identity: On the Caltech campus, Ahmed Zewail is a mild-mannered Egyptian American professor of chemistry and physics who won the Nobel Prize for cracking the secrets of molecules with femtosecond spectroscopy (a...
  • Markups by 'body shops' inflate the public's cost

    Markups by 'body shops' inflate the public's cost
    The Los Angeles Community College District had launched a $5.7-billion campaign to modernize its nine campuses, and district leaders wanted the world to know. They hired marketing consultant Joan Marshall to help spread the word. She worked closely...
  • Ellen McCormack dies at 84; antiabortion presidential candidate

    Ellen McCormack dies at 84; antiabortion presidential candidate
    Ellen McCormack, a New York housewife who briefly became a national figure in American politics when she twice ran for president, in 1976 and 1980, in campaigns designed to galvanize the antiabortion movement, has died. She was 84. McCormack died of...
  • Maryland governor: Gay marriage fight about 'dignity'

    Maryland governor: Gay marriage fight about 'dignity'
    For Martin O'Malley, the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland came down to one word: dignity. Maryland's Democratic governor will sign legislation Thursday making his state the eighth in the nation to allow gay couples to marry, one week after...
  • Maryland governor signs same-sex marriage law

    Maryland governor signs same-sex marriage law
    Cheers rang out in the marble hallway of the Maryland State House as Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a gay marriage law and handed the pens to gay members of the General Assembly who were gathered behind him. "For a free and diverse people, for a people of...
  • Umaru Yar'Adua dies at 58; Nigerian president

    Umaru Yar'Adua dies at 58; Nigerian president
    Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, who died Wednesday night at 58, was a leader with the giant ambition of dragging Africa's most populous nation from a backward, corrupt state to an advanced global power. He was too ill and politically weak to attack...