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  • Russian punk band's plight galvanizes artists, rights groups, leaders

     
    A Russian court's guilty verdict and prison sentence for three Russian punk rockers has united pop stars, human rights advocates and political leaders around the world in a motly phalanx of support for the women of Pussy Riot seen as victims of a new...
  • Lawsuit over FBI spying on Muslims should be dismissed, U.S. says

     
    Can federal agents, acting in the name of counterterrorism, be sued for their actions? That was the question at the center of a heated argument Tuesday in a Santa Ana courtroom as a federal judge weighs whether to throw out......
  • Gov. Jerry Brown approves limits on funeral protests

     
    Protesters on public property will need to stay 300 feet away when picketing funerals, thanks to new legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday. That bill was part of the latest batch approved by the governor. The full story......
  • Religious freedom under increasing threat worldwide, study says

     
    More countries around the world are clamping down on religious freedom and harassment and intimidation of religious groups has surged, according to a new study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The new report tracked changes in religious...
  • Stockton Sikh temple's 100th anniversary noted in Congress

     
    This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. A Northern California congressman on Tuesday honored the state’s longstanding Sikh community by formally acknowledging the Stockton temple’s 100-year anniversary in the...
  • Gul drops in, talks up the Turkish political model

     
    Turkish President Abdullah Gul came to California this week after addressing the NATO summit in Chicago and talked up the Turkish political model....
  • Book review: 'When I Was a Child I Read Books' by Marilynne Robinson

    Book review: 'When I Was a Child I Read Books' by Marilynne Robinson
    -------------------- When I Was a Child I Read Books Essays Marilynne Robinson Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 232 pp., $24 -------------------- Marilynne Robinson, the Pulitzer-winning novelist, is a confounding writer in today's political alignment. Her...
  • Carlos J. Moorhead dies at 89; former Republican congressman for 24 years

    Carlos J. Moorhead dies at 89; former Republican congressman for 24 years
    Former Rep. Carlos J. Moorhead, a Republican who represented Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena and surrounding communities for 24 years in Congress, died Nov. 23, his family announced. He was 89. A Glendale resident, Moorhead died at an assisted-living...
  • Alejandro Stephens dies at 67; controversial labor leader

    Alejandro Stephens dies at 67; controversial labor leader
    Alejandro Stephens, a longtime Los Angeles County union leader who went to prison for misusing funds from a labor nonprofit, died June 13 of complications of prostate cancer. He was 67. Stephens, who worked for the county for more than three decades...
  • PASSINGS: Thomas W. Ludlow Ashley, Basil Myron Schott

    Thomas W. Ludlow Ashley Ohio congressman fought poverty Thomas W. Ludlow Ashley, 87, a former Ohio congressman who spent 26 years in Washington and was a strong advocate for public housing, died Tuesday of melanoma at his home in Leland, Mich. A...
  • Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.
    As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...