| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:15 PM
WASHINGTON — The legal push in some Republican-controlled states to restrict abortion rights suffered a setback Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Oklahoma's appeal seeking to reinstate a law that effectively banned the use of...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Here are some of the places we expect to be safe:
Airports. Military bases. Movie theaters. Elementary school classrooms. Grocery stores. Places of worship. Marathon finish lines.
But we aren’t, and as Friday’s shooting at LAX reminds...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The first three women to complete Marine infantry training will graduate Thursday, national symbols of the growing push to integrate women into front-line combat units — and potent reminders of the barriers that remain.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:47 AM
WASHINGTON — In a surprise victory for defenders of abortion rights, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed Oklahoma’s appeal of a state law that would have effectively prevented doctors from prescribing two drugs commonly used to induce...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration published a plan Thursday that sets the stage for law enforcement agencies, businesses, universities and hobbyists to begin flying remotely piloted aircraft, better known as drones, in the United...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Joseph Paul Franklin, a racist who targeted African Americans, Jews and tried to assassinate Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, was executed Wednesday morning in Missouri, officials said.
The execution came after Flynt, who has used a...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:04 PM
What's prison for, anyway? Is it to change people, to punish them, or simply to remove them from the streets? If the number of cells is finite — and it is — society had better figure out its reasons for selecting whom it locks up and how...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I finally read all of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" this spring while I was on tour for my album "Radio Music Society." At about the same time, the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay detention center hit the headlines. Soon, scores...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Anger prevents me from being as eloquent as Bill Dwyre [Nov. 7]. If the accusations are true, what Richie Incognito did was disgusting. It not only doesn't belong in football, it doesn't belong anywhere.
His teammates defend him? Either they're stupid...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 6:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday wrapped up action on bills for the year by approving a measure aimed a protecting against false confessions by minors in homicide cases and giving some non-violent felons the ability to have their records expunged....
| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:51 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Sex offenders on parole who remove their electronic tracking bracelets will no longer be eligible for early release from county jail under legislation signed Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Early release has been common in some counties with...