| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — It seems pretty simple: If a student has male genitalia, the kid uses the boys' bathroom. If there are female organs, then it's the girls' room.
But what if the student wears a skirt, makeup and lipstick, and has a penis?...
| Sep 18, 2013
It is cruel and inhumane to keep prison inmates in solitary confinement for indefinite periods or to put them there for arbitrary reasons. Studies indicate that inmates subjected to prolonged isolation are at risk for mental illness and suicide. That's...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:02 AM
An exploding spacecraft and a regiment of troops are the subjects of two new posters for the film “Ender's Game.” […]...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:22 PM
When the thought of running for homecoming queen first swept through Cassidy Campbell's mind last year, she pushed the impulse aside. It would just be a joke, she told herself. Now the high school senior sees it as a chance to make a statement....
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:26 PM
When Cassidy Lynn Campbell woke up on Saturday morning she ambled to her bedroom mirror and took a long, astonished look at herself.
"I was just thinking, what happened last night, what happened?" said the brown-haired 16-year-old. "It's so crazy that I...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — When law student Ibrahim Olabi concluded his presentation to a group of Syrian rebels, the fighters had some difficult questions concerning international humanitarian law.
Under the theory of collateral damage, they asked,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Here's the highest praise I can pay a three-part, six-hour documentary series on anything: I sat down to watch "Latino Americans," which premieres Tuesday on PBS, in its entirety with grim determination. When I was done, I couldn't stop talking about it....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:09 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing over 60 people in the deadliest-ever attack on the country's Christian minority, officials said.
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:14 PM
First came Modesto. Then Compton, Anaheim, Escondido, Whittier, Palmdale and others were pushed into the growing ranks of California cities under pressure to change how they elect their city councils.
Activists seeking minority representation on those...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO--The National Organization for Marriage, which backed Proposition 8’s now defunct ban on same-sex marriage, announced Friday that it would work to repeal a new California law that permits transgender students to use bathrooms that...
| Sep 20, 2013
If lawyers are forbidden to remove prospective jurors based on their race or gender, they shouldn't be able to do so on the basis of the jurors' sexual orientation. That's the rule in California state courts, and this week the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...