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  • Calif. woman beaten by officer, family wants justice

    Calif. woman beaten by officer, family wants justice
    The family of a woman allegedly thrown to the ground and punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer is asking that the two officers involved in the incident be punished, the woman's attorney said Saturday. "She's not just some animal,"...
  • H.B. July 4 parade televised for first time

    H.B. July 4 parade televised for first time
    The Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade has been held in the city for 110 years, but Friday marked the first time the annual tradition was broadcast across Southern California. From 10 a.m. to noon, millions of viewers in the Southland were able to...
  • Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power

    Justice Alito's vote will be key in 3 cases challenging Obama's power
    A week after President Obama's 2012 reelection, the conservative Federalist Society gathered 1,500 lawyers in black tie to hear one of their own, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., vow to hold the line against an ever-expanding federal government that "towers...
  • 2014 Oscar Preview: This Year's Race Off to a 'Grand' Start

    June 30 marks the year's midpoint -- i.e., the halfway mark of Oscar eligibility. And so far, 2014 is in better shape than last year. The fests have offered some hot contenders that will open later in the year, as usual. But the difference this year is...
  • Connecticut's King: Hayes Was A Passionate Voice For Social Justice In Hartford

    Connecticut's King: Hayes Was A Passionate Voice For Social Justice In Hartford
    Just as Martin Luther King Jr. had done a year earlier, King T. Hayes journeyed north from Georgia in the summers of 1945 and 1946 as a student to earn money working in the tobacco fields in Simsbury. And like King, Hayes was struck by the comparative...
  • Weekend preview: Coconut bikini top and Bikini Bottom

    Weekend preview: Coconut bikini top and Bikini Bottom
    Saturday’s Ju-Luau and Lake Worth Crab Crawl is the kind of earnest event that reels ¬†you in by proclaiming that you’ll be getting lei’d all day and … you don’t even roll your eyes. Because everybody’s heart is in...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
  • A decades-old same-sex marriage complicates a green-card case

    A decades-old same-sex marriage complicates a green-card case
    Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams were spending a quiet evening watching television in their Tujunga home when Johnny Carson joked about some liberal county clerk in Colorado who had done the unthinkable: issued a marriage license to two men. It was...
  • ‘Star Wars Rebels’: First look at ‘Rebel hunter’ villain Agent Kallus

     
    As the fall premiere of “Star Wars Rebels” grows ever closer, we're getting more familiar with the characters created to […]...
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, an actress known as much for her civil rights activism as for her powerful stage and movie roles in productions including “A Raisin in the Sun,” has died. She was 91. Dee died Wednesday of age-related causes in New Rochelle, N.Y.,...