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  • State GOP convention exposes intraparty rifts

    The contours of the 2014 race for governor sharpened Saturday as two Republicans vying to unseat incumbent Jerry Brown staked out positions that exposed rifts within the party as it tries to reverse two decades of decline in California. Assemblyman...
  • 2 years for ex-federal officer who smuggled cigarettes into jail

    2 years for ex-federal officer who smuggled cigarettes into jail
    Tony Henderson would park his older Mercedes-Benz in a public garage near the downtown federal jail where he worked and leave a back window cracked open a few inches. Federal authorities allege it was all part of a sophisticated bribery scheme devised...
  • Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence

    Monterrey emerging from shadow of drug violence
    MONTERREY, Mexico — It is one of those small, hopeful signs that this traumatized city may be awakening from the nightmare of Mexico's drug wars: Armando Alanis once again feels safe enough to stop off for a late-night nosh at Tacos Los Quiques, a...
  • TV Review: 'The Governor's Wife'

    Finally, a sitcom with an 86-year-old leading man. If only it weren't (sort of) real. Creepy on almost every level, A&E's "The Governor's Wife" couldn't reanimate Anna Nicole Smith, so it goes for the next best thing: Trina, the 35-year-old wife of former...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'Say Hello to My Little Friend'

    We pick things up at Olivia’s, where a disappointed Jake is packing up to go home. Olivia’s safer if he’s not there. She says Fitz will protect her, but Jake scoffs. Her father is Command and Fitz can’t defend her, because he...
  • Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi sentenced to three years in prison

    Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi sentenced to three years in prison
    WASHINGTON -- A former congressman convicted of 17 felonies including extortion, money laundering, bribery and insurance fraud was sentenced Monday to three years in prison. Former Rep. Rick Renzi, a three-term Republican from Flagstaff, Ariz., was...
  • Boehner confuses extortion with democracy

    House Speaker John Boehner insists all that's needed to reopen the U.S. government and raise the debt ceiling (to prevent default and disaster) is for the majority party to sit down and negotiate with him. Let's be clear: negotiation is a necessary...
  • 13 federal police in Mexico accused of being part of kidnapping ring

    13 federal police in Mexico accused of being part of kidnapping ring
    MEXICO CITY — Thirteen Mexican federal police officers are among 18 people arrested recently on suspicion of being part of a deadly kidnapping ring operating in the troubled Pacific resort city of Acapulco, government officials said Tuesday. The...
  • 13 federal police among 18 arrested in Mexico kidnapping probe

    MEXICO CITY — Thirteen Mexican federal police officers are among 18 people arrested last week on suspicion of being part of a deadly kidnapping ring operating in the troubled Pacific resort city of Acapulco, government officials said Tuesday....
  • House GOP shutdown an exceptionally reckless waste of time

    PARIS -- Abroad, what is happening in Washington remains to most a mystery of very little interest. It is back pages stuff. If the American government ceases to function because the Republican majority in the House of Representatives refuses to pass a...
  • Film Review: 'The Wonders'

    A genial slacker, a private investigator and a femme fatale join forces to rescue a kidnapped holy man in Avi Nesher's engagingly helmed "The Wonders," an unusual dramedy that offers a stylish and amusing riff on "Chinatown" by way of "Alice In...