| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
HOUSTON — Wendy Davis, the Texas gubernatorial candidate who garnered national attention for an 11-hour filibuster last year against state abortion restrictions, this week said she would support certain qualified restrictions.
The state senator...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:41 PM
One of the more bizarre bills rearing its head during this year’s Florida legislative session is the “Pop-Tart Bill,” so named because under his state’s no-tolerance policy, a Maryland schoolchild was suspended from school for...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:03 PM
In a move that activists described as the first of its kind for any American college or university, Occidental College in Los Angeles is pledging to stay away from any investments in companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons and high-...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Orange County has loosened requirements for carrying concealed weapons in public following a pro-gun ruling last week by a federal appeals court, officials said Thursday.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 that...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Original post | 12:45 p.m.
Updated | 1:58 p.m.
Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich of Weston called Tuesday for changes in Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law.
“The sad reality is that laws...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:12 AM
After a hard-fought battle, Illinois residents next month can begin applying for permits to carry concealed guns in public. But those who do could face another challenge: figuring out where it's legal to carry a firearm and where having a gun could land...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:09 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—A famous conservative walks into a ballroom …. If he is sticking to tradition, he opens with a joke. Or a story that makes him look good or brave or important.
On Thursday, the American Conservative Union hosted a...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Kids in peril seem to be a theme of NBC's midseason lineup, with no one more in jeopardy -- or potentially better able to defend herself -- than the adorable moppet in "Believe." A collaboration between J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron, the series bears a...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Three words scream out from a storybook 10-year-old Adam Lanza wrote as a fifth-grader.
"Let's hurt children."
The young Lanza put those words in the mouth of Dora the Beserker (sic), one of the homicidal characters included in "The Big Book of...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Many people start off the New Year with resolutions.
Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Their request may have been turned down by the state’s top lawyer, but two Glendale residents haven’t given up their efforts to unseat a councilman.
The duo, John Rando and Mariano Rodas, failed in October to get California Atty. Gen....