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  • Former top aide to Obama pal Whitaker indicted in state grant kickback scheme

    Former top aide to Obama pal Whitaker indicted in state grant kickback scheme
    A onetime top aide to former state public health director Dr. Eric Whitaker was indicted Wednesday in what federal authorities said was a $433,000 grant kickback scam she then tried to cover up. Quinshaunta R. Golden allegedly used her position as...
  • WikiLeaks trial: Bradley Manning shows no reaction to prison sentence

    FT. MEADE, MD. — In his crisp blue uniform, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning rose to his feet in a small crowded courtroom Wednesday morning and was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-...
  • USC football: Judge dismisses case against Junior Pomee

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed all charges against former USC football player Junior Pomee, who was arrested in January. Pomee, a freshman tight end last season, had been charged with five felony counts, including...
  • White House: Healthcare law has helped improve cost picture

    White House: Healthcare law has helped improve cost picture
    WASHINGTON – President Obama's signature healthcare law has helped slow the pace of cost increases in healthcare, a senior administration official told reporters Monday as the White House continued to press its campaign to defend the law. The...
  • Obama touts savings from healthcare law

    President Obama, facing a new Republican push to dismantle his healthcare law, redoubled his efforts to sell his signature achievement Thursday at a White House event with Americans who have benefited from the law. The president pledged to “blow...
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig sued for $12 million by man imprisoned in Cuba

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig sued for $12 million by man imprisoned in Cuba
    WASHINGTON — Yasiel Puig is being sued for $12 million by a man in Cuba who claims Puig knowingly made false statements that resulted in his receiving a seven-year prison sentence. The complaint was filed in a federal district court in Florida....
  • Arrest from 1970 on record at airport customs but nowhere else

    Arrest from 1970 on record at airport customs but nowhere else
    Question: I have a perplexing travel problem that is unique and interesting. In 1970, I was arrested for possession of a small amount of marijuana, which was then a felony. I was acquitted and have no criminal record. In the last 25 years, I have made...
  • Obama 'deeply disappointed' with court ruling on Voting Rights Act

    Obama 'deeply disappointed' with court ruling on Voting Rights Act
    WASHINGTON — President Obama, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and civil rights lawyers sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act, calling it a blow to democracy and urging Congress to take...
  • Gay marriage ruling: Supreme Court finds DOMA unconstitutional

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other...
  • Atty. Gen. Eric Holder slams 'stand your ground' laws

    Atty. Gen. Eric Holder slams 'stand your ground' laws
    WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., speaking about the George Zimmerman acquittal at the NAACP annual convention in Orlando, Fla., urged that laws like Florida’s “stand your ground” statute allowing people to use licensed...
  • Snowden's father decries 'political theater' over son's leaks

    WASHINGTON – The father of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, complained Sunday about the “political theater” surrounding his son’s disclosures of secret surveillance programs and dismissed President...