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  • Michael Smerconish: Congress needs to take a stand on Islamic State fight

    While President Barack Obama made a convincing case for military intervention against the Islamic State last week, there's something else that should occur before the United States again pursues a strategy of war: It's time for Congress to have an up-or-...
  • US airlines and the great reclining seat wars

    There's an old "Seinfeld" episode where Jerry and Elaine are about to board a plane and the gate attendant tells them she can bump one of them into first class. Jerry immediately takes the offer, explaining to Elaine that he's flown in first class...
  • Don't turn safety over to government

    The U.S. Forest Service was thoroughly mocked for a recent exhaustive article on the eve of National Roasted Marshmallow Day (Aug. 30), instructing Americans how to successfully toast a marshmallow without injuring themselves. The USFS also suggested...
  • Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31

     Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31
    Ending a career in political office that spanned a dozen years, state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on Monday bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats and said he would resign his seat Sept. 22. Three days earlier, a Los Angeles judge had sentenced him to 90...
  • Angel City Jazz Festival lineup looks to past, present and future

    Angel City Jazz Festival lineup looks to past, present and future
    The Angel City Jazz Festival may not have the historical heft of its neighbor to the north in Monterey (also kicking off this weekend), but it's off to a strong start since its 2008 debut. Presented by the Jazz Bakery and co-produced by Angel City Arts,...
  • Nursing Home Exec Says Rowland Performed Tasks For Company

     Nursing Home Exec Says Rowland Performed Tasks For Company
    NEW HAVEN – The top executive at the Apple Rehab nursing home chain testified Monday that he may have met, talked or exchanged emails as many as eight times with former Gov. John G. Rowland on business subjects, as Rowland began what could be a...
  • Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them...
  • More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks

    More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks
    The prayer room in the 12th century mosque had the feel of a bachelor pad — cups of tea and coffee and half-full ashtrays covered most surfaces. A lanky teenager named Hussein Mansour plopped himself down and placed a grenade and a small bag of...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill repealing unenforceable parts of Prop. 187

    In a disavowal of the hard line Californians once took against illegal immigration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday repealing unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187. The highly charged 1994 measure, passed resoundingly by voters, was...
  • San Francisco tries 'shaming' building owners on quake reinforcement

    San Francisco tries 'shaming' building owners on quake reinforcement
    Cities across California are struggling with how to convince property owners to retrofit buildings at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. San Francisco this week is using an unusual tactic: trying to publicly shame building owners into shoring...
  • Many may lose Obamacare coverage because of missing paperwork

    Many may lose Obamacare coverage because of missing paperwork
    As many as half a million people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year may lose coverage or need to pay more because they haven't submitted proper documentation, the Obama administration warned Monday. Some 115,000...