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  • From narco-wars to urban basketball, making art out of activism

    From narco-wars to urban basketball, making art out of activism
    In 1996, L.A. artist Suzanne Lacy gathered together two teams of players in Oakland for a very unusual basketball game. Part performance art, part social activism, "No Blood/No Foul" brought together a team of cops and a team of Oakland youth for a...
  • With strings attached, House approves Obama plan for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON A divided House of Representatives gave tentative approval Wednesday to President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State, as members of both parties expressed concerns about the plans and...
  • Wasserman Schultz gets Ford award for fight against cancer

    WASHINGTON — Philanthropists and glitterati will roll out the pink carpet for Debbie Wasserman Schultz at the Kennedy Center Thursday night to honor her personal struggle and legislative work to overcome breast cancer. The South Florida...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes anti-discrimination measure for unemployed

    Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes anti-discrimination measure for unemployed
    Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a measure Wednesday that would have barred employers from discriminating against unemployed job seekers. The bill by Assemblyman Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) would have prohibited employers, including the state government, from...
  • California governor signs ridesharing insurance legislation

    (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Wednesday new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies, but the regulations come at a far lower costs to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said. Companies...
  • Jameis Winston suspended despite earlier promises to stay out of trouble

    Jameis Winston suspended despite earlier promises to stay out of trouble
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite repeated pledges to stay out of trouble, Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston vaulted into the national spotlight Wednesday for another mistake. Winston has been suspended for the first half of top-ranked Florida...
  • Glitches, complaints plague Ocwen, other mortgage servicers

    Glitches, complaints plague Ocwen, other mortgage servicers
    Tyesha Hansborough and her husband, Christley Paton, had paid the property insurance on their Inglewood home along with their mortgage, putting the money in escrow like most homeowners. Trouble is, the couple said, their mortgage servicer —...
  • Cooper City official fined $6,380 for code violation

    Cooper City Commissioner John Sims walked into City Hall Wednesday morning, but he wasn't on official city business. He was there to answer to a code violation for keeping an unenclosed boat on his property, an every day infraction that didn't stand out...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to sign California film tax credit bill

    Gov. Jerry Brown is poised to put his signature to a bill that would triple annual funding for California's film and TV tax credit program. Brown announced he will sign the bill into law on Thursday at a ceremony in Los Angeles, capping a yearlong...
  • Kaine's War Powers concerns prompt proposal for effort against ISIL

    ┬áSen. Tim Kaine is giving voice to his longstanding concern that Presidents aren’t paying careful enough attention to the War Powers Act and what the Constitution says about the role of Congress when war looms, with legislation would specifically...
  • One House GOP leader's idea on Medicaid: state control

    Another Republican idea on Medicaid has landed on the General Assembly’s desk, this one from a key player in the House GOP leadership, Del. David Albo. Albo’s proposal is to authorize an Interstate Health Compact – basically a multi-...