| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:02 AM
A crackdown on smuggling rings bringing thousands of Central American children to the U.S. has resulted in 192 arrests and the seizure of $625,000 in U.S. bank holdings, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced.
The arrests took place under a...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:17 PM
In 2002, my aircraft carrier battle group was conducting retaliatory strikes against Afghanistan when I was directed to move into the Persian Gulf and begin precursor combat operations against Iraq. While meeting with the fleet commander, I told him we...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:13 AM
A state commission decided unanimously Thursday to confirm the appointment of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to the California Supreme Court, paving the way for Gov. Jerry Brown’s second high-court nominee this term to take the...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown for a seat on the California Supreme Court, sailed through his confirmation hearing Thursday after a state bar evaluating panel gave him its highest rating.
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
When the torpedoed World War II British cargo ship SS Gairsoppa was found three miles deep in the North Atlantic in 2011, the big winners were the salvagers and — eventually — A-Mark Precious Metals Inc. of Santa Monica.
On board the steam...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Has President Obama's tough talk on corporate inversions started a mad rush by companies to do these deals before they're outlawed?
The latest headline-grabbing inversion involves Miami-based fast-food chain Burger King, which confirmed Sunday that it...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:18 PM
On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped in Syria, his parents and his employer received an email in English from his captors. They offered to prove that the American journalist was alive by giving his family the chance to ask three...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 1:56 PM
What do you do when the small speedboat you're using to escape illegally from Cuba runs out of fuel partway through the Gulf of Mexico?
The vessel rocks uncomfortably atop large waves. You haven't eaten in days. You know what could happen if you're...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Despite Republican charges that he has abused his authority, President Obama said Wednesday he won’t dial back his use of executive power to advance his political agenda without help from Congress.
The American public doesn’t want him...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Obama administration officials scoffed at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s new ban on food imports from western countries, dismissing the move Thursday as much more harmful to his own people than to the U.S. or Europe.
Putin announced the ban on...