| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:14 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, offered clashing visions of California and open disdain for one another Thursday night in a testy, fast-paced debate that sharpened the contrasts between the two rivals on a wide gamut of...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 8:41 AM
There aren't too many Howard County businesses directly affected by the weather in California, but Tin Lizzie Wineworks is one of them.
Record-setting heat and a drought this year are pushing grapes into an early harvest, including in the towns of...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor became the latest politician to move to Wall Street, taking a high-paying job at investment bank Moelis & Co. and boosting the profile of the boutique firm founded in Century City.
Cantor, 51, who resigned last...
| 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.
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:18 AM
The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
| 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...