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  • Assembly's tea party firebrand, Tim Donnelly, cools his rhetoric

    Assembly's tea party firebrand, Tim Donnelly, cools his rhetoric
    SACRAMENTO —Tim Donnelly arrived at the Assembly in late 2010 with big plans. First on his list: a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration. A plan to dismantle the state's air quality board was close behind. In a Capitol dominated by...
  • Maryland company helping in search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    Maryland company helping in search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
    Nearly a month after Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 vanished, a team of Maryland engineers detected the pings from a flight data recorder that narrowed the search area to a more manageable yet still vast swath of the Indian Ocean. Working from an...
  • U.S. will stand by Ukraine in face of Russian aggression, Biden says

    U.S. will stand by Ukraine in face of Russian aggression, Biden says
    KIEV, Ukraine -- The United States will stand by Ukrainians against Russian aggression that threatens their nation's sovereignty and territorial integrity, Vice President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday during a visit to Kiev. “No nation has the right...
  • Oil and gas industry generates thousands of jobs in California, report finds

    The oil and gas industry creates about 49,000 jobs in Los Angeles County and billions of tax revenue in California. That's according to a new report conducted by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. and commissioned by the trade group...
  • U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

    U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
    As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts. A fifth of all power-...
  • State loan urged to help Hermosa Beach settle legal claim

    A South Bay assemblyman is proposing a loan of state funds to Hermosa Beach to take the financial heat off voters who are being asked to decide whether to allow oil drilling in their city for the first time in more than 80 years. The legislation would...
  • Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement

    Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement
    "Fracking" — now there's a word that just begs for a bumper sticker. Short for "hydraulic fracturing" — the process of breaking open rock with high-pressure liquids to get at otherwise untappable oil and natural gas — fracking conjures...
  • 19th century shipwreck rediscovered off Golden Gate

    19th century shipwreck rediscovered off Golden Gate
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The passenger steamer was located once before in the murky depths. The year was 1890 and the City of Chester had gone down just two years prior after colliding with another ship in dense fog near the Golden Gate Bridge of today. On...
  • U.S. Senate race in Hawaii pits opposing wings of Democratic Party

    U.S. Senate race in Hawaii pits opposing wings of Democratic Party
    HONOLULU — In primaries across the country — in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and other states — Republicans are locked in a heart-and-soul battle between purists and pragmatists clashing over what it means to represent the party, its...
  • Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case

    In a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and livestock, and forced them out...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season 4: Fighting for honor on Belfast set

    'Game of Thrones' season 4: Fighting for honor on Belfast set
    It’s a winding two-lane road in the Northern Irish countryside that leads past grazing cattle to the open fields of Clandeboye Estate, a placid locale famed for its dairy products and its wedding receptions. But as sunset arrived on a mild September...