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  • Americans strongly support Obama Cuba initiatives, polls say

    WASHINGTON The American public is solidly behind President Barack Obama's efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, new polls show. A CNN/ORC survey found 63 percent favor diplomatic relations with Cuba. Two-thirds want an easing of travel restrictions,...
  • Thursday Club presents 18 Les Fleurettes

    Thursday Club presents 18 Les Fleurettes
    In a local tradition that stretches back to the early 1950s, 18 young women will be presented to society on Saturday evening, when the La Cañada Thursday Club holds its annual black-tie event, the Bal Blanc de Noel at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Les...
  • Mayor Emanuel drops challenge to petitions of rival Willie Wilson

    Mayor Emanuel drops challenge to petitions of rival Willie Wilson
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election campaign dropped its challenge to the petitions filed by businessman Willie Wilson, clearing the way for Wilson to appear on the city's Feb. 24 mayoral ballot. "We look forward to his participation in this election as...
  • The real reason for Washington's derivatives gift to banks

    As we embark on the seventh year since the historic collapse of the Lehman Bros. investment bank, it's clear we haven't fixed what broke the economy in 2008. Big banks still control Congress. Workers remain acutely vulnerable to another financial crisis....
  • Who's been naughty and nice in 2014

    It's not only Santa who makes lists and checks them twice. Editorial writers do too. Here's who's getting coal and who's getting candy from us in 2014. Nice: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), for doggedly insisting on the release of the 499-page...
  • U.S. judge throws out Arizona sheriff's immigration suit against Obama

    A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought against Barack Obama by an Arizona police chief who called the U.S. president's sweeping immigration reforms unconstitutional, saying the plaintiff lacked legal standing in the case. Judge Beryl...
  • 2014: An insurrection

    2014: An insurrection
    When we sat down a year ago to reflect on what happened in Maryland politics in 2013, we wrote that progressive politics were on the ascent — and so was the backlash to them. This year proved both observations to be true, but with the conclusion...
  • A one-man revolution

    Until now there were two types of peaceful American change. One was a president, like Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan, working with Congress to alter American life from the top down by passing a new agenda. The other was popular reform pressure, as...
  • A Merry Christmas economy

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama in Hawaii and Americans elsewhere found an unexpected present under their Christmas trees this week in a surprisingly growing economy, lifting some of the gloom otherwise hovering over the national outlook. The gross...
  • Q&A: JPL's Charles Elachi maps out the scientific frontier

    Q&A: JPL's Charles Elachi maps out the scientific frontier
    Employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge spent a busy year in 2014 launching new missions and receiving data that will forever change the way we think about the planets in our solar system and the universe beyond. At the...
  • What to expect in 2015: Obamacare and the Republican Congress

    What to expect in 2015: Obamacare and the Republican Congress
    If you're looking for what to expect next year, look no further than the seeds planted in 2014. It was a year when the country talked more about race and power than it did the year it elected its first black president; when police became a bigger...