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  • After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east

    After Ukraine election, turmoil continues in east
    Petro Poroshenko has yet to be declared winner of Ukraine's presidential election, but the challenges facing the presumed new leader were on dauntingly full display Monday. Pro-Russia gunmen who claim control of nearly 15% of the country invaded the...
  • Garcetti lobbies U.S. for more expensive L.A. River project

    Garcetti lobbies U.S. for more expensive L.A. River project
    On a recent trip to the nation's capital, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made sure to call on Jo-Ellen Darcy. As assistant Army secretary for civil works, Darcy is critical to the city's efforts to win federal approval for a costly and ambitious plan...
  • Ukraine: Scores of pro-Russia gunmen killed in fighting at airport

    Scores of pro-Russia gunmen have been killed in two days of fighting at the international airport in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk after ignoring a government ultimatum to lay down their weapons or face a military operation that won't cease until there...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Md. tax case

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Md. tax case
    With $50 million a year in county revenues on the line, the U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it would hear a challenge to a ruling by Maryland's highest court that some taxes on out-of-state income are collected in violation of the Constitution. A...
  • Hacker-turned-informant Sabu is a free man after N.Y. sentencing

    Hacker-turned-informant Sabu is a free man after N.Y. sentencing
    A judge Tuesday granted freedom to a computer hacker who helped Anonymous and other groups attack credit card companies, governments from Algeria to Zimbabwe, and media outlets -- including the Tribune Corp. -- but who turned government informant after...
  • The worst form of government [Editorial]

    Winston Churchill is credited with many wry quips, including the observation that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried. No doubt, the sentiment relates to the reality that representative governments,...
  • Kamenetz the big money candidate [Letter]

    Kamenetz the big money candidate [Letter]
    Your editorial clearly defines the problem we face in Baltimore County government — the abundance of special interest money in the hands of elected officials with less than altruistic intentions ("Kamenetz the kingmaker," May 23). Big money is a...
  • Thai coup holds promise of democracy

    In the millennium of Thai history, the distinction between civilian and military servant of the king has barely existed. Certainly for five centuries generals became ministers and ministers became generals. Since 1932, the Royal Thai Army has always had...
  • Candidates in L.A. supervisors' 3rd District race issue arts support

     Candidates in L.A. supervisors' 3rd District race issue arts support
    The Los Angeles arts scene is about to lose its best friend among elected officials, as Zev Yaroslavsky steps down from the county Board of Supervisors after 20 years, having run up against term limits. It's not certain whether his successor will...
  • UCI students condemn fraternity actions

    UC Irvine's student government voted Tuesday evening to condemn the actions of a campus fraternity seen as insensitive to Pacific Islanders after students complained about its Islander-themed party. Student government representatives voted 14 to 0...
  • Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead

    Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead
    A fire broke out at a nursing home in South Korea early Wednesday, leaving 21 dead and 8 injured, the latest in a series of high-casualty incidents. The fire took place overnight in Jangseong, a few hours south of the capital, Seoul. The semi-official...