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  • Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.

    Reader Report: Max von Strobel had the right idea for creating O.C.
    The official date of Orange County's incorporation is Aug. 1, 1889. If you dig deeper, you'll discover it could have happened nearly 20 years earlier. Sometime between 1870 and 1889, one enterprising fellow by the name of Max von Strobel, Anaheim's...
  • Scottish 'don't knows' hold key to historic vote

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's independence campaign has stoked strong passions on both sides but with just two days until Thursday's historic referendum, it is the quiet waverers who may hold the balance of power.     Scotland decides on Sept 18....
  • Wasserman Schultz regrets words but not message about Wisconsin governor

    Wasserman Schultz regrets words but not message about Wisconsin governor
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, gave the Republicans a rhetorical gift – her own words – during a party appearance two weeks ago in Wisconsin. This week, in an interview with Sun...
  • What happens if Republicans win the Senate?

    For most of the year, it seemed almost certain that Republicans would win the six additional U.S. Senate seats they need to oust the Democrats from their majority and take control of Congress. But the outlook has turned murkier in recent weeks. While...
  • L.A. officials could gain time in office if election dates change

    A proposal to boost voter turnout in Los Angeles by holding city elections at the same time as state and national contests could deliver a special benefit to elected city officials: 18 extra months in office. For months, civic leaders have pushed for...
  • Dave Jones for state insurance commissioner

    The two candidates running for state insurance commissioner present a stark contrast. The incumbent, Democrat Dave Jones, has used his regulatory authority to push insurers to slow the growth of premiums for auto, home and other property and casualty...
  • Convoluted residency law makes no sense

    Convoluted residency law makes no sense
    To steal from Charles Dickens, "The law is an ass." A jackass, he meant. "An idiot." In his novel "Oliver Twist," Dickens' character Mr. Bumble is referring to a law that presumes his wife always follows orders from him. Here, I'm referring to a law...
  • Brazil to build 350,000 more low-cost housing units

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government will extend its "Minha Casa, Minha Vida" low-income housing program into 2015 and build another 350,000 units to boost the building industry, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Wednesday. In moves that pleased...
  • Knight tells Donnelly not to walk precincts for him

    Knight tells Donnelly not to walk precincts for him
    State Sen. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale) said Wednesday he has told controversial GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly not to walk precincts for him in Santa Clarita this weekend.  Donnelly, of Twin Peaks, arguably the Legislature's most outspoken conservative,...
  • Pennsylvania House lawmakers vote for ISIS/Syria plan

    — Congressman Charlie Dent broke from the rest of the Lehigh Valley delegation Wednesday when he voted against a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants. Dent, a Republican who represents much of the...
  • N.C. Republican dinged for defending right to fire gays

    WASHINGTON As House Democrats made a Hail Mary attempt to force a vote on laws to protect gays in the workplace, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., continues to stand by comments he made earlier this month that businesses should be free to fire employees...