| Feb 19, 2013
Last fall, residents of Newtown were having a debate that could have taken place almost anywhere in America.
It was an argument over guns. The issue was fairly simple: Should amateur shooting ranges be subject to inspection and approval by the police...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week was a fairly ho-hum affair, with the usual laundry list of programs and goals (most so familiar that it could have been a recycled campaign speech from 2012, or maybe 2008) and the...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control.
"The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to Republicans,...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Jared Loughner, the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to the attempted assassination of then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday.
The January 2011 shooting killed six people and wounded 13 others,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:59 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Four years after riding a wave of optimism into the White House, Barack Obama offered a sobering message about the future as he asked Americans for another term to help complete the country's recovery from the worst economic crisis...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:53 AM
President Barack Obama hits the campaign trail on Friday after accepting his party's nomination for re-election by telling the Democratic National Convention and the nation that only the voters in November have the power to secure the change he started....
| Apr 20, 2011
| 12:10 PM
President Obama plans to attend the April 29 launch of space shuttle Endeavour, adding even more star power to NASA's second-to-last shuttle launch, according to a White House official.
The president will bring his wife, Michelle, and two daughters,...
| Jan 11, 2011
Debbie Friedman, a self-taught Jewish folk singer and composer who transformed synagogue music and worship by infusing traditional prayers with a contemporary sensibility, died Sunday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She was 59.
The cause was...
| Jun 1, 2011
Dr. Leo Rangell, a leading psychoanalyst who argued forcefully that theoretical fads and factions threatened to erode consumer confidence in the field founded by Sigmund Freud more than 100 years ago, died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He...
| Jan 9, 2011
U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, who was killed in the Tucson shooting rampage, appeared to have been an innocent bystander Saturday, but was the target of death threats in 2009 when he emerged as a central figure in Arizona's bitter disputes over...
| Feb 11, 2012
Jeffrey Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal reporter with a flair for inspirational stories who produced three nonfiction bestsellers, beginning with the 2008 book "The Last Lecture" about life lessons from a dying man, was killed in a car crash Friday. He...