| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Maryland House Bill 687 created a commission to hold public hearings as part of the process for studying child custody issues in Maryland. The public hearings have been a success with dozens of citizens testifying in support of a rebuttal presumption of...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:55 AM
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would allow a foreign country, Israel, to discriminate against select groups of American citizens — including Americans who have expressed criticism of its policies. Disappointingly, the bill, S.B....
| May 1, 2013
| 5:30 PM
As the Los Angeles mayor’s race heads into the final three-week stretch, City Controller Wendy Greuel is stepping up her efforts to engage female voters — seeking a turnout advantage against her general election rival, City Councilman Eric...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:53 AM
When first proposed about a decade ago, it seemed like a promising means to revive the Chesapeake Bay's devastated oyster crop: Bring in Chinese oysters, which are impervious to the diseases killing the native stock and also grow faster. If successful,...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Amid a spate of promising economic news, home values are climbing. Now for the bad news.
For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nearing the milestone level of 400 parts per million....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:17 AM
WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill office was locked, with a sign reading, "Office closed due to government shutdown."
Much of her staff has been furloughed. The number of staffers answering calls has been scaled back....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:09 PM
WASHINGTON — A frantic police chase through the heart of Washington, from the White House to Capitol Hill down Pennsylvania Avenue, ended Thursday with a woman shot to death, two law enforcement officers injured and the Capitol complex under...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON — On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Republican leaders shucked their jackets, sat at a conference table and faced empty chairs — and cameras — to show that Democrats wouldn't negotiate.
With the shutdown...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have cited the operator of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded in April for 24 safety violations including the unsafe handling and storage of chemicals, and have proposed $118,300 in penalties.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — In an era of unprecedented efforts by the Federal Reserve to bolster the economy, add another first — a highly public campaign to influence the selection of the central bank's next chief.
Supporters of Fed Vice Chair Janet L....