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  • U.S. takes precautionary measures ahead of torture report release

    U.S. takes precautionary measures ahead of torture report release
    The U.S. government has taken precautionary measures to shore up its facilities around the world before release of a congressional report criticizing CIA interrogation methods. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said there was a greater security risk to...
  • House-passed drought bill likely to sink in the Senate

    WASHINGTON House Republicans who have scrambled all year to complete a California water bill throw a Hail Mary pass Tuesday, with legislation that ha s drawn a presidential veto threat and resistance from the state's two senators. Hatched without full-...
  • U.S. braces for release of long-delayed report on CIA torture

    The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations is set to be made public Tuesday, reigniting a post-9/11 public debate over the use of torture to combat terrorism. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s much-...
  • US bases, embassies prepare for violence with release of Senate torture report

    WASHINGTON U.S. forces and diplomatic missions overseas braced Monday for the release of the public version of a long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA's use of torture after a U.S. intelligence community warning of a "heightened...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein's drought relief bill needs closer scrutiny

    No one is more adept at turning crises into opportunities than representatives of special interests in Washington. And there are few better opportunities-in-disguise than the California drought. Addressing the drought is complicated, technical and...
  • Voters may be tired of Boxer, Feinstein, but it doesn't mean they'd lose

    Voters can be a lot like those acquisitive contestants on TV's "Let's Make A Deal." Do you take the cash or risk it for the surprise that beckons behind Door No. 1? The money is a sure thing. But how about a whirlwind vacation, that handsome dinette...
  • Who were California's longest-serving senators?

    Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have been senators for nearly a generation — but they're not yet California's longest-serving senators. Both would need to run for a fifth full Senate term to dethrone Hiram Johnson. And the current runner-up is...
  • Democrats court liberals by elevating Elizabeth Warren to leadership

    With a nod to the need for change, Democrats tapped liberal favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren to join the Senate leadership Thursday as the party tries to recover from its devastating electoral losses. The Massachusetts senator joins the team led by Sen....
  • To stop the government from collecting our phone records, pass the USA Freedom Act

    Almost a year and a half after Edward Snowden revealed that the government was collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress may be about to end that program — if it doesn't succumb to specious arguments from defenders of the...
  • Mayor Pearson farewell after years of public service

    Mayor Pearson farewell after years of public service
    It would be tough to deny that outgoing Mayor Elizabeth Pearson has left her mark on Laguna Beach. Pearson, whose City Council term officially ends next week, played a key role in developing the city's senior center and helped displaced families find...
  • Earthquake early alert system ready to expand in California

    Earthquake early alert system ready to expand in California
    Officials are planning the first major rollout of California's earthquake early warning system next year, providing access to some schools, fire stations and more private companies. The ambitious plan highlights the progress scientists have made in...