| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The Justice Department announced Thursday it would not launch a criminal investigation into an embarrassing dispute between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over alleged mishandling of classified files relating to harsh CIA interrogations...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Even as Californians prepare to elect — or, more likely, reelect — a governor in November, some of the state's top political minds are turning to the question of what comes after Gov. Jerry Brown. In one sense, it's a difficult question:...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:37 PM
The Justice Department has announced that it won’t pursue a criminal investigation of a dispute between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA over whether agency staffers poached on the committee’s turf and vice versa.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:05 PM
In a move that could shake up the spaceflight business, Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has passed a key milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites.
The upstart firm said Friday that the Air...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:09 PM
With tens of thousands of vulnerable children crossing into the United States from Mexico without their parents, border states are facing a humanitarian crisis.
Many of the children being apprehended at the border are fleeing unspeakable violence in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Seven U.S. senators have asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to review the proposed acquisition of Botox maker Allergan Inc. by a Canadian company, saying the deal could increase consumer pricing and curtail the development of new...
| Jun 26, 2014
To the editor: Your recent article on the energy efficiency of set-top boxes claims the devices are the second-biggest energy users in many homes. Actually, the total energy use by set-top boxes ranks below many other home energy uses, including heating,...
| Jun 27, 2014
To the editor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) appropriately speaks out for more humane handling of the massive, tragic problem of Central American children escaping terrible homeland conditions to come here illegally. ("Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Here's how...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:45 PM
A California law barring therapy aimed at converting the sexual orientation of minors from gay to straight withstood a legal challenge as the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal arguing that the statute violates free speech rights.
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The Clean Water Act, which has been on the books since 1972,, has slowed the degradation of the nation's lakes, rivers and streams by blocking polluters from using waterways as sewers. Careful oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency has brought...