| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:14 PM
FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Standing Friday afternoon on cracked, parched earth where melons would usually grow, President Obama brought both a message of aid and an ominous warning to drought-stricken California as he outlined more than $160 million in...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:35 PM
The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error.
Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:05 PM
At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss.
Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has not decided whether to formally investigate the conduct of CIA officers or Senate staffers in a high-profile dispute that has emerged from a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation of now-banned CIA...
| Mar 20, 2014
Some calming words from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. may lower the political temperature of a confrontation between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the CIA. But Feinstein's allegation that the agency improperly searched Senate Intelligence Committee...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ron Smith, a rare campaign strategist who worked both sides of the partisan aisle, managing races for some of California’s most prominent politicians in a decades-long career, has died. He was 71 and suffered a blood infection....
| Mar 21, 2014
Re "Young, alone and in court," Editorial, March 14
The circumstances facing unaccompanied immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States are often terrible. Many of these vulnerable children who may qualify to stay are deported.
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta on Monday, saying that they have yet to see any demonstrated or significant progress toward reducing helicopter...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:08 PM
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday endorsed attorney Igor Birman, one of three Republican challengers hoping to take on the freshman Democratic congressman representing a Sacramento-area district.
Paul's endorsement should help Birman's efforts to...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:45 PM
NEW YORK — It took less than 13 months for Sulaiman abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, to be arrested, put on trial and convicted of terrorism charges for being the fiery mouthpiece of Al Qaeda in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001,...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:27 PM
In the years after his release from prison, Raymond Chow insisted he had gone straight and tried to prove it by posting photos with celebrities and endorsements from politicians across his Facebook profile.
The profile shows the organized crime figure...