| Dec 4, 2014
| 4:45 PM
One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday.
The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:09 PM
— It was a bittersweet achievement for Jeff Gordon as he won his first pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Sunday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400.
The favorable spot on the starting grid won't give the veteran a shot at the Sprint Cup title...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In a memoir set to be released next week, Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, reveals that she terminated a pregnancy 17 years ago after learning the fetus suffered from a severe brain abnormality.
A state senator from Fort Worth,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Supporters of San Francisco’s embattled community college are waiting to learn if a proposed policy change will keep the school from being stripped of accreditation next month.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The battle to save San Francisco’s community college may finally be resolved as a private panel on Wednesday announced new rules that could allow the troubled institution to retain accreditation.
Under the proposed policy, the City College of...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:47 PM
WASHINGTON — Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails.
Speier, more than...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:59 PM
WASHINGTON — Seeking to end the long-running battle over the collection of sales taxes for online purchases, the House Judiciary Committee debated possible compromises that included two ideas to tax Internet sales based on the retailer's home state,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
A California lawmaker Thursday questioned whether the federal government is providing enough scrutiny of higher education accrediting agencies, citing the controversial decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of City College of San...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:02 AM
As if the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation weren’t enough of a 1970s flashback, the Equal Rights Amendment is back in the news. The Associated Press reports that Democratic Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, and Carolyn...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:30 AM
The cremated remains of nine victims of the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, a mass suicide in Guyana, were discovered inside a former Delaware funeral home on Wednesday, state officials said.
Members of the Delaware Division of Forensic Science and the Dover...