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  • Herman Wallace dies at 71; ex-inmate held in solitary for 41 years

     Herman Wallace dies at 71; ex-inmate held in solitary for 41 years
    For most of the past 41 years, Herman Wallace was allowed to leave his 6-by-9-foot Louisiana prison cell for only an hour a day a few times a week. He foresaw no end to the hours and days of his solitary confinement. Convicted in the fatal 1972 stabbing...
  • Mailbag: R.V. ordinance is ineffective

    Thank you, 2005 Huntington Beach City Council, for the recreational vehicle parking compromise. Isn't it encouraging to know that if you simply want to add some square footage to your existing living space all you have to do is roll in a 40-foot home...
  • In Alex Odeh's 1985 slaying, still seeking answers

    In Alex Odeh's 1985 slaying, still seeking answers
    Twenty-eight years ago, more than 1,000 people gathered at a Catholic church in Orange to mourn Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader who was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices. Odeh, who was 41 and the father...
  • Answers sought in 1985 slaying of Palestinian activist Alex Odeh

    Answers sought in 1985 slaying of Palestinian activist Alex Odeh
    Nearly three decades after Alex Odeh, a Palestinian American civil rights leader, was killed when a pipe bomb ripped apart his Santa Ana offices, the slaying remains unsolved. At the time, the White House condemned the killing as an act of terrorism....
  • The NSA surveillance driftnet can continue -- for now

    An unusually bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives turned back a proposal Wednesday to stop the federal government from systematically gathering telecommunications metadata -- that is, a record for each phone line of the numbers dialed,...
  • House defeats bid to curtail NSA's collection of phone records

    WASHINGTON – After furious lobbying by the Obama administration and Republican leaders, the House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly defeated an amendment that would have curtailed the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S....
  • Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief

    Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief
    Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
  • Stephen Colbert's testimony: Mocking Congress?

     
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer confirmed Sunday that Democrats can be just as cranky as Republicans when being made fun of on their own turf. According to the New York Daily News: Even some Democrats thought Stephen Colbert's Capital Hill routine was...
  • Writers Guild worries about news degradation under Comcast-NBC Universal

     
    The quality of television news could deteriorate further under a Comcast-controlled NBC Universal, the Writers Guild of America East warned Wednesday in letters to key Washington officials overseeing the government's review of the proposed merger. "True...
  • Miss USA Rima Fakih returns to Michigan to vote

     
    Among Tuesday's more obscure election results: At least one very pretty lady, Miss USA Rima Fakih, turned out to vote in Dearborn, Mich. Fakih, 25, flew in from New York to her 14th District hometown to pose for pics and......
  • House votes to outlaw sales of 'crush videos' documenting animal cruelty

     
    WASHINGTON — The House on Monday voted to ban so-called crush videos that depict the abuse and killing of animals. The measure would revive, with some modifications, a 1999 law that was struck down by the Supreme Court in April......