| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Draped in a New York state flag, the casket containing the body of former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo was brought into a Manhattan church where more than 800 mourners were gathered to pay their last respects to the man who spoke for a vision of Democratic...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:57 PM
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.: "From the hard streets of Queens, Mario Cuomo rose to the very pinnacle of political power in New York because he believed in his bones in the greatness of this state, the greatness of America and the unique...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:20 AM
In voting Tuesday, Berkeley voters became the first electorate in the nation to approve a tax on sodas and other sugary beverages, while a similar measure in San Francisco fell short.
The Berkeley measure levies a penny per ounce for sugar-sweetened...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama or any of...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 11:23 AM
There's an old joke in the newspaper business, now immortal on the Internet:
"The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country. The New York Times is read by people...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Happy new year, Laguna! By now you have probably made a significant contribution to our landfill. The holidays are the last Hail Mary by corporate America to wring every last penny out of us. When it comes to consumption, we're No. 1.
Do you suffer from...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:08 PM
During the 2014 midterm elections, no one spent political cash like Tom Steyer, the Democratic hedge fund billionaire from San Francisco who has tried to make climate change a paramount issue in American politics.
He dropped more than $74 million into...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:25 PM
NEW YORK — Work crews are scrambling underneath New York City to finish the city's first major new subway stop in 25 years, a fast-track project intended to revitalize a long-neglected slice of Manhattan.
The city's transit authority has been...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Three years ago, Richmond City Councilman Jeff Ritterman became aware that about a third of his city's fifth- and seventh- graders were obese, and that the numbers were getting worse.
A retired cardiologist who got into politics to improve public...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two years ago on Sunday have taken initial steps toward filing lawsuits tied to one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:00 PM
William "Billy" Salomon, who oversaw the growth of the Salomon Bros. bond trading house cofounded by his father into a Wall Street giant, died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 100.
He had a gradual decline in health leading to his death, said...