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  • Secrecy and doubt shroud Nicaragua's huge canal plans

    The Chinese engineers passed by Antonio Cardenas' dusty plot of land the other day. They didn't say anything to him. They never do. In this town on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, a withering drought is scorching farmland and parching cattle. Once-green...
  • Hot sauce war cooling off: Calif. city drops bill against Sriracha plant

    Hot sauce war cooling off:  Calif. city drops bill against Sriracha plant
    A California town and the makers of a hyper-popular chili sauce have reached something of a détente in their cold war over the hot sauce.  Lawmakers in Irwindale, Calif. dismissed a bill on Wednesday that would have declared a popular hot sauce...
  • 19 members of Congress urge approval of driver's license design

    19 members of Congress urge approval of driver's license design
    Nineteen Democratic members of Congress from California have signed a letter asking the Obama administration to rescind its rejection of a design for a driver’s license to be issued to up 1.5 million people in the country illegally. “We...
  • Donald Sterling could write off huge fine; new bill would stop him

    Donald Sterling could write off huge fine; new bill would stop him
    The Donald Sterling scandal has reached Congress. San Fernando Valley Congressman Tony Cardenas introduced legislation Thursday that would prevent  sports team owners from writing off fines as a business expense on their federal income tax returns....
  • Sriracha sauce becomes a hot political issue with bipartisan backing

    Sriracha sauce becomes a hot political issue with bipartisan backing
    California's latest political darling comes in a clear plastic bottle with a green top and tastes good on eggs. Sriracha hot sauce has won the eager endorsement of politicians from both sides of the aisle in recent weeks as the manufacturer has talked...
  • L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise

    L.A.-area House members launch new effort to reduce helicopter noise
    WASHINGTON -- With the proposed Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act unable to get off the ground in Congress, a group of lawmakers is turning to Plan B to try to nudge the Federal Aviation Administration to act more aggressively to...
  • Lessons from a doctor congressman's freshman year

    Lessons from a doctor congressman's freshman year
    Rep. Raul Ruiz was settling in on another flight home to the Southern California desert when the flight crew put out an urgent call for passengers with medical expertise. Ruiz hurried down the aisle to find an elderly man collapsed in his seat. The...
  • What was the real crime in the 'Kids for Cash' scandal?

    What was the real crime in the 'Kids for Cash' scandal?
    The documentary "Kids for Cash" breezed in and out of Los Angeles so quickly last month that there was little buzz (far too little) about just what the real crime was that the film depicted. That's a shame, because it's such an important story....
  • Do away with doing time for 'minor' crimes

    Do away with doing time for 'minor' crimes
    Congress recognized 40 years ago that it was counterproductive and just plain wrong to incarcerate juveniles for trivial misbehavior such as truancy, breaking curfew, smoking or drinking. These acts, known as status offenses, are illegal only because...
  • Kain Colter, Ramogi Huma try to recruit union allies in Congress

    Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Assn., will meet with members of Congress on Wednesday in preparation for an appeal of a ruling that full scholarship athletes at...
  • Rep. Schiff sends letter expressing concerns about lack of progress reducing helicopter noise

    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...