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  • May Self-Restraint Be Our Gift To Nature

    May Self-Restraint Be Our Gift To Nature
    This year I've been pleasantly haunted by a gift I received 50 years ago: a new moral vision for nature, courtesy of the Wilderness Act of 1964. For most Americans, this law faded into history, quickly overshadowed by the higher moralities associated...
  • Some 'downwinders' seeking recognition from US decades after atomic tests

    KINGMAN, Ariz. Danielle Stephens grew up on a cattle ranch here in the 1950s. She rode horses, spent her days in the sun and, like many people in the area, delighted in watching mushroom clouds spring up beyond the mountains. It was the middle of the...
  • Top congressional Democrat asks Sony for hack details

    The top Democrat on the powerful U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked Sony Pictures Entertainment to hand over details of what he describes as the "devastating cyberattack" recently suffered by the Hollywood studio. In a...
  • The government problem

    Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They're wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for. Consider the new spending bill Congress and the president agreed to a few weeks ago. It's not especially...
  • House probe faults IRS officials for targeting conservatives

    House Republican investigators fault top Internal Revenue Service officials for mistreating conservative organizations who sought tax-exempt status, but have found no connection to the White House, according to an interim report released on Tuesday....
  • U.S. Representative Grimm says he will not resign following guilty plea

    U.S. Representative Michael Grimm said he would not resign his seat in Congress despite his guilty plea on Tuesday to a federal tax charge in Brooklyn. "As long as I'm able to serve, I'm going to," Grimm told reporters following the court hearing,...
  • U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm won't resign after guilty plea to federal tax charge

    U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm won't resign after guilty plea to federal tax charge
    U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York pleaded guilty to a federal felony tax charge on Tuesday, seven weeks after coasting to reelection despite his indictment. Grimm, a Republican, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court to aiding the...
  • Exiting O.C. Supervisor Moorlach weighs state Senate run

    After eight years on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, and more than a decade before that as the county treasurer, John Moorlach now finds himself in the midst of emptying out his office. But where exactly the Costa Mesa resident will be unpacking...
  • Blood pressure apps may be dangerously wrong

    By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Millions of people could be trying to measure their blood pressure with untested, inaccurate and potentially dangerous smartphone applications, or apps, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the top 107 apps...
  • Pittsburgh judge grants US more time to prepare appeal of immigration ruling

    PITTSBURGH A federal judge on Tuesday granted the Justice Department extra time to prepare its appeal of his ruling last week that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution in issuing an executive order delaying deportation for millions of...
  • Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race

    In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.” The seven ex-governors on...