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  • Garcetti aide is face of city's outreach to foreign-born residents

    Garcetti aide is face of city's outreach to foreign-born residents
    Gustavo Hernandez sat with his family in a large auditorium in the downtown Central Library, a pen and pad in his lap. He had come for a free workshop, organized by the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, to reapply for a federal program that...
  • International summit just a first step on climate change

    International summit just a first step on climate change
     As President Obama and more than 100 other heads of state gather Tuesday in New York to spotlight the severity of global warming and the need to act on it, the scene will be more pep rally than policy negotiation. The meeting is a launchpad for the...
  • Should Big Cypress get more protection?

    Should Big Cypress get more protection?
    The shadowy cypress swamps and wide-open prairies of the western Everglades offer some of the most untamed country in South Florida. But do they qualify for designation as wilderness, which carries the highest level of federal protection? The management...
  • Scandals put the NFL in Congress' crosshairs

    Scandals put the NFL in Congress' crosshairs
    Several U.S. senators have proposed stripping the NFL of its tax-exempt status — a warning analysts say the image-damaged league can't afford to ignore even if the threat proves hollow. Just as it did during Major League Baseball's steroid...
  • Fond Farewell to Jeter, Big Sugar, and God: Letters

    Fond Farewell to Jeter This month, the career of Derek Jeter will come to an end after 20 stellar years with the New York Yankees. All athletes — professional, collegiate and amateur — can learn so much from the way Jeter conducted himself...
  • Secret Service under pressure after fence jumper incident

    Members of Congress insisted Sunday that the Secret Service improve its procedures after an Army veteran, apparently suffering from mental problems, jumped a fence and managed to make it into the White House residence. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.),...
  • More Ukrainian soldiers killed, Poroshenko defends peace plan

    More Ukrainian soldiers killed, Poroshenko defends peace plan
    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine reported more deaths among its troops and separatists on Sunday despite a ceasefire, but President Petro Poroshenko defended his peace plan, saying a military solution was no option and Western support could have been at risk....
  • U.S. says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States says other countries are willing to launch air strikes in Syria against Islamic State militants and its U.N. ambassador predicted on Sunday: "We will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build...
  • U.S. senator says no place for violence in NFL

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women of the U.S. Senate have taken notice and will speak up about how the National Football League has handled domestic abuse cases involving its players, a leading lawmaker said on Sunday. Several recent cases involving NFL...
  • Is Larry Hogan a politician or not? [Letter]

    Is Larry Hogan a politician or not? [Letter]
    Larry Hogan, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, presents himself as someone who is strongly against politics as usual. To strengthen this claim he asserts that he is a small businessman "not a professional politician." I wonder what he considers...
  • Blemished credit? Congress weighs changes that could boost scores

    — Do you think you'd have a better chance to qualify for a home mortgage if negative items in your credit files were erased in four years rather than the current seven? How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills,...