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  • Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won't run for U.S. Senate

    Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won't run for U.S. Senate
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Tuesday that he would not enter the race for Barbara Boxer’s seat in the U.S. Senate, leaving state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris as the only major candidate. "I am humbled by the encouragement I'...
  • California, GOP on same page in bid to curb U.S. role in schools reform

     California, GOP on same page in bid to curb U.S. role in schools reform
    California may be a blue state, but a Republican-led effort to scale back federal intervention in educational reform is drawing support here. As the House of Representatives moves to vote on reauthorizing a 50-year-old education reform law,...
  • McConnell offers plan to keep DHS open, still protest Obama actions

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a two-step plan Tuesday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, which runs out of money Friday if Congress fails to act. McConnell, R-Ky., said he's willing to hold...
  • Utah Senate gives early OK to governor's Medicaid plan

    Gov. Gary Herbert's proposal to expand Medicaid passed a key test Tuesday afternoon as Utah's Republican-controlled Senate voted to give an initial approval of the plan. After an hour-long debate, the Senate voted 21-8 to advance the plan for a final...
  • McConnell endorses Paul's bid for a 2016 presidential caucus

    Faced with the task of preserving a GOP Senate majority in 2016, Sen. Mitch McConnell gave his blessing Tuesday for an election calendar that would let fellow Republican Rand Paul run for president and re-election to the Senate at the same time....
  • Child care costs rival college for many parents

    Child care costs rival college for many parents
    If I had a quarter for every time I heard someone talk about saving for college, I might have enough to pay for an Ivy League. But hardly anyone talks about the high cost of child care from birth to age 5. Recently, I added up how much I've spent...
  • Call from politician just before he took his own life

    He was my BFF. That's how my editorial board colleagues jokingly referred to my relationship with state auditor Tom Schweich, who on Thursday morning raised a gun to his head in his Clayton, Mo., home and shot himself dead. We weren't actual best...
  • Jindal tells GOP Congress to 'grow a spine' on DHS funding

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday had a tough message for fellow Republicans who were wrestling with how to fund the Homeland Security Department: "Grow a spine." Jindal spoke as House Republicans were considering a short-term funding fix to...
  • 818 Roundup: Tentative court opinion appears to support Walmart in Burbank; Possible La Cañada senior community

    818 Roundup: Tentative court opinion appears to support Walmart in Burbank; Possible La Cañada senior community
    Good morning, 818! Today is Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 68 degrees and a low of 52 degrees with a 20% chance of showers in the evening, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local...
  • China defends its South China Sea activities as restrained

    China defended its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible Friday after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an "aggressive" effort to assert sovereignty. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman...
  • Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city

    The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill. Instead, they've threatened her with prison and she has accused them of acting like bullies in a showdown over legal pot that could end up costing...