| May 6, 2010
| 3:33 PM
Homeowners could collect thousands of dollars in Cash for Caulkers rebates for renovating their homes with better insulation and energy-saving windows and doors under a new economic stimulus bill the House passed Thursday.
The Home Star bill, passed 246-...
| Apr 17, 2010
| 8:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- As congressional investigators dig further into potential electronic problems in runaway Toyotas, the automaker is facing other safety concerns, recalling 600,000 Sienna minivans over rusting spare tire holders.
The recall Friday came as...
| Sep 15, 2010
An Iowa egg producer involved in the biggest egg recall in U.S. history received a positive test result for Salmonella enteritidis on Aug. 4, more than a week before the Food and Drug Administration confirmed the bacteria's presence and pressed the...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 4:28 AM
A presidential commission's conclusion on the
largest offshore oil spill in history that decisions meant to save
time and money created an unreasonable amount of risk won't be the
final word on the disaster.
But it already has the companies involved...
| May 11, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Michael and Karen Villalpando have come a long way in the publishing world since mortgaging their home in 1990 to purchase the Park Labrea News.
Over the past 21 years, the longtime La Cañada Flintridge residents worked hard to grow the once 3,000-...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Lawmakers are pushing to extend the California Film and Television Tax Credit program, which has resulted in billions of dollars of economic activity.
Enacted in 2009, the legislation was designed to create jobs, increase production spending and generate...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 12:39 PM
Ending weeks of partisan gridlock -- the norm these days for Capitol Hill -- House Republicans agreed Thursday to a two-month extension of a tax cut for working Americans with the stipulation that Senate Democrats agree to appoint conferees to negotiate...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 11:10 AM
There's a passage at the end of "Auto-Tune the News #4," one of the Gregory Brothers' slightly less popular videos (it's been viewed roughly 750k times, compared with 30 million views of their "Double Rainbow Song"), when former House Speaker Newt...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Sometimes I wonder how the human race was able to survive for 50,000 years without having access to worldwide, uninterrupted cellphone service.
I guess we were just plain lucky — at least to hear the cellphone companies tell it. For example, how...
| Nov 24, 2008
Nobody ever refers to members of Congress as "lions of the House," but Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) has as thick a mane as any (figuratively speaking, of course). The longest-serving current member, Dingell was writing legislation before Barack Obama...
| Jul 3, 2007
WHEN someone like Tim Russert asks someone like Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), as he did Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," whether a conflict between Congress and the Bush White House will lead to a constitutional crisis, I get the sense that the news...