| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I am 54 and considering retiring in three or four years. I have been fortunate to work at a Fortune 100 company for 30-plus years and have both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(k). When I retire, we have the option of taking a lump sum...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
VIENNA (Reuters) - Data protection activists challenging Facebook in a Vienna court said on Wednesday they had closed the list of plaintiffs after 25,000 people joined a campaign alleging that the social media giant had violated users' privacy.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Maryland families who are involved in low risk child maltreatment cases — such as leaving a child unattended — now have an option called Alternative Response that allows them to receive a social service response that is appropriately...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement. But here's the really good part: What if by accepting that check you were also helping your country reduce a form...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The wall-builders are winning.
In an age in which advances in technology, communications and transportation have dramatically shrunk the distance between cultures and countries, in a nation that became a global superpower by assuming a leadership role...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Elections have consequences, and those consequences are most acutely felt, it seems, in closely contested elections.
In at least four hot races across the nation, Republican candidates have adopted a new approach to birth control: It should be available...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:17 PM
In 2002, my aircraft carrier battle group was conducting retaliatory strikes against Afghanistan when I was directed to move into the Persian Gulf and begin precursor combat operations against Iraq. While meeting with the fleet commander, I told him we...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:13 AM
A state commission decided unanimously Thursday to confirm the appointment of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to the California Supreme Court, paving the way for Gov. Jerry Brown’s second high-court nominee this term to take the...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown for a seat on the California Supreme Court, sailed through his confirmation hearing Thursday after a state bar evaluating panel gave him its highest rating.
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:03 PM
President Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
The president ordered the examination of federal...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:02 PM
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto kicked off a two-day tour of California with a speech to Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles on Monday in which he pledged to make life better for his countrymen living on both sides of the border.