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  • House Republicans' budget plan defeated in the Senate

    The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party. The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
  • Looking for a mate may shorten life

    Looking for a mate may shorten life
    Attention 20-year-old men: Look at the people around you. Are most of them women? If so, you're in for a longer life (statistically speaking). On the other hand, if the men outnumber the women, you might want to consider moving somewhere like Hartford,...
  • Justice by chokehold

    Justice by chokehold
    There are outrages in life so horrible that choking someone might be a reasonable response. For instance, a chokehold might be appropriate for an extremely bad dancer at a nightclub or that annoying woman who keeps talking too loudly on her Bluetooth on...
  • Restaurant review: M.B. Post delivers

    Restaurant review: M.B. Post delivers
    The concrete walls of the new M.B. Post (short for Manhattan Beach Post) are stenciled with giant faded postmarks beneath a barrel-vaulted ceiling. The design by Stephen Francis Jones of SF Jones Architects plays off the fact that from the '50s through...
  • Crazy fight breaks out in Afghanistan Parliament

    Crazy fight breaks out in Afghanistan Parliament
    Let's see: Our Wisconsin Supreme Court is choking each other. Our New Jersey lawmakers are threatening to punch each other in the head. But when it comes to crazy fights in government, we're still way behind Afghanistan.  At least the fight in their...
  • Market climate warms for house hunters

    Market climate warms for house hunters
    Traditionally, spring is when prospective homebuyers come out of hibernation and begin the hunt for their next residence. But with the economy still in flux, budget battles raging in Washington and a housing market on shaky ground, many house hunters...
  • Living small: Tiny house takes downsizing trend to extreme

    Living small: Tiny house takes downsizing trend to extreme
    BAYFIELD, Wis. — There is something bewitching about a tiny house. The mere idea conjures all kinds of things: desires for solitude and escape, romantic notions of Thoreau's pond-side perch, even memories of childhood fairy tales. By their nature,...
  • From the archive: A mother's heartbreak

    In the front window of a modest brick two-flat on Chicago's West Side hangs a handmade sign with fading pictures of a smiling 15-year-old Yasmin Acree that says "we miss u." The honor student and kind of girl who made her bed every morning and hung out...
  • Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project

    Waste throws wrench into Los Angeles community colleges' massive project
    The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated. In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

    Patt Morrison Asks: U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
    Ahigh school counselor in La Puente once told Hilda Solis' mother that the girl really ought to forget about college and become a secretary. Well, so she has. Hilda Solis is the U.S. secretary of Labor. The daughter of factory workers and ardent union...
  • Moonshine's profile rises in Los Angeles bars

    Moonshine's profile rises in Los Angeles bars
    Moonshine is having its day in the sun. Once a back-road country cousin, it is taking on a new life as a city slicker. And now that it's out of the barn and into the bar, mixologists at tony drinking dens are experimenting with moonshine, and spirit...