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  • Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama

    Shaping a response to Russia will be a high-stakes test for Obama
    WASHINGTON — Planned as a springtime tour with a modest itinerary — affording time to chat with the pope, admire the Rembrandts and take in the Colosseum — President Obama's weeklong trip to Europe instead has become a high-stakes test...
  • U.S., EU levy sanctions on Russia, Ukraine officials over Crimea vote

    U.S., EU levy sanctions on Russia, Ukraine officials over Crimea vote
    WASHINGTON — In the most direct East-West confrontation since the Cold War, the White House and the European Union imposed sanctions against more than two dozen Russian and Ukrainian officials Monday and threatened more penalties if Moscow does...
  • DeStefano: Regional Plans, Good Research Key

    If you remember New Haven two decades ago, you must tip your hat to former Mayor John DeStefano Jr. The Elm City was moribund when he took office, with empty buildings, litter blowing down Chapel Street, no sense of where it was going. Today, downtown...
  • New data show 'snowbelt-to-sunbelt' migration sluggish to return

    New data show 'snowbelt-to-sunbelt' migration sluggish to return
    California and New York still lure hundreds of thousands of immigrants from across the globe, but Texas, Florida, Colorado and the Carolinas are far more magnetic for people already living in the country, according to new estimates released Thursday by...
  • Obama's speech to focus on income inequality and social mobility

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama will try to recharge his presidency by discussing the expansive divide between rich and poor in America. It's a crucial issue, and one with no easy solutions. Obama is expected to...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'The Fosters' on ABC Family

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'The Fosters' on ABC Family
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES How I Met Your Mother With only half...
  • L.A. should trim bank and investment costs, group says

    L.A. should trim bank and investment costs, group says
    With city budget managers intent on limiting new spending and reining in employee benefits, a coalition of union and political groups is fighting back with a report that suggests Los Angeles City Hall is spending too much on Wall Street and not enough...
  • Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood

    Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently...
  • Bernanke joins Brookings think tank as Yellen takes over as Fed chair

    Bernanke joins Brookings think tank as Yellen takes over as Fed chair
    WASHINGTON -- Ben S. Bernanke, whose eight-year tenure as Federal Reserve chair ended Sunday, will join the Brookings Institution think tank as a distinguished fellow in residence. The news came Monday as his replacement, Janet L. Yellen, was sworn in...
  • Tens of thousands leave Los Angeles County for Inland Empire

    Tens of thousands leave Los Angeles County for Inland Empire
    Despite staggering rates of unemployment, the Inland Empire continued to pull tens of thousands of people from Los Angeles County during the recession and its aftermath — the nation's biggest net county-to-county movement from 2007 to 2011 —...
  • What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.

    What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.
    Funny guy, Bill Maher. And he got lots of yuks on his HBO show Friday with a riff on government spending on our seniors vs. our children.   "In the battle for government giveaways," he said, "we have to stop thinking in terms of rich versus poor, or...
  • Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities for income inequality

    Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities for income inequality
    Los Angeles is among the top 10 U.S. cities with the widest gulf between the rich and poor, a Washington think tank reported Thursday. The upper 5% of Los Angeles residents earned more than 12 times what the bottom 20% took in,  Alan Barube, who studies...