| Feb 7, 2012
Enjoy the government's new airfare rule. It might not last.
On Jan. 26, the U.S. Department of Transportation began requiring airlines and ticket agents to quote fares that include all mandatory taxes and fees. Since 1988, they'd been allowed to...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Rick Santorum, who is enjoying a surge in fundraising and attention after winning three states last week in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination, pushed back Sunday against the idea that his socially conservative views will alienate working...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 10:07 PM
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Marines resumed training exercises Thursday less than 24 hours after six Camp Pendleton-based Marines and a seventh stationed in Yuma, Ariz., were killed when two helicopters collided during a nighttime drill at Marine Corps...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:43 PM
Shortly after federal officials announced in June a shift in immigration policy that would remove the threat of deportation for certain individuals, calls started coming in to Maritza Hurtado’s business.
Yet, on Wednesday, the first day that young...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:38 AM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey broke with President Obama and his Democratic leadership and joined Republicans in supporting a challenge of the health care law mandate that required most employers to provide contraception.
Casey, who is pro-life and Catholic, was...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Federal leaders are set to visit the Salton Sea on Friday to discuss the need to restore the largest inland body of water in California.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Congressman-elect Raul Ruiz,...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 2:01 AM
CALIPATRIA — What some described as historic may finally be happening: momentum in Washington toward restoration of the Salton Sea may be building. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has pledged to work with local agencies to help restore the troubled...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 11:56 PM
The Salton Sea was a topic of discussion — albeit briefly — in Washington this week, when U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer met with federal officials to discuss the restoration of California’s largest inland body of water.
| Nov 27, 2012
| 7:28 PM
Gasoline price spikes, such as the event that drove the average gallon in California to a stratospheric $4.67 in October, create two types of frustration.
There's the immediate frustration of seeing the price at the pump soar almost overnight to a...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 10:53 PM
A wide-ranging bill to give hunters and fishermen more access to public lands stalled in the Senate Monday after Republicans said it spends too much money.††
†Republicans supported opening lands for outdoorsmen and many other provisions in the bill...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
California‚Äôs two U.S. senators introduced a bill Wednesday that would impose strict new pipeline safety standards and add federal inspectors in the wake of the Sept. 9 natural gas explosion in San Bruno that killed seven people and burned 37......
| Nov 2, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown and Sen. Barbara Boxer are projected to win their races for governor and U.S. senator, according to a Times analysis. According to exit polls, Brown was headed for a decisive victory over Republican Meg Whitman. Boxer......