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  • West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded cited over safety

    WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have cited the operator of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant that exploded in April for 24 safety violations including the unsafe handling and storage of chemicals, and have  proposed $118,300 in penalties. In...
  • California delegation divided on vote to reopen government

    WASHINGTON — California House Republicans on Wednesday split over a measure to end the government shutdown and lift the U.S. borrowing authority, highlighting divisions within GOP ranks over the strategy for reining in federal spending. The vote...
  • Immigrant groups complain of 'icebox' detention cells

    Immigrant groups complain of 'icebox' detention cells
    TUCSON — For months, even in the 100-degree-plus desert heat, Alejandro Castear always grabbed a heavy sweater when he left his southern Arizona home. The sweater wasn't to wear, he says, but to fend off chilling memories of his time in a freezing...
  • Spinning zombies enliven San Diego mayor's race

    Spinning zombies enliven San Diego mayor's race
    There may be no more derivative industry than Hollywood -- see "Rocky" movies 1 through 6 or any of hundreds, if not thousands, of formulaic bromance/road trip/gross out/superhero/improbable romance/triumphant underdog movies all built on a single, once-...
  • Garcetti calls for approval of L.A. River project during D.C. trip

    Garcetti calls for approval of L.A. River project during D.C. trip
    WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation’s capital as the city’s chief executive, isn’t letting Washington’s preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal...
  • Jordan Kerner: Producer as Politico

    It's not every day that you step into an office where one wall is covered with posters of Papa Smurf, George of the Jungle and ALF and the opposite is lined with personal photos of Nelson Mandela, Maya Angelou and Coretta Scott King. Then again, it's...
  • Yellen gains allies for top job at Fed

    WASHINGTON — In an era of unprecedented efforts by the Federal Reserve to bolster the economy, add another first — a highly public campaign to influence the selection of the central bank's next chief. Supporters of Fed Vice Chair Janet L....
  • Sen. Boxer calls on Filner to resign, 'get the help you need'

    Sen. Boxer calls on Filner to resign, 'get the help you need'
    SAN DIEGO -- In a "Dear Bob" letter, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Friday called on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign amid accusations that he sexually harassed women. While numerous politicians have called on Filner to step down, few have...
  • Filner to end therapy earlier than announced, return to San Diego

    Filner to end therapy earlier than announced, return to San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -Mayor Bob Filner will complete his behavioral therapy treatment Saturday, earlier than previously announced, his lawyers said Friday. Filner will take "personal time" next week and be unavailable for comment, said a statement from lawyer...
  • Sens. Boxer, Feinstein urge end to Time Warner Cable-CBS dispute

    Sens. Boxer, Feinstein urge end to Time Warner Cable-CBS dispute
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Monday sent a letter to CBS Corp. Chief Executive Les Moonves and Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt, urging them to end the dispute that has resulted in CBS-owned channels being...
  • L.A. Now Live: Latest on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, recall effort

    L.A. Now Live: Latest on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, recall effort
    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner responded this week to a recall effort launched against him. Join the Times San Diego Bureau Chief Tony Perry at 9 a.m. Tuesday for a live discussion about Filner, the allegations against him and his political future....
  • Schwarzenegger, on Capitol Hill, rallies for after-school programs

    Schwarzenegger, on Capitol Hill, rallies for after-school programs
    WASHINGTON – Arnold Schwarzenegger made an appearance on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, and the Hollywood actor and former California governor was uncharacteristically disciplined. Reporters tried to get Schwarzenegger to go off script, to tear into...