| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:53 PM
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.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:13 PM
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.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:02 PM
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-...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:15 PM
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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:02 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 5:26 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:20 AM
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....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:42 PM
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...