| Jun 18, 2010
Congress was given a chance to vent its frustrations. And BP's top executive, the target of the rage, did what he hoped to do - deflect the most probing questions and avoid any serious gaffes.
While outrage filled the air, the much-awaited grilling of BP...
| Jun 9, 2010
President Barack Obama and congressional
Democrats are trying to prevent a political disaster along with the environmental one taking place in the Gulf of Mexico as they try to convince Americans frustrated by the ongoing oil spill that BP and Republican...
| May 26, 2010
Senior managers complained oil giant BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well that blew out, triggering the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to witness statements obtained by The Associated...
| May 12, 2010
Rep. Henry Waxman says that his committee's investigation into the Gulf oil spill reveals that a key safety device, the blowout preventer, had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system.
The California Democrat said in a hearing Wednesday that the...
| May 6, 2010
| 3:33 PM
Homeowners could collect thousands of dollars in Cash for Caulkers rebates for renovating their homes with better insulation and energy-saving windows and doors under a new economic stimulus bill the House passed Thursday.
The Home Star bill, passed 246-...
| Apr 17, 2010
| 8:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- As congressional investigators dig further into potential electronic problems in runaway Toyotas, the automaker is facing other safety concerns, recalling 600,000 Sienna minivans over rusting spare tire holders.
The recall Friday came as...
| Sep 15, 2010
An Iowa egg producer involved in the biggest egg recall in U.S. history received a positive test result for Salmonella enteritidis on Aug. 4, more than a week before the Food and Drug Administration confirmed the bacteria's presence and pressed the...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 4:28 AM
A presidential commission's conclusion on the
largest offshore oil spill in history that decisions meant to save
time and money created an unreasonable amount of risk won't be the
final word on the disaster.
But it already has the companies involved...
| May 11, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Michael and Karen Villalpando have come a long way in the publishing world since mortgaging their home in 1990 to purchase the Park Labrea News.
Over the past 21 years, the longtime La Cañada Flintridge residents worked hard to grow the once 3,000-...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Lawmakers are pushing to extend the California Film and Television Tax Credit program, which has resulted in billions of dollars of economic activity.
Enacted in 2009, the legislation was designed to create jobs, increase production spending and generate...
| Jul 3, 2007
WHEN someone like Tim Russert asks someone like Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), as he did Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," whether a conflict between Congress and the Bush White House will lead to a constitutional crisis, I get the sense that the news...
| Oct 6, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by Frank James Richard Fuld, former chief executive officer of the extinct Lehman Brothers investment bank was on Capitol Hill today to answer questions about the demise of his firm and the huge pay packages he and other top......