Stories for March 26, 2013
After weeks and months of public debate and speculation about the legal fate of same-sex marriage, the second round of arguments takes place at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Opponents of a bill that would increase California’s minimum wage have released a study that says the measure would mean job losses for many of the state’s small businesses.
At the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, the moment had finally arrived. After four years of litigation in the lower courts, the Supreme Court was hearing a challenge to California's ban on same-sex marriage. But minutes into oral arguments, it became clear that the justices may not give either side the clear-cut victory it wants.
Jeremy Piven ("Entourage") stars as a wheeling-dealing American who shows early 1900s Londoners how to shop. Based on the life of colorful retail magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge, the new eight-part series is created by Emmy Award-winning writer Andrew Davies ("Pride and Prejudice," "Bleak House"). Also starring are Frances O’Connor ("Madame Bovary"), Aisling Loftus ("Page Eight"), Zoe Tapper ("Zen"), Amanda Abbington ("Case Histories"), and Samuel West ("Any Human Heart"). Who knew shopping could be like this!
The night before he died, Wyatt Whitebread couldn't stand the thought of going back to the grain bins on the edge of Mount Carroll, Ill.
The defendants are alleged members of a splinter group of Tijuana's Arellano-Felix cartel.
By now we know that not every food is what it seems.
A man in California has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for pointing a laser at a small jet as it approached the runway at Burbank airport.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments on California's voter-approved gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8. Audio of Tuesday morning's arguments is available above and a transcript, as prepared by the court, follows.
Effortlessly able to transition between stage, television and film, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth presents a special concert from Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series. “The Dames of Broadway…All of ’Em!!!” offers Chenoweth singing beloved songs of the Broadway stage.
Fallen Twentynine Palms Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Barfield was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star this month for heroism in combat. Home Post readers may remember Barfield as the Marine who surprised his little sister at school before Christmas 2010, less than a year prior to his death in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Supreme Court turned up its nose a bit Tuesday on the use of drug-sniffing dogs, ruling that the Fourth Amendment limits the ability of police to use the animals near a home.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday held the first of two high-profile hearings on laws concerning same-sex marriage (today's focuses on California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage; Wednesday's focuses on the Defense of Marriage Act).
A man who was apparently attempting to make a roadside repair Monday afternoon was crushed to death after the vehicle he was working on fell off a carjack, the Riverside County Coroner's Office is reporting.
It's a visual no parent wants to picture: a child describing what it's like to live in a house with no power for lights, heat or cooking. For many middle-class American parents, it's hard to imagine their family ever facing a situation like that. But a new HBO documentary suggests that many seemingly prosperous parents are only a few misfortunes away from dark houses and empty refrigerators.
Since the Supreme Court made the Medicaid expansion under the federal health law optional last year, states' decisions have largely split along party lines. States run by Democrats have been opting in; states run by Republicans have mostly been saying no or holding back.