Stories for October 16, 2013
The White House is insisting, publicly at least, that nobody emerged victorious from the government shutdown/debt crisis debacle.
City Council's Budget Committee announces $12.6 million surplus in general fund balance sheet for this fiscal year.
Nearly 827,000 people countywide have registered to take part in the sixth annual "Great California ShakeOut," scheduled for 10:17 a.m.
A bad fall in the hospital can turn a short visit into a long stay.
For many high school students this year, the already stressful process of applying to college has been made far worse by major technical malfunctions with the Common Application, an online application portal used by hundreds of colleges and universities.
The Tea Party's standing with Americans is at its lowest point since the movement took shape in 2010, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday.
Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas. In this episode, French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP "Bankrupt!" and other hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!”
Wednesday is World Food Day, an occasion food activists like to use to call attention to world hunger. With 842 million chronically undernourished people on Earth, it's a problem that hasn't gone away.
The stereotype of caring for a family member is that it's so stressful it harms the caregiver's health. But that's not necessarily so.
A research firm says increases in Southern California home prices cooled in September as the supply of properties for sale grew and investor interest waned.
Since the start of the fiscal standoff that led to a government shutdown and a flirtation with a historic debt default, Democrats have been led by the tag team of President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Forty years ago this week, the U.S. was hit by an oil shock that reverberates until this day.
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The Common Core standards are not the political hot button in California that they have been in other states.
California has set aside one-time funding to implement the new Common Core standards, but what districts do with that money is largely up to them.
New Jersey voters are choosing a new member of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, in a special election pitting Newark Mayor Cory Booker against Steve Lonegan.
In the course of any given month, the government collects billions of dollars in taxes, spends billions more, and borrows money to cover the difference between what it collects and what it spends.
Police have arrested a baggage handler in connection with a series of dry ice bombs, two of which exploded harmlessly at the Los Angeles International Airport in recent days.
Senate leaders expressed optimism about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan agreement Wednesday that would avoid a government default after their House colleagues failed to produce a plan that could pass muster.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases on Wednesday -- one that focuses on the right against self-incrimination and another that looks at when prosecutors can seize defendants' assets.
Fitch Ratings, one of the big three credit ratings agencies, issued a warning shot today, saying that while it affirmed the United States' AAA credit rating, it was placing it on "rating watch negative."
Irene Adams cooks supper for husband, Luke, and two-year-old son Cole at her home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She used to serve lots of green beans, but switched to edamame after tasting it at a local restaurant.
The record-breaking wildfire in Yosemite National Park is almost fully contained, two months after it started. The blaze calls attention to a problem across the western U.S. -- after a century having its fires routinely extinguished, the forests are overloaded with fuel.