Nation & World

Even if California spends millions more on homelessness, here’s why few will notice

By Benjamin Oreskes Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — In a few…

  • May 27, 2019

Abortion debate sparks women’s activism and jumps to the head of 2020 campaign agenda

By Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — After Alabama’s governor signed…

  • May 27, 2019

Charter school curbs pass Assembly, but drama foretells compromise

By RicardoCano, CALmatters Legislation that would give local school districts more control…

  • May 26, 2019

California rail authority sues Trump administration over terminating grant

LOS ANGELES — California’s high-speed rail agency announced Tuesday it is suing…

“Human composting” is about to become legal in Washington

As Washington prepares to become the first state to legalize “human composting,” not everyone is dying to turn their loved ones’ bodies into garden-variety soil.

Transgender woman who was beaten in April found dead

A transgender woman who was attacked in April was found fatally shot Saturday morning in Texas.

Legal battle heats up as more states test strict abortion bans

WASHINGTON — Advocates are preparing for a legal battle after Alabama passed…

PG&E power lines caused California’s deadliest fire, investigators conclude

PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection because of losses from the Nov. 8 fire.

Gavin Newsom to repurpose Schwarzenegger’s Capitol smoking tent

As Gavin Newsom’s team prepared for him to take office last fall, Ann O’Leary brought her two children with her to work.

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scam

Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty in a Boston courtroom Monday.

No agreement reached in China trade talks

With fresh tariffs in place and President Donald Trump insisting he’s in no hurry for a trade deal, top U.S. and Chinese officials ended talks Friday.

Uber stock sinks more than 7 percent on first day of trading

Uber Technologies Inc. stock hit public markets with a sigh Friday, trading below its initial public offering price.

Herrera sues over rule allowing health workers to refuse care for patients

Lawsuit alleges Trump administration policy prioritizes ‘religious beliefs over patient care”

San Francisco officials call Trump proposal to release immigrants in sanctuary cities “scare tactics”

President’s tweet the latest jab at cities that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities

  • Apr 12, 2019

House Democrats prepare subpoenas to see full Mueller report

WASHINGTON — A House committee plans to vote Wednesday on whether to…

Barr takes center stage in fight over rest of Mueller’s findings

WASHINGTON — It was Attorney General William Barr — not special counsel…

Bernie Sanders announces support for Bay Area Ford GoBike unionization

Sanders is all in for San Francisco bike share unionization. Presidential hopeful…

Last pandas at San Diego Zoo are leaving

SAN DIEGO — It’s the end of an era at the San…

49 killed in New Zealand mosque shootings

(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) Forty-nine people were killed on Friday when extremist gunmen…

Students sue universities alleging unfair practices in wake of college admissions scandal

Four college students filed an unfair business practices lawsuit in federal court…