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Justice Department expands probe to include missing IRS emails

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:24am
The Justice Department has widened its investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of political groups to include the disappearance of two years of emails from a top official involved in the controversy.

21st Century Fox goes after Time Warner. 'Big Bang' wants big bucks.

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:13am
After the coffee. Before another day at the Beverly Hills Hilton

Stocks edge lower in early trading; Mattel sinks

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:09am
Stocks are opening slightly lower following mixed news about the economy and the latest batch of corporate earnings.

Mayor at center of Dakota oil boom is optimistic about troubles

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 7:00am
As new mayor of one of the nation's fastest-growing small cities, Howard Klug must steer Williston, N.D., through traffic woes, high rents and an increase in crime. The oil boom in the Williston Basin has brought with it thousands of people from out of state, but infrastructure, housing and...

Boston bombing: Jury deliberating in case against Tsarnaev friend

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 5:45am
A federal jury was to begin its first full day of deliberations Thursday in an obstruction of justice and conspiracy case against a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. 

Demand for e-commerce warehouses spurs development in Southland

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 5:00am
Robust demand for buildings from e-commerce companies and conventional retailers eager to boost their online sales is reshaping the country's industrial real estate market and spurring development in the Southland.

Fox bid for Time Warner could reach $91 billion, analyst says

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 17, 2014 - 4:00am
Wall Street is waiting for Rupert Murdoch's next move.

Robbie Keane, Gyasi Zardes lead Galaxy past Revolution, 5-1

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 10:45pm
Before their team played New England on Wednesday night, the Galaxy's Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez were named to this year's Major League Soccer All-Star team.

Lakers reach deal with Ed Davis, former first-round draft pick

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 10:17pm
The Lakers agreed to terms with free-agent power forward Ed Davis on a two-year contract worth $2 million, adding some depth to a severely understaffed frontcourt.

College football rule changes focus on targeting, quarterback safety

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 9:57pm
Two rule changes to college football — on targeting and on quarterback safety — could have a big effect in the upcoming season.

Teen allegedly beaten by Israeli police returns home to U.S.

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 9:48pm
The 15-year-old boy allegedly beaten by Israeli police early this month returned to his family in Florida late Wednesday.

NBA free agency winners and losers: A case of the Cavs and Cav-nots

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 9:26pm
Once LeBron James announced, “I'm Coming Home,” to Cleveland last Friday, the free-agency floodgates opened, with the player moves coming fast and furious.

Obama seeks Congress' help on the border crisis

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 9:19pm
Amid disintegrating support for President Obama's handling of the border crisis, the White House on Wednesday reached out to friends and foes alike in Congress in an effort to salvage its plan to respond to the surge of Central American children at the Southwestern border.

At the ESPYs red carpet, it's a mix of bling, sweat and cheers

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 8:54pm
So much of life is plain ugly (cell towers made to look like trees) or vaporous (Masahiro Tanaka's elbow, or that little Italian village I just purchased on eBay).

UC appoints Jewish student regent amid controversy

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 8:30pm
For the second time in two years, passions surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts have entered an unlikely forum: the UC regents' selection of student representatives on the university governing board.

A grim wait for migrants at Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 8:18pm
The cells at the U.S. Border Patrol station were once again full, the air fetid with body odor. Women clutched babies in diapers, boys crowded the cell windows, and men were splayed shoulder to shoulder across the floors.

Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Welcome to Sweden' on NBC

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

Utah asks Supreme Court stay ruling on recognizing same-sex marriages

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 7:31pm
Utah filed an emergency request with the U.S. Supreme Court on  Wednesday in an effort to avoid having to recognize same-sex marriages performed after its ban on such unions was struck down.

Smallpox find was among hundreds of other long-lost vials, FDA says

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 7:19pm
The six long-lost vials of smallpox found this month at a government lab were only a small part of a cache of forgotten biological samples, officials announced Wednesday.  
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