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Last of Ex-Bell Officials Sentenced in Corruption Case
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Last of Ex-Bell Officials Sentenced in Corruption Case

The last of seven former Bell city officials convicted in a public corruption scandal that outraged the community south of downtown Los Angeles was sentenced Friday to jail and ordered to pay restitution. Read »

Aug 1, 2014
Cantor to Resign From Congress August 18

Cantor to Resign From Congress August 18

U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives... Read »

Aug 1, 2014
California High-Speed Rail Rulings Overturned

California High-Speed Rail Rulings Overturned

A state appellate court has handed a big win to California's high-speed rail project, overturning two lower... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
Calif. Lawmaker Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering in Chinatown Crime Probe

Calif. Lawmaker Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering in Chinatown...

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Thursday – as he did before to previous charges – to... Watch »

Jul 31, 2014
5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

House Republicans are set to get a new second-in-command this week, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy takes over Friday... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
Gushing Main Break Could Have Bad Impact During Historic Drought

Gushing Main Break Could Have Bad Impact During Historic Drought

It was an accident, but the water main mess in Westwood could not have come at a worse time. Watch »

Jul 31, 2014
CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

Lawyers for former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell say her marriage had broken down by the time a former... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

A jury has been selected in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the Read »

Jul 28, 2014

"Defiant" Ex-Council Member Sentenced to Prison

The third of five former Bell city officials convicted of misappropriating public funds through inflated... Read »

Jul 25, 2014
Ex-LA Councilman Convicted of Voter Fraud, Perjury

Ex-LA Councilman Convicted of Voter Fraud, Perjury

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was convicted Wednesday on some of the voter fraud and... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
Ex-Bell Councilman Sentenced to Home Confinement

Ex-Bell Councilman Sentenced to Home Confinement

A former Bell city council member accused in a public corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday to probation... Read »

Jul 23, 2014
President's LA Visit Includes Fundraisers, Speech

President's LA Visit Includes Fundraisers, Speech

President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon. Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Kerry Arrives in Cairo to Press Cease-Fire

Kerry Arrives in Cairo to Press Cease-Fire

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo in hopes of trying to broker a new truce in the Middle East conflict.... Watch »

Jul 22, 2014
Cross-Border Crime in the Crosshairs for California AG

Cross-Border Crime in the Crosshairs for California AG

Western states’ attorneys general convened in Park City, Utah over the weekend. At the head of the... Watch »

Jul 23, 2014
Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

More than 18 months after a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Gov. Dannel Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional in California

Death Penalty Ruled Unconstitutional in California

A federal judge in Orange County on Wednesday declared the death penalty "unconstitutional" in the state... Watch »

Jul 17, 2014
California Board Approves Fines for Water Wasters

California Board Approves Fines for Water Wasters

Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will begin hitting Californians in the wallet under... Watch »

Jul 16, 2014
California Bill Would Regulate Pet Insurance

California Bill Would Regulate Pet Insurance

California could soon start regulating the small but growing market for pet insurance under proposed legislation. Read »

Jul 13, 2014
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