Archive for February 23rd, 2013

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Cardinal Roger Mahony Celebrates Christmas Mass At The Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels

Cardinal Mahony deposed shortly before Vatican trip

The former head of the L.A. Archdiocese was questioned for more than three hours Saturday about his handling of allegations of sexual abuse by priests.
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Delays on 405 construction aggravate commuters, homeowners

A Metro spokesman confirms completion of the Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project won't be completed until mid-2014.
Hans Von Spakovsky in his official FEC photo taken during former President George W. Bush's administration.

Voter ID crusader loses Virginia election panel post

To those who closely follow the voter ID wars, Hans von Spakovsky is a household name, one of the nation's leading and controversial crusaders against voter fraud.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control superPAC has poured more than $2 million into a Democratic primary in Chicago for a U.S. House seat.

Bloomberg's anti-NRA message, cash could sway Chicago House race

If the candidate backed by Michael Bloomberg wins, look for congressional candidates nationwide to start eyeing the New York City mayor and his superPAC cash.
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Obama administration urges Supreme Court to rethink DOMA

It argues that a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Specifically, the administration points to a section that denies married same-sex couples access to federal benefits enjoyed by heterosexual couples.
The cast of Crash celebrates after its surprise upset of Brokeback Mountain for best picture, at the 78th Academy Awards in 2006.

The 4 biggest Best Picture Oscar upsets, statistically speaking

As the Directors and Producers Guild Awards go, so does the Academy. At least most of the time.
About 700 personnel and their families would move to Point Mugu under a military proposal to make Naval Base Ventura County the West Coast home for a drone aircraft.

Oxnard teacher with porn past appeals her dismissal

A middle-school science teacher fired after students learned she had appeared in pornographic movies will continue to fight her dismissal from the classroom.
President Lyndon Johnson and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. discuss the Voting Rights Act in 1965. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments on whether a key part of the law is still needed nearly a half century after its passage.

States take sides as court revisits Voting Rights Act

Seven states say the most effective civil rights statute in the nation's history has outlived its usefulness.
People walk down a market street in Eastleigh, a predominantly Muslim Somali neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009. The neighborhood has come under scrutiny as the U.S. cracks down on terrorism financing.

Kenya cracks down on Somali businesses to stem terrorist capital

In places like the Nairobi neighborhood of Eastleigh, where Somali refugees have flocked, it's hard to distinguish between tainted money and honest cash.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina voices his opposition to President Obama's choice of former Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska as secretary of defense, on Capitol Hill last week.

Senate decisions could put Lindsey Graham's seat at risk

The South Carolina Republican has been outspoken in his opposition to Hagel as secretary of defense, but this may have to do more with a possible primary challenge than the nomination itself.
Government forces patrol a district under their control in Aleppo, Syria, on Friday.

Syrian opposition group boycotts international meetings

As fighting in Aleppo intensifies, the Syrian National Coalition says it won't attend meetings in Moscow, D.C., and Rome in protest of the continued violence.
A judge has ordered Best Buy Stores to pay nearly $900,000 and to institute a discount program to settle a lawsuit alleging the company charged more than advertised prices.
An undated photo from the exhibit shows Southern Christian Leadership Conference officials leading demonstrators in a march "against fear and injustice" in Decatur, Ga.

Civil rights exhibit highlights successes, work left to be done

The exhibit in Atlanta lays out the history of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a group first presided over by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Officials say a former sergeant and two current officers from the tiny Southern California city of Irwindale are under criminal investigation.
Researchers who studied pieces of the meteor collected  near Lake Cherbarkul say it was a common chondrite meteor. The largest of the 53 fragments was one centimeter in diameter. Photo provided by the Urals Federal University Press Service.

Attack by chondrite: Scientists ID Russian meteor

The meteor that caused at least 1,000 injuries in Russia after a startling and powerful daytime explosion one week ago has been identified as a chondrite, the most common type of meteor that falls on Earth.

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