Archive for February 23rd, 2013

Cardinal Mahony deposed shortly before Vatican trip

Local | | February 23 2013, 5:21 PM

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.

Delays on 405 construction aggravate commuters, homeowners

Local | | February 23 2013, 4:48 PM

A Metro spokesman confirms completion of the Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project won't be completed until mid-2014.

Voter ID crusader loses Virginia election panel post

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 23 2013, 2:24 PM

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.

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

US & World | | February 23 2013, 1:30 PM

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.

Obama administration urges Supreme Court to rethink DOMA

US & World | | February 23 2013, 1:05 PM

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 4 biggest Best Picture Oscar upsets, statistically speaking

Arts & Entertainment | | February 23 2013, 11:50 AM

As the Directors and Producers Guild Awards go, so does the Academy. At least most of the time.

A drone base in Mugu? Navy eyeing new site in Ventura County

Local | | February 23 2013, 11:28 AM

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

Local | | February 23 2013, 10:45 AM

A middle-school science teacher fired after students learned she had appeared in pornographic movies will continue to fight her dismissal from the classroom.

States take sides as court revisits Voting Rights Act

US & World | | February 23 2013, 10:00 AM

Seven states say the most effective civil rights statute in the nation's history has outlived its usefulness.

Kenya cracks down on Somali businesses to stem terrorist capital

US & World | | February 23 2013, 9:45 AM

In places like the Nairobi neighborhood of Eastleigh, where Somali refugees have flocked, it's hard to distinguish between tainted money and honest cash.

Senate decisions could put Lindsey Graham's seat at risk

US & World | | February 23 2013, 9:30 AM

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.

Syrian opposition group boycotts international meetings

US & World | | February 23 2013, 9:00 AM

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.

California Best Buy stores must pay $875K in pricing suit

Business & Economy | | February 23 2013, 7:59 AM

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.

Civil rights exhibit highlights successes, work left to be done

Arts & Entertainment | | February 23 2013, 7:52 AM

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.

Irwindale officers under investigation for alleged sexual assault

Crime & Justice | | February 23 2013, 7:45 AM

Officials say a former sergeant and two current officers from the tiny Southern California city of Irwindale are under criminal investigation.

Attack by chondrite: Scientists ID Russian meteor

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 23 2013, 6:00 AM

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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