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Liberal, conservative face off in California US House fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The contest to replace former Republican Rep. Devin Nunes in Central California will present voters with a sharply defined choice: the candidates are a progressive Democrat who supp...

With divisive cases coming, Barrett says 'Read the opinion'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett said Monday that judges are not deciding cases to impose a “policy result,” but are making their best effort to determine what the law and th...

Election will fill US House seat left by Trump ally Nunes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voters in California’s sprawling farm belt will fill a congressional seat Tuesday left vacant after Republican Rep. Devin Nunes resigned in the middle of his term to lead former Pre...

Senator delays India post as LA mayor denies ignoring abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti’s nomination to become U.S. ambassador to India is facing another obstacle, after Iowa Republican Sen. Jodi Ernst said she would delay the nomination over questi...

California Gov. Newsom and wife earned $1.5 million in 2020

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife earned nearly $1.5 million in 2020 and paid about $480,000 in taxes, down from $1.7 million in income the couple reported in 2019...

Illegal $30K donation plot outlined at congressman's trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A close friend and supporter of a Nebraska congressman told a federal jury Friday that he acted as a middleman in a plot that funneled $30,000 from a Nigerian-born billionaire to t...

Lawyers duel over donations, intent at congressman's trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry learned in 2018 that he received $30,000 in illegal campaign donations from a Nigerian-born billionaire, but the Nebraska Republican lied and misled feder...

Special US House election will fill term of Trump ally Nunes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former California U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes’ resignation to lead Donald Trump’s media company has left his one-time constituents with an odd special election: Voters will select someone...

Grassley: 'Credible' allegations LA mayor was aware of abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The top Republican on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday that he has received “numerous credible allegations” that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was aware of sexual...

Big cities drop more COVID-19 measures in push for normalcy

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City and Los Angeles are lifting some of their strictest COVID-19 prevention measures as officials in big cities around the U.S. push for a return to normalcy after two ...

LA spending up to $837,000 to house a single homeless person

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $1.2 billion program intended to quickly build housing for Los Angeles’ sprawling homeless population is moving too slowly while costs are spiking, with one project under developm...

Homeless crisis, fear of crime shaping LA mayor election

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The contest to become the next mayor of Los Angeles can be distilled into a single question with no easy answer: Who can fix this mess? Tourists still flock to Hol...

Billionaire developer Rick Caruso enters LA mayor's contest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire developer Rick Caruso announced Friday he is entering the crowded field of candidates hoping to become Los Angeles' next mayor, reordering a contest that already include...

California GOP senator launches longshot bid for governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A little-known Republican legislator from rural, northern California announced an improbable campaign Tuesday to oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, just months after Newsom h...

Officials urge mask-wearing for fans attending Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three days after being photographed without a face mask at the NFC championship game, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined other officials Wednesday to urge fans headed for the Su...