CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2002 |
A gasoline additive that may cause cancer has had far less impact on the state's drinking-water supply than expected, and replacing it will drive gasoline prices up to $1 billion more than Gov. Gray Davis expected when he banned it, according to a California Energy Commission analyst. Still, analyst Gordon Schremp and other state officials said they support Davis' decision to phase out MTBE, or methyl tertiary-butyl ether, by the end of 2003. "MTBE needs to go. Period," said William L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2005 |
About 60 protesters confronted the operator of Rochester House in Los Angeles on Friday about the 20 registered sex offenders living there. The protesters, chanting as they marched a short way to the sober-living residence, were met by Edmund Anderson, who had set up a stage with microphones in the driveway, hoping to have a dialogue. He already was in the process of finding other locations for the offenders, he told the crowd. "I am phasing them out, and I am relocating them," Anderson said.
April 17, 2014 |
MEXICO CITY - A highly touted system to protect Mexican reporters working in one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists is failing miserably and may in fact further imperil those it is intended to help, media advocates say. In the first year of the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, killings of journalists declined significantly but other attacks multiplied, organizations that work on behalf of reporters said....
September 8, 2011 |
Ask Kirk Sampson about business and he smiles broadly. It's booming, he says, before pausing a beat and explaining: He's in the foreclosure business. In 35 years as a real estate attorney, the 61-year-old Sampson has never seen a worse economy. "I see people hurting every day," he says, and by then his smile has vanished. Sampson doesn't see Washington doing much to create jobs. To the contrary, President Obama, whom Sampson supported in 2008, seems in over his head. Congress is gridlocked, Sampson says, and the pitchfork battalions of the "tea party" movement have only contributed to the stalemate by opposing any attempts at compromise.
September 28, 1999 |
When Homer Simpson celebrates his 10th anniversary on Fox next year, the party will spill over from broadcast television into News Corp.'s stable of radio, newspaper, online and marketing businesses. Increasingly, media companies are leveraging their far-flung empires to attract advertising dollars in what is becoming an increasingly competitive environment. News Corp.
May 11, 2008 |
When the cyclone hit her homeland a week ago, Mya Moeswe was frantic about her sister back in Myanmar. Thousands of miles away in Vancouver, Canada, the 38-year-old mechanical engineer sobbed as she tried over and over to get through the downed telephone lines. Desperate for information, she turned to network television and other mainstream media, only to find them overly broad.