If insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, it's tempting to observe that congressional Republicans have gone stark, raving mad.
I remember in France I received some phone calls or notes from teachers letting me know what happened at recess if one of my kids was hurt.
Living with Children
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator, The Associated Press has learned.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Geovany Soto kept anxiously watching the ball as he trotted out of the batter's box. Finally, when it landed in the left-field seats, he thrust his right arm triumphantly into the air and set off quite a celebration for the Texas Rangers.
The criminal case against a Newhall man accused of attacking a woman inside her Canyon Country garage five months ago has been thrown out for lack of evidence, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
A 65-year-old truck driver charged with felony hit and run in connection with a string of three major crashes on Highway 14 last month pleaded not guilty to the charge in San Fernando Superior Court on Monday.
With luck, Santa Clarita's MannKind Corporation hopes to have FDA approval by April of next year of its innovative diabetes treatment – Afrezza.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Two stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" were indicted Monday on federal fraud charges, accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their TV show debuted in 2009, then hiding their improving fortunes in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are looking into whether a tour bus driver bound for Las Vegas violated what's popularly known as Arizona's "Stupid Motorist Law" when he drove into a flooded wash after a trip to the Grand Canyon's west rim.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A dispute with Time Warner Cable was unresolved as a deadline loomed involving the availability of stations in three major markets, CBS Corp. chief executive Les Moonves said Monday.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Workers at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are mourning the loss of their spokesman who died while vacationing with his family in Hawaii.
NEW YORK (AP) - Don't let the global economy fool you: Luxury is hardly dead. Saks Inc. agreed to sell itself to Hudson's Bay Co., the Canadian parent of upscale retailer Lord & Taylor, for about $2.4 billion in a deal that will bring luxury to more North American locales. The acquisition combines three department-store brands - Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue- and creates a North American upscale retailing behemoth with 320 stores in some of the biggest and most populous cities in the U.S. and Canada. Lord & Taylor and Hudson's Bay, Canadian's ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Investigators say a gas leak is to blame for a Philadelphia house explosion that left eight people hurt, one critically.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is promising not to let one election go by without protecting minority voting rights.
WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the hours before President Barack Obama arrived at a Johannesburg soccer stadium to honor Nelson Mandela, the White House staff was in the dark on critical details.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Bells tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School as local churches held memorial services and President Barack Obama observed a moment of silence.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California state officials are warning that consumers should avoid eating recreationally harvested shellfish from Monterey and inner Tomales Bays because of toxins present in the organisms.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspected drunken driver was fatally shot by police after an hour-long chase involving Los Angeles police, sheriff's deputies and the California Highway Patrol.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - For San Diego's regional water agency, its largest supplier is also its biggest adversary.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - State and federal officials are considering whether to provide students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an unlicensed vaccine to prevent further spread of a bacterial meningitis outbreak on campus, a newspaper reported Saturday.
"Do you mind if I call you mother?" read the letter to Sandy Dierckman. The writer's mother had passed away. After receiving Sandy's package for his daughter last year through Operation Christmas Child, he looked to her as a surrogate.
Over the next few weeks churches in the valley will celebrate Christmas in different ways. For some that may include the angelic sounds of choirs, a retelling of the Christmas story. But for one church, a unique Christmas event will feature centurions, a recreation of Bethlehem marketplace and a fun trip back to ancient times.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Nobody hit the $425 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery game Friday night, pushing the prize even higher for next week's drawing.
A memorial is scheduled Saturday to celebrate the life of Deputy Devin Joel Freeman, a much-beloved school resource officer who died in November after a six-year battle with cancer.
Monday marks the first day candidates for Santa Clarita City Council can file paperwork with the city to make their candidacies official.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Three games into his comeback from injury, Kobe Bryant remains a work in progress for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Two teams coming off vastly different 2012-13 campaigns met in an early season tilt Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Ralph Brandt Boys Soccer tournament at Burroughs High School.