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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Representative Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) issued the following statement regarding the 2011 Congressional Art Competition that was recently held in the 25th District of California:
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement Wednesday regarding H.R. 1540, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) issued the following statement after Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) introduced H.R. 1891, the Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act, aimed at weeding out inefficient and unnecessary K-12 education programs.
ARCADIA, Calif. -- In a major step forward, effective Monday, the Angeles National Forest will reopen about half of the areas that have been closed due to the Station Fire.
Fall registration for the United States Youth Volleyball League is now open.
Last week we were out to dinner with friends to celebrate a special birthday. Throughout the course of the evening we found ourselves not only toasting our friend's special day, but also toasting to a good week, a successful business deal, vacation and several other events that everyone shared. This led us to think about the rituals of toasting, clinking glasses and other traditions surrounding the pleasure of drinking wine.
One of the most recognized and celebrated musicals of all time will come to the Repertory East Playhouse tonight, May 13. The production, directed by Mark Kaplan, explores the chaotic time period leading up to Nazi rule of Germany, and an intimate form of theatre called cabaret.
On behalf of Santa Clarita Valley commuters, we applaud Metrolink for piloting its new rush-hour express train service between Santa Clarita and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
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Is it unlucky to rework your Friday the 13th column from last year? Let's find out:
You may recall my column in 2010 about how Barbie got spanked by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in its litigation against Bratz. In 2010, the 9th Circuit reversed a $100 million verdict in favor of Mattel against MGA, the owner of the Bratz line of dolls.
Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:
MIAMI (AP) - Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed 21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president.
I have four kids ages 14, 12, 9 and 6. We're normally a pretty happy family that get along well together and do lots of fun things together. Like this summer we went to the Grand Canyon and had a great time - most of the time. But there are times when, even when we're having a lot of fun, the fun gets spoiled by the kids' fighting. It's nothing awful (i.e. there's no blood and nobody goes days without talking afterwards) but it's still really annoying and puts a dark cloud over whatever it ...
Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol has taken down safety guidelines for a criticized but legal driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by driving between lanes.
ROME (AP) - Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison.
XIXI, Taiwan (AP) - Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victims of a plane crash that killed 48 people on a Taiwanese island.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane "probably crashed."
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.
In my last column ("The IRS is far from earning back our trust," June 30), I discussed the arrogance and lawlessness of the Obama administration and its bureaucrats, practiced on a scale unprecedented in American history.