LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is finally getting around to fixing a major flaw in its public transit system: Light rail riders can't travel from one side of downtown and out the other without waiting at platforms to transfer twice. And paying two extra fares.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just four years ago, deficits and debt were an explosive political combination, propelling Republicans to control of the House and fueling the budget fights that would ensue over the next three years.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On a day two men were sentenced to prison for the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, the victim's sister described the grueling life left for the brain-damaged and permanently disabled Bryan Stow, who requires around-the-clock care nearly three years later.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The battle for Venezuela is being fought as vigorously online as on the streets, with opposition activists tracking the government crackdown on social networks, and authorities fighting back by cutting Internet to a clash-torn city, and selectively blocking websites and a communication app popular with protesters.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An angry judge lashed out Thursday as he sentenced two men who pleaded guilty in the savage beating of an avid San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium, calling them cowards and a nightmare for people who go to games.