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Associated Press

 Democrats try to regain lost votes outside cities
- 1:27 am
PERRY, Ga. (AP) -- In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she was 'glad to be home.'... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi,

Los Angeles Times

 State schools chief race may reverberate beyond California
California - 12:02 am
The race to be California's schools chief is typically sleepy: Incumbents have little power but usually waltz to reelection. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eli Broad, Field Poll, Hilary McLean, Jack O'Connell, Dan Schnur, Tom Torlakson, Antonio Villaraigosa,
 #  Ducks beat Blue Jackets, 4-1, extending win streak to seven games
Editorial - Oct. 24, 11:05 pm
In constructing a winning streak that reached seven games Friday, the Ducks have established an identity of thinking defense first and letting their offensive leaders do their thing. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Scott Hart,
 #  2 law officers killed in 'incredibly dangerous' shooting rampage
Editorial - Oct. 24, 10:58 pm
A gunman suspected of fatally shooting two Northern California law officers Friday and wounding two other people was arrested after a six-hour chase with search dogs, helicopters and armored vehicles. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Mayor Garcetti is becoming a regular in Washington
Editorial - Oct. 24, 10:42 pm
Many Californians may be happy never to set foot in Washington, with its humid weather and lack of fresh produce. But one of the state's most high-profile residents can't seem to stay away. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Evans, Eric Garcetti, Kevin McCarthy,
 #  How The Times' Top 25 Fared
Editorial - Oct. 24, 10:40 pm
How the top 25 high school football teams in the Southland fared (losses are shaded): »Read  »E-mail story
 #  The LAUSD's possible classroom morale problem
Editorial - Oct. 24, 10:40 pm
The teachers in Los Angeles who write to The Times — and I may be understating the intensity of their views here — are no fans of John Deasy. So when the embattled former superintendent resigned from the Los Angeles Unified School District last ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District,
 #  For immigrants who stay, citizenship is an obligation
Editorial - Oct. 24, 10:38 pm
To the editor: Thank you for your series on what it means to be a U.S. citizen in the 21st century. I moved to the United States in 1992, not out of necessity but because I wanted to. I come from a wealthy political family in Mexico City, where my ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Oil rigs and fish don't mix
Editorial - Oct. 24, 10:37 pm
To the editor: According to Jonah Goldberg, defunct oil rigs are the savior fish have been waiting for. ('The good news about offshore oil rigs,' Op-Ed, Oct. 20) »Read  »E-mail story
 #  If the U.S. wants peace, it must prepare for nuclear war
Editorial - Oct. 24, 10:37 pm
To the editor: I strongly disagree with Joe Cirincione's belief that the U.S. ought not continue to modernize its formidable nuclear arsenal. ('How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?,' Op-Ed, Oct. 21) »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Marysville school shooting vigil: 'Love one another. Weep together.'
Editorial - Oct. 24, 9:55 pm
The governor showed up, and so did the mayor of this grieving midsized city north of Seattle. The Friday night football game had been canceled -- Marysville-Pilchuck High School versus Oak Harbor -- and the Oak Harbor boys squeezed into the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  San Francisco Giants open to bigger relationship with Barry Bonds
Editorial - Oct. 24, 9:54 pm
Willie Mays took the field one more time Friday. Mays joined the San Francisco Giants' four other living Hall of Famers — Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry — in a ceremony before Game 3 of the World Series. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Frank Mankiewicz dies at 90; Democratic insider was RFK aide, led NPR
Editorial - Oct. 24, 9:20 pm
Frank Mankiewicz, the son of a Hollywood legend who made his mark in the grittier worlds of Democratic politics and broadcast media, serving as press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, presidential campaign manager for Sen. George S. McGovern and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, Patricia O'Brien,
 #  The dogs and horses are running in Del Mar, Calif.
Editorial - Oct. 24, 9:00 pm
I always think of summer as a sure bet in Del Mar: the beach, the shops, the track. Now fall is too. This year, for the first time, horse-racing fans can enjoy the sport of kings at Del Mar's where-the-surf-meets-the-turf racetrack during the ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Royals edge Giants, 3-2, to take 2-1 lead in World Series
Editorial - Oct. 24, 8:38 pm
Zack Greinke asked out of Kansas City four years ago. He was in the prime of his career. He would not sign a new contract with the Royals because he wanted to win and, as he told anyone who asked, he did not believe the Royals could win. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  For Navajo Nation, candidate stirs questions about saving dying language
Editorial - Oct. 24, 8:22 pm
Navajo elder Jay Tsosie winces when he recalls those torturous classroom drills from his childhood. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Molotov cocktail thrown at mosque in New Mexico; no injuries
Editorial - Oct. 24, 8:14 pm
A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the Islamic Center of New Mexico in Albuquerque on Friday morning, causing church officials to be on a heightened sense of alert. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  2 charged with murder in stabbing over parking space
Editorial - Oct. 24, 8:06 pm
The two vehicles squared off in the crowded parking lot of the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet, their drivers looking for a coveted spot. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  NYPD commissioner calls hatchet attack on officers a 'terrorist act'
Editorial - Oct. 24, 8:04 pm
A man who attacked four New York City police officers with a hatchet Thursday was a recent convert to Islam and had become increasingly reclusive and 'self-radicalized,' New York's police commissioner said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  L.A. Unified students could take iPads home soon
Editorial - Oct. 24, 7:51 pm
Los Angeles Unified students could take school-issued iPads home as soon as next month under a new plan that officials say has dealt with security concerns. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ramon C. Cortines,
 #  Joan Quigley dies at 87; astrologer who advised Reagans in White House
Editorial - Oct. 24, 7:49 pm
Joan Quigley was a well-known astrologer, with books published and several appearances on national television, when she was asked in 1981 to take on the leader of the free world as a client. In secret. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Nancy Reagan,
 #  Clippers' Doc Rivers on Steve Nash: 'He just made the game different'
Editorial - Oct. 24, 7:35 pm
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers called Steve Nash 'one of the best' a day after the Lakers announced that the 40-year-old point guard will miss the season because of a back injury. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  What's really going on in North Korea
Editorial - Oct. 24, 7:12 pm
It was a news story that read like the plot of a Peter Sellers or Mike Myers picture: Vertically challenged dictator of a starving populace, overweight and addicted to imported Swiss cheese, falls off his high heels and breaks both ankles. He is ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat
Editorial - Oct. 24, 7:11 pm
We learned about my husband's inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul
Editorial - Oct. 24, 7:11 pm
Rand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York last week with a clear message: I'm not an isolationist like my dad. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: George W. Bush, Ron Paul,
 #  Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus
Editorial - Oct. 24, 7:10 pm
Ebola's exponential growth and extraterritorial reach has caused commentators across the ideological spectrum — from former U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Anthony Zinni to the Daily Kos — to describe the spread of the virus as an “existential ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Parents, too, could use a break on student loan debt
Editorial - Oct. 24, 7:10 pm
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been fighting the good fight for student loan debt reform. As she put it recently: 'Millions of young people are just stuck. They can't buy homes, they can't buy cars … all because they are struggling under the weight of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Los Angeles Unified School District,
 #  Trojans players take time to help make fan's dream come true
Editorial - Oct. 24, 7:09 pm
Shortly after their arrival in Salt Lake City for Saturday’s game against Utah, several USC players took time to meet with Trojans fan Stacy Leininger. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Bob Wilson,
 L.A. County supervisorial race a money battle between labor, business
California - Oct. 24, 7:01 pm
The pivotal race to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has become a money battle between labor unions and business interests, with fundraising approaching $8.4 million. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Stephen Bing, Steve Jobs, Sheila Kuehl, Jessica Levinson, minimum wage, Molly Munger, Zev Yaroslavsky,
 #  PGA of America president ousted after calling Ian Poulter 'lil girl'
Editorial - Oct. 24, 6:30 pm
The PGA of America board has removed Ted Bishop as president after he lashed out at Ian Poulter via social media for his critical comments of the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo and Tom Watson, calling the British golfer a 'lil girl.' »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Watson,
 #  Passengers delayed at John Wayne airport as sick child is treated
Editorial - Oct. 24, 6:27 pm
The evacuation of a toddler suspected of having meningitis caused delays for other passengers disembarking a flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, to John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Friday afternoon, authorities said. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Wendy Davis faces uphill battle in Texas governor's race
Editorial - Oct. 24, 6:11 pm
In a corner near the bar at a popular taco restaurant, Wendy Davis was holding the floor. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Caltech inaugurates its new president in campus ceremony
Editorial - Oct. 24, 6:11 pm
Caltech inaugurated its new president Friday: Thomas Rosenbaum, a physicist who was previously provost at the University of Chicago. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Congestion worsens at L.A.-Long Beach ports as holidays near
Editorial - Oct. 24, 6:10 pm
The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing a logistical nightmare as they struggle to ease a bottleneck that could undermine retailers' all-important holiday shopping season and threaten the competitiveness of the region's ... »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Cross country: Jack Van Scoter leads Flintridge Prep at Mt. SAC
Editorial - Oct. 24, 6:08 pm
After the first day of the two-day Mount San Antonio Cross Country Invitational, Jack Van Scoter of Flintridge Prep is feeling good. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate
Editorial - Oct. 24, 6:07 pm
Los Angeles has thrust itself into the center of one of the most contentious debates in modern economics — what happens when you raise the minimum wage? — as city leaders consider mandating $13.25 an hour. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti,
 #  Andrew Friedman quashes speculation about Joe Maddon joining Dodgers
Editorial - Oct. 24, 6:06 pm
Andrew Friedman made his first major statement as the Dodgers president of baseball operations Friday, reiterating that Don Mattingly will manage the team next season, even with Joe Maddon suddenly available to replace him. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Body in Virginia confirmed to belong to missing student Hannah Graham
Editorial - Oct. 24, 6:03 pm
Human remains found in rural Virginia have been confirmed as belonging to missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, law enforcement officials announced Friday. »Read  »E-mail story
 #  USC Now mailbag: LenDale White, Josh Shaw and Student Body Left
Editorial - Oct. 24, 6:01 pm
Want a question answered in a future USC Now mailbag? »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Charles White,
 Spending hits the millions in hottest races for Congress in state
California - Oct. 24, 5:19 pm
 Candidates in the hottest House races in the state are spending millions on their campaigns.  But in some cases, groups outside the campaigns are laying out  even more, campaign finance reports show. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ami Bera, Julia Brownley, campaign finance, Carl DeMaio, Jeff Gorell, Mike Honda, Ro Khanna, Doug Ose, Scott Peters,
 Sheila Kuehl backers launch TV ad criticizing rival Bobby Shriver
California - Oct. 24, 5:05 pm
After weeks of upbeat advertising, backers of former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl have taken a confrontational turn, with a new TV ad criticizing her rival, former Santa Monica council member Bobby Shriver, for missing meetings and votes. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Bill Carrick, Maria Elena Durazo, Sheila Kuehl, Zev Yaroslavsky,
 #  Kathleen Henderson's drawings are as searing and tough as ever
Editorial - Oct. 24, 5:00 pm
Treacherous life, irrepressible life. Absurd, confounding life. The drawings of Kathleen Henderson take on nothing less. She chronicles banal, everyday debacles on up to shameful cultural crimes. Her recent work, at Rosamund Felsen, is tough as ... »Read  »E-mail story

Orange County Register

 #  Today's cartoons: Remembering Benjamin Bradlee
Editorial - 12:00 am
Also: Homegrown terror; papal round up »Read  »E-mail story
 #  Mark Landsbaum: In government we trust?
Editorial - 12:00 am
America is losing faith. Not religious faith. That’s been on the wane for decades. America is losing faith in its secular god, government, the replacement for the real God jettisoned from the public square. Like all gods made in man’s image, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama, Leon Panetta, renewable energy, James Wilson,
 #  Timothy Spangler: ISIS eyes Turkey
Editorial - Oct. 24, 5:52 pm
Despite U.S. efforts to turn the tide on Islamic State, this week the jihadist group appeared ready to potentially open a new front in the fighting. Rather than retreat from their positions in Syria and Iraq in response to airstrikes ordered by... »Read  »E-mail story

San Francisco Chronicle

 Wacky S.F. election mailers entertain, even if truth suffers
- Oct. 24, 9:48 pm
Herewith we offer awards to some of the wildest and weirdest mailers arriving in the lead-up to election day on Nov. 4 — and point out where, shockingly, some are straying pretty far from the truth. [...] accusations that Fang’s cronyism in ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Ammiano, George W. Bush, David Campos, David Chiu, Ron Conway, James Fang, Ed Jew, Ed Lee, Leland Yee,
 Dianne Feinstein says S.F. has no room for Airbnb
- Oct. 24, 9:48 pm
Sen. Dianne Feinstein tells me that if Mayor Ed Lee signs the Board of Supervisors’ legislation legalizing Airbnb-style rentals, she’ll support an effort to overturn it at the ballot. When we talked the other day, she had pictures of some of ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, Dianne Feinstein, Ed Lee, Gavin Newsom,
 Sleazy political mailers swamping San Francisco voters
- Oct. 24, 6:43 pm
Campos, running for state Assembly, supported a plan to buy power to resell to city residents. BART candidate Nicholas Josefowitz is identified with a leaflet claiming his rival, incumbent James Fang, is on a top-five list of corrupt city ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: David Campos, David Chiu, James Fang,
 The judge with City College of S.F.'s future in his hands
- Oct. 24, 6:31 pm
Curtis Karnow alone will decide whether to uphold or invalidate an accrediting commission’s decision in 2013 to revoke accreditation from City College on the grounds it was so poorly run that it should be shut down. Karnow is the Superior Court ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kamala Harris, Arnold Schwarzenegger,