SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — High school students, a science teacher and his daughter, an adventurous marine biologist and a family of five celebrating a birthday are among those presumed to have died when fire…

U.S troops at a base in Logar province, Afghanistan, August 4, 2018 (Omar Sobhani/Reuters) When political realities and national-security imperatives are at odds, political realities often win. It appears the Trump administration is on the…

(Lucas Jackson/Reuters) There is not much cause for a panicked crackdown on the legal sale of firearms through firearms dealers. But demagogues benefit from panic. There was another massacre, this one in Midland and Odessa,…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the media outside Downing Street in London, England, September 2, 2019. (Simon Dawson/Reuters) British prime minister Boris Johnson’s government was defeated in a 27-301 vote on Tuesday by a…

So why do some states treat them like they are? Once again, R&B artist R. Kelly is in the news, this time for what the headlines are calling “child prostitution.” While the singer deserves to…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others speak at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, August 10, 2019. (Gage Skidmore) In a party defined by what used to be called white guilt, the last…

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler holds a news conference to discuss the Committee’s oversight agenda following the Mueller hearing on Capitol Hill, July 26, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters) Jerry Nadler claims to be conducting an…

Use legislation, not executive action. After some waffling, it appears that President Trump is again thinking about “indexing” the capital-gains tax. The case for doing so is simple enough. The tax, of up to 20…

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, August 10, 2019. (Scott Morgan/Reuters) Ideologues co-opt ‘equity.’ America’s schools are today consumed by a push for…

Three years after a presidential election that came down to 77,000 votes in three Midwestern battlegrounds, Democrats and Republicans are eyeing a much larger battlefield ahead of the 2020 contests, one that stretches from the…

Environmental regulations may be pushing the auto industry to produce hybrid and electric cars, while consumer preferences demand high-riding, cargo-hauling SUVs and crossovers. But for some, raw speed still trumps all other considerations. Among them…

The gunman who killed seven and wounded 25 people had previously failed a gun background check, but authorities haven't said how he got his firearm. USA TODAY WASHINGTON -- Meghan McCain started the 23rd season of…

Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball The Los Angeles Rams and quarterback Jared Goff agreed to…