After days of debate, the Senate Judiciary Committee took a major step Tuesday in making comprehensive immigration reform into law by passing the compromise bill by a large majority.
A Senate panel on Tuesday approved legislation to give millions of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, setting up a spirited debate next month in the full Senate over the biggest changes in immigration policy in a generation.
It has been a scorching year for Southern California. Fire after fire has been started due to dry weather and extreme heat. Just because residents have desperately needed firefighters, however, does not mean that those firefighters will be getting more help.
After several long, hard months of campaigning after the primaries earlier this year, Los Angeles mayoral hopefuls Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are finally at the finish line. Los Angeles' mayoral runoff election is today, and there is no clear cut favorite to win the coveted position.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have finally won the support of a key Republican for the bipartisan immigration reform bill currently under debate.
The monster tornado that has devastated Oklahoma were supposedly caused by Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete, according to a prominent member of the Westboro Baptist Church.
New York police estimate that about 1500 demonstrators marched in Manhattan's West Village on Monday in honor of 32-year-old Mark Carson who was slain in a homophobic hate crime on Saturday.
Senators reached a tentative deal with tech companies to ease restrictions on hiring foreigners for high-skilled jobs in the Senate's sweeping immigration bill, sources familiar with the talks said on Tuesday.
Bolivian President Evo Morales traveled to Atlanta on Monday to meet former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to discuss Bolivia's pending lawsuit against Chile to regain sea access for the small landlocked country.
Vermont is now the fourth state to have legalized physician-assisted suicide, after Oregon, Washington and Montana, signing a bill on the issue Tuesday.
The road to passing a immigration reform bill continues to hit some potential roadblocks with gay rights groups pushing harder for gay-friendly amendments while a new group has joined the ranks of those opposing the bill.
A startling move by the Obama administration's Department of Justice has many people unsure of what is to come next. While some claim they were perfectly within their rights, others are adamant that the DOJ is killing the freedom of press in America as we know it.
Venezuela's recent designation of an acting head of its diplomatic mission in the United States shows the OPEC nation's desire to restore full diplomatic relations, the foreign minister said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation.
Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to choose between two longtime fixtures of Los Angeles politics in a mayoral election shaped by the dire financial outlook of America's second-largest city and the political clout of its public employee unions.