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Confusion and uncertainty in the small town of Acton: 'This is the worst fire I've ever seen'

Sand fire live updates: More than 33,000 acres burned in Santa Clarita Valley mountains July 25, 2016, 6:52 p.m. The effort to control the raging Sand fire in the Santa Clarita Valley mountains has drawn firefighters and emergency crews in the hills toward Acton. So far, the fire has burned an...

Cory Booker at the DNC on what love of country really means

Democratic National Convention live updates: 'You're being ridiculous,' Sarah Silverman tells Sanders die-hards July 25, 2016, 6:46 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren,...

A blunt message from Sarah Silverman

Democratic National Convention live updates: Speakers who once backed Bernie Sanders booed July 25, 2016, 6:27 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders...

U.S. Congress members express 'deep concern' over threats to democracy in Brazil

On the eve of the Summer Olympics here, 40 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives published a letter Monday expressing “deep concern” about threats to democracy in Brazil. The letter, addressed to U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, criticized the impeachment process that led...

Watch Dreamer Astrid Silva take on Trump at the DNC

Democratic National Convention live updates: Speakers who once backed Bernie Sanders booed July 25, 2016, 6:27 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Longtime UCLA medical school dean Sherman Mellinkoff dies at 96

Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created UCLA School of Medicine and turned it into a powerhouse of medical research and academics, has died at age 96.  The university said in a statement that Mellinkoff died July 17 at his home near the Westwood campus.  He took over the school in 1962,...

Trump running mate Mike Pence gets hammered hard by DNC speakers right out of the gate

Democratic National Convention live updates: Speakers who once backed Bernie Sanders booed July 25, 2016, 6:27 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Watch Sanders backer Rep. Raúl Grijalva talk about why he now supports Clinton

Democratic National Convention live updates: Speakers who once backed Bernie Sanders booed July 25, 2016, 6 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Texas, facing a lawsuit, makes it easier for U.S.-born children of immigrants to get birth certificates

Last year, a group of Central American and Mexican immigrant parents sued Texas in federal court, claiming that the state had denied their children birth certificates and access to vital services. Now, Texas officials have agreed to expand the list of documents that allow immigrant parents who...

DNC warms up with Demi Lovato and climate change

A pop song was the warm-up to the DNC's first prime-time mention of climate change.

Update on: Democratic National Convention live updates: Speakers who once backed Bernie Sanders booed

Democratic National Convention live updates: Speakers who once backed Bernie Sanders booed July 25, 2016, 5:25 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders...

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to take convention stage with husband Mark Kelly

Democratic National Convention live updates: Speakers who once backed Bernie Sanders booed July 25, 2016, 5:25 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders...

FBI investigating whether Russians hacked Democratic Party's emails to help Donald Trump

The plot seems ripped from the pages of a post-Cold War espionage thriller: Russian spy services hack into the Democratic Party’s computers, pilfer reams of data and then leak damaging emails in the hopes of helping elect a preferred presidential candidate. Yet that is exactly the allegation the...

Flashback: In 1989 interview, Ted Bundy details how porn led him to serial killings

An anti-pornography website shows the link to porn and violence through a 1989 interview with the serial killer Ted Bundy.

2016 Democratic Convention to hear from every major abortion lobby group in US

Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and EMILY's List each have separate invitations to address the convention.

Court rescinds murder charge against Indiana woman who left baby in dumpster

Court of Appeals reverses murder change against Indiana woman after self-abortion.

From the delegates: It's time for a woman

Democratic National Convention live updates: Dozens cited for disorderly conduct outside as Hillary Clinton is booed inside July 25, 2016, 4:58 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth...

Update on: Democratic National Convention live updates: Dozens cited for disorderly conduct outside as Hillary Clinton is booed inside

Democratic National Convention live updates: Dozens cited for disorderly conduct outside as Hillary Clinton is booed inside July 25, 2016, 4:58 p.m. The 2016 Democratic National Convention has begun in Philadelphia. Here's what's going on:• Watch live with us• Tonight's speakers include Sen. Elizabeth...

Senate candidate Rep. Loretta Sanchez crashes stage at the Democratic National Convention

Updates on California politics: Podcast preview of state Democrats in Philadelphia, Sanchez takes aim at Obama's Senate endorsement July 25, 2016, 4:35 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: California Democrats...

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