Johnson’s Brexit Plans in Crisis After 3rd Defeat in 2 Days

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain's Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. "The...

Tony Thurmond Is the New Schools Chief. Now What?

With bucks and boots on the ground from California teachers’ unions, Bay Area Democratic Assemblyman Tony Thurmond declared victory Saturday as California’s new superintendent of public instruction, an outcome ...
Photo of Adrian Perez undergoing dialysis in Sacramento

Dialysis Companies Spend $111 Million to Kill Prop. 8

SACRAMENTO — Dialysis companies have contributed an extraordinary $111 million and counting to defeat a California ballot initiative that would cap their profits, the most any one side has spent on a U.S. ballot issue since at least 2002. "Health care measu...