College bank cards charging high overdraft fees, watchdogs say

Some colleges and universities partner with banks to issue bank cards that students can use as checking accounts and to receive and spend financial aid money.

UCLA blasts military-style siren to break up crowds

Each UC campus has a version of a siren used in the Iraq war that can harm hearing in just a few seconds. UCLA has used it repeatedly for crowd control.

Assisted suicide would have stolen mom's 'best week,' daughter says

Teressa Syta is glad her terminally ill mother Jeanne Nau didn't have the option of physician-assisted suicide. Nau's depression lifted, leading to the "best week" of her life.

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A new shelter in East LA provides sanctuary for homeless women

A Boyle Heights nonprofit opened the women-only shelter. Advocates say homeless women are particularly vulnerable because of the possibility of sexual violence.

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Officers who killed Kendrec McDade made tactical errors

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A court document states two Pasadena officers involved in the fatal police shooting of Kendrec McDade were not disciplined, despite making tactical errors during the incident.

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Street vendors say LA should legalize their line of work

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There are more than 50,000 street vendors in LA. They say their trade needs to be legalized, so that police can't cite them and confiscate their carts.