I-405 widening project in Orange County to add toll lane

After fighting toll lanes for years, Orange County transportation officials green lit the addition of two lanes to I-405 highway - one of them a toll road.

Riots erupt after funeral for Baltimore man who died in police custody

Rioters hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police Monday, hours after thousands mourned Freddie Gray, the man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.

Nepal earthquake: Death toll surpasses 4,000; aid trickles in


Reported deaths from earthquake are now at 4,010, but that doesn't take into account casualties in mountain villages that are still cut off two days after the temblor.

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Asian, white students overrepresented among LAUSD's gifted

Asian and white students are labeled as gifted in disproportionately higher numbers than black and Latino students, according to data released by LAUSD.

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Chipotle says adios to GMOs

Chipotle's announcement that it has removed all GMOs from its menu items is part of a growing food industry trend. From left: Nestle chocolates, Chipotle tortillas, Diet Pepsi, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, a Subway sandwich. All of these companies have

Chipotle's move is the latest example of the food industry ditching ingredients, as consumers demand a say in what's in their dinner.

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Amid drought, salmon get 'free taxi ride' down San Joaquin River

Chinook Salmon (juvenile) Photo Credit: Roger Tabor (USFWS)

Amid the worst drought on record in California, fish biologists are trying to save a salmon run in the Central Valley's San Joaquin River.