Brown approves new restrictions on guns, ammunition

In all Democratic Governor Jerry Brown on Friday approved six bills and vetoed five. Here's a rundown.

Minimum wage goes up — will LA restaurants charge more?


The increase, which goes into effect Friday, is modest – 50 cents for businesses with more than 25 employees – but it's the first in a series of yearly hikes that will top out at $15 an hour by 2020.

Recycled water, groundwater to refill Silver Lake Reservoir


L.A. officials had wanted to use drinking water but decided against it in light of the state's ongoing drought.

NASA Juno Mission - 1

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Forget fireworks, all eyes are on Jupiter this 4th as probe nears


Jupiter's extreme radiation could knock Juno into space, but if it reaches orbit successfully, the probe can help unlock secrets about the gas giant's origins.

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Man killed in Tesla 'autopilot' crash had 8 speeding tickets

A member of the media tests a Tesla Motors Model S car with an Autopilot system. Regulators and manufacturers are debating whether self-driving cars should have a licensed driver inside as a safety precaution.

Joshua Brown had praised the safety benefits of Tesla's sophisticated "Autopilot" system, only to become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in an autonomous mode.