The decision will be formally voted on by the Budapest City Assembly. The governing party said the withdrawal was made to avoid "a loss of international prestige" for Hungary, saying the bid had a very small chance of success. The IOC will choose the host city in September.
Astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting the "ultracool" dwarf star Trappist-1 — and these new worlds could hold life. The cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away, NASA and the Belgian-led research team announced Wednesday.
The UMMA clinic, started 20 years ago by a group of Muslim-American doctors, serves many Latino immigrants who are here illegally. The clinic was planning to expand mental health services before the election, but the need now is even greater: there's a backlog of people waiting to see a therapist.
A new economic report shows L.A. County has regained all of the jobs it lost during the Great Recession, but most are in the food services industry, which pays about $20,000 per year. One economist says the next couple years will see more new jobs in health care and business support.
Clara Lieu, adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, is launching a free website to put fine arts education at your fingertips. The site caters to all ages and offers video tutorials on drawing, printmaking and sculpture, critiques of submissions and even an encyclopedia of supplies.
A new immigration order significantly expands who the federal government considers a priority for deportation. A Salvadorean immigrant who used a smuggler to bring her 10-year-old to the U.S. after gang members threatened him could now face deportation and criminal prosecution.
The council first voted unanimously for the plan earlier in February. Residents asked for action after recounting stories of pets being attacked or stalked by coyotes. However, the move didn't sit well with animal advocates. Project Coyote was at Tuesday's meeting to explain a co-existence plan.
The man who allegedly murdered a Whittier police officer Monday has been identified as Michael Mejia, a 26-year-old gang member with previous convictions for violent crimes, authorities said. Mejia rear-ended a car and was seated in his own vehicle when he opened fire on officers.
Federal investigators have closed their inquiry into the Los Angeles Unified School District's cancelled iPad program without charging any of the current or former L.A. Unified officials involved, according to a statement from the head attorney for the school system.
The Board of Supervisors passes a motion directing staff to explore options in case Obamacare is repealed. The head of the county Department of Health Services says California could create its own individual insurance mandate if Congress eliminates the federal one.
On Sunday, Feb. 26, most streets around The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood will be impenetrable. However, the most impactful closure actually begins Feb. 19 with a complete shutdown of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive. See the closure map.
SoCal, What's Good?
What it is:
One man's trash is another man's homage to the sun. Phantasma Gloria is a collection of bottles, beads and wire, sculpted together to make "Earth's first vast glass sun catcher." And it is vast: the installation has grown to be over 37 feet tall and 50 feet long (and still growing)!
Why it's cool:
Stand back to see clear shapes, including dolphins and a Virgen de Guadalupe. Get close to see countless refractions of the world around you.
You should know:
Phantasma Gloria is an incredible sight any day of the week, but artist Randlett Lawrence recommends visiting on sunny mornings, ideally at 9 a.m. in the winter or 10 a.m. in the summer.