California looks to curb deadly hit and run 'epidemic'

A bill in the California state legislature would send out emergency alerts to electric highway signs asking for the public's help in solving deadly accidents.

Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

Weintraub became a top concert promoter in the 1970s, working with the likes of Elvis Presley and shaping John Denver's career. He then produced such films as "Oh, God," ''Diner" and "The Karate Kid" and its sequels.

Bill closing sexual consent loophole heads to Gov. Brown's desk

Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced SB 14 after KPCC revealed a loophole that allows defendants in civil cases to argue that minors can consent to sex with adults.

California drought - generic - Statewide Drought Severely Affects Shasta Lake's Water Level

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Your idle computer could help scientists study the drought

Researchers from Oregon State University want to use a sophisticated computer program to identify at the factors behind the current drought, and they need your help.

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People with brain injuries heal faster if they get up and get moving

Nurses Katherine Malinak and Amy Young lift Louis DeMattio, a stroke patient, out of his hospital bed using a ceiling-mounted lift at the Cleveland Clinic.

Doctors tell surgical patients to get out of bed as soon as possible, but people with brain injuries are encouraged to rest. Now it looks like activity can benefit brain injured patients, too.

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After sketchy science, Shark Week promises to turn over a new fin


Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.

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Documents: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

An Evening With Bill Cosby At King Center For The Performing Arts

The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl.