SBA chief wants nonbank lenders to lower rates for small firms

As alternative lenders take more of the small business loan market, Maria Contreras-Sweet says she is telling them their rates must be "more rational."

USC's Kessler fights for an upbeat finish to career vs UCLA

The winner of Saturday's crosstown rivalry showdown gets the Pac-12 South title and a berth in the conference championship game next week against No. 13 Stanford.

Colorado Springs shooting: Suspect arrested after standoff at Planned Parenthood


Police Lt. Catherine Buckley also said a fourth officer was wounded Friday inside a Planned Parenthood building in the latest exchange of gunfire with a shooter.

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More families relocated due to Porter Ranch gas leak

SoCal Gas was ordered to provide free temporary relocation for affected residents by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

Protests Continue In Chicago After Release Of Video Of Police Fatally Shooting Teen

Despite a cold, drizzling rain, hundreds of demonstrators turned out to protest Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile.

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Many Americans believe they don't need flu vaccine

Oakland Residents Receive Free Flu Shots At Local Church

An NPR poll finds nearly two-thirds of adults got this year's flu vaccine or plan to get it. Many of those who are skipping vaccination cite a lack of need and worries about side effects.