Chris Christie to California GOP: No rush to pick 2016 nominee

Christie said that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors.

Diversity sells — But Hollywood remains overwhelmingly white, male

Women and minorities continue to be under-represented on TV and in film, both behind and in front of the camera, according to a new study — even though diverse films and shows make more money.

Storm could dump snow, rain on Southern California

Southern California's suffering ski resorts could get a healthy dose of snow this weekend as a storm moves through the region.


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#MakeAlCare: LA Mayor Eric Garcetti tells Al why voting matters


We've been trying really hard to #MakeAlCare. Candidates have been getting in on it, and now Al's mayor, Eric Garcetti, is joining in the effort with a video.

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To curb bear population, Florida reinstates hunting season

This black bear was spotted atop a tree in Tampa, Fla., on May 17, 2013. The bear population has been on the rise, so state wildlife officials are calling for a bear hunting season.

In the past decade, the number of bear-related calls Florida wildlife officials have received has increased by 400 percent. To stop the rise in bear population, officials have agreed to start hunting.

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One man's race to outrun Alzheimer's

Greg O'Brien gathers his thoughts before a run in 2013. "Running is essential," he says.

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.

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How conservatives are readying their 'grassroots army' for 2016

Dalia Wrochesinsky (left) and Robin Saidenberg check their phones during the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

The message from the Conservative Political Action Conference's first-ever Activism Boot Camp was clear: a win for Republicans in 2016 must be a team effort.

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Iraq's national museum to open for first time since 2003 invasion

A man looks at ancient Assyrian human-headed winged bull statues at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on Saturday.

The planned reopening was moved up following the release of a video showing self-declared Islamic State extremists destroying priceless ancient artifacts in the Mosul museum.