Medicare open enrollment: What you need to know

Open enrollment runs through Dec. 7. You have questions, we have answers: About Original Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage, and more.

Report: Use of force against inmates up at LA jails

The increase in use of force by LA County deputies against inmates comes as the agency seeks to transform itself amid multiple federal investigations into corruption and civil rights violations.

LA City parks no longer use most toxic rat poisons

The move comes after the state barred consumers from buying second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides. Licensed exterminators can use them.


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Education secretary calls for expansion of preschool

Arne Duncan, U.S. education secretary, told preschool advocates in Los Angeles that early education should be made available to more children.

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In more cities, that doggie in the window is not for sale

A puppy waits at an adoption event in Miami last year. The city is now considering a ban on the sale of puppies in retail pet stores. Cities and towns in several states have passed similar bans, aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale puppy breeders.

Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders.

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Ebola vaccine could start testing in Africa by January

Patients in a clinic line up to get a smallpox shot on Feb. 24, 1962, Leopoldville, Congo. Health workers used vaccination campaigns to finally eradicate smallpox by 1980.

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready in early 2015.