Report finds some progress in foster care reform in LA

It's been almost a year since a blue ribbon panel declared a "state of emergency" in L.A. county's child welfare system. A new report says there's been some progress since.

Missing UC Berkeley student died on freeway Saturday night

The UC Berkeley student that had been reported missing on Sunday has been confirmed dead. Eloi Vasquez was struck by a vehicle after walking onto the 10 freeway heading east bound.

USC study finds urchins work overtime to cope with rising ocean acidity

But the energy devoted to surviving high acidity levels leaves urchin vulnerable to other environmental stressors like disease and pollution.

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Street vendors say LA should legalize their line of work

There are more than 50,000 street vendors in LA. They say their trade needs to be legalized, so that police can't cite them and confiscate their carts.

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Officers who killed Kendrec McDade made tactical errors

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A court document states two Pasadena officers involved in the fatal police shooting of Kendrec McDade were not disciplined, despite making tactical errors during the incident.

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Why Trevor Noah is the right choice to host 'The Daily Show'

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Comedy Central chose the relatively unknown South African comedian as the new host of "The Daily Show," but his lack of notoriety could be used to his benefit.

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Doctors with cancer push California to allow aid in dying

Dan Swangard, a 48-year-old physician from San Francisco, was diagnosed in 2013 with a rare form of metastatic cancer.

Dr. Dan Swangard doesn't know if he would take lethal medications to hasten death. But as someone with metastatic cancer, he wants to have that choice.