'Heat storm' preparations start months earlier at LADWP

Deep in winter, before you'll ever see short sleeves, the L.A. Department of Water and Power uses complex forecasting tools to predict and respond to heat waves.

Ezell Ford's family files civil rights lawsuit against LAPD

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The lawsuit says Ford complied with officers' orders to lie down, but police still 'intentionally or negligently' shot him multiple times.

Live video: 2014 Americana Music Awards

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The 2014 Americana Music Awards are Wednesday at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern. You can watch the full show live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. here.

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Southern California's wild weather calms down

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Southern California's ugly mix of heat and thunderstorms began to ease Wednesday and forecasters said cooler, calmer weather will prevail through the week.

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1,000 hazmat suits being sent by nurses group to West Africa

Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

National Nurses United is arranging the delivery of 1,000 hazmat suits to West Africa. NNU says this is only the first step in the U.S.'s efforts to fight the Ebola crisis.