Some business and labor groups are pushing to change the Environmental Quality Act — specifically its review process for building and construction projects.
Just a few short weeks after the Curiosity rover's successful Martian landing, NASA is sending another robot to the red planet.
Juveniles sentenced to life without parole in California could get a second chance at freedom under a bill passed by the state legislature.
The California Innocence Project is asking the Attorney General to back off and allow a man whose conviction has been overturned by a federal judge to be released.
Alabama has one of the toughest anti-immigration laws to date. One policy, requiring all new students disclose their citizenship status, was found to wrongfully target children.
A growing number of phone apps are using internal GPS to locate other potentially compatible singles nearby. But far more men than women are signing up.
Tony Scott, director of "Top Gun," has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge. ABC News reports that Scott was suffering from inoperable brain cancer.
Here's a look at government health care programs, how President Obama's national health care law affects them, and how Romney and Ryan want to change things.
The wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has overcome serious illness and a severe aversion to politics to campaign for her husband.
A research group says they have found debris off the coast of an atoll in the central Pacific which could help answer questions about Earhart's disappearance.
Mammoth Lakes has grown up around Mammoth Creek, and sought permits from regulators to use its water. Now the LADWP argues its rights are superior in two lawsuits.
The Los Angeles garment district is promoting its local brand in a "Made in LA" Pavilion at the "Sourcing at Magic" trade show in Las Vegas.
Near the Turkish town of Kilis, it's now possible for a reporter to cross into Syria. On Sunday night, NPR's Deborah Amos visited a Free Syrian stronghold.
A San Bernardino jury begins hearing evidence Monday in the penalty phase of convicted arsonist and murderer Rickie Lee Fowler.
After allegedly being harassed because of her national origin and religion, a Muslim woman is suing the biotech company Genentech.
A recent syphilis outbreak has led an adult film industry group to call for a temporary shutdown of adult film production.
Iraq has become one of the top oil exporters, beating out Iran and trailing Saudi Arabia, but many Iraqis have yet to see the economic benefits.
The decision means the American anti-doping agency can proceed with a hearing to prove its accusations against the seven-time Tour de France winner.
America's top general is in Afghanistan, in part to discuss how to stop the "green on blue" attacks that have left 10 U.S. military personnel dead.
People with extraordinary autobiographical memories also tend to have obsessive tendencies, researchers are learning.
As Los Angeles moves to ban pot shops, advocates in Santa Ana are mounting a campaign to undo a ban on storefront pot shops in the Orange County city.
A study on mice indicates that it's conceivable that a version of the Pill for males could be on the market within a few years.
A new report says Latinos ages 18-24 now make up a record 16.5 percent share of enrollments in U.S. colleges and universities. More are graduating with degrees.
USC faces an issue that all urban schools have: student safety. And the school has a reputation, deserved or not, for being in a "sketchy" area.
In the latest twist to Cal State University’s budget woes, the system may not admit any graduate students from California for the spring semester.
According to a new poll, the majority of Americans a) consume alcohol, b) prefer beer, and on average, among the drinkers, deposit c) 4.2 alcoholic beverages into their throats per week.
Los Angeles’ elected officials learned a valuable lesson when they told Occupy LA protesters they could remain on the City Hall lawn – freedom ain’t free.
Should Mark Zuckerberg stay as CEO of Facebook? Should Mitt Romney reveal his tax returns? A rundown of the week's business news with the talk radio host.
Mixing it up with Mammoth in court might send a message to backwoods water thieves the LADWP fears are digging into supplies.
A former teacher at Telfair Elementary School in the San Fernando Valley has pleaded no contest to molesting 13 students, says the L.A. District Attorney's Office.
The L.A. Coroner's office confirmed with KPCC that the autopsy of famed director Tony Scott was completed on Monday. The results have not yet been released.
I went to see Tony's first feature film, which included Sarandon and Deneuve making love. I imagined Tony jumping about behind the camera, clapping his hands,
East Los Angeles' long shuttered Golden Gate Theater has opened its doors again, but not for moviegoers.
Phyllis Diller, the legendary humorist credited with cackling the path for many female comics, died at her Brentwood home in Los Angeles on Monday. She was 95.
The social network has lost half its value since its IPO. This has hasted calls for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step aside — but also affected California's budget.
It's moving week at USC and as students flood into campus over the next few days, they'll be returning to a campus that's revamped security over the summer.
It’s the second to last day of the two-week "Fresh Start" program at Alhambra High, and the group of students are talking about feelings.
The film community is sharing their thoughts following the suicide of "Top Gun" director Tony Scott. Scott leapt to his death Sunday afternoon; he was 68.
Today is Monday, Aug. 20 and headlines include the city of Ontario's bid for its airport and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's thoughts on the Partnership for LA Schools.
The "Fresh Start" program is as a safe space for students, who have come to recognize their own worries and fears among others in their groups.
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When it comes to the effects of athletics on lifespans, most would expect physical sports like football or mixed martial arts could lead to shorter lives. Despite the rigorous athletic...
One of the most celebrated and influential female standup comediennes of all time has passed away. Sadly, Phyllis Diller died today in Los Angeles at the age of 95.
Tough times have meant extreme measures for the debt collection industry. In the aftermath of ‘The Great Recession,’ tactics used to get debtors to pay up have included threats, incessant...
“Forget super PACs... which can take unlimited contributions but must name their donors. More money is being spent on TV advertising in the presidential race by social welfare nonprofits...
Between 1968 and 1974, researchers from Stanford University studied delayed gratification in 650 four-year-olds by offering them a single marshmallow. Once given the marshmallow, the...
Imagine a game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon that winds through a series of interlinked connections between hundreds of historical figures and you start to get a picture of Craig Brown...
After more than three quarters of a century, women will for the first time be included on the membership rolls of Augusta National Golf Club.
Harry Shearer, who made a name for himself in “Spinal Tap” and “The Simpsons,” is lending his many talents to a new album.
Think creativity equals starving artist? Think again. Not only are the more creative among us raking in more cash, they’re reshaping our businesses, cities, and culture. They’re probably also the key to a more stable economic future.
A week ahead of the Republican National Convention, a group of 112 delegates are meeting today to draft the party’s official platform.
According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s website, California holds the top spot in the strength of its gun laws, scoring 81 out a possible 100. But could they be stronger?
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This year fantasy sports are expected to generate $3 billion dollars. We speak with RotoWire's Peter Schoenke about where that money comes from.
Starting this fall, the University of Colorado system will allow students to carry concealed weapons onto campus.
"Top Gun" director Tony Scott died yesterday from an apparent suicide. He was 68 years old. We take a look back at his life and career with Thom Geier, senior editor at Entertainment Weekly.
The vice presidential candidates often are able to say things the presidential candidates can't... or won't. They can be the attack dogs of the campaign or perhaps the ids to their running mates' super egos.
Madeleine Brand speaks with writer Andrew Smith, the author of "American Tuna." They discuss the history of tuna, and how it became American's favorite fish.
One month after the killings in Aurora, Colorado, a community is still reeling. 12 people were killed and 57 were injured when alleged shooter, James Holmes, burst into a theater and fired into the audience. Holmes, faces more than 140 counts of murder and he's in jail, due in court later this week.
Listen for some changes to The Madeleine Brand Show starting Monday, August 20.
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