An economic forecast suggests California’s unemployment rate will drop to single digits this time next year — sooner than originally predicted.
Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, is back in court as a coalition of civil rights groups try to block the so-called “show me your papers” provision.
Rosie O’Donnell’s announcement that she didn't know she'd had a heart attack has drawn attention to the challenge of spotting heart attacks in women.
Federal regulators have shut down a Californian slaughterhouse and launched an investigation into whether beef from sick cows reached the human food supply.
Western aid to Afghanistan hasn't created any U.S.-style malls. But some markets, like the Bush Bazaar, which specializes in selling stolen U.S. goods, are thriving.
David Oh, flight director of the Mars Curiosity rover, and his family are living on Mars time. The experiment makes the family feel a part of the rover mission.
A Cuban dissident was killed in a car crash last month. Witnesses say it was an accident, but the government is using the case for propaganda.
More than 400,000 young illegal immigrants in California may be eligible for state driver’s licenses.
Fullerton City Council members will receive a final report tonight on the death of homeless man Kelly Thomas. He died last summer after a confrontation with police.
In a survey hospitals ranked the best and worse insurers. While WellPoint ranked last in key categories, Cigna and Aetna came out on top.
China is the one country that still invests big in Pakistan. But that upsets militant nationalists, who accuse China of trying to be a new colonial power.
The life expectancy of a 65-year-old has jumped to 85 years old, in part because deaths from heart disease and stroke have plummeted by nearly 50 percent.
Electric car drivers in Israel no longer worry about charging their batteries. They can just pull into a battery changing station and switch them out.
Cuba is one of the world's last remaining communist states. Cuba's allies also maintain firm one-party rule, but have prospered by introducing market principles.
The West Hollywood City Council approved an ordinance Monday night to ban plastic bags at store checkouts, the latest in a series of California cities to do so.
The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant has been offline since January. Now, Southern California Edison plans to cut 730 employees at the facility.
Endurance athlete Diana Nyad, who turns 63 on Wednesday, has been trying to become the first person to make the swim without the protection of a shark cage.
A University of Cincinnati study suggests that while Americans don't necessarily tie their perception of other immigrant groups to how they feel about immigration, their perception...
California's complex web of water rights adds up to a lot of fact finding in a dispute among users. Facts take time and money. Guess who pays for it?
The head of the LA City Council is hoping for “peace, not war” in the ongoing retirement talks, but one union says it is done talking about reform.
30 years later, the nature of Natalie Wood's demise -- reclassified as "undetermined" in July -- has been officially amended on the actress' death certificate.
Los Angeles budget officials were instructed today to look at increasing the city's parking and documentary transfer taxes. Both could appear on the spring ballot.
A proposal to ban major retailers in the Chinatown area will move forward however, the ordinance comes too late to stop Walmart from moving into the neighborhood.
LAPD arrested a skateboarder on Saturday night, who says he suffered a fractured cheek and swollen nose in the incident that has since sparked protests.
A "Red Flag" warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for fire danger across our heatwave hampered region through 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The results of Honest Tea's steep social experiment are in and Venice Beach has some explaining to do. See where SoCal locales rank in the honesty department.
L.A.'s mayor criticizes the Prop 32 campaign for suggesting that he supports the measure to prohibit labor unions from controlling members' political contributions.
A bomb squad has declared the warehouse safe. LAPD officer Rosario Herrera said no explosives were found, although officers found about 100 marijuana plants.
Nintendo Power magazine is ceasing publication after 24 years. "Nintendo what now?" you may be asking. "Magahuh?" you may say as you read this on your iPad.
Harry Partch invented huge, beautiful instruments, tuned to a 43-tone scale (compare that to the Western 12-note scale) and compose a large body of work for them.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that concussion rates in athletics have more than doubled in the last decade. High schools are facing the problem head on.
Maribel De La Torre is accused of attacking a former city councilman with whom she was having an affair. She will be back in court on Sept. 20.
The second-most-disliked airport in America is getting a makeover. But will all the work reverse a trend of fewer and fewer passengers?
California consumer alert: 2,095 cases of potentially contaminated romaine lettuce are being voluntarily recalled across the United States and Canada.
Warren Buffett is getting out of a multi-billion-dollar bet on municipal bonds. Moody's predicts more bankruptcies. Time to panic?
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 21 and headlines include a look at the LA City Council's Ninth District race, construction of new parklets, and a plea for jailhouse records.
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After 41 hours, 45 minutes, and multiple jellyfish stings, 62-year-old long distance swimmer Diana Nyad’s attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida has come to an end. Nyad faced lightning...
Every year since 1998, Beloit College in Wisconsin has published a ‘Mindset List’ for the incoming class of freshman who aim to graduate four years later. The list compiles a set of...
After his incendiary remarks on “legitimate rape,” Republicans want Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the race for the Missouri Senate. By law, he has until 5 pm Central Time today to do...
In the classic movie Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart’s character never says “Play it again, Sam.” Really. Look it up. What Bogey’s American expatriate, Rick Blaine, really said is "If...
We’ve all heard it said that it’s a small world. But nobody has said it in as many languages as Richard and Robert Sherman.
As the debate over whether or not to circumcise rages on, the number of circumcisions continues to drop.
What causes Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and you or me to change our minds?
Once the epicenter of violent spillover from Mexico’s drug wars, Ciudad Juarez has seen a precipitous drop in the number of homicides.
Two thirds of them are registered to vote, and an overwhelming majority says the government plays an important role in their lives.
Brand & Martínez
It's not quite the end of summer, but it's close enough to do a rundown of the songs of summer.
We consult music critics Drew Tewksbury and Ann Powers, and weigh in with some of our own picks.
Republican party leaders want Missiouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to leave the race by the end of the day, after he said, "From what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole [pregnancy] thing down.”
The National Republican Senatorial Committee says it will not spend the $5 million earmarked for Akin's campaign, and Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS SuperPAC says it's pulling ads that were scheduled to start running tomorrow in Missouri.
The tech advances we've seen in the past few years has many people in awe, but for some parents, the smart-phone or iPad represents more of a tech question than a tech answer. Should you monitor your children's tech use, and if so, what's the best way to do it? James Steyer, author of the book, "Talking Back to Facebook," tries to answer those questions in his latest book.
Despite over 900 million active users, Facebook's has been struggling. On Monday, their stock price hit an all-time low, $18.75 — a 51% decline from its initial public offering earlier this year.
Hundreds of domestic workers are converging on Sacramento this morning, to push for the passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in California. The Calif. Senate is expected to vote on the bill next week, which has already been approved by the Calif. Assembly.
Business Update with Mark Lacter
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter argues that LA's ban on pot shops is problematic.
From RFK and MLK to Whitney Houston - The Merv Griffin Show archives open up.
The Loh Down On Science
Don't add this one to your Christmas list, kids.