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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca Wednesday said he “would not quibble” with a blue ribbon report that found “a persistent pattern of unreasonable force.”
Public health experts have gotten better at detecting new diseases and figuring out their cause since the SARS outbreak nearly 10 years ago.
Candidates frequently avoid uncomfortable topics by diverting the conversation to an unrelated strength. A psychologist explains why we may not catch every "the pivot."
Supporters of the technology say it will save a million lives a year and prevent a global carmageddon. But if a self-driving car runs a red light, who gets the ticket?
Los Angeles city officials and the president of AEG signed the agreement Wednesday in front of the L.A. Convention Center, near the site of the proposed stadium.
With young people among the hardest hit by the down economy, NPR wondered what millennials want from tonight's debate.
Judges have signaled the laws would withstand scrutiny if states can ensure that the vast majority of voters have easier access to free IDs.
The Southland’s gearing up for next week’s Space Shuttle Endeavour trek through the streets of Inglewood and Los Angeles. Starting early Friday, October 12th, crews will lead the massive spaceship from LA International Airport to the California Science Center. The LAPD is placing priority on crowd control.
KPCC & WNYC are gathering stories of how you came to care about the issue that matters to you. Tell us the story of how a particular experience shaped your opinions.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama square off in Colorado for the first Presidential debate.
The LAUSD school board will vote Tuesday on a measure that would make arts education a "core subject," prohibit more cuts, and restore funding to more robust levels.
A political ad from an anti-illegal immigration group that's set to air during tonight's presidential debate touches a raw nerve for some people; it essentially pits black voters against immigrants.
A Senate report says the nation has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into so-called anti-terrorist "fusion centers," with little to show for it.
A newly launched and well-funded ad blitz is pegged to the first presidential debate and next week's launch of voting by mail in California
A UCLA professor and the Los Angeles Business Council have produced a report to address the lack of affordable homes for middle-class workers.
The veteran pop group sued the game giant for fraud, violation of publicity rights, and breach of contract over the Character Manipulation Feature in the "Guitar Hero" spinoff.
The Chinese company opened its U.S. headquarters in Downtown L.A. last October. Since then, its business has entered a big decline.
California's State Superintendent has picked Kent Taylor, a Kern County superintendent, to take over the fiscally troubled Inglewood Unified School District.
I know these Presidential debates aren’t debates in the historical sense. Regardless, I’m looking forward to seeing how both men do on a topic of immense complexity. Is Mitt Romney going to be more forthcoming about what tax deductions he’d want cut to keep his tax reform plan from ballooning the deficit? Will President Obama give more detail about how he would improve the economy, short of a government stimulus that could never get through a GOP Congress?I’ll be live tweeting during the debate.
The space shuttle Endeavour begins its final mission Thursday night. Find out its path, where to see it and more.
Gov. Brown signed a law Sunday directing state officials to let some young undocumented immigrants apply for driver's licenses, but some would benefit aren't happy about it.
California State University campuses are trying to spread the word on why voters should say “Yes” to Prop 30. Over the next week, three CSU's are hosting a series of informational events detailing the impact of the tax initiative as well as voter registration drives.
Fuel costs have seen a sharp spike recently in Los Angeles County, rising over a penny each of the past five days to $4.259 for regular self-serve unleaded.
A recent study finds that iPhone-dominated states vote one way, while the reverse is true for Android states. Check out the infographic that reveals the preferences.
Charting the political money wars -- a data wiz who works in politics helps pull back the curtain on big spending in California elections.
To combat flu season, both Morning Edition host Steve Julian and Off-Ramp host John Rabe have taken precautions before the virus has a chance to get too friendly.
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In the news this morning: Romney says he'll honor DACA reprieves, activist group's TV spot pits black voters vs. immigrants, moreMulti-American | | October 03 2012, 9:51 AM
Romney says he would honor reprieves granted by Obama - New York Times Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told reporters this week that he "would not cancel temporary reprieves from deportation that President Obama is granting to hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants.
Schmidt from "New Girl" is picking up girls in bars as the other son of Mitt Romney — the one you've never heard of — Tugg.
Both victims were elderly adults who lived in the southeastern part of the county. Officials report 54 people in the county have become sick from the virus.
Today, SoCal Venezuelans will trek to San Francisco to vote. President Hugo Chavez seeks another term; how will Henrique Capriles fair?
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Feeling blue today?
Do you know what an HB 10 is? Have you negged your way to a kiss close? Do you have any idea what these terms mean? If not, than you may be completely unaware of an entire community of codes, strategies and systems for men to connect with women.
In January, Los Angeles became the first city in the nation that requires adult film actors to wear condoms during filming. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which sponsored the city initiative, has put a measure on the November ballot that would make the ordinance apply to all adult film production in Los Angeles County.
“It’s the economy, stupid” is a phrase coined by political strategist James Carville during Bill Clinton’s first successful presidential campaign in 1992, but those words couldn’t be truer than they are in the 2012 presidential race.
California's most famous governor is known for reaching the top: of bodybuilding, Hollywood, public service and, recently, personal scandal.
The latest move in the chess game between Los Angeles’ medical marijuana dispensaries and the city officials was made yesterday when the L.A. City Council voted 11-2 to repeal their own controversial ban on the collectives instituted in July.
How often are you lied to? It’s probably more often than you think, according to lie detection expert Janine Driver.
In neighborhoods like Echo Park, Inglewood and Eagle Rock, hand painted signs are everywhere. But who paints them, how do they get there and are they even legal?
The Cinefamily movie theater on North Fairfax is hosting a terrifying run of midnight screenings throughout October.
According to a recent article by Sports Illustrated, a majority of NBA and NFL players are financially broke within five years of retirement.
The Afghan Defense Ministry has released a guide book called "Cultural Understanding: A Guide to Understanding Coalition Cultures."
A slew of political video games out this election season just might motivate them enough to put down the controller or iPad and head down to the polls.
Wednesday night presidential contenders Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will engage in a series of televised debates.
Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates freedom in literature and seeks to draw attention to books that have been, or still are banned. The annual event celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Six months ago, the banking industry reached a $25 billion settlement with the government. The five biggest banks agreed to the payout after investigators uncovered an industry-wide practice of using fraudulent paperwork to process foreclosures.
This week,. the U.S. government began flying Mexican deportees to Mexico City, in an effort to relieve border cities that have been overwhelmed by the numbers of deported immigrants.
A record number of openly gay candidates are running for seats in the next Congress, and almost all of them say their sexuality is a non-issue on the campaign trail — both for them, and their opponents.