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Hurricane veteran in Maryland's Eastern Shore isn't taking Sandy for granted.
Big Bird costumes are a top seller this Halloween, thanks to Mitt Romney's debate comment. Sales are brisk across the nation.
Power companies try to prepare for widespread outages by bringing in reinforcements from the rest of nation as the massive storm hits the East Coast.
Proton therapy can be targeted much more precisely than regular radiation. The hope is that it translates into fewer side effects. But it costs twice as much as regular radiation.
Sandy's rains are falling on the Mid-Atlantic and as the storm's winds follow there will be dangerous conditions from Virginia to the Northeast, impacting millions.
Bao Tong was once a senior figure in the Communist Party. He was ousted and jailed for seven years after the Tiananmen Square events of 1989, but he doesn't hesitate to speak his mind.
More than 100 flights between the Northeast and Southern California have been canceled due to the large storm. Here is some advice on how to deal with the airlines.
President Obama declared October National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. His former cybersecurity chief was in Anaheim to speak to IT security professionals.
An exhibit featuring the art work of late punk rocker Dee Dee Ramone opened Friday at Shepard Fairey's Elysian Park gallery, Subliminal Projects.
Moody’s Investors Service says the forecast for districts is dire, possibly leading to higher interest rates on loans and even bankruptcy
City officials have torn down a 6-foot-tall wooden fence surrounding a home whose owner, Javier Hernandez, has been fighting fighting a bank-ordered eviction.
Band members of Imperial Stars were sentenced Monday to probabtion and community service for their daytime, mid-freeway concert two years ago.
Sandy's been reclassified as a "post tropical cyclone," but it still packs a hurricane's wallop. Now, the Internet itself is being affected as major websites are knocked offline.
LAUSD unveiled a state-of-the-art science facility in Glassell Park named for Sally Ride, in hopes of inspiring students to pursue careers in math and science.
The painter becomes the painted on Monday as Bob Ross gets the Google doodles treatment on what would have been the beloved artist's 70th birthday.
Virginia-based attorneys for Americans for Responsible Leadership were given an extra day to travel to Sacramento from the storm-battered East Coast
Despite Sandy hitting the northeast, forcing residents to either evacuate or hunker down, the East Coast king of late night David Letterman is going on with his show.
The regulation of medical marijuana is back — again — as a local union collects signatures to get an ordinance on the city of Los Angeles’ May 2013 ballot.
Not an everyday ensemble, but this is not an everyday election, is it?
"It's raining "puppies" in Germany, "pocket knives" in Brazil and "cobbler boys" in Denmark. How does the rest of the world describe a downpour?
Prosecutors filed murder, attempted-murder and other charges Monday against the 30-year-old man who allegedly shot and killed three people last week in Downey.
As the technology giant witnesses its stock prices slide by hundreds of points, it positions itself to — hopefully — recover at year's end.
The man suspected of shooting and killing three people last week in Downey at a business and home is expected to make his initial appearance in court Monday.
How much did Endeavour cost?
At a court hearing Monday morning, Judge Jean Leonard granted the defense attorney’s request to have the boy unshackled during trial.
Are you stuck on the East Coast and taking photos of Hurricane Sandy? Share your photos of the so called "Frankenstorm" and we'll feature the best on our site.
In the news this morning: State immigration initiatives, Californians more tolerant of undocumented, deferred action skeptics, moreMulti-American | | October 29 2012, 9:29 AM
Gay marriage, pot, immigration among ballot issues - ABC There are measures addressing these issues in several states, including a Montana immigration initiative calling for voters to have proof of citizenship, and a Maryland measure proposing in-state tuition for undocumented college students.
Check out our full gallery of photos from the top of the Hollywood Sign as it undergoes the first major renovation in 35 years.
In the last weeks before the Presidential election, 'get out the vote' efforts are in full gear nationwide. In L.A. County, they’re even going behind bars.
I want to punch the entertainment industry in the face for combining art and the most powerful tools of communication in the history of humanity into a system for the manufacture and distribution of mind-numbing, repetitious, self-referential, self-reverential, carefully non-inflammatory indulgences.
The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh makes her way to Egypt.
The Loh Down On Science
Strike a pose! Vogueing under the sea.
The San Francisco Giants last night closed out the World Series in a spectacular way: A four-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers.
Hurricane Sandy has virtually shut down DC. Federal government offices, schools, the Metro - all closed. But you know where it's business as usual? The Supreme Court. This morning, the court heard oral arguments on government wiretapping of suspected terrorists and the case of a USC grad student accused of breaking copyright law.
California is one of 24 states to have some type of three strikes laws on the books. Ours is one of the toughest but some critics are arguing that the hard line stance might not be needed anymore.
California’s “three strikes law” is one of the toughest sentencing laws in the country. It puts habitual criminals away for 25-years-to-life sentences.
Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal teams up with PBS’s Frontline to investigate how independent groups are funneling millions of dollars into issue campaigns aimed at swaying elections.
The U.S. Justice Department is now investigating claims that CVS pharmacies wrongly refilled prescriptions and charged insurance companies without the knowledge of customers. The practice may be widespread among pharmacies like Target, Walgreens and Rite Aid as well.
Next Tuesday, Californians will decide if they trust state government to spend their money wisely on public schools when they vote on two statewide tax initiatives, Props. 30 and 38.
President Obama cancelled his campaign plans because of the storm, he was expected to attend events with former President Bill Clinton in Florida and Ohio today. Instead, Mr. Clinton will appear with Vice President Biden.
The worst of Storm Sandy isn’t expected to hit New York until this evening but it’s already disrupting travel across the country and even internationally. KPCC’s Sanden Totten joins us live from LAX.
While politicians are staying mostly mum on climate change, Hurricane Sandy has a lot of folks talking about the topic and wondering whether global warming is to blame for the imminent uber-storm.
Two thirds of American voters say climate change is an important problem. But we have heard little about what Barack Obama or Mitt Romney would do about it.
How might opinions on immigration continue to change? What kinds of propositions concerning undocumented immigrants might California see on future ballots?
As Hurricane Sandy moves closer and closer to the East Coast, it promises plenty of damage and destruction.
Should states use ballot machines to tally votes? How should the economic ties between candidates and companies that own e-voting machines factor into elections?
What impact will Hurricane Sandy have on the campaigns in these crucial final days? How will Romney and Obama’s responses to Sandy’s destruction affect voters?
What are Feinstein’s plans for her next term? What changes does she think the next administration will bring? How has she succeeded in a GOP-weighted congress?