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The operator of the San Onofre nuclear plant says the plant’s shutdown has cost more than $300 million dollars and counting.
Crystal Cathedral Ministries founder Robert Schuller is in bankruptcy court seeking more than $5 million from the ministry he built from scratch.
Alabama voters decide Tuesday on a measure that Republican leaders say is an embarrassment that deters jobs and investment. But Alabama's black leaders are against the fix.
The Obama administration's health law envisions reductions in some Medicare spending. And some of the money saved on Medicare will help pay for other parts of the law.
The number of Taiwan visitors to L.A. is expected to increase 25 percent next year, now that its citizens no longer need to buy visas on trips to the United States.
Electrical workers are squirming through the tunnels beneath New York City, checking transformers, cables and power systems.
Another ex-Fullerton police officer is in court Friday in connection with the beating death of Kelly Thomas.
The March, 2008 murder sparked a debate over local immigration policies and Brown-on-Black violence in L.A. After four years, the case is expected to end Friday.
It's still early in the development process, but if they succeed, they could create the first specific treatment for meth addiction.
The contest features Jackie Lacey, a woman who would be the first female and first African American D.A., against Alan Jackson, a star prosecutor.
Like 1,000 cotton balls squished together with eyes and claws, the San Diego Zoo's new baby panda video is cuter than whatever you are doing at this moment.
It’s a ways off — almost a year — but the Dodgers are giving out bobbleheads of minority share team owner Magic Johnson next season.
Independence USA focuses on candidates who are tough on gun control and education policy, but its TV ad goes after Baca on an environmental issue.
"The most sensitive measurements ever to search for methane gas on Mars" did not detect methane gas on Mars, reports NASA.
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The New York City Marathon has been canceled, though reports indicate it may be rescheduled. The announcement came as power came back on in many parts of lower Manhattan.
One episode in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy raises questions about who we're willing to help in a crisis.
Friday afternoon, L.A. Superior Court Judge Ronald Rose sentenced Pedro Espinoza to death in the killing of high school football standout Jamiel Shaw Jr. in March 2008.
Trader Joe's — home of Raisin Rosemary Crisps and free seasonal adhesives —has a set of new Thanksgiving stickers that may include a fantastic typo.
The Fair Political Practices Commission has appealed the case to California’s Supreme Court, which could rule Sunday or Monday.
It was a solid month for car sales in the U.S. But even though the news is good, the market is only getting tougher for automakers with meager market share.
A third party presidential debate moderate by Ralph Nader was held Sunday, Nov. 4, just two days before the election, at 4:30 p.m. Pacific.
Peter Stenshoel wondered about star-making machinery when he discovered a little known talent in singer and guitar player Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Firefighters say a deadly blaze at a Pasadena home Thursday was intentionally set and a person of interest has been detained.
In the news this morning: Calif. border crossing starts major expansion, immigrant challenges Georgia license law, Sergio Romo's shirt, moreMulti-American | | November 02 2012, 10:16 AM
Busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing gets makeover - Associated Press Tens of thousands of vehicles per day are being rerouted as of yesterday at the San Ysidro border crossing, the busiest on the U.
Disney is buying other film studios at the same time it's making fewer movies. This is a necessary move for a company whose business is changing.
New boundaries for Congressional and state legislative districts were designed to create more balanced districts. One result: incumbents have a tougher road.
Today is Friday, Nov. 2 and headlines include a possible ban on contributions from tax agents, a political son runs for the state Assembly, and a look at Measure J.
Fact check No. 4: Schools are a mess because of $20 billion in cuts to education funding over the past four years. But test scores are rising despite that.
Gasoline prices in Southern California are nearing $4 a gallon after a record high set in October. Prices have dropped for three weeks to an average of $4.09 a gallon.
The other man they detained by police is still being questioned by detectives. None of the injured or the men in custody are USC students.
The U.S. economy beat expectations for job growth in October. Previous months also saw revision, suggesting that the recovery has strength.
Some guys might look clean-cut today, but will be growing out their facial hair for the rest of the month. How come? Movember.
Fact check No. 3: State spending as a share of California's economy has dropped and is now down to its lowest levels since 1972-73.
US employers added 171,000 jobs in October and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought. It is the last report before the November election.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan from dearhenrysheehan.com, Lael Loewenstein from Variety and Charles Solomon from amazon.com to review the week’s new film releases including Flight, Wreck-It-Ralph, This Must Be the Place and the new documentary Burn.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan from dearhenrysheehan.com, Lael Loewenstein from Variety and Charles Solomon from amazon.com to review the week’s new film releases including Flight, Wreck-It-Ralph, This Must Be the Place and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
When life handed Laurie Rubin lemons, she made champagne. She's a heralded opera singer, jewelry maker, and now author.
The Loh Down On Science
Science's latest lie detector.
What kinds of adaptations are necessary to prevent and protect against future climate change disasters? Should the government be investing more in this issue?
How would your child’s school benefit from Race to the Top money -- would you rather they had the funds, or do you trust the teachers?
Larry and the critics review the week’s new film releases including Flight, Wreck-It-Ralph, This Must Be the Place and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
“Burn” is an in-depth look at the lives of firefighters who put their health on the line every day for Detroit. Their stories are as tragic as they are inspiring.
Once again we have our fearless Friday Flashback duo: James Rainey of the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian's Heidi Moore, here to talk about the news of the week.
Let's go back to 1988: Tom Hanks is starring in the movie "Big." George Michael's "Faith" is topping charts, and here in California, voters passed proposition 103. That prop put limits on the ways insurance companies could set rates.
Today, the Washington Post calls the presidential race a contest "as close as any in recent history." NPR reported this morning on some potential nightmare outcomes, including an electoral college tie.
The Dinner Party guys are back. This week Brendan Francis Newnam talks about some ingenious ways to stop a hurricane, Philadelphia's largest T-shirt canon named Big Bella and much more.
A Congressional race in San Diego is getting a lot of attention from immigration reform advocates around the country. On one side: Republican incumbent Brian Bilbray, on the other, Democratic challenger Scott Peters.
Hurricane Sandy's damage is estimated to cost $50 billion, which could make it the second most expensive storm in U.S. history.
Today is the second day of the two-day celebration Dia de Los Muertos. For the past 24 hours, those who celebrate the holiday have been honoring the dead with shrines, parties, food and drink.
By now, you've probably heard about the contentious race between Congressmen Brad Sherman and Howard Berman. The two Democratic incumbents were pushed into a re-election contest because of redistricting.
Yesterday, AEG, the developer of a proposed National Football League stadium, cleared the last legal obstacle that stood in the way of construction. So when will they actually break ground at Farmer's Field, the proposed site at the downtown convention center? And when's kickoff?
Both campaigns jumped on the news this morning that employers added 171,000 jobs in October.
Humans have lived by the shoreline for thousands of years but now that relationship is changing. Author John R. Gillis explores it in his new book "The Human Shore."
A new drug policy for thoroughbreds and a debate over who knows what’s best for the horses is creating buzz at Santa Anita Park ahead of the Breeders' Cup.
Everyone in this country has carried his face in their pockets — on the penny and the five-dollar bill. And they carry his image in their brains. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, the man who saved the union and was assassinated after his moment of triumph.
Jahsan Lambey's mom says her son may have only paid $60 for his tattoo, but in many ways it may cost him a lot more.