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Archive for December 14th, 2012
For years Mormons in the LGBT community say they have felt shunned from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
U.S. officials wonder whether North Korea's successful rocket launch this week helped Iran — another country whose nuclear program concerns the U.S.
A deadly fungus wiped out billions of American chestnut trees from the forests of North America. Growers are now trying to rebuild a U.S. market with Chinese and European species.
U.S. factories rebounded in November from Superstorm Sandy, boosting production of cars, equipment and appliances.
The singer's fans gathered at the Long Beach mortuary where the remains were taken. The DEA said it's investigating the company which owned the plane that crashed in Mexico.
The judge said during a hearing in a rape case: "If someone doesn't want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down." He later apologized. Read the admonishment.
Governor Jerry Brown announced he is undergoing radiation treatment for “localized” prostate cancer. Worried about prostate cancer? Arm yourself with information.
A steep fall in gas costs pushed down a measure of U.S. consumer prices last month, keeping inflation mild.
The Associated Press, citing an anonymous source, is reporting that there are 27 dead – including 18 children. The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns.
'The Help Group' offers assistance and after-school programs for children with learning disabilities, and they're looking for new volunteers for the new year.
Tribune Co. is reportedly vetting buyers for its newspapers, which include the embattled L.A. broadsheet as well as seven others around the U.S.
The Los Angeles City Council has delayed stepping into the fight over the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.
The credit rating agency is concerned that the state's tax situation is too volatile, which leds to spending but not big enough surpluses.
Sheriff's homicide detectives arrest a suspect, recover guns in the Fourth of July shooting death of a South LA teenage girl.
The longtime councilman was elected to the House of Representatives last month. He will represent the eastern part of the San Fernando Valley.
SoCal is speaking up on gun-related issues following Friday's tragedy at a school in Connecticut. At least 27 people have died, the majority of them young children.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reports that the daily pace of incoming applications for temporary legal status under the program continues to slow; applications peaked in September.
Lawsuits in the sexual abuse scandal at Miramonte Elementary School will be allowed to move forward.
In immigration news: Obama administration talks reform, the fight over a path to citizenship, a 'Colorado Compact,' moreMulti-American | | December 14 2012, 11:22 AM
Obama prepares for immigration bill push - USA Today White House aides say a comprehensive immigration reform plan is on the agenda as the Obama administration's "next big political project," but it has to wait until the fiscal cliff crisis is resolved.
Sheriff's detectives say they've arrested one suspect in connection to the Fourth of July fatal shooting of Unique Russell, 14, in South Los Angeles.
Gabrielle Ludwig, a member of the Mission College women's basketball team in Santa Clara, is reportedly the first transsexual to play college hoops as both a man and a woman.
Today is Friday, Dec. 14 and headlines include the arrest of a jailer who assaulted inmates and city funds for the Children's Museum.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a large earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California and Mexico.
The offering for San Mateo-based Solar City didn't go exactly as planned for millionaire Elon Musk.
The Loh Down On Science
Dressing like an astronaut.
CBS News reports that a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School this morning resulted in at least 27 deaths, including at least 18 children.
We sit down with the guys from the Dinner Party podcast and radio show to get the conversation topics for the weekend. On tap this week; the Christmas card no one wants to get and the history of cheese.
A new report out this week finds that people around the world are living much longer than they did 20 years ago. But the diseases they're now more likely to die from, like cancer and heart disease, are much more difficult to treat.
The King Eddy Saloon in Downtown L.A. has been a watering hole for decades, once serving up drinks to writers like John Fante and Charles Bukowski. It's located on Skid Row and, in fact, it's the last bar there.
In "Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment," former NY Times reporter Craig R. Whitney highlights the need for an effective discussion from both sides about gun control.
First, just as California's budget woes appear to be on the mend as we pull out of the recession, comes some bad news.A report issued today by National Association of State Budget Offices warns that spiraling health care costs and reduced federal aid means the state will continue to have to make cuts in its programs.
Heidi Moore, U.S. finance and economics editor for the Guardian and Jim Rainey, political columnist for the Los Angeles Times chew on the week's big stories, including Susan Rice's decision not to pursue a post as Secretary of State, the status of the fiscal cliff crisis, and can the federal government have the resources to enforce medical marijuana restrictions?
LA County wants to shift its strategy for controlling stormwater pollution, and it wants homeowners to foot the bill. A vote-by-mail election could be set for March.
Wednesday was 12-12-12, so KPCC's Brian Watt went looking for couples who decided to make that auspicious date their wedding anniversary.
If it weren't for Instagram, Taiyo Watanabe of Silverlake might not be a photographer. Nor would he have a more than 2,100-image body of work.