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LA's airport commissioners are willing to sign a letter of intent to sell Ontario airport by April. But they want Ontario to agree to several conditions first.
The combination of a powerful gun owners' lobby and a loss of public support for gun control has stymied efforts in recent years to tighten gun laws.
The office of Sen. Daniel Inouye says the Medal of Honor recipient and 50-year veteran of the Senate has died of respiratory complications at a Washington-area hospital.
Monday's the busiest mailing day of the holiday season across the nation — but there's still time to mail your packages in time for Christmas delivery.
A new report suggests that the presidential election did little to change Americans’ public opinion of the Mormon faith. even after Mitt Romney's run for president.
Children in third through sixth grade consume more calories when snacking on potato chips, and fewer when they snack instead on raw vegetables and cheese combinations.
A preservative keeps vaccines from going bad when there is no refrigeration. Activists say it should be banned because it contains mercury, but public health officials insist it's safe.
A federal court in Texas will take up the case of a high school student who won't wear her ID. She believes its "the mark of the beast" from the Book of Revelation.
Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner, both 6, were killed Friday when a gunman stormed the school. They are to be remembered today, along with the funerals of other victims.
JCP rolled out a new sales strategy earlier this year: Fewer coupons but lower prices. So far, it hasn't been producing returns.
A mother charged with murder for throwing her 7-month-old son from a roof more than two years ago is set to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
The downtown L.A. gallery is currently hosting its final exhibit dubbed "L.A. Enhanced." Crewest will be closing its doors on Dec. 31 after ten years.
A mistrial was declared Monday in the second-degree murder trial of a homeless woman who allegedly pushed an 84-year-old woman off a Metro train platform to her death.
Parents, teachers, and administrators in Costa Mesa joined the national debate: Are schools safe?
The Los Angeles DA's Office declined to file charges against Kyle Bangayan, a 24-year-old Pomona man arrested Sunday for allegedly threatening L.A. school kids.
Hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegally accessing online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and more than 50 others.
A jury in Los Angeles has awarded $80,250 to a man who claimed a sheriff's deputy punched him in his jail cell and broke his jaw.
Happy birthday, little boy blue: It’s Mega Man’s birthday! To celebrate the video game star’s birth, Capcom is releasing a free game online — Street Fighter X Mega Man.
NASA/JPL releases crash details for Ebb and Flow and announces the probes' final lunar resting place will be named for America's first woman in space, Sally Ride.
The controversial bonds have school districts paying, in some cases, nearly $1 billion on mere tens of millions in borrowing. But its that such a bad deal?
The company's stock price has been hammered late this year, after rising to epic heights. If it keeps dropping, investors may get a chance to buy in.
On the first school day back after Friday's Connecticut school shooting, Southland educators grapple with security policies
The private equity giant's efforts to buy an underperforming but still significant L.A.-based fixed-income firm has run into turbulence.
At Project Angel Food, volunteers work alongside a small staff of cooks preparing, packaging, and delivering over 13,000 weekly free meals to those too ill to cook for themselves.
I hope the fact that this is the first debate doesn't mean it's the last time people running for mayor talk about LA's green issues, because I'd like to hear more.
The Tustin woman, who was in her 60s, died last week due to the mosquito-borne virus. West Nile is passed through the bite of an infected mosquito.
The DA's office has concluded that Pasadena police officers responding to a robbery report acted lawfully when they shot to death a suspect who turned out to be unarmed.
The teams' new ownership needs a huge broadcast deal in order the justify the record-setting purchase price for the team. Is an RSN the way to go?
LAPD Commander Andrew Smith: "We don't know if he was actually planning on carrying these out, we have to assume he was, that's why he's sitting in jail right now."
The man who is accused of shooting into the air and the ground Saturday in Newport Beach did not resist authorities when he was arrested. No one was hit by the gunfire.
Today is Monday, Dec. 17 and headlines include a debate with the top mayoral candidates, division at City Hall, and the reassignment of Alan Jackson.
One of the US's best political advertising minds aims to change the course of the LA mayor’s race. Republican Fred Davis has created a political action committee to support Kevin James.
They're running out of fuel, so NASA will command them to hit the surface. It will occur on the dark side of the moon, so skygazers on Earth won't see it.
The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh is thankful if the world ends this week.I’m going to be honest. Upon contemplating The Mayan Calendar’s termination, and the potential end of the world— scheduled for this Thursday!— I’m experiencing not terror, but a mild sense of relief.
The Loh Down On Science
Just add water.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has officially withdrawn her name from consideration for Secretary of State. Current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to depart at the end of this term; Rice was one of the most talked about contenders for her position.
Connecticut school massacre renews calls for gun control, but will legislation effectively prevent mass shootings?| December 17 2012, 11:04 AM
The recent massacre in Newtown, Connecticut has reignited the gun control debate in the United States to a height rarely seen, but whether or not the debate will result in any legislative action remains to be observed.
Is the loss of handwriting worth mourning, or should we embrace type for its legibility and ease?
The mourning process has begun in Newtown, Connecticut following the mass murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday.
In light of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is making security at LAUSD schools his top priority.
What’s ahead for “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and director Benh Zeitlin as Oscar nominations approach? Does the film deserve any Academy Awards?
We're now in the thick of the holiday season - presents, family getting together and of course, holiday parties. But if you're sick of the same old egg nog, we have a solution. KPCC's Meghan McCarty speaks to Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, the cocktailing duo behind the popular "Alie and Georgia" blog.
Columbine shooting survivors Stephen Houck and Paula Reed, tell us about coping with PTSD and the lasting effects of this kind of tragedy.
If the nation plunges over the fiscal cliff, it would have an immeasurable impact at the U.S. Mexico border. From the Fronteras Desk in Tucson, Michel Marizco reports.
Fred Davis has created ad campaigns for some of the biggest names in politics, including John McCain and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But like a lot of Angelinos, he doesn’t pay much attention to local elections.
Remember that crazy demon sheep political ad from a few years ago? The guy who made it, Fred Davis III, is back, working for a candidate who's running for mayor of L.A.There's a primary scheduled for March 5th, and if no candidate wins a majority there will be a runoff in May.
The events in Newtown, Conn. on Friday put the gun culture of this rural area into the national spotlight. The area around Newtown is home to many public and private shooting facilities, including a gun training school called Connecticut Gun Permit.
Mondays, L.A. Times entertainment writer Rebecca Keegan joins us to talk about Hollywood.
Syrian-American rapper Omar Offendum joins the show to talk about his connection with his homeland and how he incorporates recovultionary messages into his music.
Gun control advocates hope the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., will be the tipping point in the conversation about guns. But are they right?
As parents dropped their kids off at school today, one thought ran through nearly everyone's mind: Will my child be safe?
Funerals for some of the young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will be held there later today, while law enforcement officials continue their investigation into shooter Adam Lanza.
An Associated Press poll out today finds nearly 80 percent of Americans believe temperatures are rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is done to combat it.