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Authorities say a pedestrian has been hit and killed by a commuter train in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley.
Conversion these days at the state's Spanish missions isn't only about religion; it's also about seismic retrofitting.
Around 2,000 members of a little-known Muslim minority group plan to meet in Chino this weekend for its annual convention
Over the past two weeks in L.A. County, two different homeless people have been set on fire while they slept. But how common is violence against the homeless?
The two are accused of being in a SUV that sped away and slammed into a van filled with five people. If convicted, the alleged gang members each face a sentence of life in prison.
In North Korea, profound social change is happening. The pressure of national ideology has forced women to become the primary breadwinners in many households
A federal mediator says the International Longshoremen's Assoc. and port operators have agreed in principle on key issues and will extend negotiations by 30 days.
The general who led coalition forces during the 1991 Gulf War "removed the scar of Vietnam" from officers who served in that war, says retired Maj. Gen. Robert Scales Jr.
Paychecks will shrink and Californians will shell out more money to the federal government next year if lawmakers are unable to renew certain tax cuts.
A measure of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes increased last month to its highest level in two and a half years, the latest sign of improvement in the once-battered housing market.
The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been shut down for 11 months. Regulators plan to meet with Friends of the Earth in January to talk about licensing issues.
About 400 people from around Los Angeles County honored a Pasadena youth mentor and LA County Sheriff's employee shot and killed in front of his home Christmas Day.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Southern California has dropped in most Southland counties Friday. In Los Angeles County, the average price is $3.58, its lowest amount since Dec. 27, 2011.
Going to the Rose Parade? We have everything you need to know: How to get there, where to park, how to camp out, what to bring, what NOT to bring, where to eat and more.
Doctors say that limiting alcohol consumption on New Year's Eve is key to staving off Holiday Heart Syndrome, which can lead to atrial fibrillation.
Commerce could be brought to a near standstill at major ports from Boston to Houston if the strike takes place on Sunday, potentially delivering a big blow to retailers and manufacturers still struggling to find their footing in a weak economy.
TreePeople concentrates on restoring the areas of Southern California that need the most greening. They plant, restore and care for trees and plants.
The ban raises unanswered questions, including whether adoptions already in progress can proceed. An international adoptions specialist provides the basics.
Eight U.S. sailors who served on a humanitarian mission to Japan in the wake of the tsunami-triggered Fukushima nuclear reactor crisis are suing the utility that operates the power plant.
Statistics from the National Interagency Fire Center show more than 9.2 million acres have been charred by wildfire so far this year.
In immigration news: Russian adoption ban, a phase-out of 287(g) federal-local partnerships, Iowa denying licenses to DACA recipients, moreMulti-American | | December 28 2012, 8:21 AM
Magnitsky case: Putin signs Russian ban in US adoptions - BBC Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a bill banning Russian adoptions to the U.S. Russia is one of the top three foreign countries from which U.
Today is Friday, Dec. 28 and headlines include alleged fraud in the Assessor's Office, a drop in crime, and Rep. Jerry Lewis' departure from DC.
Authorities say the man and three others stormed into a combination pawn shop and jewelry store Dec. 13 in the Moreno Valley. A clerk was shot during the robbery.
Ready to usher in 2013? If you’re sick of sitting around your home or hunting for a house party, here are some of the big New Year’s Eve happenings around LA.
Guest host David Lazarus is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan from dearhenrysheehan.com and Lael Loewenstein from Variety to review the week’s new film releases including Promised Land, Parental Guidance and more. Plus, the critics and David look back at the films of 2012 to highlight the best overlooked films of the year. TGI-FilmWeek!
The Loh Down On Science
Why we like a little yin with our yang.
As of December 17, 2012 Jiroemon Kimura is the oldest man currently living and the oldest man in recorded history.
Star wattage and marquee value are all well and good, but what truly brings reality to the screen? The loss this week of Jack Klugman and Charles Durning reminds us of how important great character actors are to the history of film.
The critics and David look back at the films of 2012 to highlight the best overlooked films of the year. TGI-FilmWeek!
How should Congress deal with the debt ceiling during fiscal cliff negotiations? What should the government prioritize? Should there be a debt ceiling at all?
As robotic technology becomes more ubiquitous in the fields of defense and medicine, it’s natural to see the same advanced programming in day-to-day life. What kind of changes would a robot like Roboy bring?
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Even at 75, the answer is still the original Disney princess, Snow White.
A strange thing is happening on some of the worlds most remote islands. From coastal California to the South Pacific, native birds, mice, turtles and foxes are emerging from the threat of extinction.
This season, the LA Lakers became the first NBA team to broadcast every game in Korean. But the announcers don't actually attend the games.
One policy change the new year will ring in the end of an age-old tradition, at least in California. On January 1, a new law goes into effect banning the use of hounds to hunt bears or bobcats.
Amid all the talk of the looming fiscal cliff — the tax cuts which will go into effect with potential drastic effects if Congress can't come to a compromise to avert them— we have a voice of optimism today, and a call to take the long view on political deadlines.
A record-breaking petition is asking the Obama Administration to label the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group. With over 280,000 signatures in two weeks, it's one of the fastest growing petitions ever on a site created just over a year ago by the White House.
L.A. Times columnist James Rainey and The Guardian’s U.S. Finance and Economics editor Heidi Moore will discuss the big headlines of the last year, including the winners and losers in politics, economics and media.
The veteran lawmaker is proud of his accomplishments, but laments that Congress has moved progressively down a pathway towards partisan confrontation.
Usually when sports teams go retro with their uniforms, for fans it brings back fond memories of a simpler time. The Atlanta Braves baseball team has tuned the clock back on the logo for their batting practice caps but in a surprising and some say, racist way.
When it comes to who we vote for to represent us, we all face some limitations. Most of us work long hours, raising kids and doing all the little things that make up a normal day. Around Election Day, you're expected to keep the hectic schedule going and be up every ballot measure, congressional race and figure out who should be the next president? Good luck.
The Centers for Disease Control used to study the relationship between guns and violence as a matter of public health, but their efforts were curtailed by Congress in 1996 after gun rights advocates accused them of using their research for political purposes, not science.