Archive for December 30th, 2012


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2 teenagers stabbed at Redondo Beach mall

Police are reviewing surveillance video as they investigate the stabbings of two teenagers inside a mall in Redondo Beach.

2013: A tipping year for climate change?

This year's weather will be one for the record books; 2012 is slated to be the hottest summer on record. "We've already passed all kinds of tipping points," environmentalist Bill McKibben says.

Senate adjourns with no deal on 'fiscal cliff'

Talks appeared stalled Sunday as the Senate finished up for the evening without a deal in sight. Democratic Sen. Harry Reid said there was "still significant distance between the two sides."
House Speaker John Boehner Addresses The Press On The Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Why the (very) few rule the many in Congress

Even if the Senate were to approve a compromise package and a majority of the House (Republicans and Democrats) were prepared to accept it, the deal likely won't even be brought to the House floor for debate and a vote.
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Katt Williams, the comedian who has repeatedly found himself on the wrong side of the law, is out on bail after being arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of a stolen gun.

A tough year for unions, with few bright spots ahead

This year, two states passed right-to-work laws, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall attempt. Harold Meyerson of The American Prospect says the future for organized labor remains bleak.

A look forward: Immigration reform In 2013

Will the DREAM Act become a reality? Is there comprehensive reform on the way? Will the GOP be able to reach out to Latino and other immigrant groups?
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'Truth by repetition': The evolution of political mudslinging

Two former reporters are now making a living digging up dirt on political candidates. They help their clients find obscured truths on their competition — and on themselves.
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'The Hobbit' is lord of the box office for third week

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" continues to rule them all at the box office, staying on top for a third-straight week with nearly $33 million.
2012 Republican National Convention: Day 2

Conservatives invoke NAACP case in fight for secret donors

As a new class of million-dollar political donors rises, conservatives are fighting for continued secrecy around their contributions, arguing that conservative donors are being subjected to severe intimidation.

The mysterious disappearance of the Russian crown jewels

After the 1917 Russian Revolution, there was a debate over what to do with the spectacular jewels that had symbolized the power and wealth of the czars.
Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Obama 'modestly optimistic' on cliff deal

President Obama went on air to levy pressure on Congress Sunday as Senate leaders worked to negotiate a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff." Graham said the odds of a last-minute deal are "exceedingly good."

Retail workers bear brunt of sluggish holiday sales

Early sales numbers suggest it was a disappointing holiday season for retailers, and slow holiday sales mean fewer opportunities for retail workers hoping to make holiday temp jobs permanent.
Rose Parade Float Prep - 1
Tournament of Roses Parade volunteers enjoy the hours spent gluing colorful seeds and flower petals on floats throughout Pasadena.
Rose Bowl Renovation
The competitors in the 99th Rose Bowl game Monday will pool their efforts off the field to help pack food for hungry Angelenos.


Community leaders are calling for a rally Sunday in the wake of several violent incidents that have rattled the city in recent weeks.


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