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A surprise reunion between a U.S. army sergeant deployed to Afghanistan and family was one of the most memorable moments during Tuesday’s Rose Parade. Here's the story behind it.
Hospitals lose billions in reimbursements under last-minute Congressional deal to avert fiscal cliff tax hikes and spending cuts.
California starts this year with nearly $1 billion less in tax revenue than expected. The shortfall results mostly from Facebook’s slumping stock price.
A deal was done, but businesses that depend on defense contracts are still dangling off the fiscal cliff. Congress put off a sequestration decision for two months.
The lessons of the final deal come down to this: Washington is very nearly broken. Next up? Finishing the work this agreement postponed.
The success of Kalydeco, a drug to treat cystic fibrosis, has been decades in the making — since the discovery of the gene associated with the disease.
Your income tax rate might not be going up, but your Social Security payroll tax rate is, and it'll probably show in your next paycheck.
Gov. Tom Corbett says the NCAA is unfairly punishing Penn State students and businesspeople for the crimes of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention finds that being overweight, but not obese, is associated with lower risk of death. But don't ditch your diet goals yet.
Does repeated exposure to skinny models help or hinder dieters? Many people turn to models for weight-loss inspiration. There's growing evidence this is a mistake.
First, a fight to raise the debt ceiling. Then another deadline for deep spending cuts. It's clear there's going to be a lot of nastiness before the day is saved.
Conducting and presenting oral histories reveals to UC Irvine students some ways that Vietnamese culture adapted when it arrived in America.
The new year got off to a good start on Southern California’s highways, with fewer traffic deaths in the days leading up to the first day of 2013.
A new state law that allows some undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver's license might have little effect. Many had already applied.
A rule change would allow undocumented immigrants seeking visas to file paperwork while in the United States, instead of in heir home countries.
When "Offramp" host John Rabe's father, Bill, created the list at Lake Superior State University in Michigan he likely didn't know it would thrive nearly 40 years later. As language evolves there should never be a shortage of words and phrases we want to "kick to the curb.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged two young men on Wednesday in connection with the Christmas Day murder of Victor McClinton.
Movie website Fandango had a record-setting 2012 with noteworthy increases seen in ticket sales, online traffic and mobile usage.
The state's housing market continues to improve, as fewer homeowners are delinquent on their mortgage payments. But housing supply is still tight.
Jon Stewart will host the 2013 MusiCares tribute to Bruce Springsteen. Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Elton John and a dozen more to perform on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.
In his final House floor speech, departing Congressman Brian Bilbray urges mandatory E-verify so employers may check job applicants' immigration status.
As Washington worked to avoid the fiscal cliff, wind producers in California were among the industries concerned about what a budget resolution might bring.
PIMCO, TCW, and DoubleLine Capital are all investing in an ongoing housing recovery and have notched substantial gains in 2012.
Detectives are at a residence on Pacific Coast Highway conducting an investigation into the death of Scott Sterling, 32. A cause of death was not immediately known.
In immigration news: Reform on post-fiscal cliff agenda, lessons from immigrants, outcry over 'Make Me Asian' app, moreMulti-American | | January 02 2013, 8:36 AM
Immigration and gun violence top president's post-fiscal cliff agenda - NBC Before yesterday's deal was reached to avoid so-called fiscal cliff, President Obama spoke with NBC's "Meet the Press" about issues he plans to address next: "I've said that fixing our broken immigration system is a top priority," he said.
A new law went into effect January 1 giving troubled homeowners some protection when facing foreclosure. It is supposed to make it easier for people to modify mortgages.
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 and headlines include the governor's decision to adjust school funding, a look at the CD 7 race, and new laws for the new year.
The pop star's friend was driving the car when it was pulled over for a traffic stop and the photographer arrived. Police say he was struck by a car as he returned to his own car.
The Loh Down On Science
Waiting for the shoe to drop.
How will this deal affect the middle class? What about those who rely on entitlement programs? And does this deal really add up to make any noticeable dent in the country’s deficit?
What words, phrases and twitterisms are you sooo over? Call in and tell us - YOLO!
Do you have trouble making or breaking habits? What are your plans for keeping your resolutions this year?
Will more debt hurt already fragile economic growth?Why didn’t the Fiscal Cliff deal resolve this issue? Why does the US Government need to borrow trillions of dollars simply to pay its bills? And why is the actual deadline so nebulous?
Adam Lazarus, author of the new book "Best of Rivals: Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversy," joins the show to talk about the rivalry between 49ers Joe Montana and Steve Young.
Google is facing off against Apple, Facebook and Amazon in a tech rumble that's promising to heat up this year.
We've all been there before... dumped. Broken hearted. Certain that you will never find love again.
The draft ended almost 40 years ago, and even though the U.S. population has grown, the size of the military has declined.
It seems that the dreaded tumble over the fiscal cliff was avoided. Though the House didn't vote until after the Monday deadline, but there is a deal. It avoids cuts to defense and other programs, and prevents an income tax increase for all but the richest Americans, but it's still a short-term deal.
Hundreds of species of frogs from the basins of the Sierra Nevada to Panama, and even extending to Australia and Europe, face extinction due to a deadly fungus.
It was nearly 60 years ago that Americans fighting a grueling war in Korea saw an end in sight. The armistice to end the war was signed in July 1953, but since then, the Korean War has often been called, "The Forgotten War.
KPCC's Matt DeBord talks about economist Robert Gordon's theory that the period of economic growth that began in the 18th century may be drawing to an end.
Shortly after President Obama took office in 2009, he vowed that he would close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility within a year. But as of now it remains open.Joining us once again to talk about what's been happening of late at Gitmo is Mattathias Schwartz, a contributor for the New Yorker magazine who has been covering Guantanamo.
You've done a lot this holiday season. You've gone to see some movies, went up to the mountains for a day in the snow, maybe even headed to the mall for some post-holiday sales.So now what?If you've got kids at home for winter break and are looking for creative ways to keep them occupied, you'll want to check out a new book called "Unbored: The Essential Field Guide To Serious Fun.
December 2012 was the first month on record that no adoptable healthy animals were euthanized by L.A. animal shelters. About 4,000 fewer animals were killed this year.