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Archive for February 12th, 2013
President Obama called repeatedly on Congress to address issues of paramount importance to the country during his State of the Union address Tuesday. But he also made it clear that when Congress fails to act or agree with his policies, he intends to push ahead on his own.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department say they have identified "charred human remains" amid the debris of the burned down cabin that was the scene of a fierce firefight earlier in the day.
California lawmakers want tougher oversight rules for an oil-and-gas extraction method called “fracking." They discussed those rules during a hearing Tuesday.
In the midst of the flurry of news activity Tuesday afternoon came a request from the San Bernardino District Attorney's office: please stop tweeting.
Watch a video of the president's speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, or read the full text here.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a public meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. with Southern California Edison to talk about the restart of the San Onofre nuclear plant.
Police are prioritizing the tips from the public as they search for the fugitive ex-LAPD officer. And classes were cancelled at an Arcadia school after the pastor called police to say a member of his family was named in Dorner's online manifesto.
A UCLA study found an enzyme that can permeate a cell’s wall and potentially block deadly viruses from entering it. The finding could lead to new anti-viral drugs.
The 41-year-old Florida senator's response to President Obama address is a chance for a party that has fared badly with both young and Hispanic voters to showcase new stances.
Look for more of what Pres. Obama said at his inaugural address: a challenge to Congressional Republicans, plus a focus on the economy, immigration, gun control and climate change.
North Korea's claim the device was smaller and lighter than previous ones may be a sign it's closer to fitting it on a missile. Leaders around the world condemn the test.
After suspending work on vegetation management in the final week of December, the US Army Corps of Engineers now says it will restart the project one week from today.
The idea is to boost civic participation among working-age voters 30 to 55, with some persuasion from teens their children's age.
Politics makes strange bedfellows: pro-business group finds itself backing the same candidate favored by several unions.
The startup carmaker's CEO says that the results of a Model S range review were "fake." But did the Times know that Tesla was gathering data?
Followers could track events in real time as various residents, officials and others posted their reports on Twitter throughout Tuesday afternoon.
Subway, Heinz and Kraft are three of 21 companies that have reached goals to reduce the salt content in their foods as part of a New York City-led effort.
In immigration news: Lawmakers push for highly-skilled visas, Asian American reform priorities, lateral deportation, moreMulti-American | | February 12 2013, 10:53 AM
Lawmakers, entrepreneurs push immigration proposals ahead of State of the Union - Washington Post From the story: "A group of entrepreneurs and legislators is urging President Obama to put particular emphasis on bringing more highly skilled, foreign-born individuals into the country, as calls for broad immigration reform grow louder.
People who are legally forbidden to drink also tend to enjoy Budweiser, Coors Light, Corona and Captain Morgan.
OnCentral's daily round-up of the health headlines southside Angelenos ought to know about.
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12 and headlines include Bell officials on the witness stand, a former city aide questioning the deficit, and updates in the Dorner case.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 is Abraham Lincoln's 204th birthday. Learn more about the man behind the recent film with a look at some of the surprising, little-known details of his life.
Business Update with Mark Lacter
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter says American Airlines is close to a deal with US Air.Steve Julian: Mark, what impact will this have on L.A.?Mark Lacter: Whenever two big airlines are combined, Steve, it often means fewer flights and higher fares, but a lot depends on the individual markets they're serving.
The Loh Down On Science
A new use for tissue paper.
"Zero Dark Thirty," screenwriter Mark Boal joins Larry to talk about the research involved in creating the film and responds to attacks of being pro-torture.
News broke in the middle of the show today that ex-LAPD fugitive Christopher Dorner was reportedly engaged in a shootout with police.
What do you want to hear from the President tonight?
As ideas of what constitutes a “traditional” family change and expand to include divorced couples, same-sex partners, and step-parents, are non-romantic parenting matches a sign of a change in the tides? Should people who raise a child together be romantically involved? How should the law accommodate these couples?
Texas Governor Rick Perry is in Los Angeles and Orange County this week trying to tempt California businesses to the lone star state. Yesterday, Perry told the San Jose Mercury-News that Austin, Texas is set to be the "next Silicon Valley." He said high taxes and strict regulation in California are stifling growth.
Are you a motorcyclist? How do you feel about these rules? Have you ever had any encounters with lane-splitting as a driver? Should motorists be more aware of cyclists when they’re driving, or is the road no place for such risky behavior?
We speak with author and map collector Simon Garfield about his latest book, "On The Map: A Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks," which charts the history of map making and the way maps showcase the best and worst of human nature.
Patt Morrison joins take two to talk about what kinds of infractions can get an officer fired from the LAPD. In light of Christopher Dorner's accusations and subsequent dismissal Morrisson will look at how typical this case is.
A cover story in Esquire magazine about a former Navy Seal is generating lots of controversy. According to the report, the unnamed Seal claims he was the man who actually killed Osama Bin Laden.
President Obama addresses the nation tonight in his fifth State of the Union speech. The focus will be jobs and the economy, but he's also expected to announce the withdrawal of 34,000 troops from Afghanistan.
Veterans who've already gained a toehold in the entertainment business are helping newcomers break in, and the rest of the industry may be following suit. Josie Huang reports.
Speculation is mounting over who will succeed Pope Benedict the sixteenth. Will it be a liberal or a conservative, and what does that even mean? Joining us to define terms is senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter, John Allen.
While the Latino population of Catholics is fast-growing, influential and will no doubt have some bearing on the choice of the new pope, the church that once dominated Latin America now has serious competition from Pentecostalism.
Lasers can do more than taunt your tabby: a California non-profit is using thousands of lasers to create 3D digital models of the 28 cultural heritage sites along the state's El Camino Real.
Wrestling is down for the count at the 2020 Olympic Games.
The SAP Open tennis tournament is moving on after 125 years in the Bay Area. It's been home to some of the tennis greats, like John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.
This week for our New Music Tuesday segment, we turn our attention north to San Francisco. That's where you'll find Thao Nguyen, the Vietnamese-American lead singer of the indie rock band Thao and the Get Down Stay Down.
This week the Federal Trade Commission released a report saying that one in 20 consumers had significant errors on their credit reports, mistakes that could lower their credit scores, making them pay more for things like auto and home loans.