The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, a move that sparked a furious Pyongyang to threaten a nuclear strike against the United States.
The U.S. trade deficit widened in January, reflecting a big jump in oil imports and a drop in exports.The Commerce Department said Thursday that the deficit rose to $44.4 billion, an increase of 16.5 percent from December.
Asian Americans have their own priorities for immigration reform - Southern California Public Radio More on how immigration is not just a Latino issue: Asian Americans have their own concerns as they await immigration reform legislation, among them endless visa backlogs affecting would-be Asian immigrants and laws that have led to the deportation of many Southeast Asians who arrived legally.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Henry Sheehan, and Charles Soloman to review the week’s new film releases including Oz the Great and Powerful, War Witch, Dead Man Down, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
The Navy wants to increase the number of training activities off the coast of Camp Pendleton and San Diego. Tomorrow, the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet will propose details of underwater exercises, but environmental advocacy groups warn that sound waves of sonars cause deadly harm to marine mammals.
Senator Rand Paul led a nearly 13-hour filibuster in the U.S. Senate yesterday. He began during proceedings to confirm John Brennan as CIA Director, but Paul's protest also unrelentingly asked President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to address extrajudicial killings of American citizens.
The once powerful number two in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is retiring. Embattled Undersheriff Paul Tanaka will step down August first, amid allegations he condoned deputy violence against inmates inside LA County jails. That alleged abuse sparked a widespread FBI investigation. For more on Tanaka's departure, we turn to KPCC's Frank Stoltze.
Outside the jails, there's been a spike in the number of parolees going rogue. Data released yesterday shows that more than 2,000 paroled sex offenders have gone missing after they removed their GPS tracking devices. That's a 15 percent jump since California's re-alignment law took effect.
We’re always told that a cheery outlook is the path to long life, but a new German study published in this month’s journal Psychology and Aging finds that pessimism leads to positive health benefits because Debby Downers tend to take more precautions, fewer risks.
Adrian Florido, Fronteras Desk | Take Two
Children of Mexican immigrants are going to college in record numbers, but they see themselves differently from earlier generations of Mexican-Americans. From the Fronteras Desk, Adrian Florido reports.
The Lifeline program gives discounted landline phone service to nearly 1.5 million poor people in the state. But starting this week, cell phones are now an option, too. That's good news for a specific segment of the population: the homeless.
"... the bomb shelter is an absolute time capsule: still stocked with old magazines, bunks, sleeping bags and medications. I told them to keep it in case of imminent Zombie Apocalypse. You're more than welcome to visit..."