One rescuer was in the hospital with head injuries from a fall. Search crews rescued an 18-year-old woman who had been missing for days in a Southern California forest a day after her 19-year-old companion was also found.
Lawmakers in the state where a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at an elementary school last December have responded with legislation that bans assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines and requires background checks for purchasers.
There have been several signs in recent days that job growth eased in March. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics adds its data. Economists expect the unemployment rate to stay at 7.7 percent, while employers added a relatively modest 200,000 jobs to their payrolls.
Does product origin affect what you buy? Are you willing to pay more to absorb the extra costs? Is it feasible considering many processing facilities deal with animals from myriad ranches? Why are foreign producers still unsatisfied with the new rules?
What is North Korea’s true nuclear capability? How would the United States handle an attempted attack, even if a missile couldn’t reach American shores? Could an attack on South Korea inspire U.S. retaliation?
Why does the Department of Insurance have to rely on analysis of outside groups? Is there anyone else who could fulfill that role? Does using a consumer-advocacy group help balance the influence of analysis from health-company lobbyists?
How many times have you picked up the phone at home only to hear an automated computer voice on the other end? The Federal Trade Commission recently sponsored a national contest to find the best blocking technology for these unsolicited "robocalls."
After two weeks of intense negotiations, the United Nations General Assembly this week voted to approve a landmark new arms trade treaty that is designed to curb sales of arms that could end up in the hands of terrorists, dictators and other humanitarian offenders.
The street food scene in LA is a vibrant and varied world, but if you need some guidance navigating it there's no one better to turn to than Bill Esparza, who writes the Vitamina T column for LA magazine and blogs on his own at Street Gourmet LA.
On tap this week: Artist Jayson Fann creates human-sized "spirit nests" for people, which mimic bird nests, British farmer Jason Barber's milk vodka is the hot new poison for celebrities, and this week in history celebrates the birth of chewing gum.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is hiring new firefighters for the first time in five years. There are 13,000 applicants, but fewer than 150 will attend the academy. KPCC's Hayley Fox says the LAFD hopes many of those accepted will be women.
Last night in San Francisco, President Obama kicked off a series of eight fundraisers he'll hold across the country this year to raise money for the Democrats in the midterm elections. Sitting president's parties don't historically fare well in the midterms and guests last night paid thousands of dollars for some facetime with the president.
Top acting roles keep going to Brits – and to a lesser degree, Aussies. We'll speak with Claudette Roche, dialect coach for British actors who has worked with actors on Boardwalk Empire and American Horror Story
An agency known as DTSC — or the Department of Toxic Substances Control — is charged with monitoring California's hazardous waste. Recently the group Consumer Watchdog has been investigating the DTSC and has claimed that the agency is falling down on the job.
Yesterday, after weeks of speculation, NBC made the official announcement that the Tonight Show will leave its current home in Burbank and move to New York. Come next spring, Jay Leno will give up his post as host of the late night show and Jimmy Fallon will take over from the Big Apple.
Despite extreme pollution, environmentalists have struggled to enact any reform in China. Barbara Finamore is China Program Director for the National Resources Defense Council. She explains how pollution in China compares to what we see in the US.