Archive for April 6th, 2013


College loan debt isn't easing up, and students are struggling to navigate a plethora of obligations.

Loan education becomes prerequisite as student debt balloons

Americans hold about $1 trillion in student loans, and the debt burden is only getting heavier. One financial aid counselor says students are starting to smarten up and asking questions he'd never considered himself before the recession hit.
A Spanish soldier aiming an arquebus in the New World, late 1500s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration.

The first gun in America

Guns and America were born around the same time and grew up together. Columbus and other early explorers were probably the first Europeans to bring guns to the New World, archaeologists say.
A federal judge has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make all levonorgestrel-based emergency contraceptives available to younger teens without a prescription.

With 'Plan B' ruling, judge signs off on years of advocacy

It's unclear if the Obama administration will appeal the ruling that allows the morning-after pill to be sold to women of all ages, without restriction.
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Going hiking? Don’t forget to bring the ‘10 Essentials’

Even a short hike in Southern California can be treacherous if you're not prepared. Check out these tips before heading out on the next adventure.


Joan Rivers
The role of female talk show hosts in late-night TV broadcast network history, all 50-plus years of it, can be summed up in two words: Joan Rivers.
A Metrolink crash in under investigation after a train collided with a truck on the tracks in the San Fernando Valley.

Church: Pastor Rick Warren's son commits suicide (updated)

The pastor of Orange County's largest superchurch, says in a statement Saturday that Matthew Warren had struggled with mental illness and deep depression.
Hawthorne Airport Aerial Los Angeles Traffic Control Spending Aviation Cuts Sequester
The Federal Aviation Administration announced that the shutdown of 11 airport control towers in California will be delayed in order to deal with related legal challenges.
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Gunman on the loose after fatal Perris home invasion

Two people were fatally shot and another suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound during a home invasion in Perris.
This American Life and Radiolab are facing off in the Public Radio Bracket Madness finals, and they're taking to social media to get out the vote.

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