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Archive for June 12th, 2013
A resolution adopted at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention stops short of requiring church members to break with the Boy Scouts of America.
Gamers haven't been excited about virtual reality since the 1990s, but at the E3 gaming conference this week, developers have been tinkering with some new hardware.
“I don’t think it’s fair we worked for the whole year and they put us right where we started,” said a Citizens Advisory Committee member. “It’s a total waste.” Read the committee's report.
A Metro bus driver who died when her bus collided with a tow truck in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning has been identified as 47-year-old Olivia Gamboa.
The FBI keeps statistics on crime in the US, including hate crime. But many religions are excluded, including those who've been increasingly targeted since 9/11.
Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that he's going to be doing a Reddit AMA on Thursday at 7 p.m., seeking ideas on solving L.A.'s problems.
Suspensions and fines could be in store for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks after Tuesday night's bench-clearing brawl.
The state Assembly last month approved a nonbinding resolution supporting the protection of California fire rings, and the Senate approved it this week.
Norway has given companies new licenses to explore and drill for oil and gas off its coast, mainly in the Barents Sea in the Arctic region.
Former CIA employee Christopher Snowden, who leaked top-secret information about U.S. surveillance programs, said Wednesday he's not hiding from justice.
More than 1,300 firefighters Wednesday are working to contain the 2,900 acre Hathaway Fire in Riverside County. The fire, burning in rugged terrain, is 30 percent contained.
Longtime soap opera actress Maxine Stuart has died at age 94. She had regular roles on "The Young and the Restless" and "The Edge of Night."
A man accused of holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade pleaded not guilty to hundreds of charges, including rape and kidnapping.
It was the petition that the environmental group Friends of the Earth filed with federal regulators that eventually toppled the San Onofre nuclear plant.
Amid new concerns L.A. County fails to protect children from physically abusive parents, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas wants to form a reform commission.
In a hangar at Vandenberg Air Force Base, a solar observatory named IRIS is preparing for launch.
Few opponents of immigration reform say they're against citizenship; instead, they say wait until the border is completely secure.
The political battles between Democrats and Republicans move to the baseball field for an annual charity game. Watch out for brushback pitches!
The Public Utilities Commission is set to decide in July whether Edison should place high-voltage transmission lines underground through part of Chino Hills.
Imagineer Tony Baxter’s presentation from 2011’s D23 expo gives a tour of the process behind constructing the iconic Anaheim wonderland.
Release the hounds — authorities in West Hollywood are on the trail of a dog statue that strayed from its public viewing space on Monday, perhaps as a prank.
According to the behavioral health director of a South L.A. clinic, there's "a lot of shame" and stigma that comes with being the target of domestic violence.
In immigration news: Senate reform bill moves forward, GOP's internal immigration conflict, border drones, moreMulti-American | | June 12 2013, 9:33 AM
Tuesday marked the Senate immigration reform plan's first major test, a vote as to whether the bill should move forward. It will: The Senate voted 82-15 to clear the way for debate. This and more.
Today is Wednesday, June 12 and headlines include the Long Beach police chief's decision not to challenge Sheriff Baca and calls for changes in LA's campaign finance rules.
The Loh Down On Science
Putting nail polish to good use in the lab.
If the National Association of Theater Owners has its way, previews will start clocking in at just 2 minutes. Are theater trailers too lengthy? Do they give away too much of the movie?
People just don’t dress up like they used to. A professor at the University of Notre Dame says she wants to revive the lost art of dressing. Linda Przybyszewski teaches a class called “A Nation of Slobs."
How young is too young to recruit athletes? This week, USC offered a football scholarship to a 15-year-old incoming freshman to Upland High School.
What are the words to "Louie, Louie"? This stumped FBI agents and compelled them to launch a two-year investigation into this song. What do you think the words are?
The police are investigating details concerning the Santa Monica shootings that left five people dead. They found a AR-15 type rifle on gunman John Zawahri when he was shot. In his duffel bag, they found an upper receiver, a handgun, and firepower for the rifle and handgun. How will this incident affect California's gun laws that are on the Legislature floor?
General Motors and Nissan are slashing the prices of their electric cars to try and make up for lagging sales. If the price tag is no longer a barrier to people buying electric cars, and they’re good for the environment, and they’re no longer a novelty...why aren't they selling?
What is it really like to try and disappear off the face of the earth? Writer Evan Ratliff knows all too well.
"Cleopatra" spawned a romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, but its spiraling costs pushed 20th Century Fox to the edge of bankruptcy.
In Orange County, there has long been a debate over the structure of Anaheim's City Council.
Among the decisions expected from the Supreme Court in June is one that could effectively wipe out the Voting Rights Act.
Maybe the NSA's surveillance program has you feeling like you're living "1984." You might already be figuring out ways to avoid being monitored and tracked.
Economic news has fallen off the front pages, lately, but Take Two takes the pulse of still-struggling Californians.
Florida Senator Rep. Marco Rubio, announced he'll introduce an amendment to the Senate immigration bill that would require citizens to be proficient in English.
A historic blowout in the NBA Finals, the most famous back-up of all time finds a job and the Dodgers are fighting mad. We'll get into all that and more with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.
46 years ago today, the court made another landmark ruling regarding marriage in a case known as Loving v. Virginia
A big sticking point in the debate over how to curb sexual assault in the military is who should decide whether alleged crimes go to trial.
Since news about the NSA surveillance program broke last week, you may have thought once or twice about George Orwell's classic "1984." Well, so did other people. Sales of the book on Amazon shot up 7,000 percent this week.
Testimony continues this week in the Michael Jackson wrongful death lawsuit. Jackson's mother and children are suing AEG, the concert promoter responsible for the London leg of the singer's "This is It" tour.
When former baseball great Dwight Gooden was all of 19 years old, he was the most exciting player in baseball.