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Police released a composite sketch and are searching for clues to help identify a suspect after a man was shot in the head on the 110 Freeway in South L.A.
Hermosa Beach is spending ample time and money this Fourth of July to warn people that what happened last year won’t happen again.
Chief Robert Fager asked for public calm after a video showing one of his officers killing a dog generated outrage from across the world.
A panel of federal judges Wednesday refused to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional prison inmates by the end of the year.
Sheriff's officials say four adults are injured and one is unaccounted for after a tree fell at a Jewish summer camp near Yosemite National Park. One person was killed.
A huge celebration has begun in Egypt's Tahrir Square. The military says that Mohammed Morsi is out as president and the country's constitution has been suspended.
L.A. County law enforcement officials Wednesday said people who set off fireworks or smoke in hillside or mountain areas this Fourth of July weekend could be arrested.
An outbreak of hepatitis A traced to Turkish pomegranates highlights novel health risks posed by importing produce, though a new law could help.
A Redlands high school teacher has been accused of having a student's baby. The baby was reportedly born about two weeks ago.
Los Angeles police say the driver of a 25-foot recreational vehicle plowed into 30 parked cars, a power pole and an apartment building in the San Fernando Valley.
Find out where fireworks are legal, what cities are hosting shows, how to avoid trips to the hospital and encounters with the police.
An environmental group says that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi still contains a worrisome level of a carcinogen, even after Pepsi said it would change its formula.
Newport Beach has withdrawn an application to state regulators to remove five dozen fire rings from the city's beaches, but the bonfire battle isn't over.
In 2011, about 2.3 million people were sent jury summons in L.A. County. About half actually reported for duty. And many of those made excuses to get out of their civic responsibility.
The Labor Department Wednesday reported that the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign that layoffs remain low.
KPCC is launching a new series looking at the rights, responsibilities, traditions and privileges that come along with being a citizen. What do you see as the responsibilities and rights that come with being a U.S. citizen?
Transgender students rights bill lands on governor's desk. If signed into law, school districts would have to recognize sexual identity of transgender student.
Citizenship applicants must answer six out of 10 U.S. civics questions correctly. Can you? Take a sample test.
From the Sam Adams shores of Massachusetts to California’s Sierra Nevada mountains/beers, Thrillist took to mapping the U.S. by its greatest asset: its variety of alcohol.
In immigration news: Senate bill's border focus criticized, amended CA 'Trust Act' moves forward, Anaheim and Latino voters, moreMulti-American | | July 03 2013, 9:52 AM
Some Democrats are joining immigrant activists in protesting the approved Senate immigration bill's heavy border security component, saying it goes too far. This and more.
California dumps a million tons of hazardous waste in landfills each year, but a top state regulator says she wants to cut that amount in half within a dozen years.
Beginning with his 1973 victory, he ushered in a new era of multi-racial coalition politics in Los Angeles.
Larry and KPCC critics give a Filmweek preview for July 4th. Critics Claudia Puig, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2. Also, the Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center begins tomorrow. TGI-early Filmweek!
The Loh Down On Science
What a scientific analysis of research about balding revealed.
Take Two Evenings
In “Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation,” animator Tom Sito details the history of animation. From medical imagery to film and from PONG to Avatar, Sito’s book covers how animation and computer graphics has developed over the past 50 years. Which CG movies made an impression on you? Which movie has the best graphics? Which one has the worst?
Each day about 18 women die from prescription painkiller overdoses in the United States. In a recent study released by the Center for Disease Control, prescription painkiller overdoses by women have increased by 400% in the last decade.
Larry and KPCC critics give a Filmweek preview for July 4th. Critics Claudia Puig, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2. TGI-early Filmweek!
The federal Department of Justice says $12.5 million should be paid to victims of racially biased investigations by LA County and the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has not stepped down within the 48 hour deadline, and the Egyptian army is now deploying across the capital. President Morsi's whereabouts are unknown.
A century and a half ago today, the guns of Gettysburg fell eerily silent. The end of the bloodiest chapter in American history was over, the Confederate Army was on the run, and the end of slavery was a mere two years off.
With cursive instruction already on the decline, a set of national goals for public schools do not require that students learn cursive. Some people think that makes sense, as keyboards now dominate communication and handwriting is arguably becoming obsolete. Should teachers let cursive fall by the wayside?
"The Way, Way Back" was written and directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, the team that won an Oscar for their adapted screenplay for the "Descendants." They stopped by the studio recently to talk about the film.
The Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage act not only makes life easier for same sex couples who are married. It may also make life easier for same sex couples looking to divorce. Here to explain is Courtney Joslin, professor at UC Davis.
In 2011, about 2.3 million people were sent jury summons in L.A. County. About half actually reported for duty, and many of those made excuses to get out of their civic responsibility.
Last night, the Anaheim City Council voted to change how its members are elected, but the contentious four-hour meeting left many feeling unsatisfied with the outcome.
It's time for a look at sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzsky, brothers who have sports for the Los Angeles Times and ESPN.
military's ultimatum calling for President Mohamed Morsi to step down expired, but Morsi says he will defend his presidency to the death.
Immigration reform and gay marriage have dominated the headlines recently. Those two topics overlapped last week with the Supreme Court's decision on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Recently the Crawford Family Forum hosted an event entitled, Becoming American, hosted by A Martinez with guests Bricia Lopez, Joanne Griffith and Rod Arriola.
John Hodgman is the writer and “The Daily Show” humorist who likes to portray himself as the unchallenged expert on any aspect of life. He is not. And this one, a biggie, he also got wrong.
"I'd say race plays a big role. When I see a white kid with tattoos on his neck, it's skater, rocker. When you see black kids with this, you're a gangbanger, a thug."
Married homosexual couples in California and the other states that allow gay marriage are rejoicing in what many might consider a dubious honor: being ensconced in federal tax law.