POM Wonderful, makers of a variety of pomegranate juice products, is locked in a legal battle with the Federal Trade Commission over its ads. The case involving the California-based company could set an important precedent in false advertising litigation.
The TRUST Act seeks to curtail the federal Secure Communities program by prohibiting local sheriff's departments from detaining arrested immigrants so that federal immigration agents can take them into custody.
Earlier this month, Rafael Caro Quintero was released early from prison on a legal technicality. It was seen as a slap in the face to the U.S., and officials here vowed to pursue charges against him stateside. But Caro Quintero has disappeared.
The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is accused of launching a large-scale chemical weapons attack against civilians. While the Obama administration has yet to say how the U.S. will respond to the attacks, it has indicated the strong possibility of punitive military strikes.
This morning, fast food workers across the country have been staging protests, calling for an increase in wages. These demonstrations began in New York last fall. Today marks the first time such an event is being held in southern California.
The Rio Grande River is the lifeblood of south Texas. A 70-year-old treaty between the U.S. and Mexico is supposed to keep the river's water flowing, but Mexico has fallen behind on its end of the deal.
A lot of 9-year-olds struggle with reading, even with books that are aimed at their age group. But across California, nearly 20 communities are taking part in a national campaign to enchant children with the magic of reading.
Now it's time for our regular explainer "Ask Emily," about the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Chances are, many of you may have questions about how exactly the new law will affect you.
Larry and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including Getaway, Closed Circuit, Passion and more. Which movies should you catch this Labor Day weekend? Also, film critic Peter Rainer is at the Montreal World Film Festival. TGI-Filmweek!
The New York Times website was down this week for nearly two days thanks to a “malicious external attack” by group of hackers believed to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). The NYT breach was the latest in a series of attacks on news and social media websites—including the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, CNN and Twitter—that exposes some vulnerabilities in internet security.
High school students who want to sell themselves to the college of their dreams aim for high SAT scores and nosebleed-level grade-point averages. What about ambitious college students who want to land the job of their dreams?
Sometimes we can’t help but think that some people would be genetically predisposed to particular abilities. For example, very tall men often hear that they should play basketball, bulky young boys are chided to try out football, and the long-legged are encouraged to take a go at track and field.
Leonardo DiCaprio is doing it. And he’s not the only A-list celeb making electronic cigarettes look cool. The faux smokes are showing up in movies and television shows and enthusiasts known as “Vapers” even have their own convention called VapeFest, coming to Vegas this September.