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A recent study showed Facebook use makes us feel sadder and lonelier, but other studies show the exact opposite. How you engage with the platform explains the difference.
Some of the worst mass shootings in American history have occurred since President Obama took office in 2009. The shootings Monday at the D.C. Navy Yard now joins the grim list.
After a decade of pressure from schools, parents and public health officials, teenagers do seem to be doing a wee bit better when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables and cutting back on sugary drinks. But they've got a long way to go to be considered healthy eaters.
The agency said that the most problematic resistant bacteria are emerging in hospitals. But it also called bacteria that have become resistant to drugs used on the farm a "serious threat."
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington on Monday morning.
The Orange County District Attorney's office said Monday that Marilyn Edge poisoned her two children, as more details emerged in the circumstances surrounding their deaths.
A running club made up of recovering addicts and the recently homeless has yielded three marathon runners who are headed to Ghana next week to compete.
The elections will bolster Senate Democrats' supermajority while Assembly Democrats continue hovering near the two-thirds margin.
U.N. inspectors said Monday there is "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people.
A methane leak that closed down a portion of the Imperial Highway in Hawthorne and forced the evacuation of 37 families has been stopped, L.A. County Fire officials said.
If the ban is passed, West Hollywood will join other California cities that have prohibited public animal performances, including Huntington Beach and Pasadena.
Bob Newhart, among TV's most enduring stars with shows stretching back more than five decades, wept as he finally captured his first Emmy Award Sunday.
There's a debate surrounding increased efforts to classify obesity as a disease — would you seek medical help because insurance pays for it, or would you feel stigmatized and give up?
The cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany in January 2012. The effort to pull the ship upright is said to be the biggest such operation ever (it's twice the size of the Titanic).
A new light rail line extension in South LA promises to provide thousands of middle-class jobs. Advocates want those jobs to go to workers living in neighborhoods along the route.
The new 6.2 acre park has an environmental theme with flowing water and endemic flora. The city will celebrate its official debut October 19.
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Two immigration-related bills headed to the governor's desk in California have unusual backstories. Meanwhile, hate speech greets new Miss America.
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This weekend 160 high school student leaders got their chance to way in on the future of L.A. schools, at a daylong forum hosted by United Way.
Administrators are just starting to figure out how to spend additional funds from the new Local Control Funding formula. Parents must be part of the process.
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The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh makes an unexpected stop at the local U-Haul dealer.
For more on the film and the new album, we were joined in studio recently by Matt Berninger. He says Mother Nature helped set the tone of "Trouble Will Find Me" during their recording in New York.
The awards are of course a spoof of the prestigious Nobel prize and are given out each year to the funniest and most bizarre achievements in scientific research.
Earlier today, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon held a closed door meeting with the Security Council to discuss a report on last month's poison gas attack outside Damascus.
Last week, New York radio DJ Mister Cee gave a teary admission on air. He admitted to soliciting sex from a transgender prostitute, and then resigned his position saying he didn't want to being negative attention to his colleagues.
Thousands in California are racing to get their GEDs before the high school equivalency exam goes through a major transformation.
Time now for On the Lot, our weekly look at the business of Hollywood, with Rebecca Keegan of the Los Angeles Times.
The crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe are being muddied by conflict between California and Nevada over how to manage the future of this natural wonder.
California's newest city, Jurupa Valley, formed just two years ago. It's located about 50 miles east of LA in Riverside County and it's home to about 100,000 residents.
More Americans than ever are identifying at 'lower class.' For more on why that is and what it means, we're joined by California-based economist Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics.
President Obama's apparent favorite for new head of the Federal Reserve stepped aside yesterday. With Larry Summers gone, will the Fed get its first female Chair?
Take Two's series on unusual Hollywood jobs continues with the person responsible for making sure that fight scenes are not only safe, but look as realistic as possible … a fight coordinator.
The Loh Down On Science
Shedding light on the earliest American settlement's darker days.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented this Sunday night on CBS, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.We’ll ask a couple leading critics for their predictions and open up the phones to get yours. What are your favorite shows from this year’s lineup?
At least twelve people have been confirmed dead after a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday.
Australians chose a new prime minister earlier this month with a voter turnout rate that would shock most Americans. Nearly every Australian voted in that election - but not out of choice. It was because they have to.
A politically charged Michigan ballot proposition that banned affirmative action will soon get its day at the Supreme Court. The 2006 Proposal 2 asked Michigan voters to prohibit race-based affirmative action in college admissions and hiring practices. The mostly white state supported the ban.
The Army Corps of Engineers has chosen a plan to revitalize the Los Angeles River. The $453-million plan is the second cheapest of four options shortlisted in a feasibility study released Friday.
Today it was confirmed that sarin gas was used in rocket attacks against civilians on August 21. Over the weekend, Russia and the United States hammered out a plan for the dismantling of Syria’s chemical weapons, which could be tricky to implement.
Woodrow Wilson is known as the president who passed the first progressive agenda and who was determined to make the world “safe for democracy.” A. Scott Berg’s biography “Wilson” provides a look at Wilson’s life through a more personal perspective.
What a difference a day makes. Just 24 hours ago, the world over was expecting Lawrence Summers—a top economic advisor to President Obama and the Treasury Secretary under President Clinton—to be a shoo-in as the country’s next Federal Reserve chief.