There’s just one problem with new Mayor Garcetti’s appointments to the city’s Board of Library Commissioners. Most of them have nothing to do with books. Or learning. Marc proposes his own board members.
Last night, Congress couldn't come to an agreement on a new budget and refused to extend the current one. No money means no government, and this morning, various government agencies began taking steps to scale back.
Cuba has produced some of Major League Baseball's hottest stars, like the Dodgers own Yasiel Puig. But to get to America, players like him have had to defect before they can suit up. A new policy in Cuba, however, could open up the country's ranks to recruiting.
People with serious epilepsy are debilitated by seizures. Surgery can cure the problem, but only after doctors learn exactly where and how seizures are triggered. That requires watching the human brain in action.
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The investigation into the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona’s Yarnell Hill Fire concluded with several recommendations. Many hope that the report released Saturday leads to wildland firefighting policy changes.
Imagine if Congress passed a budget, there was no argument over increasing the debt ceiling, and the President signed a farm bill, an immigration reform package and a plan to give businesses incentives to hire new employees. What would the economy look like in this rose-colored scenario?
Since it began the first phase of its roll out, the LAUSD’s $1-billion iPad program has been plagued with issues. First, some 300 students figured out how to unlock the security feature on the devices so they could use them to surf prohibited websites, which led the district to ban kids from taking their iPads home. A couple days later, school district officials said that about 70 iPads – out of about 14,000 issued so far – had gone missing.
In the likely event that Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on a spending bill to keep the government running by midnight, all non essential government services will stop tomorrow. The Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill this morning passed by House Republicans that would continue to fund the government, but delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
A report released today by California Attorney Kamala D. Harris finds that nearly 1 million California elementary school students are truant each year – that’s one out of every four pupils. School districts receive education dollars based on student attendance. Between 2010-2011, Los Angeles County lost $340 million, the report said, because of kids skipping school.
A week after President Obama declared in an United Nations meeting that the U.S. will pursue a diplomatic path with Iran to keep it from creating nuclear weapons, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to visit the White House today to dissuade the administration from doing such a thing.
The marketing blitz about the Affordable Care Act is in heavy rotation ahead of tomorrow's launch of the health exchanges. State-run exchanges in California, Minnesota and Washington, to name a few, have tried ads that are upbeat, folksy, and funny to win insurance shoppers. And in a fight that isn't exactly Pepsi vs. Coke, there are negative ads slamming Obamacare in hopes young Americans won't sign up and choose to live with fines instead.
Mo Rocca is discovering classic family recipes from grandparents across the country in a new Cooking Channel Series, “My Grandmother’s Ravioli.” Growing up, Rocca cherished Sunday dinner at his grandmother’s house and her special meals like ravioli.