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The GOP-led House passed a bill to temporarily fund the National Guard and Reserve as they try to shift blame for the shutdown to Democrats. The Senate, controlled by Dems, rebuffed it.
Under the new law, California's state-run insurance marketplace is subject to the same public disclosure laws as other state agencies.
The prime minister maintained Israel's bottom line of "full dismantlement" of Iran's enrichment program and called the new rhetoric from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "hogwash."
When a journalist sent an obviously faked paper, dozens of open-access journals said they'd be happy to publish it, for a fee.
A harrowing vehicle chase began at the White House and ended near the Capitol in Washington, resulting in a gunfight that left a woman dead.
Forecasters now say Santa Ana winds could bring gusts up to 70 mph — together with hot, dry conditions, that spells extreme fire danger.
Knowledge the elderly gain over the course of their lives helps offset the reduced ability to learn and process information.
From Acadia in Maine to Zion in Utah to the North Cascades in Washington, America's 401 National Park areas have gates blocking entrance roads.
Vin Scully tells KPCC that – with only rare exceptions – he’s never listened to anyone else call a game. "I’d be watering my wine,” he said.
As Covered California begins enrolling applicants, the devil is in the details. Ask Emily unravels some of the hidden perils of the state's health exchange.
Vin Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950. Though he's taken on network assignments and even hosted game shows, he's always been the voice of The Dodgers. View some other notable dates in Scully's life and career in broadcasting.
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What will happen to Southern Californians as the government shutdown drags on and agencies that rely on federal funds see their money dry up.
This Sunday, Captured Aural Phantasy Theater will present a show that brings banned comics to life in the style of an old radio show.
If called, Rizzo would testify at trial of his onetime assistant. He faces 10 to 12 years in prison when sentenced in March.
Furloughed SSA attorney, Alisa Wayne says she's concerned about paying bills, but also worried that applicants appealing benefit decisions may have to wait during the federal shutdown.
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In immigration news: California's new driver license law, House Democrats' reform bill, immigration detainers, moreMulti-American | | October 03 2013, 9:47 AM
California joins a growing list of states that allow unauthorized immigrants apply for driver's licenses. This and more.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 3 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's relationship with the business community, Gov. Brown's bill signing, and LAUSD's iPad problem.
Governor Brown signs a landmark bill allowing unauthorized immigrants to apply for California driver's licenses. But there's still much to be decided before the law takes effect.
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An American study about Canadian cities.
Now it's time to dip into the Comment Box, our chance to hear what you have to say about the work we're doing.
It's Thursday and that means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio now by KPCC political reporter Alice Walton and editor Oscar Garza.
KPCC's Ben Bergman joins the show to talk about his interview with Dodgers announcer Vin Scully and the possibility that he'll retire after the 2014 season.
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show.
Alex profiles the 5-year-old space that has hosted the likes of Beck, Divine Fits, and Janelle Monáe, in addition to many working musicians in L.A.
Many government workers aren't going to work this morning because of the continued federal shutdown. Besides those employees, the shutdown is hitting a lot of peripheral businesses.
The underground website, The Silk Road, was known as the Amazon of illegal drugs. Yesterday, the FBI arrested the alleged founder of the Silk Road, a 29-year-old named Ross William Ulbricht.
With many Congressional aides furloughed, and not much happening at the Capitol, some lawmakers are taking constituent calls personally; calls that would usually be answered by staffers.
The verdict yesterday that AEG was not responsible for Michael Jackson's death was met with outcry from fans.
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Henry Sheehan and Claudia Puig to review this week’s releases including Gravity, A.C.O.D., Runner, Runner and more! TGI-Filmweek!
The U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown for about half an hour this morning after gunshots were fired near the building. According to law enforcement officials, the shooting was related to the driver of a vehicle that tried to ram into a security barricade.
It’s being reported that Al Jazeera reprimanded an employee for dropping an “F-bomb” on the floor of the newsroom. Swearing is not part of the Al Jazeera culture, the employee was reportedly told by management. Most company managers would likely agree, but aren’t there moments where swearing aloud in the office is acceptable?
Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, healthcare reform — would a rose by any other name be as controversial?
It was supposed to put an iPad in the hands of every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District, but the $1 billion program has seen nothing but problems since it debuted about 2 weeks ago. Now the district has asked students at three high schools to hand back their tablets for an indefinite period of time.
If all this polarization has gotten you down, you’re not alone. In an effort to bring a little levity to the situation, Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza asked Twitter followers to suggest songs for a shutdown playlist.
If your electricity or gas bill is getting you down, then take a trip to Irvine this week for a glimpse at solar-powered "net zero" homes of the future. The biennial Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate affordable, attractive and energy-efficient homes.
Nate Silver has returned to the world of sports stats at ESPN, but he’s not giving up the political game either.
Two men who know something about guilt and redemption, Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries and Rabbi Marv Gross of Union Station Homeless Services, talk about giving to KPCC.
KPCC's Ben Bergman sat down to talk with Dodger legend Vin Scully about his life and career.