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The day centered on a quote attributed to an unnamed source. But one thing President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner could agree on: Nobody's winning in Washington.
Assembly member Mark Stone said that until now only half of eligible Californians participated in the food stamp program because of the complex paperwork.
Law enforcement authorities say the woman was Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn. The car she drove rammed a security barrier at the White House.
Newly unsealed documents detail the usually secret process of a national security request made to technology companies. It also details a fascinating fight against a government request.
The L.A. Times and Californians Aware accused the L.A. Memorial Coliseum Commission of violating the state's open meeting law, known as the Brown Act. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge agreed.
Cancellation of the public meetings is related to the ongoing shutdown of the federal government in a congressional standoff over Obamacare.
Blair Underwood stars in the 2013 version of Ironside. He's the latest in a long list of actors who portray characters with disabilities without being disabled.
Some Echo Park residents are asking a judge to temporarily block the city's newly granted gang injunction, claiming it unfairly includes people not involved in gangs.
For decades, public health officials have tried to stop doctors from overprescribing. A new study says antibiotics are still being prescribed when they don't help.
The county coroner's office confirmed that one of the victims of the jet plane crash at Santa Monica Airport included a 28-year-old Irvine woman.
North Hollywood Army reservist George Zepeda is managing to stay calm, despite missing a weekend training drill and losing a paycheck to the federal shutdown.
CicLAvia is back, and this time it's taking place in the heart of Los Angeles. The downtown event may bring traffic woes if you're not planning to go car-free.
The government shutdown closed the Golden State's nine national parks, including Yosemite, Sequoia and Joshua Tree. But there are state park alternatives.
Costumes, pumpkins, fall fashions and more. The hot temps may be here to stay, but that doesn't mean you can't still get your autumn fix. Check out these 6 L.A. events.
The federal government is shut down. What about the office of your member of Congress?
In a panel at KPCC's Crawford Family Forum, technologists drew on their personal experiences to offer suggestions for women interested in careers in science and tech. Among their suggestions: Don't play it safe, prep questions, and start doing.
The Port of L.A.'s top executive, Geraldine Knatz will retire at end of year. That announcement from Mayor Garcetti's office surprised one harbor commissioner.
Angel City Jazz Festival performers include the Richard Sears Trio and special guest jazz legend Tootie Heath
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Immigration reform rallies and other actions are planned in 150 cities around the country this Saturday, as immigrant advocates push to get Congress to act on an overhaul. This and more.
Hundreds of millions of federal employees are scrambling without a paycheck. Not Congress. It's in the Constitution. Is your representative foregoing pay? We have a list.
While we're still mourning the end of AMC's "Breaking Bad," it's a little comforting to know that a spinoff is on its way to Spanish-language TV.
After years of complaints about Maywood's water, a bill on the governor's desk could provide money to clean up the city’s water – and water politics.
As a group, California Latinos scored 56 points below the statewide goal on the Academic Performance Index. Educators hope new Common Core standards will help.
Later this month, some of the greatest names in modern comedy, including Zach Galifianakis, Adam Sandler and Sarah Silverman will take to the stage in Santa Monica. It's the first-ever Festival Supreme, a celebration of music and comedy, that’s put together by Jack Black and Kyle Gass, otherwise known as Tenacious D. T
Covered California's health insurance exchange opened for business on Tuesday, and chief Peter Lee defends the agency's performance amid widespread criticism and scrutiny.
Tourists are already at a bit of a loss, and the stalemate could also negatively affect the economies of towns near the parks. Here to explain what's happening and offer alternatives to would-be visitors is KPCC's environment reporter, Molly Peterson.
We've got something of a beef to settle...or you might say carne asada. Yesterday, the New York Times published a special taco issue of the food section. Their food writer Ligaya Mishan made a provocative claim:
Time for the government shutdown edition of the Friday Flashback, our weekly analysis of stories in the news. Here with us in the studio, James Rainey of the LA Times, and joining us from the DC, Nancy Cook of National Journal.
Plenty of Americans think our lawmakers are backwards this week, but how is the rest of the world reacting to the partial shutdown of the U.S. Government?
KPCC's Jacob Margolis attended a semi-final match last weekend to get an idea for what all of the fuss was about.
The new film, "Parkland," takes an intimate look at the characters surrounding this tumultuous time.
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Henry Sheehan and Claudia Puig to review this week’s releases including Gravity, Runner Runner, A.C.O.D. and more! TGI-Filmweek!
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Henry Sheehan and Claudia Puig to review this week’s releases including Gravity, A.C.O.D., After Tiller, The Big Parade and more! TGI-Filmweek!
The Loh Down On Science
When Big Brother is one of the good guys.
Eric Schlosser’s book “Command and Control” examines every aspect of nuclear weapons and risks. Schlosser dives into the potential problems with the command and control that were supposed to provide Presidents with essential information against potential strikes.
Police are still trying to identify some of the 30 bikers believed to have been involved in a road rage incident in New York on Sunday. A viral video filmed from one of the biker’s helmet camera shows much of the event.