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President Obama and Senate Republicans met Friday, but there was no breakthrough to reopen the government and keep the country from defaulting on its debts.
Many say the award fails to recognize the victims in the country's war. Some even call it a present to President Bashar Assad for agreeing to give up chemical weapons.
The Committee to Protect Journalists delivers a sharp critique of the Obama administration's "war on leaks and other efforts to control information."
The governor announced signing other gun-related legislation but rejected the centerpiece bill, which he called too far-reaching. It would have imposed the nation's toughest restrictions on gun ownership.
Friends are wearing more blue and using terms like "ERA." Why? The Dodgers are playing for a championship again. Here's what you should know to jump on the blue bandwagon.
Human Rights Watch says that Jihadist-led rebels killed and kidnapped hundreds of villagers belonging to the minority Alawite sect.
Service Employees International Union has received a grant from Covered California to educate people about receiving health insurance.
Caltrans is scheduled to close multiple freeways this weekend, all of which are part of longterm, multi-million dollar projects.
Avenue 50 Studio will host the "Honoring Fallen Heroes in Our Lives: Altars and Artwork in Celebration of Día De Los Muertos" exhibition in Highland Park.
Catch a flick with your furry friend, see a live NPR show or chill with modern artists at a former PBR brewery. This weekend's list of local events is promising.
Janet Napolitano sat down with UCLA faculty, students, and staff as part of her 10 campus listening tour. She started the job September 30.
More than 40 medical marijuana clinics have voluntarily closed since the city's new pot shop regulations took effect in July, according to City Attorney Mike Feuer.
The closure of national parks and forests means some film, television and commercial projects must find alternative locations, while the government loses revenue.
KPCC DIGEST AM (Oct. 11)—How to 'Think Blue,' Nobel Peace Price, so long to Scantron, mail-order drugs, courting Latino RepublicansThe Latest | | October 11 2013, 11:54 AM
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All pilot schools were slated to receive their iPads by the end of the month, but deployment has hit several snags. Some have backed out, others say WiFi is glitchy.
Hosted by L.A. as Subject (an association of archives and collections hosted by the USC Libraries) the Archives Bazaar is like Disneyland for local history buffs.
In immigration news: GOP makes Latino push in California, Illinois driver's licenses, 'unskilled' workers and the economy, moreMulti-American | | October 11 2013, 9:49 AM
The GOP is launching an effort to win over Latino voters in California and other key states, part of a $10 million effort by the Republican National Party. This and more.
Republicans hire their first-ever Hispanic state director in California and announce a new strategy to court the Latino vote in strategic areas across the country.
Tests will be taken on computer and the programs provide different questions to different students. Is this enough to prevent student — and teacher — cheating?
KPCC DIGEST PM (Oct. 10)—Astronaut Scott Carpenter, Angels Flight tree branch, Eric Garcetti reflects on 100 days, fake fidosThe Latest | | October 11 2013, 1:11 AM
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Trial consultant Ryan Malphurs reviews Supreme Court oral arguments and parses them for instances of humor.
All over the world buyers and sellers who were using The Silk Road are now being arrested. Joining the show to talk about the aftermath of this bust is Bridget Carey from CNET.
Richard Buckner has been making incredible, critically-acclaimed albums for more than a decade now, but you can still find him working odd jobs during the day.
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show.
It's time for our Friday Flashback, a look back and analysis of the week's biggest news stories. Today, we've got our "A-team" in today.
A small federal agency which approves the labels on beer bottles and kegs is shut down, and that means dozens of craft breweries are in limbo, unable to legally distribute their product.
Director Randy Moore joins the show to talk about how he managed to film a feature-length horror film right under Disney's nose.
California Governor Jerry Brown recently broke a new record as the longest serving governor of California. Lately he's been a pretty busy governor, too. For more on what he's up to, we're joined by John Myers.
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Tim Cogshell, Wade Major and Charles Solomon to review this week's releases, including Captain Phillips, CBGB, Muscle Shoals and more! TGI-Filmweek!
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Tim Cogshell and Wade Major to review this week's releases, including Captain Phillips, CBGB, Muscle Shoals, A Touch of Sin and more! TGI-Filmweek!
The Loh Down On Science
One giant leap for forensic photography
Monarch butterflies may be a common sight much of the year for those living in the U.S. and Canada, but where do they disappear to in the winter? That’s the question the late scientist Fred Urquhart spent much of his life trying to answer.
M. Scott Carpenter, whose 1962 spaceflight nearly ended in disaster, died at age 88 yesterday [THURS] in Denver. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth - after John Glenn - in a mission that suffered technical glitches and an uncertain landing 250 miles off target.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a lawsuit against Corinthian Colleges, Inc and its subsidiaries, which run a number of for-profit colleges across the country, claiming that they lied to students and investors about job-placement prospects, as well as illegally using military seals in their ads to attract veteran students.
Maine became the first state in the country to enact a law that lets residents purchase mail-order drugs from some pharmacies in Canada, the U.K., New Zealand and Australia. Michael Brennan, mayor of Portland, the largest city in Maine, told the Wall Street Journal that the practice saved the city over $3 million between 2004 and 2012 for employees’ drugs.
Natural History Museum curator Greg Pauly wants to know what's in your backyard. He's interested in geckos, and your own porch might be the home of a new species.