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Researchers are still learning about the effects of touch-screens on kids. But, scientists say that certain kinds of screen time can help youngsters learn.
Voters in 11 Colorado counties may approve secession resolutions next month. It's largely a symbolic gesture, but the idea of splitting off is taking root all over the country.
Digital menus may help diners make more informed choices about restaurants' food and drink options. And they may boost restaurant profits, too.
An Orange County transportation agency is considering adding toll lanes on a stretch of the I-405 Freeway as a way to relieve congestion.
Many countries in Latin America have a total ban on abortion. In Brazil, abortion is illegal, but there are some exceptions. A new bill is trying to roll those exceptions back.
The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee says short of hostilities or an "emergency need" for surveillance, the U.S. shouldn't be spying on foreign leaders.
The group of hackers working in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed responsibility for the brief attack that hijacked links on the @BarackObama Twitter feed.
The ruling says some provisions in a new state law prevent doctors from acting in their patients' interests, and would unreasonably restrict women from accessing abortion clinics. The state is expected to appeal, and the case could end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The large-scale free clinic returns for a third consecutive year to provide medical services to uninsured and underserved people in LA County.
John Noguez, who was elected assessor in 2010, has been on leave since he was arrested Oct. 17, 2012, in a probe of his office.
All lanes on the 710 and 5 freeways were reopened Monday after a fiery tanker crash that left the driver badly burned, guard rails destroyed and storm drains filled with crude oil.
Some big challenges stand in the way of what you might call "universal facial recognition." But those problems are being solved by all of us.
Amazon has been quietly making inroads into a new approach to retail, partnering with manufacturers to ship products directly from the warehouse to consumers.
Many teenagers shun milk and reach for the energy drinks. That doesn't bode well for their bones, since most of the adult skeleton is built between ages 9 and 14.
Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden continue to expose secrets.
Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m. after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence, according to the sheriff's office.
Hopes for an immigration overhaul are revived after California Republican, Jeff Denham offers to co-sponsor a House Democratic immigration reform bill.
Public health experts say obesity-related disorders like diabetes, hypertension and joint disease can strike Asian-Americans at lower weight levels.
A Republican co-sponsor has signed on to a Democratic House immigration reform bill. Does it mean better chances for an immigration overhaul this year? This and more.
Today is Monday, Oct. 28 and headlines include the mayor's trip to DC, Wendy Greuel's new job, and rethinking the state's initiative system.
KPCC put the software's trumpeted interactive features under a microscope with the help of a tech whiz kid. Will he love it — or get bored?
L.A.'s mayor is in Washington for a couple of days. His agenda includes lobbying for an extensive restoration of the Los Angeles River ecosystems.
How KPCC decided to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the most famous radio broadcast of all time, Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre production of "The War of the Worlds."
The Loh Life
Why Sandra Tsing Loh is becoming a PTA mom... again.
"Nubs, the True Story of a Mutt a Marine and a Miracle" is a children's book that shares the journey of a dog who finds himself in the company of compassionate Marine. The New York Times best seller is the winner of multiple awards, including most recently, the California Young Reader Medal.
Las Vegas is part of the Clark County School District, one of the biggest and fastest growing in the country. The district added over 3,000 new students this year, as well as a new program to boost English Language Learners.
Since Apple sold more than 9 million new iPhones on the weekend of their release, you might think the Cupertino based company would be beloved by Wall Street.
KPCC's Meghan McCarty travels to the Eastern Sierras to trace the origin of LA's water and to explain how it makes it from a natural spring to your tap.
Writer Terry McMillan made a name for herself in 1992 with the novel 'Waiting to Exhale,' which spent months on the New York Times Best seller list.
Looking for something particularly horrifying to get in the Halloween spirit this year? You might wanna check out a film series hosted by the Cinefamily theater on Fairfax.
KPCC put the software's trumpeted interactive features under a microscope with the help of a tech-whiz kid. Will he love it — or get bored?
While dates aren't native to the Coachella Valley, they've given this region an identity, and have also become a top moneymaking crop. For the California Report, Lisa Morehouse has more.
For several years now, some economists have been arguing that a little inflation is just what the economy needs. Here to explain, Binyamin Applebaum, finance and economics reporter for The New York Times.
California Congressman Jeff Denham became the first House Republican to join Democrats in co-sponsoring a broad immigration overhaul bill that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants.
The horror prop house Dapper Cadaver supplies severed heads, fake blood and other less gory objects to Hollywood. Hosts of Halloween shindigs -- including the White House -- also rely on the shop for all their fright fest needs.
In many ways, organized labor is the most the powerful political force in deeply Democratic California. But the bitter Bay Area transit strike that ended last week revealed a few cracks in the armor.
Time for On The Lot, our weekly look at the business of entertainment with Nicole Sperling of the LA Times.
UCLA historian Jon Christensen explains how crucial the LA Aqueduct was in building the city's identity, but that it was also done at a great cost to the Owens River Valley and its residents.
The Loh Down On Science
Think positive—but not too positive! Oh, nevermind.
The stats say they don’t exist, but do athletes who consistently deliver in clutch situations really belong in the same category as, say, unicorns? Dick Cramer's 1977 study found that statistically there really is no such thing as a clutch player in baseball, and subsequent studies of the stats haven’t been able to prove otherwise.
The Pasadena Symphony is set to open its 2013-14 season with its new music director. David Lockington, music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony in Michigan will serve as the Pasadena Symphony’s first music director since 2010.
Bill Keller, op-ed writer for the New York Times, and Journalist Glenn Greenwald engaged in a lengthy debate in a New York Times piece on wheter journalists can be impartial. Keller believes reporters should be objective, and not put their personal opinions into their reports.
The Spanish-language network Univision Communications is launching a channel today that it hopes will appeal to young Latinos. Fusion is the new channel created as a joint initiative between Disney and ABC Television that’s expected to get Latino millennials more interested in the news.
Prescription drugs account for about three-quarters of all overdose deaths in the United States and some experts say easy access to narcotics is contributing to the high number. On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced new proposals to restrict access to some of the most commonly used narcotics.
Dating websites are so 2005. Today, more and more people looking for love, a date, or a no strings attached hook up are turning to their smartphones. One app that a lot of people are talking about is Tinder.