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Archive for November 19th, 2013
A federal judge in Missouri has allowed an execution of a white supremacist serial killer to be suspended hours before his scheduled death.
In a preliminary hearing Tuesday, witnesses described a car plowing down the Venice boardwalk, hitting people and stands in its path.
After weeks of testimony and tons of evidence, attorneys in Bell public corruption trial of defendant Angela Spaccia will begin closing arguments.
The iconic Queens building was a stop on many tours and was the canvas for some 1,500 artists. It will be demolished making way for new apartments and shops.
The L.A. Police Department released a sketch Tuesday of a suspect possibly associated with the killing of Joseph Gatto, father of California Assemblyman Mike Gatto.
Customers of Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric could see refunds in their utility bills starting in 2014 due to the San Onofre nuclear plant closure.
The number of landlines grew in about two dozen countries, but their growth was explosive in countries that until recently had poor infrastructure.
The Supreme Court ruling Tuesday means Texas can keep enforcing abortion restrictions under a law that is the subject of an ongoing legal battle.
The USPS is banking that Harry Potter buffs will scoop up the limited-edition stamps, which feature stills from the eight Harry Potter films.
"Torian has been suspended from the team indefinitely while the legal process and student discipline process run their course," football coach Jim Mora said in a statement.
It was Conley, who on May 3, 1971, set the tone for NPR's flagship newsmagazine. As the show's current host, Robert Siegel explains, Conley established that the program would be different.
JP Morgan Chase & Co. reached a record $13 billion settlement Tuesday with state and federal agencies, including almost $300 million for California.
Police responded Monday to an incident that took place over the weekend in which an 18-year-old was beaten and tased by Long Beach officers. Officers told KTLA the man was resisting arrest.
Though President Lincoln said "the world will little note nor long remember what we say here," his words have lived on. Some things you may not know.
Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, was released Monday from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized since the November 1st attack.
The judge set George Zimmerman's bond at $9,000 and ordered that he not possess guns or ammunition. He was ordered to stay away from the girlfriend's house.
Check out this "red team" review of HealthCare.gov by private consulting firm McKinsey & Co., months before the federal health insurance site launched.
Mayor Abbe Land said that even though many people had fond memories of Tower, "it didn't meet the criteria" for preservation.
About 10 percent of working Americans carpool to work. For two years, Neville Amaria was one of them. He spent two to three hours a day in the car.
A congressional directive requires U.S. detention centers to fill 34,000 beds per night. Supporters say it ensures that the nation's immigration laws are being enforced.
Ten years in the making, with more than stories recorded and archived from 90,000 participants, StoryCorps is gradually thatching together America's grand story.
In a "fast pitch" event, entrepreneurs competed before a panel of judges to pitch new auto apps, such as one that "barks" if drivers try to use their cells while driving.
DWP board members cut off funding to two nonprofit groups the utility runs in partnership with the union representing its employees.
The museum is housed in a 1924 Chinese Qing Dynasty-inspired mansion. USC plans to conduct extensive maintenance and upgrades at the site.
Homeowners around the country are surprised to find they live in a flood zone and must buy expensive flood insurance. Congress considers a 4-year delay.
A lower reported interest level in the Philippines disaster is bad news for fundraisers. Only 14 percent of Americans surveyed said they had donated to typhoon relief efforts.
For the first time, UC Berkeley scientists are meeting with LA city officials about releasing a list of concrete buildings that could collapse in a big quake.
In immigration news: Keeping detention beds occupied, Texas university's 'catch an illegal immigrant' game, fasting for reform, moreMulti-American | | November 19 2013, 11:53 AM
A federal policy that aims to keep immigrant detention beds occupied is a boon to private prison companies, which operate many detention centers under federal contract. This and more.
Kathy Thomson said in a staff memo that it is with “mixed feelings” she is “moving on to another challenging opportunity.” She will leave at the end of the month.
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 19 and headlines include a major cost overrun at the Port of LA, the city's plastic bag ban, and capturing the Griffith Park mountain lion.
Business Update with Mark Lacter
Kevin Roderick, creator and editor of LA Observed, shares his thoughts about business blogger (and KPCC contributor) Mark Lacter with Steve Julian.
Chris Nichols is editor at Los Angeles magazine, and he's also quite the collector of things from eras gone by. From time to time, he brings some of his treasures into the studio for a little show and tell.
According to the Associated Press, at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have gone missing during the Syrian civil war. That's an unprecedented number, and it's almost eliminated news coverage in the country.
The heist resulted in the theft of $45 million from ATM’s around the world.
Families empty their pockets to throw a party, sometimes bigger than a wedding, for their little girls.
A Polish pianist built the rare instrument — a combination of a piano and a viola — based on the Renaissance master's original design and played it: We have video!
If you are frequent user of social media you've probably seen 'em, or maybe even taken one. It's a photo of yourself, by yourself or with a friend, family or maybe with an inanimate object.
A detention cell is not designed to be comfortable. But human rights groups and migrants who've crossed illegally into the US say the conditions inside some American Border Patrol stations have become unsafe.
Researchers may lose access to this important artifact because its finders may sell it to a private collection, limiting the amount that scientists can study and publish about it.
Culver City Unified has been refining its arts plan for a decade. Now, the district even offers specialized music instruction to its kindergarteners.
After two years of hopes of an economic injection to a poverty-plagued part of the border, a Texas silver mine is shutting down at least until next year.
Truckers in the Port of Oakland grabbed headlines last week when they demanded an extension — and extra funding — to a January 1st deadline. That's when they're supposed to upgrade their engines to meet California pollution standards.
A hundred and fifty years ago President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Now a new book has a completely different take on the speech and what it meant at the time.
Millions of taxpayer dollars are being spent to pay for expensive and often unnecessary brand-name drugs.
The Los Angeles Times published an investigative piece this week that highlights enormous flaws in how the state tracks toxic waste. This is how big the problem is: 174,000 tons of waste has gone missing over the last five years.
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're going to be talking about rock with Justino Aguila from Billboard Magazine and music critic Steve Hochman.
The Loh Down On Science
Get the poop on gourmet coffee
In his new book "Lying," author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that white lies are the only kinds of lies good people tell while imagining they are being good in the process.
Military suicides have dropped significantly—more than 22 percent this year. That’s great news, but what has puzzled military officials is why. The Defense Department has launched a series of new suicide prevention programs, but whether those efforts have had any real impact on the reduced rates remains unclear, officials admit.
Anyone looking for affordable rentals in the Bay Area knows, they’re very hard to come by these days. The booming tech economy and sky high rents have turned San Francisco into the second-least affordable rental market in the United States.
The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public tomorrow at the LA Convention Center. Big debuts at this year’s event include a revamped MINI Cooper, Chevrolet Colorado and Subaru WRX—and Porsche’s new Macan compact crossover.
Readers who need their daily dose of the Los Angeles Daily News will soon have to pay up. That goes for frequent readers of the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the Pasadena Star News and six other local Southern California papers owned by Digital First Media. The company said the newspapers will transition to paid subscriptions starting Wednesday.
Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with half of the Mythbusters, Adam Savage, about fire drills, science education and injecting hot pepper under his skin.