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Phil Everly and his brother, Don, rose to popularity during the 1950s and '60s and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Los Angeles Sparks' ownership group can no longer financially support the franchise. Sparks chairman Paula Madison informed the league right before Christmas.
Beyonce came under fire this week for sampling audio from the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in a song on her new album.
Airlines at LAX are reporting cancellations of a total of 35 flights through midnight Friday related to the storm system affecting the Northeastern United States.
Jahi McMath has been on a ventilator for nearly a month after a tonsil surgery, and her family has been fighting with medical officials to have her transferred out of Children's Hospital Oakland.
The couples' response comes three days after Utah officials asked Justice Sonia Sotomayor to block same-sex marriages in the state.
There are many reasons to doubtf the gruesome story that North Korea's secretive leader executed his uncle by throwing him to a pack of starving dogs.
Steve Tran, the second of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, has come forward to claim the lottery prize, the second-largest in U.S. history.
Five staffers of the international aid organization Doctors Without Borders have been taken in for questioning in northern Syria, the group said Friday.
The settlement ends a lawsuit brought by the city of L.A. Beverly Hospital will also update its policies and procedures, and provide its staff with more training.
Roger Rodas, who was driving at the time, lost control "for unknown reasons" leading to the fatal crash that killed the pair, according to the report.
Ford and GM are calling 2013 the best year for U.S. auto sales in at least five years, as they report double-digit annual gains.
The former prime minister has been in a coma since suffering a stroke in 2006. This week, doctors said his condition has worsened. Sharon is 85.
The Obama administration says one group of nuns is already exempt to the new health care law's requirement to include contraception coverage and has no standing to object.
By most estimates, the trouble-plagued show will have lost about $60 million when it closes tomorrow. It has been commercial theater's most stunning flop.
A consultant cites a "potential" for "collapse" in a major quake. MWD insists the $100 million building is safe, and says the consultant used outdated computer models.
Former NASA scientist Homa Taraji's gallery features art from her homeland with the goal of changing the conversation about Iran and its people.
Jerry Meral will advocate for a controversial $25 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta on behalf of the Natural Heritage Institute.
Thursday marked a milestone for California solar energy, with the state's solar facilities adding enough electricity into the state grid for about 3 million homes
The State Senate committee retains a prominent legal firm to help dig through the federal investigation into State Sen. Ron Calderon.
In Immigration News: Renewed hopes for reform, Spanish speakers and the ObamaCare rollout, tailoring horror for Latino audiencesMulti-American | | January 03 2014, 11:03 AM
Watch Out: Immigration Could Still Happen in 2014 - U.S. News and World Report New year, new hope. Immigration rights activists are saying that 2014 may the year for comprehensive immigration reform -- even though pols will be busy with mid-term elections.
One of the first major projects to test the big-time capacity of crowdfunding for films, "Veronica Mars" has released its trailer.
Guest host Frank Stoltze and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Henry Sheehan and Claudia Puig review this week's releases, including The Best Offer, Interior. Leather Bar., Grudge Match and more. TGI-Filmweek!
Filmweek (01/03/14): The Best Offer, Interior. Leather Bar., Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and more| January 03 2014, 11:31 AM
Guest host Frank Stoltze and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Henry Sheehan and Claudia Puig review this week's releases, including The Best Offer, Interior. Leather Bar., Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Grudge Match and more. TGI-Filmweek!
It's time now for the Comment Box, when we get to hear what you have to say about the work we're doing on Take Two.
Earlier this week, the popular photo-messaging app Snapchat was hacked. A reported 4.6 million user names and phone numbers were leaked, though according to the company, no photographs went out to the public.
John P. Davidson visited a school for servants and wrote about it for the current issue of Harpers magazine. We spoke with him about his experience at the Starkey International Institute, what he calls a "bootcamp for butlers."
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California delivers drinking water to nearly 19 million people in six counties. The agency's nerve center is its headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
ARMS nearly disappeared after the housing crisis of 2008, in part because they made up a huge bulk of the subprime loans that eventually floundered. But in November, more than a tenth of new mortgages in Southern California had an ARM, double the amount compared to a year earlier.
No one knows for certain what 2014 will hold, but there are some indications that, economically speaking, it could be a good year. For a look ahead we turn to Jordan Levine of Beacon Economics.
With the new plastic bag ban now in effect, Alison Martino of Vintage Los Angeles joins us to bring a big of nostalgia with vintage shopping bags from the past.
Today we've made it to the end of the first working week of 2014! In this week's Friday Flashback, we're actually going to Flash Forward, to the biggest stories of this coming year.
Since December first, 27 bald eagles have died in northern and central Utah. The birds all had similar symptoms: head tremors, signs of seizures, weakness in the legs and feet and paralysis of the wings.
Tax incentives have led to the creation of a whole new type of Hollywood financier who helps filmmakers figure out how to navigate state tax codes and take advantage of them.
Body cleanses that claim to rid the body of toxins through juice fasting and diet restrictions are considered a popular fad to some, but a way of life for others. But do the benefits actually live up to the hype?
Historically, choosing which animals and plants we help has been decided mostly by whether we like them or not.
As we look ahead to 2014, we thought we'd ponder the fate of children born in this year. Time Magazine has crunched some statistics and made some proclamations about their futures as adults. For more we turn to the magazine's Alice Park.
Today, the machinist union at Boeing will have a final vote on an updated proposal that affects workers' benefits for the next eight years. If they vote "no", Boeing would then consider moving production of its new 777x aircraft to another state.
The Loh Down On Science
Planning when to put a bun in the oven.
Americans typically pick going on a diet as their New Year's resolution but many don't make it past the end of January. If you're having trouble swearing off the chocolate cake or large sodas, could an addiction to sugar be the culprit?
The ubiquitous photo app Instagram was bought by Facebook for $1 billion back in 2012. Yahoo bought Tumblr, the popular social network, for $1 billion in 2014. It’s only three days into the new year and already we have a new tech entrant into the $1 billion acquisition club.
When he ran for City Attorney last year, Mike Feuer promised to make Los Angeles a safer place. His vision included creating a gun violence prevention unit and expanding the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program created by former City Attorney Rocky Delgado.
Trailers for the Golden Globes and the Oscars have been floating around the internet, circulating on social media, and sneaking in some screen time in preparation for awards show season.