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Archive for January 9th, 2014
Orange County's district attorney tells jurors the former officers on trial for the death of Kelly Thomas exceeded their authority and used excessive force.
Forced abortions are considered an acceptable way of enforcing China's population limits, but they are banned when the woman is more than five months pregnant. Yet victims of forced late-term abortions struggle to get justice and compensation.
Officials will not make his name public because his family has not been notified. Investigators are still trying to determine why he was in a South Pasadena crosswalk.
The proposed funding was contained in the state budget put forward by Gov. Brown Thursday and would help speed up the mapping of faults.
Recently released emails show Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly gave the go-ahead for lane closures that snarled traffic in the New Jersey community of Fort Lee, slowed emergency vehicles and delayed school buses the first week of classes.
Aitizaz Hasan, 15, is being hailed as a hero for his action earlier this week. A militant group claiming responsibility was targeting a Shiite-dominated town.
Zero-tolerance policies in public schools around the country have been criticized for prompting unnecessary suspensions and premature incarcerations. The Los Angeles Unified School Police is trying a new approach.
Official newspapers and websites on Thursday carried a photo showing a seated, gray-haired Castro from behind, pointing at a work of art while artist Alexis Leyva leans in to talk to him at a Wednesday night art studio opening.
Over the last few years, scientists who study the way food influences our brains and bodies have been moving toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. Here are their tips on how to conquer cravings for one of nature's most pleasurable substances.
President Obama is expected to back tighter restrictions on foreign leader spying and also is considering a presidential commission's recommendation to strip the NSA of its ability to store telephone records from millions of Americans.
With his career put at risk by scandal, New Jersey Gov. Christie held an epic-length news conference as part of his overall message, which is that he has nothing to hide.
Big Blue hopes the computer that beat out two human rivals in 2011, can use its "cognitive computing" abilities to turn a tidy profit.
Fresh off his acclaimed portrayal of a teacher- turned-drug-lord in "Breaking Bad," actor Bryan Cranston collected a pair of nominations Thursday for his directorial work.
Oil and gas companies that are fracking off the Southern California coast must report chemicals discharged into the ocean under a new rule released Thursday.
In 10 years, only one cougar is known to have crossed the 101 Freeway into the mountain range. At first, he provided fresh DNA. Now, he's mating with his daughters.
Gov. Jerry Brown has promised to chip away at what he calls California's "wall of debt" and is trying to make good on that pledge in the state budget.
There are laws about certifications a sheriff must have. County supervisors and lawyers are working to determine the qualifications for whoever will complete Baca's term.
The New Jersey governor and potential GOP presidential contender has built a reputation for truth-telling, but now he's caught up in reports about seamy politics.
Supplemental insurance plans shield millions from Medicare's out-of-pocket costs. Some economists say they inflate spending by encouraging people to seek unneeded care.
The former basketball player unleashed an obscenity-laced rant when asked about an American imprisoned in North Korea. Now Rodman's saying he's sorry for what he said.
Economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7 percent and that 195,000 jobs were added to payrolls.
With Wendy Greuel deciding against a run, the battle could be between two Westside liberals, Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl, for the LA County supervisor seat.
The proposed state budget addresses a major task that the California DMV is taking on: Preparing driver’s licenses that unauthorized immigrants may begin applying for next January 1.
But it didn't please everyone. Public schools would get $61.6 billion in the 2014-15 fiscal year under the governor’s plan, which requires legislative approval.
District administration holds the giveaways at a training event in 2012 were within the letter of the law. But one board member says it looks like a conflict of interest.
Five neighborhoods — Hollywood, Little Armenia, Koreatown, Westlake and Pico-Union — will be targeted in a new multi-pronged federal program.
You'd think Paul Tanaka's chances to become sheriff would improve, now that his one-time boss is no longer running for re-election. That's not necessarily true.
Ron Nichols, chief of the Department of Water and Power for the past three years, will leave the utility at the end of the month, the mayor's office announced.
In immigration news: House reform 'principles,' lethal force at the border, reform opponents make their case, moreMulti-American | | January 09 2014, 10:35 AM
House Republicans are planning to release a set of "principles" for immigration reform near the end of the month. This and more.
Today is Thursday, Jan. 9 and headlines include the release of Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, Bobby Shriver's fundraising, and is L.A. a city in decline?
When No Child Left Behind became law in 2002, Head Start educators had to administer standardized tests in order to get federal funding. A lot has changed since then.
Although a lot of people don't like standardized tests in public schools, they're not going away any time soon. But how we test could get a makeover, as we've seen with publicly funded preschools.
If you've ever tried online dating, you know that it's sometimes a crapshoot and maybe you think you have all the bad luck.
Writer Amanda Hess has received her fair share of harassing messages over the Internet, from lewd tweets to brutally threatening emails. Unfortunately she's not alone.
It's Thursday, which means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. This week we have a special State of Affairs, because Governor Brown has released his annual state budget a day early.
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo have been a couple for more than three decades. But it's Murillo -- not Ortega -- that the people of Nicaragua see as being truly in charge.
Last week, California's Supreme Court ruled that a law school graduate and undocumented immigrant named Sergio Garcia can practice law. Garcia's case has been watched closely by other aspiring attorneys, like him, across the country.
Cold, snowy weather and long lines did not deter people eager to take advantage of Colorado's new marijuana laws on the very first day they went into effect. Twenty four pot shops opened yesterday, one of them, Telluride Bud Company, belongs to our next guest, Adam Raleigh.
Taking a trip around the world by yourself can be daunting. Throw kids into the mix and it can turn a relaxing vacation into anything but. Ciaran Blumenfeld, creator of Momfluential.net, joins the show to tell us the apps she uses to make traveling with kids easier.
The Loh Down On Science
If you give a rat a cookie….
Larry and KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Alynda Wheat review this week’s releases, including The Legend of Hercules, Cold Comes the Night, The Truth About Emanuel and more. TGI-Filmweek!
For his 2014 new year’s resolution, former pastor Ryan Bell decided to give up the Christian faith for a year and “try on atheism,” a move that cost him teaching jobs at two Christian universities and has spurred conversation and debate among Christian and atheist communities.
"I was blindsided," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said at a lengthy news conference Thursday morning as he apologized for a political scandal that could affect his future political ambitions.
President Obama is using the anniversary of the War on Poverty to establish poverty-fighting "Promise Zones" in cities across the across the country.
California's beleaguered high speed rail project may be getting a breath of new life if Governor Jerry Brown's new budget is passed. The Governor is expected to propose a portion of the state's cap-and-trade revenue to be used to fund the first phase of the $68 billion rail project.
LA's City Archivist archivist gives us a personal tour of the LAPD archives, which have been used - usually loosely - for productions from "Dragnet" to "Mob City"