An 18-year-old from Santa Monica High School was arrested Friday on suspicion of threatening a school official, battery, marijuana possession and possessing a box cutter on campus. A 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of battery against a school employee.
There are thousands of kids in Southern California's poor neighborhoods have problems seeing, but it's not that easy for them to get glasses. Even the help provided by private groups isn't always enough.
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Federal prosecutors in Texas and New Mexico are dealing with an unusual case. Ten drug smuggling crimes have been traced to a man from a Mennonite community in Mexico who is alleged to have duped the victims.
In Afghanistan, the vote counting continues from this weekend's elections. Officials say turn out was high on Saturday despite threats from the Taliban to disrupt the elections and heavy security at polling stations.
The big news in Hollywood today is sad news: Mickey Rooney has died. In just a bit we'll be looking back at his career with a film historian, but I'm curious if you have a favorite Mickey Rooney movie or moment?
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The major rivers of the Southwest are suffering as snow becomes increasingly scarce in the Rocky Mountains. Scientists who study climate change warn such conditions are the new normal. But there’s encouraging news in northern New Mexico.
With warm winters and less water, many across California are feeling the effects of climate change and a lingering drought. One group in particular may not be as obvious as farmers, ranchers or reservoirs, most likely because they already live in the dry desert.
Small-scale ranchers and dairy farmers north of the San Francisco Bay Area are heaving a sigh of relief. The one meat processing plant in their region that shut down after a massive beef recall is reopening today, under new management.
The current - and uncharacteristically public - challenge facing the CIA threatens to reveal the darkest violence the spy agency is tasked with. The Senate Intelligence committee is demanding the declassification of an internal CIA report critical of the agency's interrogation (read: torture) techniques post-9/11.
Ever since Colorado and Washington became the first states to sanction the use of recreational marijuana, the legalization of pot on a federal level has taken on a narrative of destiny, with interest groups forming hoping to hasten this inevitability.