Archive for April 20th, 2014

Service dog guides marathon bombing victims through a grim year

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 20 2014, 4:55 PM

Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.

Hey, kids, remember you're on our side: The FBI makes a movie

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2014, 3:59 PM

Instead of a public service announcement, the FBI has made "Game of Pawns," a docudrama about a college student recruited by the Chinese government.

California's drought ripples through businesses, then to schools

Local | | April 20 2014, 3:43 PM

California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.

As California lawmakers return, a rundown of awaiting bills

Politics | | April 20 2014, 3:11 PM

Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May, but the most contentious issues will come later.

Sylmar nurse in critical condition after stabbing

Crime & Justice | | April 20 2014, 2:48 PM

A nurse is in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times while on the job in a northern Los Angeles County hospital.

Easter celebration on Skid Row attracts thousands of homeless

Local | | April 20 2014, 1:14 PM

The Midnight Mission called on a cadre of volunteers to serve holiday brunch to a grateful crowd in downtown L.A.

'A Wound That Doesn't Close': Armenians suffer uncertainty together

US & World | | April 20 2014, 1:10 PM

The Easter holiday finds Christians in the Middle East concerned over what the future may hold. As the violence in Syria deepens, many Armenians remember a history of genocidal tragedies.

2 men injured in Venice Beach stabbings

Crime & Justice | | April 20 2014, 12:07 PM

Police are searching for suspects after two men were stabbed on the oceanfront walk at Venice Beach.

From 'Field Of Dreams' to 'Draft Day': Who cares about the front office?

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2014, 11:28 AM

Sports movies seem to have made a strange turn from focusing on players to focusing on agents and managers. It makes for a sad progression from magical realism to yelling about money.

Relatives grieve as divers pull bodies from S. Korean ferry

US & World | | April 20 2014, 11:07 AM

The grim recovery operation off South Korea continues Sunday. Police boats brought bodies ashore to the deafening cries and screams of family members.

Palmdale teen killed when driver slams into her bedroom

Crime & Justice | | April 20 2014, 9:49 AM

A sleeping teenager was killed early Sunday when an SUV, driven by a suspected DUI driver, slammed into her first floor bedroom in Palmdale, NBC4 reported.

'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer was wrongfuly convicted of murder

US & World | | April 20 2014, 8:54 AM

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter's story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he was 76.

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2014, 8:49 AM

Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.

Ukraine: Deadly gunfight rattles Easter truce

US & World | | April 20 2014, 8:37 AM

The shootout took place at a checkpoint near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militants have held a government building since last week.

Surviving the indignities of age with humor and honesty

Arts & Entertainment | | April 20 2014, 2:29 PM

Aging is a pain in the… granny panties, “so serious you have to make a comedy out of it,” author Annabelle Gurwitch told an appreciative crowd at KPCC.

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