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After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.
The University of California's governing board chastised UC President Janet Napolitano in a rare rebuke and asked her to apologize for her office's interference in a state audit last year.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said hunting programs in those countries can aid conservation efforts. But those who oppose the policy change point to a decline in Zimbabwe's elephant population.
A study finds that participation in high-quality early childhood education increased graduation rates, and reduced special education placement and grade retention.
The vote for the $1.4 trillion overhaul was almost along party lines, with no Democrats voting in support of the bill and some GOP defections over provisions that would eliminate important tax deductions taken by constituents in some high tax states.
The oil leak occurs just a few days before Nebraska state regulators will decide on the fate of TransCanada's controversial sister project, the Keystone XL Pipeline.
As NPR addresses fallout of a sexual harassment scandal that claimed its chief news executive, the network's board chairman has stepped down and an editor has been placed on leave.
Taylor Sheridan's film was about sexual violence against young women on a tribal reservation, and suddenly Weinstein was being accused of similar things. He thought it was an unacceptable situation that had to be rectified.
It is the latest case of homemade semi-automatic weapons being used in a crime. Federal authorities are trying to draw attention to the dangers posed by "ghost guns," which contain no registration numbers.
California regulators Thursday released long-awaited rules that will govern the state's emerging pot economy, from fields to sales.
"I braced myself against the door. I didn't even think twice. I don't feel like a hero. I did what I was supposed to do," said teacher Jennifer Bauman. "The kids are the heroes."
Legionnaires' has sickened a total of 15 people, two of whom have died. The four not connected to Disneyland lived in or had visited Anaheim — suggesting there could be sources of infection not yet discovered.
The overall number of hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County in 2016 remained level. But there’s been a shift in who's targeted and who targets, a new county report says. Have a story about hate or bias? Share it as part of a national news project, "Documenting Hate."
Democratic Sen. Al Franken was a comedian at the time of the incident. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have called for a review of the complaint.
President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping for their freedom following a shoplifting incident in China.
A new exhibit delves into the 5,000-year history of tattoo and features more than 125 images and objects, from historical artifacts to contemporary designs tattooed onto silicone models.
Officer Tony Im says the wounded suspect was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Im says two women in the car with him were taken into custody.
A sheriff's deputy in April handed Kevin Janson Neal a court order to stay away from his neighbor Hailey Suzanne Poland and her family. On Tuesday, Neal shot and killed her.
The House GOP tax plan would end the medical expense tax deduction. A Claremont man who's had heart issues says that would increase his tax bill by $7,000.
The U.S. does not have a reliable way to track hate crimes. To that end, KPCC, ProPublica and other organizations are joining together to create a national hate crime database. If you have a story, you can share it with us confidentially here.
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Irish actress Saoirse Ronan first came to wide attention in “The Grand Budapest Hotel." Now she’s getting raves in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”
The House is expected to pass its version of the tax overhaul plan to slash corporate tax rates and reduce personal income tax rates while eliminating some deductions and credits. The vote is expected to pass along party line.
Stolen statues. Hijacked card stunts. Dumping manure from a helicopter.
Starting in July, law enforcement officers throughout California will start collecting demographics data from nearly all drivers and pedestrians that they stop – that includes data on race, gender, English proficiency and disabilities.
At a cultural crossroads, forecasting the future of the NFL and football as America’s most popular team sport| November 16 2017, 9:29 AM
It’s been a trying season for the NFL this year.
From 240 characters to listicles, copywriting has experienced a style overhaul this past decade and Buzzfeed copy chief Emmy J. Favilla has been a major driving force in the shift.
California tracked down hundreds of people who were owed a total of $11 million. They missed out on this money because their loved ones didn't update who should get their estate.
The fires burned the homes of vintners as they spread throughout Northern California. Now that the fires are out, wine professionals look forward to recovery.
A look into one of the staples of the winter season in Los Angeles. Find out how the ice is made and why it never melts in the So Cal sun.
Under Amazon ownership, Whole Foods tries to shed its "whole paycheck" image
The State Board of Education has accepted new materials with updated depictions of underrepresented groups, including the LGBT community and religious minorities.
Architects in NorCal have come together to think about rebuilding in Napa County after the devastating fires destroyed more than 8,000 structures in October.
Reported sexual assaults at UCLA doubled in 2016 and tripled at Cal State University-Northridge. Advocates say the increase reflects a safer space for survivors to come forward.
As motorcycle makers work to lure millennial riders, they're offering more stylish bikes with more technology and versatility