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Will the Apple Watch affect health and hearts?

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

The Watch could make wearable technology a mainstream accessory. As these devices become more common, will they transform health care?

In immigration news: Migrant child trauma, fewer border deaths, workplace exploitation

Immigrants Processed At The McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas

Migrant children face continuing trauma as young adults. Border Patrol reports fewer migrant deaths despite increased illegal crossings. Researchers say immigrant women are more vulnerable to workplace exploitation.

World's oldest play, 'Persians,' has message for today

Aeschylus' message from 2,500 years ago to the 21st Century: "Indulging in pointless wars can destroy even the greatest nation.”

Conservation groups seek protection of monarch butterfly

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A sharp decline in the monarch butterfly population has lead conservation groups to petition for protection of the butterfly under the Endangered Species Act.

Classrooms have AC but heat still sizzling some classes

The latest heat wave has prompted L.A. Unified to hold air-conditioning repair technicians on overtime to keep classrooms comfortable.

Confessions of a fair-weather Dodgers fan

Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers

Each year, they come out of the woodwork: the die-hard Dodgers fans who don't really like baseball much. I am one of them.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Shriver, Kuehl debate

Bobby Shriver Sheila Kuehl

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16 and headlines include a supervisorial debate, peak demand for DWP's energy, and Rod Wright's resignation.

FAA awards another grant to Inglewood to help soften LAX jet noise

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To soundproof more homes against noise from LAX jets, Inglewood is receiving another annual grant from the FAA, says Congresswoman Maxine Waters' office.

Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning

Heat Wave Hot Los Angeles

The county declared a heat alert on Thursday as high temperatures keep threatening to break records. Find a cooling center near you and get tips for the air-conditionally challenged.

Stevie Wonder takes 'Songs in the Key of Life' on tour, but no LA date

Stevie Wonder listening to headphones

Wonder is taking his classic double album on the road, but while the local music legend made the announcement in L.A., he has yet to announce an L.A. tour date.