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California tightening rule on popular pesticide

The rule, which applies to the pesticide Telone, is drawing criticism from farmers who call it a key way to fight pests and fear the crackdown could lead to rising food prices.

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Why SoCal gas prices rose this week

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose six cents Monday over this time last week — bringing it up to $2.84 a gallon.

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Global poverty has declined even amid economic slowdown

The number of people living in extreme poverty continues to plunge despite slowing global growth, the World Bank says. More than 1 billion people rose out of poverty between 1990 and 2013, it says.

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