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App Chat: 5 apps for lounging by the pool with a cold drink

It's hot out. So, we have a list of apps that'll help you sit around the pool, get drunk and save your baby soft skin from turning to leather.

'Heartbleed' could be why your credit card data was stolen

"Heartbleed" is a new vulnerability that was discovered in an online protocol called SSL, which is used to encrypt data that travels across the internet...

How stereotypes explain everything and nothing at all

The early days of college hoops were dominated by flashy players who were thought to be naturally suited for the game and who saw the sport as their way out of the ghetto. They're not who you suspect.

Chuck Stone, pioneering black journalist and professor, dies at 89

More than 70 men turned themselves in to Chuck Stone during his time as a columnist. The suspects trusted the Philadelphia Daily News journalist but feared police brutality.

Tech experts make HBO's 'Silicon Valley' a bit more real

"I like to think that they were looking for both a data compression expert and a penis joke expert..." says Vin Mishra who consulted on HBO's new series "Silicon Valley."

Radiolab wins KPCC's 2014 Public Radio bracket challenge

The battle was neck and neck between "Radiolab" and "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" for much of the week — Friday afternoon, "Radiolab" was trailing by mere votes.

Free weekend? 6 fun and almost-free things to do

Congratulations: You made it through the grueling work week. Now it's time to unwind, toss your worries aside and enjoy some Southern California sunshine.

Why Cap'n Crunch is making eye contact with your kid

You might not notice it when you walk down the cereal aisle, but your child does: you're being watched. Cereal mascots are designed to make eye contact with you.

Why are most NFL cheerleaders paid less than minimum wage? (Poll)

Cheerleaders are synonymous with football games, whether its high school, college or the NFL. But the work of NFL cheerleaders, in particular, doesn't end on the field.

Peabody Awards given to record 46 recipients

Television shows, broadcast news outlets and a YouTube video were among the winners for 2013 announced Wednesday.

Samsung and Apple back in court fighting over patent issues

Tech giants Apple and Samsung are back in court fighting over patent issues and the outcome of the case could change the face of the lucrative smartphone market.

KPCC Bracket Madness Finals: 'Wait Wait' vs. 'Radiolab'

It's all come down to public radio game show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" facing off against the science meets editing wizardry of "Radiolab." Vote now!

In immigration news: Disenchanted Latino voters, legacy of Filipino farmworkers, kids' court

Latino voting participation has been growing, but some organizers worry about losing some of those gains because of increasing disenchantment with President Obama. Also, Filipino farmworkers feel overlooked in the new "Cesar Chavez" film.

3 parents can be a crowd, but for some it's a family

Massey and Ella have two moms and a dad. The father was a sperm donor for the female couple, and state law allowed him to be a third parent. As families change, laws in some places are changing, too.

Los Angeles festival offers Stradivarius violins

Eight Stradivarius violins have been brought together for "Strad Fest LA," a four-day series of performances culminating with a Saturday charity concert.

Free weekend? 7 fun and almost-free things to do

Get lost in La La Land with an abundance of food and culture. Head out to Santa Anita Park Saturday for endless ramen before an afternoon of books at Grand Park.