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LA schools police seek $8M to keep students with iPads safe

Worried about safety, Los Angeles Unified kept 90,000 iPads on campuses. Now, school officials want to send them home, but are they ready?

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Class scheduling mistakes equal high stakes for one student

“They were just being patient but you could see frustration in their eyes,” 12th-grader Jason Magaña said about hundreds of students with incorrect schedules.

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Crash test dummy will be heavier to reflect fatalities among obese

The new crash test dummy — not this one — will weigh 271 lbs and have a body mass index of 35. Automakers use the dummies to prove their vehicles are roadworthy.

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics.

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LA increases use of probation for non-violent offenses

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The District Attorney's office reports 14 percent of low-level felons in September were given reduced time behind bars and probation instead of traditional jail sentences. That's up from 3 percent.

Politics More

Garcetti announces goals to end LA's housing crisis

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Garcetti, who is tackling poverty by increasing the minimum wage in LA, announced housing policies this week. He didn't say how - or when - he'd implement them.

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Kansas airport crash leaves at least 4 dead (updated)

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Wichita fire officials say at least four other people were taken to a hospital and five more are unaccounted for after the Thursday morning crash at Mid-Continent Airport.