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New concourse, automated connector train planned for LAX

With airport traffic growing, nearly $5 billion is earmarked for projects including a new passenger concourse and an automated connector train to ease congestion..

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Michael Brown: St. Louis grand jury heard witnesses who lied, prosecutor says

"I didn't want to fire things up," St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch says of his silence since announcing the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Weeks after he announced a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in Michael Brown's death, prosecutor Robert McCulloch explains some of his own decisions in the case.

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Sony hack: FBI accuses North Korea; Obama pledges proportional response

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with top brass in a photo released by the state-run KCNA. The chart in the background reportedly reads "U.S. mainland strike plan".

The president's remarks came just hours after the FBI claimed North Korea was responsible for a massive cyber attack on the studio.

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How peppermint tricks us into feeling cold


We have menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold, scientists say.

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Some early childhood experiences shape adult life, but which?

Having warm, supportive parents early on correlates with success in adulthood.

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

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Details of the Education Dept's new college rating system

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sp

The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

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Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies in Los Angeles at 89

Tribute To Bulgaria During Holocaust Rememberance Week

Among his accomplishments, Schulweis was an innovator who addressed poverty in the U.S., worked to raise awareness of genocide in Africa and welcomed gay and lesbian Jews into the synagogue.