Iran nuclear deal, viral marketing, North Korean meth trade and more


Iranian community in LA reacts to US-Iran nuclear deal

While this may be a big deal for people in Tehran, it's also a big deal for plenty of people here in L.A., home to one of the largest Iranian populations in the world.

Both candidates in Honduras election claim victory

The results of a hotly contested election in Honduras are taking shape. This violence-plagued country is still reeling from a 2009 coup, and now both leading candidates are claiming victory.
Casino Navajo

Navajo casinos stimulate economy — at a cost

It's been five years since the Navajo Nation opened its first casino. For two decades the tribe resisted the lure of the quick money maker. They feared the social ills that tend to come with gaming -- compulsive gambling, alcoholism, crime and loss of culture.
Soliders From Army's 3rd Brigade Return Home From Afghanistan To Fort Knox

How women influence the men in their lives

Today, researchers are able to document how even the presence of a woman in a man's life can shape how he views women at work as well as at home.

Does successful viral marketing lead to a successful product?

Clearly, we are doing the ad companies' work for them. Passing around the surprising, the clever, the funny, the inspiring. But does all that sharing lead to caring about the brand and buying it?
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Premiere  - The 8th Rome Film Festival
Time for On The Lot, our weekly look at the business of entertainment with Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times.
 Tony Whitmore

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Set medic

When films include a lot of action, and really big stunts, sometimes, people get hurt. That's why you need a set medic. Medic Tony Whitmore has worked on films ranging from "The Hangover" and the "Amazing Spiderman" to "Bad Teacher" and "War of the Worlds."
North Korean soldiers march during a mil
North Korea is known to be one of the most reclusive countries in the world. But a recent federal case is shining some light on how the country seems to be a growing market for manufacturing methamphetamine.
ICE Holds Immigrants At Adelanto Detention Facility

Legal resources scarce for immigration detainees

Next to tax law, immigration law is arguably the most complex realm of our legal system. Yet very few people being held in immigration detention have a lawyer, usually because they can't afford one.
Turkey Trot CA Report

Turkey Trots: A Thanksgiving morning tradition

Thanksgiving is a day of traditions. There’s turkey, of course, along with football, apple pie and parades. And for more and more Californians, there’s the early morning turkey trot. For the California Report, Scott Detrow has the story.
A human brain — part of a 2009 exhibition called "Brain: a world inside your head", in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Scientists discovered Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, or HSAM, in 2006, but new research is throwing a little cold water on the HSAMs. They've proven that even those with superior memories can still be susceptible to fake memories.

The bizarre evolution of the word 'because'

The word "because" has jumped the sentence diagram, from subordinating conjunction to preposition.

Joseph Gatto remembered as a gifted teacher

The artist, who was shot to death Nov. 13, will be buried Monday. His daughter said the outpouring of support from former students has been comforting.
Wanda Coleman - HOW NOT TO DIE YOUNG

Remembering poet Wanda Coleman

Poet Wanda Coleman passed away Friday of natural causes at the age of 67
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