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LA Jails
Dozens of hires by the LA County Sheriff's Department in 2010 were made despite evidence of serious misconduct on or off duty. The LA Times reveals all in a new report.
An Amazon Prime Air drone carries a package in an image taken of a test flight. The online retailer could begin 30-minute deliveries within four to five years, CEO Jeff Bezos told 60 Minutes Sunday.

Amazon aims to use drones to expedite deliveries

Amazon revealed last night on CBS' "60 Minutes" that they want to deliver packages to people in 30 minutes using drones.
Irene Diaz I Love You Madly
Each week we profile a different musician - and this week we have Irene Diaz with her debut album "I Love You Madly."
Black Friday

Holiday retail sales sluggish during Black Friday weekend

All weekend -- starting Thursday night -- people pounded that pavement at shopping malls all over the country in search of the uber holiday deal. But while foot traffic was up, you all didn't spend as much as retailers may have hoped.
Bear Captured Near Los Angeles

Does the US wildlife need stronger management?

The line between wildlife habitat and human housing is becoming increasingly blurred, so how should we deal with bears digging through the neighborhood garbage cans? Or an alligator taking a dip in the pool?
Wildlife crossing california report

Road kill or road crossing: California slow to protect wildlife

Wildlife collisions cause a $1 billion a year in damage nationwide. Some states are taking steps to help animals get across highways safely.
Time for On The Lot, our weekly look at the business of entertainment with Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times.
In Washington, D.C. a photo exhibition of nearly 100 images has opened at the National Geographic Museum. The exhibit, "Women of Vision," showcases work by 11 of the world's top women photographers who have shot photos from the battlefields of Iraq to the inner workings of the brain.
The HealthCare.gov website.

Are the problems with healthcare.gov a thing of the past?

The Obama administration had promised they'd fix most of the problems with the troubled healthcare.gov by the end of November. Yesterday, officials at Health and Human Services, the department in charge of the site, essentially declared victory.
William Valle

San Bernardino: Portrait of residents of a problem-plagued city

The city's youth and poverty often define it in the public consciousness, but some see opportunity in the community's civic and social chaos.
On Saturday the conservative party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner. But rival Xiomara Castro and the supporters of her Libre party have rejected those results.
Mónica Ortiz Uribe

The high cost of a liquor license in New Mexico

Since the end of Prohibition, states have grappled with how to regulate the sale of alcohol. Some retain laws that haven't changed much in the last 80 years. Take New Mexico. It has some of the most expensive liquor licenses in the country.

San Francisco middle schools receive historic gift

What would you do with a gift of $2.7 million dollars? That was the question faced by San Francisco Middle Schools after Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff donated the amount to the district. He asked that the money go towards innovation, so the district will use half the money to beef up its tech infrastructure.

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