Campaign contributions ruling, min. wage hike, US-Mexico soccer and more

Senate Republicans Speak To Media After Weekly Policy Meetings
In a 5-4 vote this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal limits on overall campaign finance contributions. The ruling allows donors to give more directly to candidates and extends the 2010 Citizens United ruling.
California already has already started increasing its minimum wage — it will be $10 an hour in 2016 — but we wanted to know how a wage increase would help families here in L.A.
Covered California's Spanish-language website.

Additional health care subsidies proposed for San Franciscans

Covered California is offering a two-week extension to April 15th for those who waited until the last minute to sign up for health insurance.
California's Central Valley Impacted By Major Drought
A new study out today from UCLA's Anderson School paints a somewhat grim picture of California's economy.
Colorado River Delta
For the first time in almost 20 years, the Colorado River is flowing into northern Mexico, and through a dam that usually stops it.
Head Lice School
A number of schools around the country allow students with lice to stay at school while treating the pesky bug that preys on the scalps of children.
US Men's Soccer
The Big 3 has another big decision to make, has Tiger been tamed for good? And the team USA soccer may score on the pitch but not on the catwalk. All this means it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who've covered the sports scene for ESPN and the L.A. Times.
United States v Costa Rica - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier

What's at stake in the USA-Mexico soccer match

The U.S. men's soccer team faces Mexico tonight for the latest in a long-running rivalry between the two nations.
Destruction Widespread After Gas Explosion In San Bruno, CA
On September 9, 2010, a faulty gas pipeline ruptured in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno, sparking a fireball, which leveled 38 homes, killing 8 people and injuring dozens more.
Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Held In D.C.

Sen. Rand Paul urges GOP to get 'beyond deportation'

Latino and Hispanic voters are crucial to many Republicans' races this fall and heading into the presidential election in 2016, and Paul is pushing the party to reach out to those voters.

Urban sprawl squeezes Pronghorn Antelope out

Development in Arizona is having an impact on the pronghorn antelope, especially in one of the fastest growing parts of the southwest — Prescott Valley in northern Arizona.
Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Church (

Rick and Kay Warren try to improve church attitudes about mental illness

The suicide of their son motivated the Warrens to launch their effort. It began with a conference at their Saddleback Church on March 28th.
Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix

Science explains why we miss movie continuity bloopers

By filtering out small changes in visual information, like movie continuity errors, the human brain is able to keep a stable picture of what's going on around us.
FwdUS eating

Silicon Valley grows political clout through age-old approach of lobbying

Patent reform legislation could be a reality this year, just one more sign of Silicon Valley's growing lobbying clout in Washington.
Wearable technology can go everywhere you go. Now you can record yourself jumping out of a plane or catching that huge wave, but just how far are people willing to go to get footage of their crazy stunts?
Hot sauces are getting a tribute at downtown's Chinese American Museum in the exhibit, "LA Heat," now on display until July 12th.
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