Ft. Hood shooting, Landslide science, NFL cheerleader pay and more

Shaima Alawadi
This week, Kassim Alhimidi, 49, an Iraqi man accused of murdering his wife in El Cajon, is on trial. The death of Shaima Alawadi made national headlines two years ago because initially the incident was thought to be a hate crime.
Multiple Soldiers Wounded By Shooter At Fort Hood
It's been less than five years since the last shooting that killed 13 and injured dozens more. Yesterday's attack killed three and injured 16. It's raised new security concerns at one of the largest US military bases in the world.

Report highlights inequality in public school funding

Researchers say foundation donations have widened funding inequities among California public schools, with students in richer communities reaping the benefits.
NATO says tens of thousands of Russian troops have amassed near the Ukraine border, and U.S. lawmakers are considering further sanctions against Russia and the inner circle of President Vladimir Putin.

Landslide science not connecting with county planning

Two dozen people are now confirmed dead in that landslide that devastated the rural community of Oso in Washington state two weeks ago. More than 20 others remain missing.
One of the objects searchers have spotted floating in the southern Indian Ocean as they look for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Nothing they've seen so far has been connected to the missing jet.
It's been almost a month since Malaysia flight 370 disappeared from the skies. Since then, there have been multiple sightings — all false — of the plane's of wreckage in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea.
Pittsburgh Steelers v Oakland Raiders
Cheerleaders are synonymous with football games, whether its high school, college or the NFL. But the work of NFL cheerleaders, in particular, doesn't end on the field.

Why Cap'n Crunch is making eye contact with your kid

You might not notice it when you walk down the cereal aisle, but your child does: you're being watched. Cereal mascots are designed to make eye contact with you.
Sen. Leland Yee Appears In Court On Corruption Charges
It's Thursday which means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio by KPCC political editor Oscar Garza.

'Subway to the Sea' passes legal hurdle in Beverly Hills

The so-called "Subway to the Sea" has been in the works for quite some time. Last night, L.A. County Metro passed one of the last hurdles to breaking ground.
Sea star wasting disease

California sea stars dying in droves from mysterious disease

The wasting disease targets several species of sea stars and has moved into local waters. In extreme cases, afflicted organisms disintegrate within days.
Aerial LA Los Angeles - 110 - downtown - 01
Maybe you've noticed a new strip mall in your neighborhood? How about a housing complex? A new road? L.A. is growing by leaps and bounds, but can the growth be called sprawl? A new study says no.

'Mount Terminus' novel explores early days of Los Angeles

"Mount Terminus" is David Grand's third novel. It's set in an Eden-like early Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th century and follows a young Jewish man named Bloom as he develops into an artist in the early film industry.

How did Hollywood become a mecca for filmmaking?

The new book "Mount Terminus" tells the fictionalized version of Hollywood history, but we wondered how and why Hollywood ended up in Hollywood. Dana Polan, Professor of Cinema Studies at NYU joins the show to explain.
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