Latest in Iraq, 'Life After Manson' and how fish could prevent Alzheimer's

Iraqis chant pro-government slogans and wave flags in a show of support for embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki during a demonstration in Baghdad Monday. Maliki says he will file a legal complaint against the country's newly elected president.

Political power struggle, airstrikes rock Iraq

Iraqi President Fouad Massoum nominated a new candidate to replace Prime Minister Nuri al-Malaki, but the move has sparked a stand-off, as Maliki says he plans to remain in power. In the north, militants are attacking cities and the US continues to use airstrikes.

Iraqi Americans keeping an eye on conflict

Years of conflict in Iraq has sent many Iraqis fleeing across borders, to other countries in the region, and to the US. Today, as the latest fighting continues, Iraqi Americans are watching the situation closely.
Asian American Immigration
Many illegal immigrants are coming from Asia, and some them say it's hard to be open about their status, which causes problems when it comes to seeking help.

Judge rules in against NCAA in O'Bannon antitrust case

A federal judge issued a ruling in the case involving former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and the NCAA: The NCAA violated the law by not allowing college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images or likeness.
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NASCAR champ Tony Stewart hits, kills on-foot driver

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart hit and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr., after Ward jumped out of his car to confront Stewart after spinning out of a dirt-track race. No criminal charges have been filed, but the incident raises a lot of question about violence in motor racing and about Tony Stewart's future in the sport.
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Wildfires damaging SETI efforts to find alien life

This week, operations at the SETI Institute’s Allen Telescope Array were disrupted as flames came dangerously close and caused a power outage. A Martinez talked with Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and Director of the Center for SETI Research, about how the fire impacted his work.
Wells Fargo at Broadway and W 56th Street
According to a Wells Fargo study of its Hispanic investors, most of them would rather keep their money in a savings account than to invest in bonds or stocks.

Groundwater regulation could be coming for California

California is the only western state which doesn't regulate the use of groundwater. But that could soon change. For more on this, Lester Snow of the California Water Foundation joined Take Two on Monday.
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'Life After Manson' chronicles one follower's journey

Forty five years ago this week, the Manson family brutally murdered seven people, including actress Sharon Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant at the time. Among Charles Manson's followers was a 21-year-old woman named Patricia Krenwinkle. She recently opened up in a documentary called "Life After Manson."
Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - Red Carpet
It was turtle power at the box office, you won't believe what Buzzfeed is doing with 50 million dollars, and a director superhero comes to Aquaman's defense.
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CA lawmakers face deadline tonight for water bond

Sacramento lawmakers have until tonight to revise or remove an $11 billion water bond before it stays on the ballot for November, when it will likely fail.
Medical Marijuana

LA considers regulating 'party houses'

We've all heard it: the smashing music, the loud crowds, the roar of engines in the street. It's a house party on your block, on your street, maybe in your building. Now, the city of LA is considering regulating some house parties -- or at least the properties that are rented out to promoters for parties, or so-called "party houses."
According to a new study, eating fish once a week can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The study's lead author joins A Martinez to talk about why.
Modest but clean: a double at Wester Villa, an assisted living facility in Inglewood
When families move a loved one into an assisted living facility, there's an expectation that if something goes wrong, there will be consequences. But according to California Report's Rachael Myrow, this is not always the case.
Tribune Company Spins Off Newspapers From Broadcast Parent Company

New LA Times CEO facing various challenges

Austin Buetner was named publisher and chief executive officer of the newspaper. This comes a week after the Tribune Company spun-off its publishing group, including the Times, into its own entity. Buetner has a long reputation as a civic leader in the city. For more on the challenges Buetner will face, we turn to Ken Doctor of the Newsonomics blog.

Why can mammograms cost so much?

Mammograms in the Los Angeles area come with large, varying price tags. However, as KPCC's Rebecca Plevin reports, those prices are just the portal into what medical professional call an "unusual industry."
7 Days of Garbage - Dana
L.A.-based photographer has been drawing attention to garbage. His series "7 Days of Garbage" will change the way you look at your trash.
California Capitol Building

Group turning state politics into theater

You might say California politics is a sort of Shakespearean drama: Power grabs, betrayal, fatally flawed leaders. All the classic elements are there. Now the Cornerstone Theatre group in Los Angeles has re-imagined Shakespeare's The Tempest into a modern parable. It includes state politics, drought, earthquakes, overdevelopment, immigration policy.
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