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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.