US & World

Veterans Improv

Dorian Merina/KPCC

Comedy improv class helps veterans deal with civilian life


Second City, known for producing top talent like Tina Fey, opens its doors to military veterans for a special class to build skills to deal with daily life.

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit

Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

The president called the pipeline part of a "new era of American energy policy" that would lower costs, reduce reliance on foreign oil and create thousands of U.S. jobs.

Casualties reported near UK Parliament after 'terrorist incident'

An incident in the heart of London has caused multiple injuries. "We are treating this as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement

4 unanswered questions about FBI's Russia investigation

Republicans and Democrats staged what seemed like separate, parallel hearings on Monday into Russia's alleged actions in the 2016 presidential campaign — and left many questions unanswered.

Former California dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation

Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory.

​Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies

Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday.

As PBS celebrates 50th, Trump budget could mark doom

Whether the GOP's hold on both the White House and Congress makes Trump's proposed cuts a reality is something that neither observers nor stakeholders are able to say.

IOC considering both LA and Paris for 2024-2028 Olympics

The IOC executive board asked its four vice presidents to "explore changes" in Olympic bidding and report back in July. Such a double vote would be unprecedented.

​Oakland fire chief retires amid ongoing warehouse probe

Oakland city records show Teresa Deloach Reed will receive a city pension of $36,150 a year or 15 percent of her $241,000 annual salary.

​Nick Ut, AP photographer behind 'Napalm Girl,' to retire

The Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, is retiring this month after 51 years with The Associated Press. His most famous photo being a stunning black-and-white image from the Vietnam War that's come to be known simply as "Napalm Girl."

Joni Sledge, member of Sister Sledge, dies at 60

Joni Sledge, who with her sisters recorded the enduring dance anthem "We Are Family," has died, the band's representative said Saturday. She was 60.

Massive ancient statue discovered submerged in mud in Cairo

Archaeologists suspect that the damaged statue, more than 25 feet tall, depicts Ramses II — aka Ozymandias. One of English literature's most famous poems describes a broken, forgotten statue of him.

Deported US vets in Mexico hope for return under Trump

Dozens of U.S. military veterans, most of them former legal residents but noncitizens deported after criminal convictions, hope Trump's promise to help veterans will result in their being allowed to re-enter the U.S.

Petraeus: CIA leak as 'damaging' as Snowden revelations

Former CIA Director General David Petraeus said the details hurt spying operations as well as relationships with tech companies.

Afghan family detained in LA is freed but review is pending

The mother, father and their three children, including a baby, arrived at LAX for a connecting flight to Washington state, where they planned to resettle. Instead, they were detained by ICE.

US police agencies with their own DNA databases stir debate

Some police departments collect samples from people who are never arrested or convicted of crimes. State and federal databases require a conviction, arrest or warrant.