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The Ring Nebula, a favorite of amateur astronomers, can now be seen in sharper detail thanks to a new image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
The Assembly has let die a bill that would have required manufacturers to shoulder more of the responsibility for keeping public waterways clear of plastic debris.
The 142-page decision by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in Phoenix backs up allegations that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's critics have made for years that his officers rely on race in their immigration enforcement.
Visits at the museum are expected to be up more than 27 percent this July over the same time last year, and souvenirs are flying off the shelves.
Baseball Hall of Fame. Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame...and Saturday, his very own bobblehead. The Dodgers honor Spanish broadcaster Jaime Jarrin.
The landfill would have been surrounded on three sides by the national park, which is internationally known for its otherworldly, spindly Joshua trees.
A glow-in-the-dark cockroach and the smallest vertebrate on Earth are just two of the top-10 newly discovered species selected as the most fascinating life forms.
Anything is possible this weekend with our list of activities happening in and around L.A. What are your Memorial Day plans?
Cold-case investigators have finished a search and say nothing was found in the former backyard of a Southern California woman who disappeared 35 years ago.
A crash involving a tanker truck and a car on the northbound 405 Freeway in West Los Angeles Friday resulted in a spill and the closure of three lanes.
The Commerce Department Friday said U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
The three-day weekend brings DUI checkpoints and more road closures around 405 construction area. Also, we bring you a few new ride-sharing apps to try out
To promote the new video game, gorillas eat out of Donkey Kong barrels this weekend while patrons demo Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at the zoo.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is leading a trade delegation to China. Some question why the termed out mayor is traveling instead of Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti.
Areas in and around Los Angeles will observe Memorial Day with services, ceremonies, parades and other events throughout the weekend.
The Condom Mobile made its debut at the Long Beach Pride festival by handing out more than 8,000 "official" L.A. condoms with slogans like "Suit up, L.A." and "You are Sexy L.A."
"Arrested Development" will be unmaking a huge mistake on May 26 when the years-cancelled, once-network television series debuts a brand new Season 4 on Netflix on Sunday.
An L.A. high schooler made headlines with a clever video asking Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton to prom. She passed, but model Nina Agdal agreed to go instead.
Looking for tax help? Not today. The IRS and other federal agencies are taking a Friday furlough due to sequestration and won't reopen until after the Memorial Day holiday.
In immigration news: What happens next in reform debate, snags in the House, immigrant unemployment, moreMulti-American | | May 24 2013, 11:12 AM
It's been a busy week in immigration reform, with a Senate committee approving a comprehensive bill while divisive debate takes place in the House. This and more.
British actor Tim Curry, known for his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” is recovering after suffering a stroke at his home in L.A.
Fewer Southern Californians will travel Memorial Day weekend due to lingering concerns about the economy, according to Automobile Club of Southern California.
Congress considers legislation allowing states to require online retailers to collect sales tax. California implemented a similar law in September 2012.
A handful of charter schools in L.A. Unified are using arts not to create the next generation of artists, but to inspire regular students to stay in school.
Patients in places like South L.A. – who are uninsured, don't have enough insurance or are undocumented – often have to resort to the emergency room to see a doctor.
Larry and KPCC critics Andy Klein, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including Fast & Furious 6, Before Midnight, Epic, The Hangover III and more. Also, Variety critic Justin Chang recaps Cannes. TGI-FilmWeek!
The Loh Down On Science
The genealogy of ant families.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine recently updated their recommendation to physicians, now saying that women ages 50 – 54 shouldn’t be discouraged from pursuing pregnancy using donor eggs.
Grotenstein and Reback’s new book, “Ship It Holla Ballas!” looks at the legacy of the Holla Ballas, a crew of young college dropouts that collectively won $40 million in poker before they were 30 years old.
The Pulitzer-winning food critic's list of the best restaurants in Southern California came out Thursday, with Providence in Hancock Park topping the charts.
Which movie sequels are your favorites? Which ones didn't work at all? When should a movie franchise just call it quits?
The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council voted Thursday to allow openly gay youth members into the scouts. The vote, which passed with 60% approval, overrules a previous policy banning openly gay youth members from the Boy Scouts.
Heal the Bay has released its 2013 ratings for California beaches after gathering information about bacteria in the water. Many beaches have received higher ratings than in previous years and some in Southern California even have A+ ratings. How did your favorite beach rate?
The Long Beach, Calif. band Cold War Kids have a new album out entitled "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts," based on a black comedy set during the Great Depression. We speak with bandmembers Nathan Willett and Matt Maust.
Twice a year, scientists, environmentalists, and amateur astronomers gather deep in the Mojave Desert to look at the night sky. The so-called star parties are growing in popularity — nearly 100 people ventured out to the desert this past weekend.
Is atheism on the rise in America, and are more people willing to come out of the "godless closet"?
The National Council of the Boys Scouts of America last night voted to allow openly gay members in the organization. The debate over whether to ease the ban on gay scouts has been lengthy and emotional, with passionate arguments on both sides of the issue.
Bluth's Original Banana Stand from the show "Arrested Development" was set at Newport Beach's Balboa Island, but so far, there are no plans to bring the stand to the city.
The book "Liberace Extravaganza!" features hundreds of photos of the performer and his stunning outfits. Co-author and costume designer Connie Furr Soloman talks about his legacy.
Last night, a bridge off Interstate 5 north of Seattle collapsed, reportedly after an overloaded truck hit part of the structure while crossing. Though there were no serious injuries, the incident has renewed concerns about our country's aging infrastructure.
Despite the recent destruction by tornadoes, Oklahoma residents are already talking about plans to rebuild in a region known as "Tornado Alley." Why do people choose rebuilding over relocating?
Between July 2011 and July 2012, the city of Irvine grew nearly five times as fast as any other large city in southern California. In fact, Irvine ranks among the top 10 fastest growing cities in the whole country.
Irritated by police helicopter noise? LAPD policy dictates that the department not pursue complaints about low-flying choppers.
Time now for the Friday Flashback, our weekly analysis of the stories making headlines.
Patt Morrison visits City Hall to find out how the gallery of mayoral paintings came to be and why.
Conservation efforts have brought back the Santa Cruz Island fox from the brink of extinction from 100 in 2000 to more than 1,300 today.