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Members of the International Olympic Committee are set to gather in Buenos Aires to decide whether wrestling, squash or a combined bid of baseball and softball will be included in the next Olympics.
With a new ticket resale system, Ticketmaster is trying to show you what seats are available in one place — both unsold ones and those up for resale — so you can price-shop more easily.
Scientists have found a region of the brain that allows us to estimate quantities at a glance. However, most people are accurate up to only about five toothpicks.
Music evokes strong memories. Researchers found a strong "reminiscence bump" for music of the early 1980s in people in their early 20s.
Rochus Misch, 96, remained loyal to the man he called "the boss." Misch claimed he did not know about the scale of the crimes and atrocities committed by German Nazis.
With triple digit numbers rolling out this week in Southern California, the LADWP has issued six tips for conserving energy during peak hours.
Tamu Massif, first thought to be perhaps dozens of individual volcanoes, turns out to be just one — but it's really big. It's about the size of New Mexico.
Joining other browers and social media sites, Yahoo issues a "transparency report" about the number of requests it gets for users data.
There's a mountain of myths and assumptions about what makes us fat. One researcher is interested in understanding where these ideas come from and why scientists continue to recycle them. In a new study, he homes in on the presumption that skipping breakfast has a direct effect on obesity.
The fire's perimeter has grown to at least 246,350 acres, according to an update Friday morning from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The USGS released a study looking at the damage a major tsunami could do in Southern California. The scenario is based on a real life disaster that happened in 1964.
President Barack Obama acknowledged deep divisions at home and abroad on Friday over his call for military action in Syria — and conceded the possibility he'll fail to sway the American public.
Within the latest jobs report was a troubling revision: It's now estimated that just 104,000 jobs were added to payrolls in July, not the 162,000 previously thought.
Eat ice cream or gelato and forget about the scorching temps. Here are 8 of the best places to visit in Southern California.
Free weekend? Here's a list of fun and inexpensive events happening in hoods around SoCal from downtown L.A. to Santa Monica.
Nurse practitioners in California must continue to work under direct doctor supervision following defeat of proposed law, SB 491.
The new head of the Inglewood Unified School District says at least five employees are under investigation for wrongdoing, including "payroll irregularities."
The new song “The Fox” by Ylvis has quickly become a viral sensation. But wait, what noise DOES a fox actually make? And which foxes are in Southern California?
KPCC DIGEST PM (Sep. 6)—Theoretical tsunami, 'Plan B' immigration, the space between drivers and cyclists, tacos of the 20sThe Latest | | September 06 2013, 5:00 PM
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Progressive longtime supporters of the California senator are reeling from her decision to support military action.
With immigration reform no longer a front-burner issue as Congress returns, some activists are pushing for an administrative alternative.
Southern California Edison crews are readying work to put a section of a high-voltage transmission line in the ground rather than above Chino Hills homes.
L.A. Congressman Xavier Becerra will listen to constituents in a telephone town hall, just as his colleage Karen Bass did this week.
KPCC DIGEST AM (Sep. 6)—Diplomats ordered out, Head Start lags, nursing the wounds of SB491 defeat, keeping your coolThe Latest | | September 06 2013, 7:43 AM
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Today is Friday, Sept. 6 and headlines include a union vote, a cancelled presidential trip, and a new job for Antonio Villaraigosa.
The Encanto Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Center in Oxnard runs from January to September, the area's typical planting and growing season. But as the season goes year round, the program can't keep up.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Lael Loewenstein to review this week’s releases, including Riddick, Salinger, Winnie Mandela, Snake and Mongoose and more.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Lael Loewenstein to review this week’s releases, including Riddick, Salinger, Adore and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
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Put on your backpacks, kids: It's time to face the world!
Police in Ciudad Juarez are investigating claims that a woman with blond hair is killing bus drivers in revenge for violence against women.
Officials have revealed that the person to blame for the recent Yosemite fire was a hunter that started an illegal fire that got out of control. While the actual identity has not been revealed, many wonder how forensics experts were able to piece together enough clues to have a culprit in mind.
Now to the raft of bills being reviewed by the state legislature. One bill that would have allowed California's nurse practitioners to work independently of doctors was recently defeated.
Co-directors Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant talk about how they met, collaborating on numerous projects and what it's like to co-direct a film.
The taco fanatics over at the L.A. Taco blog have unearthed some of the earliest recipes for this dish ever published in L.A.
When you hear stories about solitary housing units, or the SHU, in prison, what do you picture? For most people, its what they’ve seen in movies and TV shows.
The health of the inmates involved in the strike is still uncertain and the state still has the difficult task of reducing prison overcrowding.
When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last June, that was supposed to clear the way for same-sex married couples to obtain federal benefits. But LGBT service members are still fighting that battle.
The prospect of American involvement in Syria's civil war and a looming budget battle have taken center stage. That's got proponents of immigration reform drawing up contingency plans.
Making the case for — and against — a strike against Syria. Employment is in the doldrums, but car sales? Hot, hot, hot!
The Jail Guitar Doors USA which brings musical instruments to inmates to help with their rehabilitation.
Labor Day's come and gone and everyone's back in school. Except for pre-schoolers attending a Migrant Head start program in Oxnard. For those kids, the school year has just ended.
It's obvious that the ongoing drug war makes for good drama. It has inspired Hollywood for years, and lately a recent surge of TV shows like "Breaking Bad," "Weeds" and "The Bridge."
Most people think of fires as being bad, but few consider the good things that can come from them.
Samsung has just announced the release of a brand new smartwatch. The Samsung Galaxy Gear can take photos and answer phone calls. One caveat though, the device must be used along and only works with a few Samsung products. The gadget goes on sale in October and costs around $300.
James Greenberg’s picture packed book covers Roman Polanski’s career as a filmmaker and actor. Polanski has been making films since the 60s beginning with his thriller, “Knife in the Water.” He has directed dramas and dark comedies such as “Rosemary Baby,” 1974s “Chinatown.” and the Oscar winning “The Pianist.”
Anthony Weiner is the only New York mayoral hopeful with a tendency to make news across the country. This week, while on the campaign trail at a little Brooklyn bakery shop, a man called Weiner a "scumbag," said "married to an Arab," and "you're disgusting." What's the most skillful way for a political candidate to handle such vocal insults?
The Three Feet for Safety Act recently passed in the Senate by 31-7 and is awaiting a final vote in the Assembly. AB 1371, sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), requires drivers to give cyclists a three-foot buffer zone when travelling in the same direction. Is three feet not enough or too much space to pass cyclists? As a motorist, what’s your experience passing cyclists?
Off-Ramp host John Rabe and KPCC Facilities Manager Yolanda Ware go outside with water bottles in tow to find out how hot it really is outside.
Rosanna Llorens says she landed on her feet. She's married and mother to a little girl now. Kevin Ferguson caught up with Rosanna and her new family.