Archive for January 1st, 2014

Juanita Moore, Oscar nominated actress, dead at 99

Arts & Entertainment | | January 01 2014, 3:59 PM

Moore was only the fifth black performer to be nominated for an Oscar, receiving the nod for her role in "Imitation of Life." She collapsed and died at her L.A. home Wednesday.

San Bernardino man arrested for allegedly killing ex-wife, daughter

Local | | January 01 2014, 3:54 PM

Jordan Sartorio, 42, had been living with his ex-wife, Miraflora, and they were trying to work on their relationship, according to police.

Editing your life's stories can create happier endings

Health | | January 01 2014, 3:38 PM

Writing about negative experiences and revising the story to see it in a more positive way can change people's behavior and help them succeed, psychologists say.

At 20 years, NAFTA didn't close Mexico wage gap

US & World | | January 01 2014, 3:28 PM

While it changed the country in some fundamental ways, the North American Free Trade Agreement never met many of its sweeping promises.

Bill de Blasio sworn in as New York City mayor | | January 01 2014, 3:23 PM

De Blasio, the first Democrat elected as mayor in two decades, rode the subway to his swearing in. In his inaugural speech, he promised "a new progressive direction in New York."

Rose Parade's gay wedding draws cheers, but also complaints | | January 01 2014, 2:30 PM

Many people celebrated the wedding of Danny LeClair and Aubrey Loots, who tied the knot atop a float on Wednesday, but others said they boycotted the Rose Parade because of it.

Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

Health | | January 01 2014, 12:46 PM

Justice Sonia Sotomayor late Tuesday night decided to block implementation of the contraceptive coverage requirement, only hours before the law's insurance coverage went into effect.

Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

US & World | | January 01 2014, 11:41 AM

The former first lady was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital with a respiratory-related issue on Monday, but it wasn't announced until Tuesday night.

James Avery, uncle from 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air,' has died

Arts & Entertainment | | January 01 2014, 11:12 AM

Avery passed away Tuesday night in Los Angeles County from complications from open heart surgery, according to his agency.

2014 Rose Parade: Winners, highlights and more (photos)

Local | | January 01 2014, 10:11 AM

A gay marriage, longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully and Meatball the bear all featured in the 125th annual Rose Parade.

New anti-swatting law begins Jan. 1

Crime & Justice | | January 01 2014, 6:00 AM

California's new anti-swatting law that requires convicted pranksters to reimburse cities for the fake emergencies goes into effect January 1, 2014.

Obamacare: New Year's Day brings huge changes in US health care

Health | | January 01 2014, 6:00 AM

Significant consumer protections come with the requirement that nearly every American must have health insurance.

Your picks for the 7 biggest stories on KPCC in 2013

The Latest | | January 01 2014, 6:00 AM

It was a year scarred by tragedy and marred by scandal, but not without its lighter moments. We look back at some of the stories you viewed the most.

Revamped, computerized GED test unveiled this week

Pass / Fail | | January 01 2014, 6:00 AM

The GED's makeover includes drag and drop options on a computer screen to demonstrate grasp of concepts. And there are more essay questions, too.

UC System's ban on smoking and e-cigarettes begins

Pass / Fail | | January 01 2014, 6:00 AM

Former University of California President Mark Yudof first announced the move to ban smoking in January 2012. It goes into effect on Wednesday.

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Announcing AirTalk's inaugural 'Californian of the Year': Prop 8 plaintiffs

| January 01 2014, 12:07 PM

The listeners of AirTalk have spoken: the Prop 8 plaintiffs -- Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo joined Sandy Stier and Kris Perry -- are our inaugural Californian of the Year.

'20 Feet From Stardom' puts back-up singers in the spotlight

| January 01 2014, 10:40 AM

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville wanted to give the limelight to an often unnoticed voice that has filled millions of American homes: the back-up singer.

'Zen Master' NBA coach Phil Jackson reveals his secrets to success

| January 01 2014, 10:38 AM

In "Eleven Rings," former Lakers coach Phil Jackson talks about the love and spirituality that helped him win games, sweep series and score numerous championships.

How can you keep your resolutions this year?

| January 01 2014, 10:35 AM

It’s the season for New Year’s resolutions but after a while, many people find themselves back where they started. What’s the best way to approach a New Year’s resolution

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delays mandate for birth control coverage

| January 01 2014, 10:30 AM

Justice Sonya Sotomayor issued a stay on the contraception mandate for Roman Catholic groups using the Christian Brothers Employee Benefit Trust health plan.

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How advertising affects die-hard sports fans

| January 01 2014, 6:00 AM

Targeting football hooligans and armchair quarterbacks.