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The number of children and teens who visited the hospital for suicidal thoughts or attempts doubled from 2008 to 2015. Rates were highest during the school year.
The nominee to be CIA director makes her remarks in a letter that brings immediate support from three Democractic senators. She now appears to have sufficient backing to win Senate confirmation.
The Russian leader jumped behind the wheel of an orange dump truck, leading the charge across the 12-mile bridge connecting the two regions for the first time in history.
DACA has protected some 700,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visas.
North Korea canceled a meeting with South Korea and said the U.S. should think about the fate of the summit "in light of this provocative military ruckus." The U.S. said summit planning continues.
A Riverside County judge has thrown out a 2016 state law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives, ruling it was unconstitutionally approved by the Legislature.
Several states plan to move quickly to make sports betting legal in the wake of Monday's decision. But they will be competing with an established black market that lacks tax forms.
With homelessness on the rise, county supervisors approve plans to spend $400 million in the next fiscal year. Spending on shelters will increase.
In addition to the record rise in cases of sexually transmitted diseases, the state has seen a spike in the number of stillbirths caused by syphilis.
The Democratic Republic of Congo, with a suspected 19 deaths so far from the virus, is turning to an as-yet-unlicensed vaccine with a very promising track record.
The odds of successfully telling the origin story of the Star Wars trilogy's lovable rogue are approximately 3,720 to 1. After a sluggish start, Solo: A Star Wars Story beats those odds.
Darryl De Sousa had only been in the job of commissioner for a few months. Federal prosecutors say he failed to file for the tax years 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Uber says customers, drivers and employees who are sexually harassed or assaulted will no longer have to go to arbitration, which had required them to keep their stories private.
Scheduled to take effect on July 1, the law is one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the U.S.
Southern California Gas Company doesn't know when outages on four major gas pipelines will be fixed, and as a result, we'll have less gas imported this summer, heightening the possibility of power outages.
Author Michael Pollan, who experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, says: "I had an experience that was by turns frightening and ecstatic and weird."
The co-pilot of the Sichuan Airlines flight was pulled back into the cockpit with only minor injuries. The pilot brought the Airbus down in an emergency landing, and no passengers were harmed.
Seats critical to the Democrats' calculus for winning back the House are on the line Tuesday night, including many in Pennsylvania. The state's congressional districts were redrawn this Spring.
Costa Mesa police were called to a Holiday Inn Express shortly after midnight on May 4 and found two people inside a room — including Mayor Mike Spence.
Wolfe's agent said the author died in a New York City hospital. He was 88.
Attempts to cross or damage a fence "are not sufficient grounds for the use of live ammunition," the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said.
The company is also scrapping a policy requiring all settlements of sexual misconduct to be kept confidential, giving victims the choice of whether they want to make their allegations public.
But the most intractable challenge L.A. Unified faces are not financial; at their heart, they're academic. How does Beutner think he can reverse them?
L.A. County's opioid OD rate is much lower than the overall U.S. rate. The county’s leader in substance abuse prevention says racial and ethnic diversity could be a factor.
Being a kid who defies gender norms is tough. It can be even tougher when you're also contending with pressures — and stereotypes — tied to your race.
Human brains are still developing throughout our teenage and early adult years. Knowing more about the way they work can teach us about how schools can work, too.
Some former Nike employees say a jock mentality that celebrated athletics also encouraged bullying and the departure of talented women.
Ryan Reynolds once again assays the role of a deadly mercenary who makes many references to various pop culture properties while disemboweling folk a lot. No fourth wall is safe.
Up to 16 million people in the U.S. have undiagnosed or uncorrected vision errors that could be helped by glasses, contact lenses or surgery. But many health plans don't include routine vision care.
Yoselyn Ortega, 55, wept as she spoke to the court at her sentencing. She was convicted in the 2012 stabbing deaths of 2-year-old Leo and 6-year-old Lucian Krim.
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The Oscar-nominated actor and filmmaker discusses the complicated world of independent film and his upcoming movies: "First Reformed," "Blaze" and "Juliet, Naked."
US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council this morning no member “would act with more restraint than Israel has.”
Drones delivering lab samples to and from labs and take-out orders right to your door just got one step closer to reality.
Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satirical wit to such novels as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "A Man in Full," has died. He was 88.
LA County has lower rates of opioid use and abuse than much of the US.
Proposed ballot initiative wants to protect your data, but some tech companies say it will lead to job losses| May 15 2018, 9:19 AM
The Cambridge Analytica scandal brought renewed scrutiny to how internet companies access, collect and use your data, as well as calls from consumer advocates for more stringent regulations.
A stucco church in the heart of K-town, nestled between homes, apartments and a community garden, is doing its part to solve a local crisis.
Artists Ry Cooder, La Luz and TT make for an eclectic edition of Tuesday Reviewsday.
Exports through the Port of Long Beach increased 22 percent in April compared with a year ago.