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Two young, female first-time candidates won primary races against established incumbent Democrats from a family with deep roots in southwestern Pennsylvania.
A Washington State court of appeals has rejected a conspiracy theorist's demand for graphic photos showing the Nirvana frontman after his suicide.
Here are three big-picture takeaways after the Senate Judiciary Committee's release of more than 2,500 pages of transcripts, emails and other materials.
Researchers at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies say the country has used front companies and intermediaries to market products, sometimes to unwitting consumers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it's looking into a collision where a Model S plowed into another car at 60 mph. It's at least the third safety probe of Tesla since March.
The ACLU notes that out of 700 public defenders, only two are immigration specialists. It calls for adding 15 more, given the Trump administration's aggressive immigration policies.
The White House billed the meeting as one to "discuss shared efforts to end the nullification of federal law and restore community safety.”
President Trump on Wednesday hammered California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, in what appeared to be his latest push to embolden his base leading into the midterm elections.
The blast killed one woman, who was identified as a 40-year-old business owner, and injured three other people, including two who underwent surgery Wednesday and were expected to survive.
Hammon, an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, reportedly interviewed for a head coach position at the Milwaukee Bucks. She was never the frontrunner, but the news still sent shockwaves.
We consulted experts on how human brains perceive sound. The poor quality of the audio file can be blamed for the different ways our brains perceive it. What we expect to hear also matters.
The Securities and Exchange Commission launched a fake website on Wednesday that mirrors many of the elements found in "initial coin offering" scams.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has said the effort to overhaul the treaty needs to be completed this week, but fundamental differences remain among the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
An aggressive type of breast cancer — a HER2-positive tumor — often shrinks with Herceptin treatment, but side effects can be tough. Researchers say a shorter course of the drug may be a good option.
The rural region has a long history of cultivating cannabis that goes back 150 years, and on Tuesday the newly formed local government approved using the leaf as the official government symbol.
Several Republicans joined Democrats in voting to overturn the FCC's controversial decision. But the measure has little chance of success in the House.
After years of battling the mafia, the authorities are now going after gangs that force migrants from Nigeria into sex work.
One of the entities named in a high-profile indictment unveiled in February is fighting the case in federal court. Prosecutors want to limit how much secret information is revealed.
"Guatemala takes a courageous decision," President Jimmy Morales said. But not everyone was pleased with the Latin American nation's decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The streaming giant's new policy on artists who engage in "hateful conduct" is a half-measure, but it demonstrates the power the company now wields — and the challenge it now faces.
The federal ethics office flagged the disclosure in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Pruitt is facing a slew of allegations of excess spending and, as of this week, claims his agency sought to block a study on a suspected carcinogen. "I share your concerns," he told senators.
The terms of the agreement call for the bulk of the money to be paid out to more than 300 women and girls, with some set aside in a trust for possible future claimants.
The settlements primarily involved allegations of racial bias against Fox News as well as gender bias and retaliation claims. The controlling Murdoch family hopes instead to focus on big deals ahead.
The intelligence committee approved her 10-5. With several Democrats backing Haspel, she looks headed for confirmation in the full Senate despite her role in the CIA's waterboarding program.
Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to find and target Americans to trigger paranoia and racial biases, Christopher Wylie, a former worker for the data analytics firm, told lawmakers on Wednesday.
The papers reaffirm previous accounts of the meeting by people involved — that Donald Trump Jr. and team sought "dirt" offered to them on Hillary Clinton and received some political intelligence.
About 1 in 5 teens may have contemplated suicide. But new research suggests that schools as a whole can make a difference.
The Laguna Woods Medical Cannabis Collective has more than 800 members on the books, a sign that seniors are open to using pot for chronic pain and other issues. The community has had a high rate of opioid overdose deaths.
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The playwright realized his story called for music, so he recruited composer Jeanine Tesori for the show that imagines China as the leading world power after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
After yesterday’s 9th Circuit hearing, we’re one step closer to a final decision on the legality of DACA| May 16 2018, 9:51 AM
The Trump administration tried to convince a U.S. appeals court Tuesday that it was justified in ending an Obama-era immigration policy that shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
Following the “blue dress versus white dress” viral phenomenon that divided families and friends in 2015 comes another new perceptual headscratcher.
On Monday, Seattle’s City Council voted to impose a “head tax,” $275 per employee, for businesses that rake in at least $20 million annually.
Former NBA star Metta World Peace dishes on ups and downs of basketball career, mental health advocacy and life after the game in new book| May 16 2018, 9:28 AM
Few basketball players in NBA history have been quite as polarizing as Metta World Peace.
Today, retired Judge of the Superior Court of California Steven Bailey joins Larry to discuss his campaign for California Attorney General.
Chief Beck’s last AirTalk interview: Discusses LAPD chief finalists, the department’s use of ‘predictive policing’ tech and more| May 16 2018, 9:13 AM
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry Mantle for his monthly check-in.
The Supreme Court decision to overturn the federal law banning sports betting may end up empowering California in its various challenges against the federal government – including its status as a sanctuary state.
Sports wagering is already happening on the black market, but now it might become a legal activity. The question is how it would work.
The German inter-city bus company will start U.S. operations in Los Angeles this month with brand-new, high-tech buses running to Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Diego.
San Francisco was an alluring jazz song, and L.A. was tacky pop. Unexpectedly, Julie fell for that pop song.