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Nunez and Acevedo won for fiction and young people's literature, respectively. The prestigious literary prize also honored Jeffrey C. Stewart, Justin Phillip Reed, Yoko Tawada and Margaret Mitsutani.
A new lawsuit claims tens of thousands of borrowers are still waiting for the Department of Education to erase their debt — about $250 million — as it was ordered to do last month.
When students in dance classes at Van Nuys High School learned that their teacher, Reesa Partida, had lost her home in the Woolsey Fire last week, they sprang into action. The students set up a page for Partida on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.
It happens in every big wildfire. Officials issue mandatory evacuation orders, but some people stay behind and try to save their homes. Sometimes they succeed, and that raises a policy question that firefighters would rather not confront.
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the Woolsey fire, but one of the things they're looking at is a brief outage Nov. 8 at a Southern California Edison substation in Ventura County that occurred two minutes before the fire was reported nearby.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., holds the deciding vote on a narrowly divided Senate Judiciary Committee. There are currently 21 judicial nominees awaiting a vote by the committee.
Rosa Bernile Nienau was apparently a favorite of the man responsible for the murder of 6 million Jews. Hitler personally inscribed the photo.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continues to express confidence she will be elected speaker of the House despite effort by small group of Democrats who say enough members want change to defeat her.
New research finds they sustained skull injuries at about the same rate as early modern humans. "I definitely think that it's evidence these guys were not beating each other up," one expert says.
Malibu residents vented their frustrations at a town hall Tuesday night in Santa Monica. Their biggest concern: when they'd be able to return to their houses.
The U.S. has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars since 2001, with no end in sight, according to one report. Another says the U.S. needs to ramp up military efforts to counter Russia and China.
President Trump created a firestorm when he described himself as a "proud" nationalist at a recent rally. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the word carries a specter of racism and belligerence.
With fire comes bad air, and air quality experts say evacuees returning to their home could be breathing in toxins, even if the sky looks clear.
The city itself — skyscrapers, homes and factories — snagged the moist air of Hurricane Harvey and caused more rain to fall. Two new studies detail how humans are making hurricane flooding worse.
Researchers are trying to understand how exposure to trauma cases affects clinicians and how they can get the mental health care they may need. For now, there are more questions than answers.
The four allegedly spent months planning the murders. "They did this quickly, coldly, calmly and very carefully ... but not carefully enough," the Pike County sheriff said.
Just three weeks after being sworn in, Mahinda Rajapksa faced a hostile parliament with a majority of lawmakers still loyal to his predecessor, Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The agency said Roberson was in "plain black clothing with no markings readily identifying him as a Security Guard." That contradicts what multiple people who say they were witnesses told the media.
Prosecutors say Tyler Barriss, 26, made numerous calls falsely reporting bombs and other crimes, including one that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man last year in Wichita, Kan.
Hamas leaders announced the truce late Tuesday afternoon, thanking Egypt, Qatar, Norway and U.N. efforts. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the cease-fire was "not easy," but "right."
Dozens of Democrats are preparing to run for president in 2020. Advisers to some say that the Thanksgiving holiday next week begins a short window for potential candidates to make decisions.
Installment plans and refunds for treatments that don't work are two options getting more attention as ultra-expensive therapies become more common. The financial strains will only grow.
Abizaid, a former CENTCOM commander, is best known for overseeing the Iraq War. The president's pick highlights the importance placed on the military partnership between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
The Woolsey Fire is now one of the largest on record to burn in Los Angeles County. A blaze broke out in Fontana Tuesday night and quickly grew, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds.
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A few cities in California have been experimenting with a program called Advance Peace which is trying a new approach to reducing gun-related violence: social services and stipends.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's office has confirmed that the Cabinet will meet Wednesday to consider a draft divorce deal with the European Union.
The Blue Wave and the OC: What the congressional races tell us about Republicanism behind the Orange curtain| November 14 2018, 9:41 AM
First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham Tuesday in California's farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California.
In the last month, both Lyft and Uber started experimenting with the subscription model.
Firefighters continue to make progress on the Woolsey Fire, increasing their containment overnight as the fire burned pockets of brush within the fire perimeter.