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A federal grant for basic infrastructure projects is stalled. There is concern that, if fire survivors don't see evidence that recovery has begun, they could give up hope and leave the region.
LAUSD picketers aren’t showing signs of slowing down. But teachers also won’t get paid while they’re out marching. We spoke to teachers at Taft High School in Woodland Hills about how they’ll make ends meet.
The renowned boxer and humanitarian advocate traveled the world but always credited his hometown in Kentucky. He died in 2016.
As businesses and government employees feel the impact of the partial shutdown, one website lets anyone buy a beer for an unpaid worker.
Jason Spindler was in Nairobi working for a firm he co-founded that promoted business partnerships in emerging markets.
A study also finds that the unauthorized population from Mexico has declined by 1.3 million people since 2010.
One church in Ontario is opening a food pantry this weekend for employees at the nearby Ontario International Airport who are now working without pay.
Eight people arrested in Australia are linked to an international crime syndicate that police say is responsible for smuggling heroin and methamphetamine.
Bogle, the founder of Vanguard who created the first index mutual fund, died Wednesday, the firm said. He said investors should own a mix of bonds and stocks but shouldn't pay managers to pick them.
The heads of two influential national civil rights organizations challenged William Barr's suitability to be attorney general, citing his record in the early 1990s when he previously led the DOJ.
Thousands of LAUSD teachers are on strike. The district is over 70 percent Latino or Hispanic and serves many non-English-speaking families. How are they getting information about the strike?
A handful of Los Angeles City Council members on Tuesday proposed a ban on campaign contributions from real estate developers of significant projects.
The latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll finds that medical visits for symptoms of infections are common and that many people get an antibiotic under those circumstances. But a talk is in order first.
The Inspector General for the General Services Administration said agency lawyers decided to ignore the constitutional issues when they reviewed the lease after Donald Trump won the 2016 election.
Whether it's exercise or housework, older Americans who move their bodies regularly may preserve more of their memory and thinking skills, even if they have brain lesions and other signs of dementia.
Los Angeles teachers union members have made a class-size reduction central to their demands during their strike against the L.A. Unified School District.
An insect-killing bacteria that lives inside a parasitic worm might hold the key to developing a powerful new repellent.
Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, had called for the vote in Parliament after the resounding defeat of the Brexit deal that the prime minister had negotiated with the EU.
White House officials reportedly say that each week of the shutdown will subtract 0.1 percentage point from growth — double the administration's original estimate.
As many as four American soldiers are reported dead in a suicide bombing in northern Syria. The attack comes shortly after President Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria.
The Ohio Democrat told NPR on Wednesday that Democrats "need to win in the heartland" as he announced a tour of states holding the first primaries in 2020.
A novel housing program in California links people recently released from long-term prison sentences with hosts willing to rent space in their homes.
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According to Japanese author Marie Kondo, books could be taking up unnecessary space in your house.
YouTube announced Tuesday that the company would be strengthening its community guideline enforcement--including a ban on “dangerous challenges and pranks.” And that could mean a Tide Pod challenge video won’t be as easy to find on the site.
What would you do in the event of a shooting?
What the future holds for the UK and EU after Brexit deal falls well short of passing mark in Tuesday vote| January 16 2019, 9:28 AM
In the biggest defeat for a sitting government in history, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal fell well short of passing on Tuesday, suffering a 432-202 vote defeat, including 119 members of her own Conservative Party voting against the deal
Charter schools in L.A.-Unified have been a source of controversy, and not just leading up to the United Teacher’s Los Angeles strike.