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Jacinda Ardern repeated her pledge to change New Zealand's gun laws and she questioned the role of social media in publicizing the attack by a self-proclaimed white supremacist.
In the days following Friday's attack, more details are emerging about the alleged gunman. The country's police force believes he acted alone.
Top Democrats in Congress are concerned that the actions of Li "Cindy" Yang could allow "adversary governments ... to acquire potential material for blackmail or other even more nefarious purposes."
President Vladimir Putin signed the new law, which allows punishment of individuals with fines and jail time for the spread of "fake news."
Board members will vote Tuesday on a cost-cutting plan requested by county regulators who have warned that the district’s finances are precarious.
When work crews hired by Southern California Edison cut back the canopy of shade trees in unincorporated Altadena last month, many residents of the foothill community were angered that their trees were left unsightly and mangled.
The Office of the Inspector General at the Los Angeles Unified School District is the type of government agency that any taxpayer — not just those with kids in school — would want working well.
In the Philippines, marine biologist Darrell Blatchley recovered the body of a young whale that showed signs of emaciation and dehydration due to the more than 88 pounds of plastic it had ingested.
The government used a 2009 financial stimulus package to move the country from paper medical charts to electronic records. Care was supposed to get better, safer and cheaper. It hasn't worked out.
Dr. Homer Venters describes a number of traumatic outcomes related to subpar medical care inside the New York City jail complex, including the death of a man who was denied insulin during intake.
Turkey says the two unlikely allies — one a NATO member, the other a target of U.S. sanctions — have joined forces against the Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK.
Princeton economist Alan Krueger, who served in the Obama White House, has died. Krueger's research interests included the minimum wage, the opioid epidemic and rock 'n' roll. He was 58.
Fireworks, drones, and habitat relocation projects are among the ways that Air Force biologists are fighting the expensive and potentially deadly problem of bird strikes.
Lee Boyd Malvo was convicted in the 2002 killings and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. But he was a minor, and the Supreme Court says that's not allowed in most cases now.
The country's cabinet has agreed "in principle" to tighten laws in the aftermath of the most deadly shooting in the country's history.
Many older people diagnosed with Alzheimer's actually have dementia caused by something else. Without the right diagnosis, these people are less likely to get the best care.
Lewd photos, harassment and retaliation allegations: Inside the meltdown at LAUSD's powerful watchdog agencyhttp://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 18 2019, 6:44 AM
A KPCC/LAist investigation reveals new details about the turmoil that roiled the department over the last year.
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Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin’” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81.
The French civil aviation investigation bureau BEA has concluded there were "clear similarities" between this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane and a Lion Air plane crash last October.
Week in politics: U.S. responds to Christchurch mass shooting, how Washington is responding to the college admissions cheating scandal and more| March 18 2019, 9:29 AM
AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the stories you might’ve missed over the weekend and looks ahead to the big stories we’re watching this week in national politics.
Thousands of visitors rushed to the colorful hillsides in Lake Elsinore this weekend.