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A raid on a journalist's home to determine the source of a police leak led to a firestorm over press freedoms and the First Amendment.
Judge Haywood Gilliam in Northern California granted a preliminary injunction against moving $1 billion in Defense Department funds intended for anti-drug activities.
A new law, signed by the governor earlier this week, is aimed at helping diabetics afford the lifesaving medication.
Efforts to collect enough signatures to place a city rent control measure on the ballot last year failed. Tenant organizers think things will be different in 2020.
Attorneys for alleged victims of the nation’s largest-ever natural gas leak spoke to reporters today in Porter Ranch, near the site of the 2015 disaster at the Aliso Canyon gas storage field.
State lawmakers are on the verge of passing a bill that would toughen the standard for when police can use deadly force.
Some offer a cold soda, or a free ride between trailhead and town. But some Trail Angels actually offer long-distance hikers free lodging and other services at their own homes. One of the best-known outposts is Hiker Heaven in Agua Dulce.
For decades, a two-mile long breakwater has protected coastal areas of Long Beach from potentially destructive ocean waves.
The case drew national attention as a search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs ended when she escaped captivity and led authorities to her kidnapper.
The Pentagon would not say where the troops would be sent, other than that they would not be heading to Iraq and Syria. Some of the forces have already arrived in the region.
A researcher wanted to see how girls of different nationalities perceived the idea of a princess.
A three-judge panel made a unanimous ruling on Friday that outraged the LGBTQ community. People convicted of homosexual acts will continue to face the threat of up to 14 years in prison.
Batali stepped away from his restaurants and TV appearances after accusations of sexual harassment. He's now facing a charge he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at one of his restaurants in 2017.
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration hinted it could recertify the plane to fly passengers again by as soon as late June, but he would not commit to a timetable.
Rep. Chip Roy objected to a procedural vote on a bipartisan $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, forcing Congress to wait until June to finish work on the legislation.
The bill makes no exception for cases of incest or rape and follows the approval of similar restrictions in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio.
A federal agency issued a proposed rule Friday that rolls back Obama-era protections for transgender patients. Advocates for transgender people say the rule leaves them vulnerable to discrimination.
About $30 million would compensate women who have accused him of sexual misconduct as well as former employees of Weinstein Co. and studio creditors, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The former vice president is calling for unity and compromise, a restoration, of sort, of what Democrats view as normalcy. For Bernie Sanders and his supporters, that's hardly enough.
Under the agreement, officers will only be able to use lethal force when it is "necessary" and if there are no other options. That's widely viewed as higher than the existing legal standard.
Though a new study shows that eating unprocessed food is healthier, home-cooked meals require resources that food experts take for granted, such as money and time, the authors of a new book argue.
May had been under intense pressure from lawmakers to step down after her plans for Brexit were repeatedly rejected. Conservative lawmakers will now begin to consider her replacement.
The Democratic presidential candidate wants to decriminalize border crossing and argues that President Trump's proposed "merit-based" immigration system "says that only certain people have merit."
Several cities are holding Memorial Day events to honor those who died serving in the U.S. armed forces. There's also a Godzilla movie marathon, a Silk Road Dinner and Corgi races.
Emmen Ahmed is a freelance illustrator and student based in Detroit (shout out to her amazing artwork for this podcast). Her grandfather had a huge influence on her, and when he passed away a few years ago, she struggled to maneuver through life without him.
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On August 25, 1970 musician, Elton John, took the stage at West Hollywood’s Troubadour.
After several months of negotiations over a bill that aims to reduce police use-of-force in California, law enforcement have removed opposition and legislative leaders have announced support.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases.
Digging Into ‘Recomposition’ After Washington Becomes First State To Allow Composting of Human Remains| May 24 2019, 9:22 AM
The term “recomposition” might bring to mind images of bony skeleton hands bursting up from gravesites and the undead being reanimated, but in reality it’s an alternative method to burying or cremating human remains.
Oscar and Tony Award nominee John C. Reilly is starring in new production at the Pasadena Playhouse, “Gather: Surprising Stories & Other Mischief.”