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Siblings in shackling case are making progress, lawyer says
Riverside County obtained a temporary conservatorship over the adult siblings after one of the children escaped their home in Perris last month and called 911.
Crime & Justice
Rick Gates, Paul Manafort's business partner, expected to plead guilty
A federal grand jury unveiled a new indictment on Thursday that increased the number of charges, but Gates has decided to stop fighting the case.
AirTalk®Chief Beck: Here are the qualities LA’s next police chief should have
US & World
Live: Trump meeting with Australian PM
The meeting comes amid new charges in the Russia investigation and a public debate over gun control and gun violence. Watch live.
Why KPCC is bringing LAist back — an open letter to Southern California
We want to tell stories that inform, inspire, and connect Angelenos to one another. That’s what KPCC is dedicated to providing, and that’s what LAist was doing when it shut down in November.
Take Two®How LA shaped gospel music
Environment & Science
Climate change could take a $1 billion bite from winter sports
As the climate warms, a new report finds that low-snow years like this one can cost the U.S. winter sports industry up to $1 billion. That can bring economic pain well beyond ski resorts.
Trump appears to read from the NRA's script hours after the gun lobby chief's speech
The president held another meeting on the subject of school safety after last week's after 17 people were killed last week in a shooting at a Florida high school.
Arts & Entertainment
'Black Panther' schooled Hollywood. Will the studios listen?
Look past the blockbuster success of of the superhero film and you'll see that those dollars wee spent by a diverse audience, one rarely seen at the box office.
The Frame®Margot Robbie gives Tonya Harding story the dimension it deserves
Business & Economy
NPR board faces tough questions over sexual harassment handling
NPR's senior management and board members faced skepticism as they sought to rebuild trust with the network's workforce. Some comments appear to have stoked fresh anger from staffers.
AirTalk®New LA Times editor-in-chief Jim Kirk speaks
Does rebuilding LA's Roosevelt High mean razing its history?
L.A. Unified says the proposed $173 million "modernization" for the Boyle Heights campus is long overdue. Some alumni worry the district is bulldozing history.
Take Two®Proposed new online community college faces skepticism
5 bills California lawmakers are looking at ways to make health care cheaper
In lieu of pushing for an immediate transition to a government-run single-payer health care system, some are offering these bills as part of a more gradual approach.