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What we know about EgyptAir Flight 804

What we know about EgyptAir Flight 804
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Mervit Mounir (L), and Answar Moissen, talk with journalists in front of the Egypt Air In flight services building where family and friends of the Egypt Air flight are gathering on in Cairo, Egypt. Their relative was on the plan, they last talked with her when she was recently married.; Credit: David Degner/Getty Images Egyptian […]

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2015, a day after an officer-involved shooting on L.A.’s Skid Row that left a homeless man dead.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC “I had never seen $600,000 in $1 bills and it just about fills the back of a pick-up truck.” That was L.A.’s […]

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2015, a day after an officer-involved shooting on L.A.’s Skid Row that left a homeless man dead.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC “I had never seen $600,000 in $1 bills and it just about fills the back of a pick-up truck.” That was L.A.’s […]

LAPD Chief Beck joins AirTalk to discuss drug busts, ‘Spice’ abuse, and more

LAPD Chief Beck joins AirTalk to discuss drug busts, ‘Spice’ abuse, and more

Police Chief Charlie Beck in our studio to discuss issues facing the LAPD. What questions do you have for them? ; Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images LA’s Skid Row has seen a rash of drug overdoses recently, but did last month’s  arrest of 19 drug trafficking suspects last month change things on the streets? Chief Charlie […]

Unions in heated split over inclusion of Californian Tom Steyer in Super PAC

Unions in heated split over inclusion of Californian Tom Steyer in Super PAC

Tom Steyer speaks at Global Green USA’s Millennium Awards at Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California benefiting the places, the people and the planet in need.; Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Global Green In an open, heated letter to Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO, a fellow union head has blasted Trumka’s alliance with […]

Untangling the Supreme Court’s deferral of Obamacare contraceptives case

Untangling the Supreme Court’s deferral of Obamacare contraceptives case

Supporters of women’s health rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images In a surprise move today, the Supreme Court justices issued a unanimous decision saying it would not rule in a major case challenging Obamacare’s birth control coverage requirement. Instead, the high court instructed lower courts to find a compromise. […]

City Councilmember weighs in on design choice for Pershing Square, and how homelessness will factor into its remodel

City Councilmember weighs in on design choice for Pershing Square, and how homelessness will factor into its remodel

A rendering of the winning design for the new Pershing Square in downtown L.A. ; Credit: sbda4 After whittling down the entries to four finalists, Councilman Jose Huizar and his Pershing Square Renew team have chosen a French architecture firm’s design for the upcoming revitalization of Pershing Square Park in downtown L.A. The winning design, […]

City Councilmember weighs in on design choice for Pershing Square, and how homelessness will factor into its remodel

City Councilmember weighs in on design choice for Pershing Square, and how homelessness will factor into its remodel

A rendering of the winning design for the new Pershing Square in downtown L.A. ; Credit: sbda4 After whittling down the entries to four finalists, Councilman Jose Huizar and his Pershing Square Renew team have chosen a French architecture firm’s design for the upcoming revitalization of Pershing Square Park in downtown L.A. The winning design, […]

Amid seemingly conflicting messages about the drought, a reminder: it’s here to stay

Amid seemingly conflicting messages about the drought, a reminder: it’s here to stay

A vehicle raises a large dust cloud as it drives on a parched farm field in Los Banos, California.; Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Though Southern California didn’t get the kinds of heavy El Nino rains forecasted, Northern California did well. The state’s two largest reservoirs, Shasta and Oroville are 90-percent filled. Next week, the state […]

Debating what is driving high autism rates in Orange County

Debating what is driving high autism rates in Orange County

General view during the World Landmarks Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day.; Credit: Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images Disability researchers from Chapman University argue the sharp rise of autism cases in Orange County – which saw an eightfold increase since 2000 – could be attributed to how psychologists are diagnosing the condition. To clarify, […]