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Assisted suicide brings judicial leniency

Assisted suicide brings judicial leniency

Dr Philip Nitschke holds up a drug testing kit which is used as part of assisted suicides following a workshop on the subject on May 5, 2009 in Bournemouth, England. Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Last week, George Taylor was given a two-day jail sentence and three years probation for killing his wife, Gewynn. The couple, […]

Letters show L.A. Catholic archdiocese tried to hide abuse of children by priests

Letters show L.A. Catholic archdiocese tried to hide abuse of children by priests

Cardinal Roger Mahony former archbishop of Los Angeles (C) attends the concistory held by Pope Benedict XV at the Saint Peter’s Basilica on February 18, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles Roger M. Mahoney has again apologized for his involvement over twenty years ago in concealing child […]

GOP about-face on debt ceiling sequel

GOP about-face on debt ceiling sequel

U.S. Rep. James Moran (D-VA) (L) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) listen during a news conference January 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. House Democrats held a news conference to announce new legislation to eliminate the federal debt ceiling. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Congress will vote Wednesday on a bill to extend the […]

President Obama’s second inauguration

President Obama’s second inauguration

A combination image shows US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (R) as he waves to supporters on August 28, 1963 from the Mall in Washington DC during the “March on Washington”, and newly inaugurated US President Barack Obama (L) speaking after being sworn in as the 44th US president of the US. 46 […]

FilmWeek: 56 Up, Broken City, Mama and more

FilmWeek: 56 Up, Broken City, Mama and more

Director Allen Hughes and Mark Wahlberg attend the “Broken City” screening at Kerasotes Showplace ICON on January 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Credit: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon to review the week’s new film releases including 56 Up, Broken City, Mama and more. […]

Are Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ sex scenes too realistic to appeal to viewers?

Are Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ sex scenes too realistic to appeal to viewers?

Actress Zosia Mamet, actress/writer Lena Dunham, and actress Allison Williams pose with Best Series Award in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Lena Dunham’s breakout HBO series Girls has attracted a lot of […]

To Sell is Human

To Sell is Human

“To Sell Is Human” by Dan Pink Do you have any experience in sales? Well, if you have a job in today’s society, author Dan Pink says the answer is yes. While one in nine Americans work in a traditional sales department, the other eight draw upon the same techniques salespeople use every day. Pink […]

Which all-American food is helping consumers avoid eating up their finances?

Which all-American food is helping consumers avoid eating up their finances?

“Creamy & Crunchy” by John Krampner Creamy, crunchy, salty or plain – how do you like your peanut butter? Although  it’s not popular in other countries, more than 75% of the American population consumes over one billion pounds of it annually. However, peanut butter has not been immune to social and economic trends. Sales dropped […]

Setting sights on practical solutions to gun violence

Setting sights on practical solutions to gun violence

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) makes brief remarks to the press after a meeting with Cabinet members and sportsmen’s, wildlife and gun interest groups at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building January 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Biden to oversee a task force on gun violence and also was to […]

Money down the drain? Stormwater cleanup parcel tax proposed by LA County Flood District

Money down the drain? Stormwater cleanup parcel tax proposed by LA County Flood District

A beach closed sign on October 9, 2010 in Malibu warns against contaminated water due to rain runoff. Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images The LACFD is proposing an annual fee to help pay for cleanup of stormwater runoff.  Toxins, sewage and debris ranging from plastic water bottles to soccer balls regularly find their way Southern California’s […]