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Updating the Metrolink train crash in Oxnard

Updating the Metrolink train crash in Oxnard
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Firefighters and other officials walk near cars from a Metrolink passenger train that derailed Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Oxnard, Calif. Three cars of the Metrolink train tumbled onto their sides, injuring dozens of people in the town 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson told the Los Angeles Times that at […]

Extra cushion, not bare feet, is the next running trend

Extra cushion, not bare feet, is the next running trend

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Competitors wait for the start of the 2011 Virgin London Marathon on April 17, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images); Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The minimalist approach to running shoes with brands like the Vibram Five finger, promised a healthier approach to running. Author Christopher McDougall championed […]

Shutdown brewing over DHS funding as deadline looms large

Shutdown brewing over DHS funding as deadline looms large

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses members of the National Governors Association at the White House February 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama’s meeting with the nation’s governors comes just days before the Department of Homeland Security’s $40 billion budget is set to expire. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images Unless Congress acts this week, the Department […]

Famed film critic celebrates the importance of acting

Famed film critic celebrates the importance of acting

The cast of Les Miserables take their bows. Margarent Williams Theater, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, March 22nd, 2014.; Credit: Miguel Angel Nunez via Flickr Think back to your favorite performance on stage or screen, perhaps a time when particular actor or actress captured a moment with which you perfectly identified. How did […]

CRE superbug: Medical experts evaluate the response to and implications of outbreak

CRE superbug: Medical experts evaluate the response to and implications of outbreak

Exterior view of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center during their Ebola virus readiness drill (closed to the media) to test their ability to diagnose and treat Ebola patients in Los Angeles on October 17, 2014. ; Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center says almost 180 patients may have been infected by […]

US to relax export restrictions on military drones

US to relax export restrictions on military drones

A model of a drone on display as New Yorkers gather to protest Israel’s military assault in Gaza during a rally at Foley Square July 24, 2014. ; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images The Obama administration will allow the sale of both armed and unarmed drones to allied nations. The announcement comes after an internal […]

Experts debate injunction on federal immigration action

Experts debate injunction on federal immigration action

Undocumented immigrants wait in a holding cell at a U.S. Border Patrol processing center for people detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on September 8, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. The sign, written by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), reads “Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands.” ; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images Hundreds of thousands of […]

Remembering KTLA’s Stan Chambers

Remembering KTLA’s Stan Chambers

Anchor Stan Chambers attends the KTLA-CW recieving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images KTLA anchor Stan Chambers, a fixture on televisions across Southern California for decades has died. He’s covered more than 22,000 stories including Sen. Robert Kennedy’s assassination and the […]

‘Fifty Shades’ tamed kink for the mainstream movie crowd

‘Fifty Shades’ tamed kink for the mainstream movie crowd

Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. ; Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images That France’s film board gave a PG-12 rating to “Fifty Shades of Grey” hints at where this steamy flick stands in […]

Top US nutritionists to drop warnings about cholesterol bogeyman, report

Top US nutritionists to drop warnings about cholesterol bogeyman, report

In this photo illustration an egg yolk and its shell are pictured on January 5, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. ; Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images The nation’s top dietary advisory panel reportedly is set to correct long-standing cautions against eating cholesterol-heavy foods. At a committee meeting in December, nutrition experts said cholesterol is no longer “considered […]