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Earthquake early warning system for California proposed

Earthquake early warning system for California proposed

Firemen cross a street as a broken 16-inch gas main burns in the background, 17 January 1994, after an earthquake, measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale, struck the San Fernando Valley area. Officials confirmed 28 deaths resulting from the quake. Credit: HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images If an unexpected disaster of the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina or […]

Will the Obama Administration limit drone strikes?

Will the Obama Administration limit drone strikes?

A U.S. Predator drone flies through the night sky over Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. Drone strikes ordered by the Obama administration have killed more than a dozen al-Qaida leaders around the world. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Last week Senator John Kerry signaled a possible change of policy on the use of drones. During his confirmation […]

Pentagon lifts ban on front line combat for women

Pentagon lifts ban on front line combat for women

In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Lt. j.g. Luke Leveque, assigned to the Gold crew of the ballistic missile submarine USS Maryland, pins the submarine officer warfare device on his wife, Lt. j.g. Marquette Leveque, assigned to the Gold crew of the ballistic missile submarine USS Wyoming, at Naval Submarine Base Kings […]

Dining out old-school style in Los Angeles (Photos)

Dining out old-school style in Los Angeles (Photos)

Lawry’s Prime Rib restaurant in 1938. Lawry’s original location was on La Cienega Boulevard where the current Lawry’s sits. Credit: Lawry’s the Prime Rib While trendsetters and foodies might relish seeking out the latest celebrity chef-owned eatery or unearthing the next best-kept-dining-secret, for some meals, only a classic restaurant will do – one whose food, […]

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 […]