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Supreme Court weighs pregnancy discrimination on the job

Supreme Court weighs pregnancy discrimination on the job
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Vocal demonstrators protesting outside of the Supreme Court Wednesday December 3, 2014. In a case that has allied abortion-rights groups with anti-abortion groups, today the Supreme Court justices heard arguments that United Parcel Service discriminated against a pregnant employee. While working at UPS, Peggy Young was required to lift packages weighing up to 70 pounds, […]

FBI visits LAUSD headquarters and leaves with iPad documents

FBI visits LAUSD headquarters and leaves with iPad documents

; Credit: Photo by Robert S. Donovan via Flickr Creative Commons FBI agents paid a surprise visit to the Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday, taking away 20 boxes of documents related to the school district’s troubled iPad project, the Los Angeles Times reports. Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines told the Times agents stopped by […]

‘Tis the start of awards season: predictions for Oscars, Globes, Spirit Awards and more

‘Tis the start of awards season: predictions for Oscars, Globes, Spirit Awards and more

Director Sophie Hunter and actor Benedict Cumberbatch attend the ‘The Imitation Game’ New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater, hosted by Weinstein Company on on November 17, 2014 in New York City.; Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for The Weinstein C ‘Tis the start of awards season: predictions for Oscars, Globes, Spirit Awards and more The most […]

Contours of the EPA’s regulations under the Clean Air Act to be scrutinized

Contours of the EPA’s regulations under the Clean Air Act to be scrutinized

The smoke stacks at American Electric Power’s (AEP) Mountaineer coal power plant in New Haven, West Virginia, October 30, 2009. ; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images The Supreme Court of the United States said Tuesday that it would be hearing an environmental case concerning the Environmental Protection Agency regulating toxic emissions from power plants. The case […]

Firearm ordinances unanimously pass LA City Council, regulating handguns and ammo

Firearm ordinances unanimously pass LA City Council, regulating handguns and ammo

; Credit: Photo by Eric Byers via Flickr Creative Commons Following the lead of a recently upheld San Francisco ordinances that regulated handguns and ammunition, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted 11-0 on Tuesday to begin drafting a new ordinance requiring handguns to either be locked up or disabled with trigger locks when they […]

Last minute Thanksgiving tips from LA’s top chefs

Last minute Thanksgiving tips from LA’s top chefs

This is a traditional American feast but some other countries around the world also celebrate Thanksgiving.; Credit: It’s almost Thanksgiving, that meal that can be utterly daunting for many of us. Whether you’re cooking for the first time or looking to spice up some old favorites, call, tweet or write us with your questions on […]

A town, and a nation, await grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri

A town, and a nation, await grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri

Demonstrators shout slogans during a march in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 23, 2014 to protest the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. More than 100 protesters marched peacefully through St Louis on November 23, stepping up pressure on a grand jury to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager. Police […]

Filmweek: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,’ ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ and more

Filmweek: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,’ ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ and more

US director Ana Lily Amirpour poses with The Cartier Revelation Prize for ‘A girl walks home alone at night’ after the closing ceremony of the 40th Deauville American Film Festival on September 13, 2014 in the French northwestern sea resort of Deauville.; Credit: CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and […]

Gaming out ethical dilemmas of self-driving cars and car crashes

Gaming out ethical dilemmas of self-driving cars and car crashes

A Google self-driving car is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 25, 2012 in Mountain View, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed State Senate Bill 1298 that allows driverless cars to operate on public roads for testing purposes. The bill also calls for the Department of Motor Vehicles to adopt regulations that govern licensing, […]

Online rights restored to sex offenders as Prop 35 is struck down

Online rights restored to sex offenders as Prop 35 is struck down

Wide angle view of Suicide Bridge and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena. ; Credit: Genji Arakaki/flickr via Creative Commons The United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down part of California’s Proposition 35, citing an infringement on free speech that is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Prop 35, a bill […]