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Armed Oregon activists speak

Armed Oregon activists speak
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Members of a small militia at the entrance to the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Headquarters property some 30 miles from Burns.; Credit: ROB KERR/AFP/Getty Images Armed activists have taken over a building on government land at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The activists split off from a peaceful protest regarding the imprisonment of two local […]

The end of ‘Downton Abbey’: A look at the pop culture parodies inspired by the series

The end of ‘Downton Abbey’: A look at the pop culture parodies inspired by the series

A scene from UK drama “Downton Abbey” is displayed following a live stream of it’s US launch, at an event in central London on March 7, 2012. ; Credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images As it enters its sixth and final season, The PBS Masterpiece Classic, “Downton Abbey,” has garnered a huge following, and even inspired some […]

Following the ISIS money trail

Following the ISIS money trail

In 2014 photo, demonstrators chant pro-ISIS slogans in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq.; Credit: /AP Earlier this year ISIS released its 2015 budget estimated to be more than $2 billion. While the estimate may be inflated, there is no arguing that the terrorist organization has deep pockets. In the past few […]

Following the ISIS money trail

Following the ISIS money trail

In 2014 photo, demonstrators chant pro-ISIS slogans in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Iraq.; Credit: /AP Earlier this year ISIS released its 2015 budget estimated to be more than $2 billion. While the estimate may be inflated, there is no arguing that the terrorist organization has deep pockets. In the past few […]

SoCal Gas pinpoints location of leaky Porter Ranch gas well as residents continue to leave town

SoCal Gas pinpoints location of leaky Porter Ranch gas well as residents continue to leave town

Porter Ranch resident Michelle Theriault takes part in a press conference on a gas leak in Porter Ranch after a regular Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC At this point, you’ve probably heard about how residents of the Porter Ranch community just north of Northridge have been dealing with the pungent […]

The popular hoverboard delivered fun and falls this Christmas season

The popular hoverboard delivered fun and falls this Christmas season

A boy rides a hoverboard on the day after Christmas, in San Pedro, California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images This year, hoverboards topped most Christmas lists — despite recent stories about them catching fire. Both adults and children have found that the not-so-easy to ride hoverboards can actually be dangerous. This is why some physicians recommend […]

Substance abuse researcher on how kids are using drugs and alcohol in 2015

Substance abuse researcher on how kids are using drugs and alcohol in 2015

A man smokes a joint during a march calling for the legalization of marijuana.; Credit: MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP/Getty Images Teens are smoking more pot than cigarettes these days, and drinking and illicit drug use are down as well. That’s the word from this year’s Monitoring The Future report, an annual look at substance abuse among teens. […]

Tips and tricks for navigating holiday travel without becoming a total Scrooge

Tips and tricks for navigating holiday travel without becoming a total Scrooge

Los Angeles International Airport is seen during National Landmarks Illuminated Across U.S.; Credit: Jason Kempin It’s hard to deny that holiday travel is a pain. Roads are jammed, airports are busy, security lines are long, and all you want to do is get where you’re going so you can start celebrating with your family and […]

Are kids off limits for political cartoons?

Are kids off limits for political cartoons?

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to crowd during a campaign rally at Ottawa Farms December 19, 2015 in Bloomingdale, Georgia. ; Credit: Nicholas Pilch/Getty Images Yesterday The Washington Post put up a cartoon that depicted Ted Cruz’s two daughters as trained monkeys, in response to a recent Christmas ad that featured the […]

Are kids off limits for political cartoons?

Are kids off limits for political cartoons?

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to crowd during a campaign rally at Ottawa Farms December 19, 2015 in Bloomingdale, Georgia. ; Credit: Nicholas Pilch/Getty Images Yesterday The Washington Post put up a cartoon that depicted Ted Cruz’s two daughters as trained monkeys, in response to a recent Christmas ad that featured the […]