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Comedy lovers try to crack the connection between misery and hilarity

Comedy lovers try to crack the connection between misery and hilarity
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Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo attends the 2014 Stand Up For Pits Benefit at Gotham Comedy Club on April 23, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images The new documentary “Misery Loves Comedy,” featuring a long list of funny people such as Janeane Garofalo and Christopher Guest, explores the oft-debated idea that […]

New site promotes openness to open relationships

New site promotes openness to open relationships

A man looks at a dating site on his computer in Washington,DC on February 10, 2014.; Credit: EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images Openminded.com, a dating site devoted to polyamorous relationships, launched earlier this week, garnering a membership of 10,000 on its first day. The site bills itself as a place for people that seek open relationships, but […]

Governor Brown speeds up goals on greenhouse gas cuts

Governor Brown speeds up goals on greenhouse gas cuts

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 17: California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference on January 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Gov. Brown declared a drought state of emergency for California as the state faces water shortfalls in what is expected to be the driest year in state history. Residents are being asked […]

Baltimore riots: Policing experts, civil rights analysts debate the issues

Baltimore riots: Policing experts, civil rights analysts debate the issues

Maryland state troopers stand guard near a CVS pharmacy that was burned to the ground yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore’s west side. ; Credit: […]

Kicking, crushing, burning, shooting: Your worst technology revenge horror stories

Kicking, crushing, burning, shooting: Your worst technology revenge horror stories

A Colorado man was cited for shooting his computer. ; Credit: Colorado Springs Police Department We’ve all reached our breaking point with technology, and maybe have even wanted to go “Office Space” on the offending machine… A Colorado man was recently ticketed for shooting his 2012 Dell XPS 410 computer eight times in a back […]

Filmweek Marquee: ‘The Age of Adaline,’ ‘Little Boy,’ ‘The Water Diviner,’ and more:

Filmweek Marquee: ‘The Age of Adaline,’ ‘Little Boy,’ ‘The Water Diviner,’ and more:

Canadian actor Martin Dubreuil poses during a photocall after the screening of his film ‘Felix and Meira’ during the 62nd San Sebastian Film Festival on September 24, 2014 in the northern Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian.; Credit: RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Amy Nicholson review this week’s […]

California extremist Adam Gadahn and the future of U.S. military drone policy

California extremist Adam Gadahn and the future of U.S. military drone policy

US President Barack Obama makes a statement on the Brady Briefing room at the White House April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. President Obama talked about a US drone strike that targeted a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan but inadvertently killed an American and Italian being held hostage by the group.; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty […]

Maryland legal system under pressure to release Freddie Gray autopsy report

Maryland legal system under pressure to release Freddie Gray autopsy report

Protestors participate in a vigil for Freddie Gray down the street from the Baltimore Police Department’s Western District police station, April 21, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, died from spinal injuries on April 19, one week after being taken into police custody.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan told reporters he’s […]

From ‘dog-wolves’ to warhorses: A look at the intimate bond between humans and animals

From ‘dog-wolves’ to warhorses: A look at the intimate bond between humans and animals

A picture released in the 1930s of a caravan in Palmyra (Palmyre), an ancient city in central Syria, located in an oasis northeast of Damascus.; Credit: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images Tens of thousands of years ago, humans domesticated animals from their wild counterparts, leading to fundamental changes in our ability to feed ourselves, trade with others, traverse […]

Are recent increases in crime stats linked to Prop 47?

Are recent increases in crime stats linked to Prop 47?

A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his ‘segregation cell’ back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility on November 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images Since voters approved it during the November elections, law enforcement officials and public safety advocates all over the state have been trying to gauge […]