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Astronomers discover new planet

Astronomers using the Jet Propulsion Laboratory-developed Kepler Space Telescope have discovered the first planet that is about the same size of Earth and orbits a star within the “habitable” zone, NASA officials announced this week.

Katherine Jackson to pay AEG Live for court costs

Attorneys for Michael Jackson’s mother and AEG Live reached an agreement this week under which the concert promoter will be reimbursed more than $800,000 for costs associated with a five-month trial concerning the singer’s death that ended in a defense ...

New market opens in South L.A.

A Latino market that opened in South Los Angeles Monday is providing fresh produce and nearly 200 jobs, including one for a young man hired as a bag boy who hopes to work his way up

Blood moon: Lunar eclipse gazers mesmerized as red hue lights up sky

Sky gazers caught a glimpse of the "blood moon" crossing the Earth's shadow Tuesday in all its splendor.

Is the Internet killing religion?

We can blame the Internet for plenty: the proliferation of porn, our obsession with cat videos, the alleged rise of teen trends like -- brace yourself -- eyeball licking.

The universe is expanding, but how quickly?

You can't see it happening on Earth, but space itself is stretching. Ever since the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago, the universe has been getting bigger.

How young is too young to travel?

The child was screaming and out of control as he and his mother boarded the aircraft.

Giant six-legged robot crab to walk the ocean floor

Monsters of the deep will have a man-made horror to contend with, as the Crabster CR200 is released into the oceans. Weighing over half a ton, the six-legged, crustacean-inspired robot is intended for the most dangerous undersea exploration.

Host a spring-inspired brunch

As winter gives way to spring, it’s the perfect excuse to gather together with your loved ones. This time of year is ideal for casual brunches, so for your next midday feast with friends and family, take your inspiration from ...

The impact of raising the minimum wage on women

“Most people who would get a raise if we raise the minimum wage are not teenagers on their first job—their average age is 35. A majority of lower-wage jobs are held by women. These Americans are working full-time, often supporting ...

'Jackass' star jumps into shallow river, calls San Antonio officials 'irresponsible'

Steve-O, best known for his grimace-inducing stunts on the "Jackass" TV show and films, was in San Antonio this weekend and flipped out. Literally.

Something from Nothing

Ah, the contradictions that arise from Africa. Alternatively seen as a vast treasure chest of untapped resources, and as a bastion of grinding poverty full of refugees with distended stomachs begging for alms from the civilized world, its media image ...

Nonprofit Financial Conference to be held at El Camino College

On Friday, March 21, Board of Equalization (BOE) Chairman Jerome E. Horton and the California Association of Nonprofits will host a free “Nonprofit Financial Conference - Building Financial Capacity for Change” to provide nonprofit organizations with information about millions of ...

The Williams Brothers have developed young tennis players for more than 40 years

In the tennis world, the Williams sisters are royalty, as Venus and Serena have continued to rack up Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold medals. But they are not the only well known Williams siblings. The Williams brothers, Richard and ...

Double standard continues with Black athletes

The Richard Sherman saga shows that this country, as far as it has come, still has race relation issues, as Black people as a whole are still viewed by the lowest common denominator, while White athletes are given a pass.