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New training sessions at LAPD

Fervent public concern regarding the treatment of mentally ill persons by the LAPD has resulted in the department opting to retrain its 10,000 officers in the next few weeks on how to better de-escalate confrontations with suspects and how they ...

Jared Fogle out as Subway pitchman as investigators search his home

A raid at the Indiana home of longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle shocked neighbors as they watched authorities cart off computers and other electronics. Investigators had little to say about the raid, but the sandwich chain said it might be ...

What legal consequences could Bill Cosby face now?

Bill Cosby won't face prosecution for most of the rape allegations against him. But he could still face serious consequences. After newly released court documents revealed that Cosby admitted to getting drugs to give to women with whom he wanted ...

9 tourist attractions that are literally dying

The dilemma is sometimes likened to a double-edged sword. Historical and natural sites of extraordinary beauty often draw large numbers of visitors to the countries that host them, providing a healthy tourism revenue. However, those same crowds often have a ...

Why hot cars can kill your child or pet

It's a hot day, and you see a dog locked inside a car, its owner nowhere in sight. Any good Samaritan would want to act to free the animal before it dies. But who wants to get arrested for breaking ...

Solar plane faces most dangerous part of around-the-world flight

This is pretty much it: the most dangerous part of a historic solar-powered adventure playing out thousands of feet above the Earth. For folks who haven't been following the around-the-world flight of the experimental Solar Impulse 2 since it began ...

South L.A. to get Numero Uno market

The City Council signed off this week on a deal to giveaway a two-acre plot of city-owned land in South Los Angeles to a developer that will build a Numero Uno supermarket in the area designated by the federal government ...

LAUSD cuts adult ed in new budget

The Los Angeles Board of Education has approved a $7.8 billion budget that envisions the layoffs of hundreds of staff members but also provides the first salary hikes in nearly a decade, including 10 percent for teachers and administrators over ...

Compton offers summer music program; targets grades 7 to 12

Music is in the air at Compton High School and all Compton students, grades 7 to 12, are encouraged to sign up for this free program at Compton High School, 601 Acacia St.

Keep Your Home California helps homeowners with mortgage payments

Cash-strapped homeowner Carrie and her husband got behind on their mortgage payments when he lost his construction job. Frank battled health issues and hefty medical expenses, and, to make matters worse, his longtime employer closed the plant where he worked. ...

Optometrists providing solutions

African Americans are the most medically underserved population at high risk for serious eye diseases such as glaucoma. African American adults are also twice as likely to have diabetes as White adults. If we don’t subscribe to new ideas, these ...

'Emotional' robot sells out in a minute

Pepper the humanoid robot is so hot that he sold out within a minute, according to his Japanese creator, SoftBank Robotics Corp. Only 1,000 models were available for the consumer launch on Saturday in Japan. The base price was set ...

Sleep or die -- growing body of research warns of heart attacks, strokes

We have all experienced the aftermath of a bad night's sleep: grogginess, irritability, difficulty carrying out even the simplest of tasks. A growing amount of research suggests that not getting enough shut-eye could also have insidious effects on heart disease, ...

Are 3-year-olds mind-reading, justice-seeking superheroes?

If you want to learn the building blocks of empathy and a sense of justice, just look to the nearest 3-year-old. While these two traits seem like they might require years of experience and observation to acquire, a new study ...

Johnny Depp's 'private village' up for sale at $26 million

Known for his swashbuckling role in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, actor Johnny Depp has put one of his most treasured items on the market. The actor and musician's 37-acre estate and "private village" in the south of France ...