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The Democratic Republic of Congo, with a suspected 19 deaths so far from the virus, is turning to an as-yet-unlicensed vaccine with a very promising track record.
The odds of successfully telling the origin story of the Star Wars trilogy's lovable rogue are approximately 3,720 to 1. After a sluggish start, Solo: A Star Wars Story beats those odds.
Darryl De Sousa had only been in the job of commissioner for a few months. Federal prosecutors say he failed to file for the tax years 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Uber says customers, drivers and employees who are sexually harassed or assaulted will no longer have to go to arbitration, which had required them to keep their stories private.
Scheduled to take effect on July 1, the law is one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the U.S.
Southern California Gas Company doesn't know when outages on four major gas pipelines will be fixed, and as a result, we'll have less gas imported this summer, heightening the possibility of power outages.
Author Michael Pollan, who experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, says: "I had an experience that was by turns frightening and ecstatic and weird."
The co-pilot of the Sichuan Airlines flight was pulled back into the cockpit with only minor injuries. The pilot brought the Airbus down in an emergency landing, and no passengers were harmed.
Seats critical to the Democrats' calculus for winning back the House are on the line Tuesday night, including many in Pennsylvania. The state's congressional districts were redrawn this Spring.
Costa Mesa police were called to a Holiday Inn Express shortly after midnight on May 4 and found two people inside a room — including Mayor Mike Spence.
Wolfe's agent said the author died in a New York City hospital. He was 88.
Attempts to cross or damage a fence "are not sufficient grounds for the use of live ammunition," the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said.
The company is also scrapping a policy requiring all settlements of sexual misconduct to be kept confidential, giving victims the choice of whether they want to make their allegations public.
But the most intractable challenge L.A. Unified faces are not financial; at their heart, they're academic. How does Beutner think he can reverse them?
L.A. County's opioid OD rate is much lower than the overall U.S. rate. The county’s leader in substance abuse prevention says racial and ethnic diversity could be a factor.
Being a kid who defies gender norms is tough. It can be even tougher when you're also contending with pressures — and stereotypes — tied to your race.
Human brains are still developing throughout our teenage and early adult years. Knowing more about the way they work can teach us about how schools can work, too.
Some former Nike employees say a jock mentality that celebrated athletics also encouraged bullying and the departure of talented women.
Ryan Reynolds once again assays the role of a deadly mercenary who makes many references to various pop culture properties while disemboweling folk a lot. No fourth wall is safe.
Up to 16 million people in the U.S. have undiagnosed or uncorrected vision errors that could be helped by glasses, contact lenses or surgery. But many health plans don't include routine vision care.
Yoselyn Ortega, 55, wept as she spoke to the court at her sentencing. She was convicted in the 2012 stabbing deaths of 2-year-old Leo and 6-year-old Lucian Krim.
The administration has plans to greatly expand investigations and audits of businesses suspected of employing illegal immigrants.
Jury selection was in its third day in the felony invasion of privacy case against Eric Greitens when the trial was halted. But officials said they will pursue the case using a special prosecutor.
The multimodal bridge connecting Atwater Village with Griffith Park will take until late 2019 to construct at a cost of $16 million.
Pedestrian deaths have spiked in the U.S. since 2010. SUVs have surged in popularity, but their design can be especially deadly for those on foot.
The California Department of Public Health said Monday that more than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported last year. That's a 45 percent increase compared with five years ago.
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The Oscar-nominated actor and filmmaker discusses the complicated world of independent film and his upcoming movies: "First Reformed," "Blaze" and "Juliet, Naked."
"I'm Sorry" creator and star Andrea Savage offers a refreshing and honest look at modern-day motherhood with a mom whose sense of humor borders on inappropriate.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council this morning no member “would act with more restraint than Israel has.”
Drones delivering lab samples to and from labs and take-out orders right to your door just got one step closer to reality.
Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satirical wit to such novels as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "A Man in Full," has died. He was 88.
LA County has lower rates of opioid use and abuse than much of the US.
Proposed ballot initiative wants to protect your data, but some tech companies say it will lead to job losses| May 15 2018, 4:19 PM
The Cambridge Analytica scandal brought renewed scrutiny to how internet companies access, collect and use your data, as well as calls from consumer advocates for more stringent regulations.
A stucco church in the heart of K-town, nestled between homes, apartments and a community garden, is doing its part to solve a local crisis.
Artists Ry Cooder, La Luz and TT make for an eclectic edition of Tuesday Reviewsday.
Exports through the Port of Long Beach increased 22 percent in April compared with a year ago.