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A three-judge panel sends Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's case back to a lower court for resentencing, saying the jury that sentenced him to death had not been adequately vetted.
The two NASA astronauts who flew on the SpaceX craft to the International Space Station in May are scheduled to return to Earth on Sunday. But there's a hurricane forecast for the splashdown vicinity.
Mayor London Breed said the funds would be reallocated over two years to address stark inequities in housing, education, health and economic opportunities faced by the city's Black community.
The talks comes just as the Trump administration considers taking action against TikTok, including banning the app which is owned ByteDance, a Chinese company.
"I'm tired of being silent. I'm tired of being afraid," said opposition presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who entered the race after her blogger husband was jailed.
Hong Kong had brought local transmission way, way down. But numbers are now going up. What kind of restrictions are being introduced for daily life to get the virus under control once more?
Animal and human trials are promising, Dr. Anthony Fauci told lawmakers Friday, and the government is preparing for widespread distribution once a vaccine is shown to be safe and effective.
This is the sixth vaccine candidate to join Operation Warp Speed's portfolio, and the largest vaccine deal to date.
Arizona Rep. David Schweikert agreed to pay a $50,000 fine and admit to 11 counts of ethics violations, including the misuse of official funds. He says he's settling a "time-consuming" process.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she is postponing legislative elections slated for Sept. 6 due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Critics say it will further erode the Chinese territory's autonomy.
The National Institutes of Health is giving $248.7 million dollars to seven companies developing new technologies for testing, including use of the revolutionary gene-editing technique CRISPR.
The judge cites the coronavirus pandemic in blocking the Trump administration's attempt to widen the criteria for what makes an immigrant a "public charge."
As districts plan for a new school year in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, nurses are tasked with keeping students and staff healthy. Many want a stronger voice in decisions.
They're up-and-coming nations. They're regional political powers. And they're especially vulnerable to the impact of the pandemic.
Some parents, particularly moms, are stepping back from the workforce, while others are turning to in-home day cares and "pandemic pods."
A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor.
The judge unsealed hundreds of pages of documents related to a now-settled defamation suit brought against Maxwell by one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers.
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The LA Report
Ron Howard’s Documentary “Rebuilding Paradise” Explores Grief, Recovery Through Residents Of NorCal Town Destroyed By Camp Fire| July 31 2020, 9:20 AM
The Camp Fire in 2018 is, to date, the deadliest and most destructive in the history of the Golden State. 85 people lost their lives and the fire did an estimated $16.5 billion in damage. And while many across Northern California lost their homes and tens of thousands more were displaced from theirs, the town of Paradise, which sits about 90 minutes north of Sacramento in Butte County’s Sierra Nevada foothills, may have seen the worst of all of it.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.
With aid expiring, the White House offered a short-term extension Thursday of a $600 weekly unemployment benefit that has helped keep families and the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Democrats rejected it, saying President Donald Trump’s team failed to grasp the severity of the crisis.
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg, professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
A gloomy future is likely on the horizon for commercial real estate in California.