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As LA gangs take to social media, police try to quell violence and allay...

LOS ANGELES -- The photographs went online earlier this month after a 27-year-old man was gunned down in South Los Angeles. One showed a man flashing a chrome handgun from his jacket pocket. In another, a young man held a pistol in each hand.

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With record Fiat Chrysler fine, safety regulators get more aggressive

Federal safety regulators signaled Monday that they are taking a tougher stance on automakers that don't identify and quickly repair defects in their cars.

Their remarks came a day after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said ...Read More

Entertainment

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch movie critic Joe Williams killed in crash

ST. LOUIS -- Joe Williams didn't march to the beat of a different drummer; he strolled with his own rhythm section.

Armed with passionate curiosity, a contagious smile and a bone-deep belief that good movies are precious gifts, Williams threw ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Health

Obamacare rates to rise 4 percent in California for 2016

LOS ANGELES -- Defying dire predictions about health insurance rate shock across the country, California's Obamacare exchange negotiated a 4 percent average rate increase for the second year in a row.

The modest increase for 2016, announced ...Read More

Religion

Outspoken pastor ousted from Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

ST. LOUIS -- The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod recently carried out what various members consider the equivalent of a modern-day heresy trial.

The Kirkwood, Mo.-based church has 2.3 million members. The case pits two-term synod President Matthew...Read More

Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Why should I sign up for a my Social Security ...

Q: Why should I sign up for a my Social Security online account?

A: my Social Security gives you a personal online account you can securely use to check your Social Security information and do business with us. With a my Social Security account ...Read More

Women

My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets

Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Automotive

With record Fiat Chrysler fine, safety regulators get more aggressive

Federal safety regulators signaled Monday that they are taking a tougher stance on automakers that don't identify and quickly repair defects in their cars.

Their remarks came a day after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said ...Read More

Consumer

The Mortgage Professor: The tontine: A 17th century solution to a 21st ...

A tontine is an investment scheme in which each participant pays a specified sum into a fund and receives a pro rata share of the income generated by the fund. When a participant dies her share is divided among those remaining. As the number of ...Read More

Gardening

On Gardening: New amaranths should make this butterfly magnet a staple

The Rio Grande globe amaranth should be coming to a garden center near you, thanks to a new series called Qis Gomphrena. It is tough-as-nails, beautiful and attracts butterflies and pollinators.

You would think that a common name like Rio ...Read More

Parents

Finding a formula for 'medically complex' kids

TAMPA, Fla. -- Five-year-old Lakota Lockhart talks about Batman nonstop. When his mom, Krystal, can wedge in a word, she describes what life has been like since Lakota was born with a rare central nervous system disorder that causes his breathing ...Read More

Pets

Knowledge

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History

Science & Technology

Got a question for Stephen Hawking? Now's your chance on Reddit's Ask Me...

Ever wanted to ask Stephen Hawking a question about artificial intelligence? Now's your chance.

The celebrity theoretical physicist, portrayed in the movie "The Theory of Everything" last year, is giving the public an opportunity to ask him ...Read More

Weather

Q&A: El Nino could bring disaster and drought relief to California

LOS ANGELES -- How does El Nino work, and why might it bring rain and snow to California this winter? Here's a Q&A:

Q: How might El Nino affect California?

A: There's a favorable chance that this winter will be wetter than average in much of ...Read More