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Matt the mattress got recycled (and we've launched a...08/29/14
KPCC's Molly Peterson and Kevin Ferguson left a mattress on the curb with a GPS tracker in it. Four days later, it got picked up. Where did it go?
Understaffed immigration judges face rise of migrant cases
The nation's immigration courts face an unprecedented backlog of cases. Much of that strain falls on the judges, who ultimately decide who can stay and who cannot.
For some immigrant parents, keeping kids home better than preschool
Advocates say children should spend their early years with caring preschool teachers and a proven curriculum. For some newly-arrived immigrants, that's a tough sell.
Porn production on hold after actor tests positive for HIV
This is the third time in the last year porn shoots have been put on hold over an HIV scare. A law passed by L.A. County voters requires actors wear condoms during porn shoots.
California's drought has dried up wells, leading one town to home...
Tulare County gave an estimated three weeks of drinking water to each person in East Porterville whose well ran dry. However that was a one-time drop-off.
Hilda Solis asked to testify about alleged misconduct before House...
In his waning days heading the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Darrell Issa is focused on alleged misconduct by former cabinet secretaries.
U.S. to change how it handles 'voluntary departure' immigrant cases in...
As the result of a settlement with the ACLU, the U.S. government has announced a list of changes to how the "voluntary departure" option works in California.
Russian tanks and troops roll into southeastern Ukraine
On Thursday, Ukrainian and NATO officials report that Russian troops and tanks have entered the country. More than 2,000 people have died since fighting broke out.
How the 'Kung Fu Fighting' melody came to represent Asia
The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.
A mall with two minimum wages
There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.
An icy solution to the mystery of the slithering stones
In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.
Brooklyn man fights in Syria. Is he a threat to the U.S.?
Yemeni-American Ahmed al-Moflihi likely fought alongside a rebel group with ties to the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army. But officials are investigating anyway: Fight in Syria, and you raise a red flag.
How Foster Farms is solving the case of the mystery salmonella
Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.
Angelenos press Obama for broad action on immigration
A town hall downtown L.A. Wednesday drew hundreds, including immigrants rights groups, politicians and law enforcement officials.
Is it time to say goodbye to handwriting?
Lesley Visser heads up TV’s first all female sports talk show
This week, CBS announced a first in the world of sports. Next month the network will launch weekly sports program that will be hosted entirely by women.
Surfers ride huge waves in Southern California
Waves reached heights of more than 20 feet in Southern California, as a swell caused by Hurricane Marie continues to impact the coast.
NASA spacecraft passes Neptune's orbit on its way to Pluto
Pluto - the solar system's loneliest dwarf planet - is getting a friend... eventually. It's the New Horizons probe from NASA and it just passed Neptune's orbit.
Mexico's President visits the Golden State
Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto visited California this week, his first official visit since taking office two years ago.
New galleries highlight the 'whippersnapper' part of the Huntington
"More American Art" is a great way to christen tons of new gallery space and show that the Huntington isn't just "The Blue Boy."
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