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Are 'Gotham' and other comic book TV shows just a fad?09/23/14
FOX's Batman prequel is the latest trend in comic book television shows that are popping up on the fall schedule. But has this genre been exhausted?
Creating the fictional 'Madam Secretary' after Albright, Rice and...
The show's creator, Barbara Hall, explains how the reality of being a woman in a man’s world has always found its way into her work.
California DMV hiring 900 to serve immigrant drivers
The DMV is also opening four new processing centers and putting employees through diversity training.
Where does Turkey stand in call for action against Islamist fighters?
Turkey's special history with Kurdish minorities, both in Iraq and in Turkey, and its close relationship with Iran, are keys to understanding its stance on the issue,
Nation's estuaries form vital, and vulnerable, coastal wetlands
This week, scientists and coastal residents across the United States are drawing attention to the importance of local waterways, called estuaries.
Mayor Garcetti in New York to announce climate initiative ahead of UN...
More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a UN climate summit with hopes of nailing down a binding treaty — something they fell short of the last time they met in 2009.
NFL Commissioner Goodell promises new personal conduct policy
On Friday, the National Football League's commissioner, Roger Goodell, faced reporters to announce plans for a new personal conduct policy to govern NFL players.
Put the claws away, ‘Tiger Mother’ parenting may not pay off
A new study published in the Journal of Family issues takes a close look at Tiger Mother parenting in China and found that it’s not working.
Retaliation over cat dissections? A teacher sues Newport-Mesa Unified
A lawsuit was filed against Newport-Mesa Unified School District by one of its teachers who alleges that the district retaliated against her for opposing cat dissections in anatomy classes.
Sam Harris on Enlightenment without religion: “Waking Up” separates...
In his new book, “Waking Up,” neuroscientist and author Sam Harris explores the concept of spirituality without religion.
NFL looks to training to prevent domestic violence by players
It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.
Best to not sweat the small stuff, because it could kill you
Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn't matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?
All eyes on Obama, world leaders at climate change summit
More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They've been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.
Scientists develop an intriguing new tool for tracing ancestry
Can cops record you without your consent? And other questions from the...
The tape of actress Daniele Watts revealed why some police officers carry their own recorders: it can clear up the he-said-she-said. Here's an FAQ on what cops can and can't do with personal audio recorders.
Snowden reveal makes Israeli spies' protest an American issue
Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?
Large protests in hundreds of cities vent ire over climate change
The People's Climate March is timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.
Kevin Smith says 'Tusk' is the only movie he's ever made while stoned
The director says he came up with his new film while under the influence, which is why coming up with weed strains is the perfect marketing tie-in.
Jazz master Clark Terry gets his due from Quincy Jones in 'Keep On...
The trumpeter has been mentoring young musicians for decades. His relationship with a recent protegé is chronicled in a new documentary.
Paul Tanaka slowly returns to Los Angeles County sheriff’s race
Over the summer, Tanaka closed his campaign headquarters, held no events and posted nothing on social media. He faces an uphill battle against Jim McDonnell in the race for L.A. County sheriff.
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