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Labor Department won't investigate alleged Edison H-1B visa abuses

The U.S. Labor Department will not investigate allegations that Southern California Edison Co. abused a popular visa program for skilled foreign workers, according to senators who requested the probe.

Will Doc Rivers really launch investigation into DeAndre Jordan snub?

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said in March that if DeAndre Jordan doesn't win defensive player of the year, there needs to be an investigation.

Freshman quarterback Josh Rosen shows poise in first media session at UCLA

Josh Rosen, UCLA's freshman quarterback, was thrown to the media for the first time Thursday. By the end of the nine-minute session, you had to wonder why UCLA officials waited so long.

Brandy, Kelly Rowland, new reality shows highlight BET's upfront slate

A romantic comedy starring singer-actress Brandy Norwood, a talent search series featuring former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland and a batch of new reality shows were some of the projects highlighted during the upfront announcement by BET Networks.

The magic is missing in Toni Morrison's 'God Help the Child'

Deep in the center of Toni Morrison's 11th novel, "God Help the Child," there's a section that resonates with the power of the author's finest work. Morrison is telling the story of Booker, a young man shattered by the abduction and murder of his brother, Adam, years before.

Three sentenced to life in prison for gang-related murder in Pasadena

Three men convicted of a 2013 gang-related murder in Pasadena were sentenced this week to life in prison without the possibility of parole, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors focus on Boston Marathon amputees

One by one, Heather Abbott, a victim of the Boston Marathon terror attack, identified the people in photographs shown to the jury Thursday in the capital murder trial of convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Freddie Mac: Mortgage rates drop slightly; average 30-year at 3.65%

Mortgage rates have dropped slightly, Freddie Mac's survey of lenders shows, with the average for a 30-year fixed home loan at 3.65%, down from 3.67% in last week's report. 

Reese Witherspoon will be the voice of the new Scout

Reese Witherspoon will give voice to the adult Scout — and all the other characters — in Harper Lee's new novel, "Go Set a Watchman." Witherspoon, an Oscar-winning actress, will narrate the audiobook version.

Kawhi Leonard edges Draymond Green for NBA defensive player of year

Kawhi Leonard missed 18 games this season due to a torn ligament in his right hand. But there's no denying the impact he had with the San Antonio Spurs.

Olsen twins might be interested in 'Fuller House' after all

Don't count fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen out yet when it comes to appearing in "Fuller House," the just-announced sequel to the popular sitcom "Full House." The 28-year-old twins, who began sharing the role of Michelle Tanner as babies, say they didn't know about the new "Fuller...

Ayala High's Jonathan Buckley winning pitched battle with diabetes

It's not difficult to envision senior right-hander Jonathan Buckley of Chino Hills Ayala one day pitching in the major leagues. He's 6 feet 4, 195 pounds, has a fastball in the upper 80s mph and is mature beyond his years.

Affirming the right of citizens to record police activity

It is not a crime for Californians to use their smartphones to record police activity in a public place, as long as they do not “deter or prevent” officers from performing their duties.

Oh, dry up -- being a good Californian in bad times

All right, San Juan Capistrano folks. You won. Now, declare victory and turn off the garden hoses.

Downtown L.A.'s quirky Hotel Figueroa to get Mediterranean makeover

With demand for rooms growing in downtown Los Angeles, one of the city's oldest and boldest hotels is about to get a major makeover.

Supreme Court should call off the police dogs

The law makes it easy for police to stop a car because of a minor infraction — even if the real reason for the stop is a hunch or a hope that the officer will find drugs or other evidence of a more serious crime. The Supreme Court exacerbated that problem in 2005 when it ruled that police are free...

Art imitates life as 'Ferguson' play sparks controversy

Veteran actor Philip Casnoff hadn't read the full script yet when he arrived for the first rehearsal of "Ferguson," a play chronicling the shooting of Michael Brown by a Missouri police officer.

Singer Sturgill Simpson making noise as he straddles the country line

For many performers working in Southern California, getting one's own Star Waggon is as an indication that one has arrived. For Sturgill Simpson, the trailer with his name on it felt more like a reminder of where he'd been.

Spurs show their survival skills in Game 2 win over Clippers

Before the most important game of the Clippers season Wednesday night, Coach Doc Rivers warned his swaggering team against being overconfident against the defending NBA champions.

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