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California fall colors: Easy L.A. getaway to Valyermo's red blush

If you haven't seen any fall colors in California this season, there's still hope -- but just a little. In Southern California, colors are showy in the tiny community of Valyermo in north L.A. County and along waterways at Mt. Palomar State Park in north San Diego County.

40% decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

The number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada has declined by 40%, according to a scientific study that raises more questions about the impact of global warming on the creature that has become the symbol of some of its worst effects.

CBS, Dish Network extend deadline on talks, averting blackout

CBS Corp. and Dish Network have agreed to a deadline extension for a new contract, temporarily averting a blackout of CBS-owned television stations serving millions of satellite TV subscribers around the country.

In London, red foxes are plentiful and right at home

My dog and I were crestfallen. In the early-morning chill, the fox lay lifeless on the sidewalk in front of us, her thick, honey-colored fur damp with rain, her golden-brown eyes staring blankly at the road, where she'd presumably been hit by a vehicle.

Chinese court upholds professor's life term; journalist goes on trial

Chinese courts on Friday took up two cases followed closely by international human rights watchdogs, with judges upholding a life sentence for an outspoken scholar convicted of separatism and a trial beginning for a veteran journalist charged with leaking state secrets.

Doc Rivers not worried about J.J. Redick's shooting struggles

Doc Rivers enlisted the help of Clippers broadcaster and former NBA power forward Michael Smith when a reporter inquired about J.J. Redick's shooting struggles.

Probing Ebola's deadly inflammatory effect

New research suggests that the massive and destructive inflammation that characterizes Ebola virus disease may be caused by the release of foreign proteins from infected cells.

Angels acquire outfielder Daniel Robertson from Rangers

The Angels acquired outfielder Daniel Robertson from the Texas Rangers on Thursday night for a player to be named or cash. To make room on the 40-man roster for Robertson, who is expected to compete for a reserve outfield spot, the Angels designated outfielder Alfredo Marte for assignment.

Metrolink auditor probing irregularities at railroad is put on leave

Metrolink's chief auditor, who was probing financial and management irregularities at the six-county commuter railroad, has been placed on leave by the board of directors, an action that could prompt her resignation.

More charges filed against suspect in San Fernando Valley shootings

Gloria Tovar was waiting to pick up a friend for church when the shotgun blast rang out.

Willy Burgdorfer dies at 89; discovered bacteria causing Lyme disease

Willy Burgdorfer, a Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, died Monday of complications of Parkinson's disease in western Montana. He was 89.

USC's receiver Nelson Agholor is not UCLA's only worry

When UCLA plays USC Saturday, the Bruins will certainly be aware of receiver Nelson Agholor.

BitTorrent survey: File sharers want to buy, not just stream (or steal)

When Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify earlier this month, she brought the high-watt media glare onto a question that's dividing the industry: do on-demand services shrink the pie by turning music buyers into streamers, or do they grow it by extracting revenue from those who were...

Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting fetches $44.4 million at auction

A 1932 flower painting by Georgia O'Keeffe brought in $44.4 million on Thursday at an auction of American art at Sotheby's in New York. The painting was one of a few works sold by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe to benefit its acquisitions fund, according to Sotheby's.

Fewer Americans plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, study says

Fewer customers plan to trek out to browse the sales on Thanksgiving this year, although millions of Americans will still shop over the Black Friday weekend, a study says.

Kings' Slava Voynov to face felony abuse charge

Kings defenseman Slava Voynov will face a felony charge in connection with an incident last month at his Redondo Beach home, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced today.

'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer showcases high notes, low comedy

The Barden Bellas are back to take on the world in the first trailer for "Pitch Perfect 2," the tuneful follow-up to 2012's sleeper hit starring Anna Kendrick as a college student who reluctantly shakes up an old-fashioned female singing group.

Duchess of Alba dies at 88; free-spirited Spanish aristocrat

Spain's richest and most-titled aristocrat, the flamboyant Duchess of Alba, who was once a childhood playmate of Britain's queen and went on to become one of Europe's most eccentric fashionistas, died Thursday at her home in Seville. She was 88.

L.A. Auto Show: Fun things to do besides look at cars

The South and West halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center are chockablock with glitzy booths promoting the latest in automotive technology. It's all very serious business.

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