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Sacramento patient tests negative for Ebola after West Africa visit

A patient at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center who was potentially exposed to the Ebola virus has tested negative, hospital officials confirmed Thursday night.

Trade to replace Garrett Richards? Not so easy for Angels

As the reality of Garrett Richards' season-ending knee injury set in Thursday, so did this reality: the Angels cannot make a trade to replace their ace.

A 'stellar fossil' holds hints of one of the universe's first stars

Astronomers say they’ve discovered the signature of one of the first stars in the universe whose remains were embedded into the body of another very old star.

Court allows release of officer names in UC Davis pepper-spray case

The California Supreme Court has affirmed that newspapers have a right to know and publish the names of all the UC Davis campus police officers involved in the controversial pepper-spraying of student protesters in 2011.

Social workers can now check if foster parents have criminal pasts

In response to a series of scandals involving mistreatment of children under state supervision, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law new rules giving county social workers access to the criminal histories of foster parents and employees at foster care contractors before abused and...

Robbery suspects flee Westminster store after possibly being shot at

Police said two robbery suspects fled a Westminster jewelry store Thursday after smashing display cases and possibly being shot at by an employee.

Lakewood deputy beaten in mall attack 'making progress'

A sheriff's deputy hospitalized after being kicked in the head during a run-in with a man at the Lakewood Center mall says he is making progress even though he was told he may not walk again.

LAUSD's $1-billion iPad effort beset by problems, report finds

The groundbreaking effort to provide an iPad to every Los Angeles student, teacher and school administrator was beset by inadequate planning, a lack of transparency and a flawed bidding process, according to a draft of an internal school district report obtained by The Times.

State Department throws wet blanket on Ice Bucket Challenge

U.S. State Department officials have put a damper on high-ranking officials who might be getting swept up in the Ice Bucket Challenge frenzy currently being tapped to raise money for ALS research.

Drone sightings in LAX air space, over City Hall stir debate

Police officials say the sighting of a personal drone in restricted Los Angles International Airport air space and another over City Hall support the need to clarify civilian drone use laws.

L.A. unions, allies issue fake parking tickets to protest bank deals

Some Los Angeles downtowners returned to their cars Thursday to the unwelcome sight of a white envelope tucked under their windshield wipers.

When it comes to Madden NFL, 'The Problem' is ahead of the game

Eric "The Problem" Wright is a grand champion of video games, a Hercules of the thumbs. Wright handles a video controller the way Willie Mosconi romanced a pool cue, the way Ben Hogan swung a butter knife.

Chaffey College cancels classes after possible explosive reported

Chaffey College canceled classes Thursday while authorities investigated a report of a man with a possible explosive device on campus.

Monkey selfies can't be copyrighted, federal office decides

Bad news for the British photographer claiming ownership of a self-portrait taken by a curious macaque: The United States has decided monkey selfies can’t be copyrighted.

It Came From Roswell, a Sci Fi Musical Love Story, Descends Upon NoHo

"People of Earth, what is your problem?" asks the beautiful alien, Nine-O, in It Came From Roswell -- a question that resonates at the heart of this sweet, wacky, playful science-fiction musical. It Came From Roswell, part The Day The Earth Stood Still and part A Prairie Home Companion - is approaching its closing weekend at the NoHo Arts Center. Show More Summary

California AG Kamala Harris to appeal ruling against death penalty

A federal judge’s "flawed" decision declaring California’s enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional will be appealed, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Thursday.

Two Marin County men found shot to death in neighboring home yards

Authorities on Thursday were investigating the shooting deaths of two men whose bodies were discovered in two neighboring backyards.

7 Things That Are Not Like Rape

This week in stupid, men are lamenting that they are expected to make sure they aren't raping people. Chris Herries, a senior at Stanford University, complained to Bloomberg News that the burden is on men to not rape. There's an assumption...Show More Summary

Anti-spying coalition launches campaign against LAPD drones

A new anti-police-drone campaign says the risk of Los Angeles authorities abusing their power and spying on innocent civilians is too great to allow the department to start using the devices.

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