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High court lets stand school's ban on U.S. flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers preview

Monday's visit to Philadelphia may be the most important game left on the Lakers' schedule.

Book on Robert Durst, 'A Deadly Secret,' to be updated and rereleased

A book about real estate heir Robert Durst, "A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst," will be rereleased in paperback with new material on April 14 by Berkley Books. The updated version of the book, by Matt Birkbeck, is already available as an e-book.

DreamWorks Animation stock rises after 'Home' tops box office

It seems like DreamWorks Animation has hit a home run with its latest film, "Home."

A Japanese-inspired spring display takes over the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Spring comes with a celebration of Japanese culture at the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a display now on view for free. This marks the first Japanese-inspired display for the 13,500-square-foot gardens, which feature more than 82,000 flowers.

Deal: 35% off sportfishing package at Alaska's Waterfall Resort

Alaska's Waterfall Resort is putting its sportfishing trips on sale this summer. On selected dates, visitors save 35% on two-night stays at the cannery-turned-fishing lodge near Ketchikan on Prince of Wales Island.

Prosecutors: Germanwings copilot was treated for suicide risk in past

The German copilot thought to have deliberately flown an aircraft into a French mountain, killing all 150 on board, had received treatment for “suicidal tendencies” a few years ago, a spokesman for a German prosecutor said Monday.

Lakers' Week 22 in review

After defeating the Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center, the Lakers hit the road for four games through Week 22.

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned, his son says

Less than a month ago, sideline reporter Craig Sager was cleared to return to his job at TNT after waging an 11-month battle against leukemia. Now it appears Sager's cancer has returned.

Scott Disick leaves rehab to host at 1 OAK in Las Vegas

Reality television personality Scott Disick checked into a rehab clinic in mid-March. A week later, he left Rhythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica and spent Friday night hosting at 1 OAK Nightclub at the Mirage.

Video: Fresno firefighter badly burned after falling through roof

A Fresno firefighter was badly burned Sunday after he fell through the roof of a burning home.

Civilians flee Yemeni capital amid Saudi-led airstrikes

A Saudi Arabia-led coalition pounded Yemen’s capital with airstrikes early Monday, triggering an exodus by panicked civilians. In the country’s south, rebel Houthis pressed ahead with their bid to seize the port city of Aden, the country’s commercial hub.

Raise the minimum wage, but don't forget about the cost of housing

One of the best reasons to raise L.A.’s minimum wage is the region’s incredibly high cost of housing. Metropolitan Los Angeles is ranked the least affordable rental market in the nation because the city has a dual problem -- low incomes and high costs.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater gets boost from 'NCIS: Los Angeles'

When Joe Sachs set out to write episode No. 139 of one of broadcast television's top-rated scripted shows, "NCIS: Los Angeles," he asked himself: How do you merge a story about 21st century technology with marionettes from the 1950s and '60s?

California bill aims to curb police adoption of military surplus

One of the surprising details that came to light during the recent debate over local police agencies outfitting themselves with surplus military equipment was the remarkable level of freedom police departments enjoyed in requesting weapons, armored personnel carriers, aircraft and other...

In India, farm crisis drives villagers to become migrant laborers

It shouldn't be tough to run into a human being most anywhere in a country of 1.2 billion people. Yet in Bodkha village in western India, there is hardly anyone visible on a recent steamy afternoon.

DWP ratepayers may get soaked again

Angelenos could be looking at higher water and energy bills again. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is expected to propose a $2.2-billion plan to modernize the city's pipes, pumping stations, reservoirs and aqueduct. Rather than burdening ratepayers with another rate increase,...

L.A. skid row shooting victim had studied physics, wanted to be actor

Heleine Tchayou was watching television in her Malden, Mass., home when video appeared of Los Angeles police shooting and killing an unarmed, homeless man on skid row.

Navajo Nation sees tax on junk food as way to combat health problems

On a weekday shopping trip to the only real grocery store for 30 miles, Ann Neagle paused before a bag of Red Delicious apples, $7 for a dozen, plus a new discount — the Navajo Nation lifted the 5% sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables.

Dairy farmers, in dire need of workers, feel helpless as immigration reform sours

When Mike McMahon's Latino employees need to go to the bank, the pharmacy or the grocery store, he makes sure someone drives them to town, waits while they run errands, and then brings them safely back to his dairy farm.

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