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Starting a conversation on elderly caregiving

To the editor: Plaudits to Amy Goldman Koss for so poignantly sharing how she's easing her near-blind, demented mother through life's final journey. Whether it's with our elderly parents or our own late-life selves, more and more of us will face similar heart-rending challenges. ("From the...

Sharing healthcare data not as easy as it sounds

To the editor: The article on Big Data's potential to improve healthcare overlooks a fundamental problem: Many of the institutions that hold our most valuable health data are reluctant to share them with one another. ("Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data," Oct. 9)

Two Boston park rangers stabbed; suspect arrested

Two Boston park rangers were stabbed Tuesday by a 34-year-old man, police said. One ranger was critically injured.

Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi not having a baby, or so they say...

Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi firmly shut down baby rumors with a bit of lively dialogue on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Praying in the end zone

Steve Neimand photographed University of Oregon football players Darren Carrington and Chance Allen during a match against UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Oct. 11. 

Brazil authorities clear and release patient checked for Ebola

Brazilian authorities on Tuesday cleared and released a patient from Guinea who was suspected of carrying the deadly Ebola virus.

October Options for the Family

From Pumpkin festivals, screen-worthy choices, a Literary Festival, a great Toyota Symphonies for Youth concert, and more! Click over to our site for more choices around LA for everyone in the family -- The Family Savvy!

Time Warner investor day: Five things to watch

Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes is poised to explain why bigger wouldn't have been better.

Evacuations ordered after police find suspicious device in Van Nuys

An LAPD bomb squad is investigating suspicious objects found Tuesday afternoon inside the bed of a stolen truck in Van Nuys.

Police use iPad to find woman trapped overnight in ravine

A police officer used an iPad to track down a 28-year-old woman who was trapped overnight after her car rolled hundreds of feet down an embankment just east of San Jose, police said.

Alt weekly down: Bay Guardian staff laid off, website frozen

The San Francisco Bay Guardian witnessed a lot of Northern California progressive history since 1966, but the owner says "the economic reality is such that the Bay Guardian is not a viable business and has not been for many years."

LA Times sues the Register over unpaid fees

The Orange County Register's horrible, terrible, not so good month continues. The suit seeks more than $2.4 million in damages.

Ebola hoax on bus will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Metro says

When a man shouted "I have Ebola!" on a Metro bus in Los Angeles on Monday, what followed was more than just a made-for-TV scare.

Deadly Stockton bank robbery, hostage's death to get outside scrutiny

The city of Stockton has hired a Washington-based research group to probe its police department’s deadly response to a bank robbery turned hostage situation earlier this year, officials announced Tuesday.

Amid drought, mayor directs L.A. to cut water use 20% by 2017

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive directive on Tuesday requiring Los Angeles to reduce its fresh water use 20% by 2017 as a response to the prolonged drought.

Richard Alarcon sentenced to 120 days in jail for lying

The former councilman and state lawmaker is banned from ever holding office again and must perform 600 hours of community service in his old Valley district. Alarcon's wife gets no jail time.

L.A. gives AEG more time to find a team for a downtown NFL stadium

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday granted developer Anschutz Entertainment Group another six months to find a team for its proposed downtown NFL stadium, while also giving it more influence over any backup plan for the site.

Dodgers hire Rays architect to oversee the baseball side

Andrew Friedman is a golden boy in the baseball world, but how will he fare with LA's older fashioned baseball scribes?

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