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Packers' Andrew Quarless arrested on suspicion of firing gun in public

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm in public after allegedly getting into an argument in Miami Beach on Saturday morning.

Tunisia declares state of emergency, steps up its powers, after terror attacks

Tunisia declared a state of emergency Saturday, eight days after a gunman slaughtered dozens of foreign tourists at a Mediterranean beach resort.

Here's how Fed rate hike would pinch borrowers

The last six years of extraordinarily low interest rates have been all about rewarding borrowers at the expense of savers. But that is probably coming to an end.

For higher education funding, softer touch gave Cal State a leg up

California State University officials had one question in mind 18 months ago: In a state with billions of dollars in spending obligations to health and welfare services, prisons and pensions, how do we catapult our funding needs to the top tier of budget priorities?

With Fed poised to act, here's how investors can prepare for higher rates

It has been nearly a decade since investors have had to contend with the Federal Reserve raising interest rates. Or, from savers' viewpoint, it has been that long since the Fed did them a favor.

LaMarcus Aldridge rejects Lakers, will sign with San Antonio Spurs

The Lakers' main free-agent target, LaMarcus Aldridge, agreed to contract terms with the San Antonio Spurs, in another off-season in which the Lakers failed to corral the players they wanted.

L.A. is bringing forth the Fourth

Tens of thousands of Angelenos are expected to turn out Saturday for the annual Fourth of July Block Party at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.

Rohan Dennis sets record in Stage 1 victory at Tour de France

Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France with a record fastest speed in the individual time trial on Saturday.

A welcome dose of environmental optimism

From rainforest revival and green technology to social changes, the age of humans is not necessarily a one-way ticket to eco-disaster, argue three new books

Long waits outside L.A. County psychiatric units stall patients, police

When Los Angeles police Det. Jim Hoffman arrived at the L.A. County-USC Medical Center's psychiatric emergency department on a Saturday morning in March, he found a small crowd waiting.

Great Reads: Funeral gowns and '60s pop

Hi there. I'm Kari Howard, and I edit the Great Reads (a.k.a. Column Ones) for the Los Angeles Times. Two of my biggest loves are narrative journalism and music, and I'm lucky that my days are filled with both: When reading the stories, I get inspired by songs I think fit the article's theme -...

Tensions are high as Hollywood tour bus operators vie for customers

The confrontation between competing tour bus operators on Hollywood Boulevard escalated quickly.

Drought drives greater household use of gray water

Strands of silver hair fell into Annie Costanzo's face as she wielded a sledgehammer against the brick walkway in her backyard. Plumes of dust and debris filled the air, and reddish-pink shards scattered in the wake of the 64-year-old sculptor's latest water conservation project.

Bishop's pending sale of O.C. church leaves congregation locked out

Though St. James the Great Episcopal Church parishioners won't be meeting in their longtime house of worship Sunday, it doesn't mean they won't be having a service.

How Bringing Back The Great Whale Can Limit Climate Change (VIDEO)

The oceans are huge carbon sinks for the world. Fish and whales comprise only a tiny part of their overall biomass. Nevertheless, studies have shown that fishing and whaling by humans have altered the ocean’s carbon storage and sequestration capabilities by causing a change in the food chain, or a trophic cascade. Show More Summary

State auditor cites failure to protect foster youth from sex offenders

California's auditor has issued a stark assessment of the state Social Services Department's safeguards for foster youth, highlighting breakdowns that may have put children at risk and led to millions of wasted dollars.

Opponents vow to overturn vaccination law at Santa Monica rally

Three days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed one of the nation's strictest mandatory vaccination bills, several hundred opponents rallied in Santa Monica on Friday and vowed to repeal it.

Christie Rampone has big U.S. finish in mind at Women's World Cup

Christie Rampone was a fresh-faced 24-year-old when she played in her first Women's World Cup in 1999. And the U.S. won.

Donald Trump again lambastes border security after a California woman is killed

Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has come under fire for referring to some Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and "killers," again blasted border security in the wake of the slaying of a California woman and the news that the suspect was deported five times....

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