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Democrats to make it official by holding roll call vote, nominating Hillary Clinton

Democratic National Convention live updates: Hillary Clinton will be nominated today July 26, 2016, 5:05 a.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • Bernie Sanders made a step-by-step case for Hillary Clinton on Monday night. Catch up with what happened on Day...

Climate agreements are way too wishy-washy

No one knows what “resilience” really means, so don’t use it in international agreements.

Justin Bieber lookalike died of drug overdose at Motel 6 in Los Angeles, coroner says

A man who gained fame for spending thousands of dollars on plastic surgery in a bid to look like pop star Justin Bieber died last year from a lethal mix of pain killers, alcohol and anti-anxiety medicine, authorities said. Tobias M. Strebel, better known as Toby Sheldon, was found dead Aug. 21,...

Federal prosecutors hope they've lassoed the 'Cowboy Bandits'

The “Cowboy Gun Bandits” had been on a tear of small-time gas station robberies across Southern California, terrorizing clerks and grabbing what little cash was in the register. One of the two men wielded a long-barreled Colt six-shooter like a character out of the Old West. They wore black masks,...

Tim Kaine: 'For Donald Trump, Latinos are second-class citizens'

Democratic National Convention live updates: Hillary Clinton will be nominated today July 26, 2016, 4:20 a.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • Bernie Sanders made a step-by-step case for Hillary Clinton on Monday night. Catch up with what happened on Day...

Watch: Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention in less than 3 minutes

Democratic National Convention live updates: Hillary Clinton will be nominated today July 26, 2016, 4:20 a.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • Bernie Sanders made a step-by-step case for Hillary Clinton on Monday night. Catch up with what happened on Day...

Firefighters battling California blaze face hot, dry conditions on Tuesday

(Reuters) - Firefighters in drought-hit California who are battling a 50-square-mile wildfire could be hampered by triple-digit heat, wind gusts up to 30 mph and low humidity on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

U.S. issues federal guidelines to prevent discrimination against students with ADHD

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidelines aimed at preventing schools from discriminating against the growing numbers of students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In a letter to school districts and a “know your rights” document to be posted on its website Tuesday, the...

As the VCR finally dies, a lament for once-great technologies

It’s a little silly to lament the demise of a technology that has been well-demised for years. But last week’s announcement that production will cease within days at the last Japanese factory manufacturing VCRs is a cause for reflection — both about where we’ve been technologically and where we’re...

Your Essential Politics guide to Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention

I’m Christina Bellantoni, here with your Essential Politics guide to the Democratic National Convention. Tonight’s theme is "A lifetime of fighting for children and families." The big event is a state-by-state roll call vote as convention delegates prepare to officially nominate Hillary Clinton....

In Phoenix, an ambitious plan aims to cover 25% of the metropolis with tree shade

This Southwest capital presents a distinctive postcard: brutal heat, desert peaks, sprawling subdivisions and endless asphalt. Richard Adkins wants to add another image: trees. “I’ve heard most of the jokes and I can deal with them – ‘Phoenix, really, you have trees? I thought you had cacti,’”...

What the White House might look like with Bill Clinton in the East Wing

When Bill Clinton walks onto the stage at the Democratic convention on Tuesday — the night his wife officially wins the Democratic nomination for president — the couple will rest on the edge of history. Never before has the spouse of a former president become a major party’s nominee for the post....

After fighting like Republicans, Democrats seek unity of any sort

If nothing else, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention showed that family feuds are not solely the province of the Republican Party. Party stalwarts arrived onstage only to be treated dismissively — loudly so —  by many of the delegates. That followed a second day of protests by...

Westlake's Park Wilshire apartments to get a makeover

A Sherman Oaks real estate firm plans to revamp an aging 1920s apartment building near MacArthur Park, the latest investment in a neighborhood that big investors long shunned because of high crime rates. MWest Holdings acquired the Park Wilshire apartments in Westlake this month for an undisclosed...

California's small solution to the housing crisis: Small houses

To help ease California’s housing crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are turning to people’s backyards. Multiple bills with the endorsement of Brown are moving through the Legislature to make it easier for homeowners to build small units on their properties, whether in their garages,...

The first lady embraces Hillary Clinton and knocks Donald Trump without uttering his name

Democratic National Convention live updates: Hillary Clinton will be nominated today July 26, 2016, 3:01 a.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • Bernie Sanders made a step-by-step case for Hillary Clinton on Monday night. Catch up with what happened on Day...

Sand Fire's ghostly pall over L.A. County Museum of Art evokes seminal Ed Ruscha painting on Instagram

It is one of the most memorable and eerie paintings made of Los Angeles: Ed Ruscha's 1965-68 canvas, "The Los Angeles County Museum on Fire," which shows the museum hovering over a plane of wan greens, the Ahmanson Building ablaze. Right now, it couldn't be more current. The  Sand Fire in the Santa...

Democrats winning the star power contest

Democratic National Convention live updates: Hillary Clinton will be nominated today July 26, 2016, 3:01 a.m. It's the second day of the Democratic National Convention. What to know: • Bernie Sanders made a step-by-step case for Hillary Clinton on Monday night. Catch up with what happened on Day...

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