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  • South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes

    South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes
    SEOUL – Angry relatives of passengers aboard a sunken South Korean ferry criticized the government’s response Thursday as the ship’s captain made an emotional apology for fleeing the vessel before hundreds of others had a chance to get...
  • Bus crash: Family and friends to hold vigil for Mattison Haywood

    Bus crash: Family and friends to hold vigil for Mattison Haywood
    Family, friends and students of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles will gather Thursday for a candlelight vigil to honor Mattison Haywood, one of the 10 victims of the bus crash in Orland. Haywood, along with...
  • Vigil held for Dorsey High student killed in bus crash

    Vigil held for Dorsey High student killed in bus crash
    Wildflowers bloomed in a tiny garden — some red, purple and pink. Together, Jennifer Bonilla and Hailey Ordonez tended the patch in South Los Angeles, where the high schooler and the preschooler kept the flowers alive. Fourteen years separated the...
  • Naomi Hirahara on her new mystery series ... and the new L.A.

    Naomi Hirahara on her new mystery series ... and the new L.A.
    Naomi Hirahara’s seventh novel, “Murder on Bamboo Lane” (Berkley: 304 pp, $7.99 paper), is something of a departure: the kick-off of a mystery series featuring rookie bicycle cop Ellie Rush. For the last decade, Hirahara has written...
  • 'I love you,' student texts mom from sinking South Korea ferry

    'I love you,' student texts mom from sinking South Korea ferry
    SEOUL -- As a ferry carrying 462 people slowly sank off South Korea’s southern coast Wednesday, a high school student sent a heartbreaking cellphone text message. “Mom,” it said, “This might be my last chance to tell you I love...
  • Jay Z announces Made in America festival will come to Los Angeles

    Jay Z announces Made in America festival will come to Los Angeles
    Jay Z’s Made in America is officially coming to Los Angeles. The rap mogul, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Budweiser and United Way, announced that the festival will take over downtown’s Grand Park and surrounding areas in front of and...
  • Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins

    Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins
    MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below. "If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a...
  • Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

    Bobby Shriver's ties that bind
    Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
  • College Board offers a few glimpses into its redesigned SAT

    The College Board on Wednesday released sample questions and other materials for a redesigned SAT, promising a test that is grounded in students' real-world experiences and more focused on knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and careers....
  • Boston marks marathon bombing anniversary with silence and praise

    Boston marks marathon bombing anniversary with silence and praise
    BOSTON — They came out in the gusting wind and the spitting rain to pay tribute on silent streets — to friends, to family and to people they didn't even know. A year after two bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 others on the...
  • Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project

    Owens Valley mobilizes against proposed DWP solar project
    INDEPENDENCE, Calif. — One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1...