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An LA school requires concussion tests for all students

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A boys Catholic high school in Los Angeles will require all students to undergo baseline testing for concussions – whether they are athletes or not. The Los Angeles Times reports each […]

07/22/2014

A plaque marks the place where a tree was planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison in Griffith Park on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The tree planted to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed by beetles. The pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation and removed last month. (AP Photo)

George Harrison memorial tree killed by — get this — beetles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall […]

07/22/2014

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FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began […]

07/22/2014

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A cell phone ticket can become a ‘point’ on your record

Money 101 with Bob McCormick gives you the information you can use to help you with your personal finances: Make more money, save money and when it’s time to spend it, how to get the […]

07/22/2014

FILE - In this file photo made Jan. 21, 2010, a passenger walks past a Delta Airlines 747 aircraft in McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

3 US airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, while another cancelled only its Tel Aviv service. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines […]

07/22/2014

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Jerry Brown to meet Mexico official

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is planning to meet Mexico’s secretary of foreign affairs ahead of his trade mission to the bordering nation next week. Brown announced Monday he will meet with […]

07/21/2014

FILE - This June 18, 2009 file photo shows cows grazing in Rock County, Neb. (AP Photo/Bill Wolf, File)

Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef […]

07/21/2014

This photo provided by courtesy of Mattel, Inc. shows the "Hot Wheels Life-Sized Darth Vader Car." When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. (AP Photo/Mattel, Inc., Jeffrey Moustache)

Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky’s the limit for the designers […]

07/21/2014

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Law OKs underage wine and beer tasting in colleges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Aspiring brewers and winemakers in college can legally taste — but not swallow — their products starting winter semester. Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB1989 on Monday to fix a situation that […]

07/21/2014

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2 Los Angeles charter schools could be closed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Unified School District officials have decided to shut down two charter schools, based on the finding of a draft audit that has not yet been made public. The Daily […]

07/21/2014

Robert McDonald, left, President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, meets with Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor […]

07/21/2014