L.A.’s Afternoon News: Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee

President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered [...]

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Clippers radio special on-demand (Audio)

As the flagship radio station of the Los Angeles Clippers, KFWB presented a one-hour special, “L.A. Clippers: One Team, One Goal” on Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m. with KFWB anchors Maggie McKay, Michael Shappee [...]

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Robin Williams appears onstage at The 2012 Comedy Awards in New York.  (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)

Williams in talks to reprise ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ role

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox 2000 is developing the sequel to the 1993 hit comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire,” which starred Robin Williams. The follow-up will be penned by “Elf” writer David Berenbaum, the studio’s spokeswoman, Chelsey [...]

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This Feb. 9, 2013 file surveillance photo provided by the FBI shows 73-year-old Walter Unbehaun, an ex-convict from Rock Hill., S.C., during a bank robbery in Niles, Ill. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

CHICAGO (AP) — Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it’s not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason [...]

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This artist's rendering provided by NASA on Thursday, April 17, 2014 shows an Earth-sized planet dubbed Kepler-186f orbiting a star 500 light-years from Earth. (AP Photo/NASA Ames, SETI Institute, JPL-Caltech, T. Pyle)

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone [...]

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Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Justice Department.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Holder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are “an [...]

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FILE - In this photo provided by the South Dakota Attorney Generals Office is  Cheryl Miller's driver's license that was found in a 1960 Studebaker pulled from a creek near Alcester, S.D. Miller and Pamella Jackson were last seen on May 19, 1971 driving to a gathering with classmates to celebrate the end of the school year. On April 15, 2014 authorities confirmed the 43-year-old mystery of the girls disappearance was solved and that the two 17-year-olds had died after driving into the creek. (AP Photo/South Dakota Attorney Generals Office, File)

Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road. But the 17-year-old [...]

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This image provided by Facebook shows how users can manually share their location using the “Nearby Friends"  tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, Nearby Friends will tell your Facebook friends, provided they have the feature turned on, that you are nearby. Unless you manually share your location, as shown here, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. Called “Nearby [...]

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Big surf pounds the pier at Manhattan Beach, Calif., on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the aftermath of a powerful Pacific storm. (AP Photo/John Antczak)

‘Tour de Pier’ coming to Manhattan Beach

MANHATTAN BEACH (CNS) – More than 300 stationary bikes will be set up on the Manhattan Beach Pier May 18 for the “Tour de Pier,” which will help raise money for cancer research, volleyball Olympic [...]


Sea lion swims in the coast off California (AP Photo)

Lost sea lion in California found mile from water

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River. The [...]


Knife found in enchilada at Santa Rosa airport

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport. Transportation Security [...]


Jay Z, also known as Shawn Carter, left and Mayor Eric Garcetti clasp hands as they announce the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries. Jay Z and [...]