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Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 12:54 PM PST

The Origins of the Winter Olympics' Craziest Sports

The Origins of the Winter Olympics' Craziest Sports

The Winter Olympics are undeniably cool, but some of the sports can seem absolutely crazy, making you wonder whose bright idea it was to first hurtle down a nearly mile-long tube of ice (bobsled, skeleton, luge)...

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 at 07:29 AM PST
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Couple's Olympic Medal Hopes Dashed When Skates Collide

A costly error led to a shocking fall for the U.S. ice dance team of Evan Bates...View gallery

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California Weighs Permanent Restrictions for Water Wasters

California Weighs Permanent Restrictions for Water Wasters

Members of the state Water Resources Control Board are scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to bring back what had been temporary water bans from California’s 2013-2017 drought and make them permanent.

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By City News Service, Rudy Chinchilla

Woman Convicted of Practicing Dentistry Out of Living Room

The woman did not have a license to practice dentistry and left at least one...View gallery

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‘I Was Almost a School Shooter’: Man Calls for Gun Reform

‘I Was Almost a School Shooter’: Man Calls for Gun Reform

Following the massacre of 17 students and teachers at a Florida high school last week, a Colorado father of four wrote an open letter Tuesday claiming that the only thing that stopped him from carrying out...

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LAPD Mulls Over New Body Cam Video Release Policy

LAPD Mulls Over New Body Cam Video Release Policy

The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday discussed a proposal for releasing video from officer body cameras and other sources recorded during shootings and major incidents, but no vote on the issue was...

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Suicide Rates Spike in Puerto Rico, Five Months After Maria

Suicide Rates Spike in Puerto Rico, Five Months After Maria

Exactly five months after Hurricane Maria, new figures show suicide rates in Puerto Rico reached a new high after years of steady drops. At least 103 people have died by suicide in the aftermath of Hurricane...

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Let's Talk Poppies, Flower People of SoCal

Let's Talk Poppies, Flower People of SoCal

A springtime bonanza is not expected. Still? Other flowery loveliness may await.

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North Korea Cancels Meeting With Pence at Olympics

North Korea Cancels Meeting With Pence at Olympics

Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the...

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After Millions in Payouts, LA Pushes Plan to Fix Bike Paths

After Millions in Payouts, LA Pushes Plan to Fix Bike Paths

The Los Angeles City Council, mindful of millions of dollars in recent lawsuit payouts stemming from bicycle accidents, voted Tuesday to create a plan to inspect all bike paths and lanes and devise ways to...

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