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world U.N. Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to Step Down

Valerie Amos, the head of the United Nations humanitarian affairs and relief efforts, is unexpectedly stepping down, her spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

14 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Earthquakes also strike in states other than California

When the ground started to shake in Helena, Mont., on Oct. 3, 1935, stunned residents called the local newspaper to ask what had happened.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Journalism professor's lessons live on

It was 37 years ago when we met, a frightened student and a rumpled teacher in an awkward moment that changed a life.

28 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe in Early Human Test

National Institutes of Health researchers reported that a possible vaccine for the Ebola virus appears to be safe in early testing and that a clinical study in West Africa can go ahead as planned late this year or in early 2015.

28 minutes ago // The Guardian

world North Korea reveals rank of Kim Jong-un's little sister

Kim Yo-jong, who is believed to be 26, is named a vice department director in the ruling partys central committee Continue reading...

28 minutes ago // The Guardian

world All in the family: North Korea reveals rank of Kim Jong-Un's little sister

Kim Yo-Jong, who is believed to be 26-years-old, is a vice department director in the ruling party Continue reading...

28 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Human trial of Ebola vaccine 'promising'

First human trial of vaccine appears safe, researchers say, as world grapples with disease that has killed thousands.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Fire can't stop San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission's Thanksgiving feast

Georgina Rodriguez could feel the heat on her back in the middle of the night as she ran from the burning North Hollywood homeless shelter.

33 minutes ago // Time

world Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Is Easing Up

In fact, it just fell to its second-lowest level in 25 years

34 minutes ago // New York Times

world World Briefing: Venezuela: Presidents Rival to Be Charged as Plotter

The national prosecutors office said on Wednesday that it would charge a prominent opposition leader in what it called a plot to kill President Nicols Maduro.

35 minutes ago // BBC

world Flood victims' insurance bills soar

Many hit by last winter's floods are struggling to pay soaring insurance bills

38 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Miley Cyrus starter kit available at the USC bookstore

Miley Cyrus turned heads this month when she was photographed kissing USC student Patrick Schwarzenegger and wearing Trojans gear in the end zone suites at the Coliseum.

38 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Tensions Simmer After Ferguson Shooting Decision

A cold rain fell amid relative calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday evening, following a day of clean-up after riots in the wake of a grand jurys decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of a black teenager.

40 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Baby forest dragons in pictures

Raptor and Nedry, the new Boyds forest dragons at Wild Life Sydney zoo, were born two days apart, each weighing only a few grams Continue reading...

40 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Tamir Rice shot 'within two seconds'

Video footage of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in Cleveland shows he was shot within two seconds of the police arriving.

42 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas

Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws.

47 minutes ago // CBS

world Pregnant woman shot and killed in NYC; baby dies

Woman shot in hallway of apartment building after dropping children off at school; doctors deliver baby girl who later died

48 minutes ago // New York Times

world Francis Fraser, Who Cashed in on His Cruelty, Dies at 91

Known as an underworld enforcer and once suspected in as many as 40 deaths, Mr. Fraser turned his life of crime into a lucrative retirement by chronicling his own deeds in books and films.

51 minutes ago // Reuters

world Pakistan under pressure to save trade agenda at South Asia summit

NEW DELHI Reuters - South Asian leaders will pile pressure on Pakistan on Thursday to salvage a summit in Nepal by agreeing to electricity sharing and the free movement of vehicles across borders, measures aimed at boosting trade among nearly a quarter of the world's people.

55 minutes ago // BBC

world Thai elections 'could be delayed'

Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.

57 minutes ago // VOA

world For Obama, Ferguson Violence is a Personal Issue

Throughout the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, President Barack Obama has urged calm, restraint and respect for the rule of law. But the events in Ferguson have prompted him to call more openly than he has before for profound changes to end the racism and distrust that he believes still exists between whites and blacks in the United States. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez reports.

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Al-Qaida escapes with British and American hostages before US special forces raid in Yemen

US and Yemeni forces rescue eight hostages from mountain cave but al-Qaida captors escaped days earlier with Briton and US citizen Continue reading...

58 minutes ago // New York Times

world Rescuers in Yemen Sought American, Officials Say

A journalist held by a Qaeda affiliate was a target in a raid this week by Special Operations commandos and Yemeni troops, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Clippers hold off late charge by Pistons to win, 104-98

Chris Paul finished with 23 points and seven assists and Jamal Crawford had 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to help the Clippers defeat the Detroit Pistons, 104-98, Wednesday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world USC seniors anticipate their last game at Coliseum

USC linebacker Hayes Pullard wore his Crenshaw High jersey during practice Wednesday. The day before, tight end Randall Telfer wore his jersey from Rancho Cucamonga High.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Former Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault

Nine women and one man say the former CBC radio star choked, hit and sexually assaulted them, which he claims was consensual "rough sex"

1 hour ago // ABC

world South Korea Starts Trial for Japanese Journalist

Trial starts for Japanese journalist accused of defaming South Korean president

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Holiday Havoc: Storm Ices Roads and Cancels 650 Flights

Rain, snow and fog are frustrating the journey for millions of holiday travelers up and down the East Coast.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Safety Anthony Jefferson rises with UCLA

The rise of safety Anthony Jefferson and of the UCLA football program are on parallel tracks.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Diamondbacks reportedly close to signing Cuban Yasmany Tomas

A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Macy's parade over the years

Since 1924 the parade has made its way through Manhattan to the Herald Square Macy's flagship store

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ferguson protesters march on LAPD headquarters, County Jail

Hundreds of people marched in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Weak academies under 'close watch'

Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.

1 hour ago // ABC

world S. Korea Starts Trial for Japanese Journalist

Trial starts for Japanese journalist accused of defaming South Korean president

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Venezuela to charge opposition leader over alleged plot to kill President Maduro

Maria Corina Machado denies any wrongdoing and says the threat is an attempt to silence critics of the government

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Documenting the art of others

Fredrik Nilsen photographs the art of others, an art in itself beyond the science and optics involved in achieving accurate documentation. Examples of his work in this vein, which contribute significantly to L.A.'s art historical record, form half of an oddly staged show at Downtown Photoroom.