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  • Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights

    Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights
    Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted every programming minute to proving he meant it.
  • Caltech Team Discovers 18 New Planets

    Caltech Team Discovers 18 New Planets
    PASADENA, Calif. (KTLA) -- There are 18 new planets in the universe -- and they're all orbiting around stars larger than the sun. The discovery of confirmed planets was made by a team of Caltech astronomers and was published in the December issue of...

    Voices: Daryl Gates, 1926 - 2010

     
    March 29, 1978: Daryl F. Gates becomes police chief. ( George Holliday / Courtesy of KTLA via Associated Press ) Four Los Angeles Police Department officers charged in the videotaped beating of Rodney G. King on March 3, 1991, were acquitted in Superior...

    Researcher gave the Chumash a gift: their heritage

    Researcher gave the Chumash a gift: their heritage
    Everyone thought the tall, strange white man was some kind of genius. But to teenage Ernestine De Soto he was a giant pain in the neck, a nosy, "Ichabod Crane-like" character who drew her mother's attention from its rightful place -- on her. John Peabody...

    NASA launches new mapping spacecraft

    NASA's newest mapping mission, designed to sniff out the dimmest residents of our neighborhood in space, launched successfully this morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Delta II rocket carrying the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer...