LA kicks off 100-day challenge to house homeless youth

The goal is to get 100 homeless youth off the streets and on track to turn their lives around. And officials are confident they'll succeed.

Hanjin cargo ship stranded off California finally unloads

The Hanjin Greece began unloading Saturday after a judge protected the global shipping giant from having its assets seized in the U.S. as it struggles to avoid bankruptcy.

Two West Nile deaths confirmed in LA County

They're the county's first confirmed deaths from the virus this year — but peak season is just getting underway.

(Left) The sister of FDNY Battalion Chief Orio Palmer, who was killed on Sept. 11, keeps drawings of Palmer along with family photos in her basement. (Right) Retired FDNY Lt. Jim McCaffrey holds a portrait of Palmer, his late brother-in-law.

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Sept. 11 families face 'strange, empty void' without victims' remains

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the remains of 40 percent of the World Trade Center victims have not been identified. Their families have been waiting for advances in DNA technology.

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Thinking of leaving home? Here's a bit of advice from young adult authors

People throw ropes down to young woman.

Starting that next chapter can be difficult in any young person's life. And YA writers know it well. Sandra Cisneros, Jacqueline Woodson, Tamora Pierce and Jason Reynolds offer some words of wisdom.

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In the battle to save frogs, scientists fight fungus with fungus

A mountain yellow-legged frog returns to the wild in the Desolation Wilderness, south of Lake Tahoe in California.

A deadly fungus is devastating frog populations around the world. In California, scientists are racing to find a way to immunize one species, mountain yellow-legged frogs, against the fungus.