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Standard Homeopathic recalls Hyland’s teething tablets

Standard Homeopathic recalls Hyland’s teething tablets

Los Angeles-based Standard Homeopathic Co. has issued a nationwide recall for any remaining packages of its teething tablets after regulators warned that the medicine has inconsistent levels of an herb that might be poisonous.

Standard Homeopathic stopped producing and supplying Hyland’s teething tablets in October last year, and notified distributors as well as stores to return the tablets. Consumers who might have already purchased the tablets were advised to throw them out.

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Los Angeles Based KB Home’s Shares Jump with Higher Than Expected First Quarter Profits

Los Angeles Based KB Home’s Shares Jump with Higher Than Expected First Quarter

On Wednesday, KB Home, the Los Angeles, California based custom home builder's shares rose as the company reported better-than-expected first quarter earnings with a boost in revenue from homebuilding.

The company said its net income was $13.1 million or 14 cents a share. A strong homebuilding business helped in pushing the company's revenue by seventeen percent to $678.4 million for the first quarter.

The results surpassed the analysts' expectations. KB Home's shares increased 84 cents or 6.4 percent, to $13.94 during the after-hours trading.

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La Habra earthquake deformed earth in wider area than previous estimates

La Habra earthquake deformed earth in wider area than previous estimates

A NASA-led study has found that 2014 earthquake of magnitude 5.1 has severely impacted earth’s crust across a bigger area than expected in the northern Los Angeles Basin and northern Orange County. The researchers have also found that strain is in deeper faults meaning there is a risk of more earthquakes in future.

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VA Secretary Robert McDonald offers Apologies for lying about Special Forces Service

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has apologized for making the fake claim about having served in the special operations forces. McDonald himself admitted that he lied in a conversation with a homeless veteran about having a role in the special operations forces. The conversation was caught on camera earlier this year.

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Fake report about a man carrying a gun panics Los Angeles Airport passengers

Fake report about a man carrying a gun panics Los Angeles Airport passengers

On Monday, the rumor of a man with a gun created panic among passengers and staff at Los Angeles International Airport terminal. Following the rumor, around 20 passengers started screaming and trampled others while running out through the emergency doors.

Belinda Joseph, LAX Police Sgt., said the wrong announcement near the boarding area immediately led to a police pursuit of the unknown person that ended in front of Terminal 2.

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West Coast seaports mostly close amid contract dispute

West Coast seaports mostly close amid contract dispute

According to employers at West Coast shipping ports, they were delaying operations for many days and it was a step taken in a controversial labor dispute with the union representing dockworkers.

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Smog May Be a Cause of Maximum Deaths in the Future

Smog May Be a Cause of Maximum Deaths in the Future

A new research shows that smog may become a cause of illness and death around the world which is a result of global warming.

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Hundreds Gather to See ‘Blood Moon’ Event

Hundreds Gather to See ‘Blood Moon’ Event

Hundreds of people gathered together at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles with their iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and even some film cameras to capture 'blood moon' event. The event started at 10:58 p. m. Monday with full moon completely moving into earth's shadow.

With the passage of time, the shadow started to spread across when moon went completely under earth's shadow by 12:07 a. m. on Tuesday. Astronomers informed that earth would appear total black disk surrounded with by a fiery orange ring from the surface of moon.

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Researchers Create 3-D Model of Ice Age Baby Bee Fossil

Researchers Create 3-D Model of Ice Age Baby Bee Fossil

Novel CT scanning and infrared technique has helped scientists in California to get detailed images of an Ice Age bee, preserved in a nest of ancient leaves. The fossil of the bee was discovered for the first time in Los Angeles' La Brea tar pits in the 1970s, but the analysis of the fossil at that time by hand was a bit challenging task.

With the help of the techniques, researchers have also been able to create a 3-D model of the pupae made of 2,172 scanned slices.

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Discovery of Bee Fossils in La Brea Tar Pits Offer New Information about Ice Age Climate

Discovery of Bee Fossils in La Brea Tar Pits Offer New Information about Ice Age

A paper published in journal Plos One has unveiled about a remarkable finding regarding bee fossils in the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in California. There are abundant ice age fossils in the La Brea Tar Pits, located near Los Angeles.

Researchers found fossils of nests from a rare variety of leafcutter bee. The specie was found to be Megachile gentilis, which is still in existence today. Around 1,500 species of leafcutter bees in the world are present and a few of them in California.

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