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Nola, the rare northern white rhino, recovering at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Good news from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Nola, the northern white rhinoceros, appears to be cancer free and continues to rebound from an apparent infection.

Suspect arrested in shotgun slaying in Hollywood

A 31-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with the slaying of a woman who was walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood earlier this month when a gunman walked up behind them, aimed a shotgun at her head and pulled the trigg...

Vehicle carrying disabled passengers flips over on 405 freeway; no serious injuries

A vehicle carrying six disabled adults and two caretakers flipped onto its side Friday night on the northbound 405 Freeway in Mission Hills, but no one was seriously injured, authorities said.

Transgender activists protest fatal stabbing of Fresno victim

Activists in Los Angeles were scheduled to hold a protest Friday evening in response to the fatal stabbing in Fresno of a victim they described as a transgender woman.

Report of gunman opening fire bring LAPD swarm in Studio City

Reports of a man with a gun opening fire in Studio City Friday afternoon prompted a massive Los Angeles Police Department response and closed both Ventura and Laurel Canyon boulevards.

Ecstasy drug blamed in death of S.F. man at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas

A 24-year-old San Francisco man who died while attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in Las Vegas had ingested a fatal dose of the drug Ecstasy, authorities said.

Ex-LAPD detective, dubbed Snowbird Bandit, was a heavy gambler, FBI says

Retired Los Angeles police Det. Randolph Bruce Adair lived on a modest pension. But he had a heavy gambling habit, according to a federal affidavit.

Attorney for boyfriend charged in death of reality TV lawyer says it was self-defense

The boyfriend of Los Angeles police officer-turned-reality-TV attorney Loredana Nesci was charged with murder Friday, but his attorney said it was a case of self-defense.

County regulator calls for sweeping overhaul at Compton Fire Department

The Compton Fire Department needs a sweeping overhaul of how it responds to thousands of 911 calls for emergency help each year, according to a letter from the county's top regulator obtained by The Times.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl briefly detained in Northern California pot raid

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was briefly detained this week during a pot raid on a rural property in Mendocino County, a sheriff's official said.

Man shot and killed in east Pasadena believed to be former 'Deadliest Catch' producer

A 25-year-old man shot and killed early Friday in an east Pasadena neighborhood was believed to a producer on the Discovery Channel reality TV show "Deadliest Catch."

Final preparations underway for Special Olympics opening Saturday

They have come with nearly 7,000 athletes from 177 countries for an event as grand as their aspirations: the Special Olympics World Games.

Wildfire near Napa Valley burns 6,900 acres as weather conditions improve

A wildfire that quickly raced out of control toward homes near Napa Valley because of erratic winds has slowed its spread in recent days as weather conditions have turned in firefighters' favor, officials said Friday.

Tortured, chained child to receive $4 million from county of Sacramento

For more than a year, the boy known only as "Kyle" in court papers was chained to a fireplace in a Northern California home. His captors beat and starved him, he testified.

Portion of 10 Freeway near Arizona border washed out in storm to reopen

A stretch of the 10 Freeway that has been shut down after heavy rain washed out a bridge halfway between Coachella and the Arizona border over the weekend is expected to open Friday at noon.

4-year-old boy, 2 adults shot in South L.A.

A gunman walked up to a car and opened fire Thursday night in South Los Angeles, wounding a 4-year-old boy and two adult relatives, police said.

Cal Poly Pomona reaches settlement with student over free speech rights

Cal Poly Pomona has agreed to strengthen campus free speech policies after reaching a settlement with a student who sued when he was restricted from handing out literature promoting a vegan diet.

D.A. to review case of homeless woman facing life in prison for hoisting police baton

Los Angeles Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey said Thursday she will review the case of a mentally ill homeless woman who faces decades in prison after picking up an LAPD officer's baton and raising it into the air during a violent skid row incident earlier this year. 

DWP nonprofits slow to make reforms called for in city audit

Months after promising swift reforms, leaders of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have done little to change practices at two utility nonprofit trusts accused by auditors of "cavalier" spending after receiving more than $40 million in ratepayer money, records show.

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