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Officer's tweets target protesters: 'God given' right 'to kill you'

A San Jose police officer who targeted Ferguson protesters on his personal Twitter account has been put on leave, and department brass is distancing itself from his comments, officials said Monday.

2 men caught on video at huge L.A. fire are sought by police

Authorities investigating a massive blaze that consumed a downtown Los Angeles apartment building under construction last week are seeking a man captured on surveillance video near the scene around the time the fire started.

'Kony 2012' group Invisible Children is shutting down

Invisible Children, the human rights group behind the “Kony 2012” video, announced Monday that it is shutting down its San Diego headquarters and winding down its operations.

Los Angeles, Long Beach win grants from Bloomberg innovation group

More than $2.5 million in grants from an organization founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will flow to the city of Los Angeles over three years to spur neighborhood revitalization, officials announced Monday.

Ex-USC professor and FBI fugitive gets 5 years in prison for child sex

A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for flying to the Philippines and sexually assaulting underage boys he had met online.

Portion of PCH to be closed for 3 to 4 weeks due to storm damage

A portion of Pacific Coast Highway will be closed for three to four weeks after more than a dozen mud and rock slides from last week's storm overwhelmed the roadway.

L.A. County sheriff's deputy gets 18 months in jail abuse scandal

Citing the erosion of the public's trust in the justice system, a federal judge on Monday sentenced a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy to 18 months in prison for obstructing a grand jury investigation into abuses in the county ja...

Protesters chain themselves to Oakland police headquarters

Demonstrators protesting killings by police in New York and Missouri were arrested Monday after they chained themselves to doors and a flagpole at the Oakland Police Department headquarters.

Worker is pulled from 40-foot hole in confined-space rescue

A construction worker operating inside a 40-foot hole for underground utilities in San Gabriel somehow toppled to the bottom of the narrow cavity Monday morning and required a complicated, multiagency response to save him.

After devastating deluge, California gets 2 new storms

Rain and snow have begun to pummel Northern California in the first of two storm systems expected to drench the state this week, close on the heels of last week's damaging deluge.

With Angalifu's death, 5 northern white rhinos left in the world

With the death at San Diego Zoo Safari Park of a northern white rhino, the species is five animals away from extinction.  

Man suspected of killing wife, abducting 4 sons is due in court today

A Montebello father suspected of killing his wife and fleeing with his four boys before releasing them in a tense televised standoff with police is expected to be arraigned Monday.

Missing South Lake Tahoe boy found dead under fallen tree after storm

A missing 14-year-old boy was found dead under a 50-foot tree that fell during a severe storm in Northern California, police said.

13 injured in Alhambra collision; driver arrested on suspicion of DUI

A suspected drunk driver plowed a red truck into two parked vans and a group of pedestrians gathered to look at a holiday light display in Alhambra on Sunday night, injuring 13 people, police said.

1 killed in drive-by shooting, Long Beach police say

A man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in a drive-by attack in Long Beach, authorities said.

Northern white rhino, one of six in the world, dies at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Angalifu, one of six northern white rhinos in the world, died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, apparently from old age, park officials announced.

Two dead, one injured in crash after police pursuit in Tustin

Two men were killed and another seriously injured in Tustin early Saturday morning, when they led police on a high-speed car chase that ended in a fiery crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Human skull found in bed of L.A. River

A human skull was found Sunday in the bed of the Los Angeles River in southeast L.A. County, officials said.

Woman drowns after driving car into Long Beach channel

The body of a young woman was recovered Saturday night in Long Beach after she drowned in her car in an apparent accident, according to police.

Camarillo Springs mudslide victims dig out

On the day after Jim Shiraishi’s home of 24 years was destroyed by a wall of mud and rocks that poured into his backyard in a burst of fury, all he could think about was finding his wallet and keys.

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