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Eddie Long, megachurch pastor embroiled in scandal, dies at 63

Eddie Long, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died. He was 63.  New Birth Missionary Baptist Church said in a statement to multiple media outlets that Long died Sunday after battling cancer.  Long has...

UC protests shut down Milo Yiannopoulos talk, sparking free speech debate

Conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli were supposed to speak Friday at UC Davis. But protests prompted officials to cancel the event, sparking a debate about free speech. Q: What exactly happened Friday night? Several hundred protesters, chanting...

Outage knocks out power in San Fernando Valley

An outage knocked out power for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers in the San Fernando Valley on Sunday morning. As of 7:45 a.m., the cause was still unknown. It wasn’t immediately known how many customers were affected. Authorities reported outages in Canoga Park, Woodland Hills,...

Border tunnels left unfilled on Mexican side pose security risk, officials say

Mexican drug cartels have burrowed dozens of tunnels in the last decade, outfitted them with rail and cart systems to whisk drugs under the U.S. border and, after being discovered by authorities, abandoned them. But some of the illicit passageways live on. At least six previously discovered border...

Some malls are banning teens amid disturbances and unruly gatherings fueled by social media

It seemed like a typical Saturday evening at the Westfield shopping mall in Culver City, until chaos erupted. False reports began to spread about a gunman in the mall on Jan. 7, prompting shoppers to flee and bringing a huge response from local police. There was no shooter, but officers who arrived...

Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is shouted down at UC Davis but gets the last word

There was a bit of jostling — and at least one thrown cup of coffee — Friday evening at Davis. But mostly there was a lot of chanting and yelling as several hundred vociferous protesters succeeded in shutting down an appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos, the puerile 33-year-old Breitbart writer who...

Montebello Unified teacher arrested on suspicion of having sexual relationship with a student

A high school teacher with the Montebello Unified School District was arrested Friday on suspicion of having a sexual relationship at his home with a 17-year-old female student who attended Vail High School where he worked, authorities said. Brian Lee Ward, 46, of Whittier, was arrested on suspicion...

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Body found floating in L.A. Harbor may be man who was swept away in Dominguez Channel

A body discovered floating in the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday morning is thought to be the man who was swept away by swift-moving water earlier this week in the Dominguez Channel in Gardena, authorities said. The body was found at 9:10 a.m. in the Leeward Bay Marina in Wilmington, according...

Car crashes into frontyard in Pomona; 2 found fatally shot inside

A man and woman were found shot to death in a car that crashed in a Los Angeles County frontyard. Shortly after 11 a.m. Friday, officers answering reports of a shooting found the wounded couple inside a car that had crashed through a fence in Pomona. Paramedics tried to save the pair but they were...

Uber driver killed, passenger critically injured in 2 car hit-and-run-crash in South Los Angeles

An Uber driver was killed, and a passenger was critically injured, when two cars crashed early Saturday in South Los Angeles, a fire official reported.  The fatal crash happened about 3:40 a.m. at Arlington Avenue and West Martin Lither King Jr. Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported....

From drought to deluge: How one California river tells the story of a waning drought

Torrents of meltwater coursed down the granite crevices below the moonscape of the Desolation Wilderness. Just miles from its source in the High Sierra, the South Fork of the American River was already roaring down toward the oaken foothills, bursting over the spillways of dams that humans had...

"I left my tacos on the table and took off running.' Immigrants remember the workplace raids of the 1980s

Sara Saravia arrived in the United States in 1981 and quickly got a piece of advice: watch out for the men in uniforms. If they catch you, Saravia was told, you’ll find yourself back in El Salvador.   One afternoon, she sat in a restaurant when three men walked in. They wore uniforms. Saravia bolted. ...

Comfort, dignity, security; seniors extol virtues of low-rent housing while thousands of others wait in long line

If you’re getting on in years and your income is flat but your expenses are not, finding an affordable home in Southern California may require a small miracle. “It feels like I’m rich,” 67-year-old Zenaida Jose declared in a studio apartment that, in her mind, is a magnificent palace. The Wilshire...

Ten journalists battle efforts to make them testify in a San Bernardino county corruption case

Ten Southern California journalists are fighting an effort by prosecutors to compel them to testify in the San Bernardino County corruption trials of a developer, a former supervisor and other former county officials. Prosecutors say they want the reporters to testify about 56 statements contained...

Protests at UC Davis lead to canceling of speech by Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos

Speeches by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli were canceled after heated protests erupted Friday night at UC Davis.  University police put up barricades as protesters shouting “shut it down!” grew increasingly rowdy in the hours leading...

Protests at UC Davis lead to canceling of speech by Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos

Speeches by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli were canceled after heated protests erupted Friday night at UC Davis.  University police put up barricades as protesters shouting “shut it down!” grew increasingly rowdy in the hours leading...

Injured hiker rescued in Eaton Canyon after tumbling down a waterfall

A hiker who tumbled 30 feet down a waterfall and hurt her back was rescued Friday afternoon in a restricted section of Eaton Canyon in Altadena, authorities reported. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and a Pasadena Fire Department search and rescue team went to the aid of a woman who fell...

By forcasting routes along the California coast, researchers work to keep blue whales safe

A new forecasting tool will help scientists predict blue whale traffic, as the ocean behemoths make their annual migration. The tool allows researchers to post online maps showing likely “hot spots” for blue whales that will help ship captains avoid collisions with the animals. “We can both see...

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