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Man makes off with cash drawer in Auto Zone robbery in Santa Ana

Santa Ana detectives are seeking the public's help in finding a robber who pulled out a gun, grabbed a cash register drawer and fled from an Auto Zone store.

Team USA opens FIBA World Cup against Finland

Winning the FIBA World Cup won't be the biggest challenge for Team USA. Putting the basketball team together, now that was the hard part.

How USC's Josh Shaw has access to high-profile lawyer is unknown

Among the many questions swirling around the Josh Shaw story at USC, one more has popped up.

Mitch McConnell campaign manager resigns in fallout from Iowa case

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, locked in a fierce reelection fight in Kentucky, lost the services Friday of his tea party-allied campaign manager, who abruptly quit over a scandal involving the 2012 Iowa presidential caucus...

LAUSD early childhood education gets funding boost

The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education passed a resolution Thursday to increase funding by millions of dollars for the district's early education budget.

Man found guilty in 2006 killing of Beverly Hills plastic surgeon

The killings were separated by time and distance, their only connection buried in shared roots to a 200-acre pistachio and alfalfa ranch in Lancaster.

Letters: He can cover, but he can't cover up

Apparently, Josh Shaw has not learned the lessons of history from Richard Nixon, Pete Rose, Lance Armstrong, Bernie Madoff, and baseball players from the steroid era. Mr. Shaw, a strategy for concealing wrongful conduct by orchestrating a deliberate cover-up based on intentional fabrication,...

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Ridgemark, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon eight miles from Ridgemark, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:32 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.

Renan Barao falls ill cutting weight, scratched from UFC title fight

T.J. Dillashaw said last week he believed his scheduled Saturday opponent and former bantamweight champion Renan Barao had outgrown the division.

Porn moratorium lifted after HIV test found to be false positive

A voluntary moratorium announced Thursday on adult film production has been lifted, a porn industry group announced Friday, after follow-up testing of an actor suspected of having HIV came back negative.

Producer considers lawsuit after pre-Emmy arrest in Beverly Hills

A movie producer is considering filing suit after he was held for six hours as a suspected bank robbery accomplice in Beverly Hills, his attorney said Friday.

'Girls Gone Wild' founder Joe Francis skips courts; warrant issued

Joe Francis, the founder of “Girls Gone Wild,” has a warrant out for his arrest after skipping his Friday court date on assault charges.

California Senate approves film tax credit bill

A bill that would more than triple funding for California's film and TV tax credit program was overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate.

Dog owner guilty of murder in 2013 mauling of woman in Antelope Valley

A dog owner was convicted Friday of second-degree murder in the mauling death last year of a woman who was attacked by four pit bills in the Antelope Valley town of Littlerock.

D.A. asks for any evidence of wrongdoing revealed by Great Park audit

County prosecutors have requested financial documents and any evidence of criminal wrongdoing turned up in an ongoing forensic audit of the $200-million effort to turn a retired military base into an enormous municipal park in Irvin...

Pair accused of murder in O.C. bakery shooting go on trial Tuesday

Two men accused of fatally shooting a customer at a Santa Ana bakery in 2010 are set to go on trial on murder charges Tuesday, prosecutors said.

L.A. County health department confirms first West Nile death of 2014

Health officials have confirmed Los Angeles County's first death from West Nile virus in 2014.

Man knowingly infected partner with HIV, prosecutors allege

A 29-year-old man from Imperial Beach near San Diego has been charged with knowingly infecting a partner with HIV.

20 giant footlong millipedes found in package at San Francisco airport

A scan of a postal package at San Francisco International Airport led to the discovery of 20 footlong millipedes sent to the U.S. without proper permits, authorities said Friday.

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