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The Daniele Watts Stop Tosses the Glare Again on the Racial Profiling Debate

Two predictable things happened the instant Django Unchained star, actress Daniele Watts, an African-American, was detained by an LAPD officer in Studio City, California in response to a lewd public behavior call. The first was thatShow More Summary

Rory McIlroy lawsuit doesn't worry European Ryder Cup team

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell share something more than being teammates in next week's Ryder Cup -- the two golfers are also embroiled in a long-running lawsuit.

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley suited up for practice

Every UCLA quarterback, except one, waited on the bench outside the locker room Wednesday morning.

Receiver George Farmer happy to score first touchdown

George Farmer said he was happy to finally get back into to the end zone.

LAUSD cancels all outdoor activities for a third day

The Los Angeles Unified School District has canceled all outdoor sporting events for a third consecutive day because of excessive heat, according to Trent Cornelius, the district's athletic coordinator. Tennis, water polo and golf matches scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled.

UC task force unveils guidelines on fighting campus sexual misconduct

Aiming to create a national model to combat sexual misconduct, the University of California unveiled recommendations Wednesday aimed at a more uniform, systemwide approach to preventing and responding to violence on campus.

Question of the day: Is BP run by children?

Federal Judge Carl Barbier of New Orleans already has ruled that BP is guilty of "gross negligence" and "willful misconduct" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. His Sept. 4 finding exposed the British oil firm to as much as $18 billion in penalties.

Firefighters keep watch in Weed after destructive blaze

Firefighters are keeping a wary eye on the remnants of a wildfire that devastated the town of Weed, hoping a potential surge of high winds doesn't spread any embers that could spark new blazes.

Iraqi PM says no to foreign ground troops in Islamic State fight

Iraq's new prime minister told the Associated Press on Wednesday that foreign ground troops are unwanted and unnecessary in his country's fight against the Islamic State militant group.

Wednesday news and notes: 9.17.14

Cover story on Patrick Soon-Shiong. Kuehl and Shriver debate. Gov. Brown's unusual campaign. Another sheriff deputy convicted of hiding jail inmate from the feds. Mapping the LA sewer system. You didn't win a genius grant again this year. And more.

National Book Award announces nonfiction longlist

The longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for nonfiction was revealed Wednesday morning.

Football: SoCal connection lifts Washington Huskies

It's no surprise that the Washington Huskies spend a lot of time recruiting Southland players. They're very important in the Huskies' success.

187 beach rescues in one day amid rip currents: How to save yourself

Lifeguards made 187 rescues at Los Angeles County beaches Tuesday -- 88 of them at Venice Beach alone. 

L.A. schools police will return grenade launchers but keep rifles, armored vehicle

Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment. The move comes as education and civil rights groups have called on the...

187 beach rescues in one day amid rip currents: How to save yourself

Lifeguards made 187 rescues at Los Angeles County beaches Tuesday -- 88 of them at Venice Beach alone. 

Feuer to co-chair new national group Prosecutors Against Gun Violence

Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer and Manhattan Dist. Atty. Cyrus Vance Jr. will lead a new coalition of nearly two dozen prosecutors as they explore policies to reduce gun violence, officials announced Wednesday.

L.A. heat wave: Add lightning, heavy rain to today's extreme weather

From sweltering heat to heavy downpours and lightning storms, extreme weather will continue to plague the Southland on Wednesday as monsoonal moisture mixes with triple-digit temperatures, forecasters warned.

Much Ado About Theatrics: 'Django Unchained' Actress Gets to Follow the Rules Too

I'll be the first person in a dogfight to throw down for equal justice and constitutional rights under the law for all people. I've been an advocate and community activist supporting race relations for nearly two decades in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Alligator report is false, but police do get one 'aggressive' lizard

Police officers responding to reports Monday of an alligator on the loose in Huntington Park were probably relieved when they found themselves wrangling a 3-foot-long Tegu lizard instead.

Memphis Grizzlies invite former Lakers forward Earl Clark to camp

On Monday, former Lakers forward Earl Clark signed a nonguaranteed contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, but he'll have to outplay two others competing for one roster spot -- assuming the Grizzlies take 15 players to the regular seas...

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