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Black sergeant sues San Diego Police Department over racist cartoon

An African American San Diego police officer is suing the Police Department, alleging that he suffered harassment and job retaliation after complaining about the use of a racist cartoon during a training session.

Easy dinner recipes: 3 rich risotto dishes for Gluten-free Wednesday

Looking to cut a little gluten out of your diet? Even if you haven't eliminated it entirely, it doesn't hurt to go gluten-free one day a week. And you can't go wrong with rich and creamy risotto. Check out these tempting options for gluten-free Wednesday.

Uber unveils pay-by-mile insurance coverage for its drivers

Uber and an unusual pay-by-the-mile auto insurance company have teamed up to make sure that drivers have either personal or company coverage at all times.

Huge Turning Point By Mormon Church or Dangerous Scheme?

How could it be anything other than groundbreaking news when leaders of a large and very conservative church support legislation to end discrimination against LGBT people?! I never thought I'd live long enough to see headlines like this...Show More Summary

Bad break for 'Billy Elliot' star a good break for his sub

One goal of any theater production is to make it to opening night, even if the star breaks his arm just days before.

Israel fires into Lebanon after missile strikes vehicle

The Lebanese-based militant group Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for an attack targeting an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, according to media reports.

You've got to be skidding: Lakers lose ninth in row, 98-92 to Wizards

On a night when they honored their late owner on his birthday, a night billed as "Remembering Dr. Jerry Buss," the injury-riddled 2014-15 edition of the Lakers played some inspired basketball Tuesday.

Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99.

Mormon Church's shift on gay rights follows series of defeats in California

The pledge Tuesday by the Mormon Church to oppose housing and job discrimination against gays follows years of piercing church losses in California over gay rights, including one last week.

Beverly Hills High principal to retire amid conflict with district

The principal of Beverly Hills High School, who has been embroiled in a dispute with district officials in recent years and who sued the school district last year alleging racial discrimination, announced Tuesday that he would retire at the end of the school year.

Former Stanford swimmer accused of raping unconscious woman on campus

A former Stanford University swimmer will face several felony charges after prosecutors say he raped a  woman as she lay unconscious on campus grounds.

GoDaddy pulls its Super Bowl ad after online preview raises outcry

The GoDaddy ad slated to run during the Super Bowl created so much outrage when it was previewed online Tuesday, the company decided hours later that it would not air.

USC ranks 3rd in nation for fundraising, bested by Harvard and Stanford

USC is once again ranked third among U.S. universities for its fundraising successes, according to a national survey being released Wednesday. USC was reported to have received nearly $732 million in gifts in 2014.

Mexico officials conclude 'without a doubt' 43 students were killed

Hoping to move beyond the crisis that has dogged their government for four months, Mexican officials Tuesday issued final findings in the case of 43 missing college students, saying they were killed by corrupt authorities working with a drug gang and their bodies were incinerated.

L.A. police chief goes public with concerns over Google Waze app

As the Tuesday afternoon rush hour approached, the Waze traffic map for the San Fernando Valley was lighting up with users reporting fender-benders, stalled cars, scattered debris and other commuter obstacles.

Man guilty of killing 2, leaving bodies to rot at Chatsworth home

A man who was the subject of a search in the summer of 2011 after police discovered the decomposing bodies of his former housemates behind a Chatsworth home was convicted Tuesday on two counts of murder.

Man guilty of killing 2, leaving bodies to rot at Chatsworth home

A man who was the subject of a search in the summer of 2011 after police discovered the decomposing bodies of his former housemates behind a Chatsworth home was convicted Tuesday on two counts of murder.

No jail for former CHP officer who shared explicit photos of suspects

A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced to probation Tuesday for sharing racy photographs he took from the cellphones of women who were in custody.

Hawthorne man pleads guilty in death of two undocumented immigrants

A Hawthorne man pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges stemming from the death of two undocumented immigrants that he was attempting to smuggle into the U.S.

Sentence reduction law sparks sharp drop in L.A. County jail crowding

Los Angeles County’s long-overcrowded jail system saw a sharp decline in new inmates after California voters approved a law last year reducing penalties for a wide array of nonviolent crimes.

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