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  • Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued: sources

    Suspect in crash death of LAPD officer knew driver being pursued: sources
    Investigators piecing together the car crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer Saturday believe the driver involved in the deadly collision is an acquaintance of the man the officer was pursuing when he was struck, sources told The Times. One...
  • 15 wounded in shootings overnight in Chicago

    15 wounded in shootings overnight in Chicago
    At least 15 people, including a 16-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings across Chicago Thursday afternoon through Friday morning, according to authorities. Eight of the victims were shot in the Calumet police district on the Far South Side and...
  • City may pause development in Laguna Canyon; group wants long-term plan

    City may pause development in Laguna Canyon; group wants long-term plan
    The Laguna Beach City Council directed city staff on Tuesday to look into the possibility of a short-term moratorium on development in Laguna Canyon. The council had been listening in recent sessions to residents' concerns about proposed and approved...
  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
  • Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer

    Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer
    A 20-year-old man was charged Wednesday with murder, vehicular manslaughter and other counts in connection with Saturday's hit-and-run crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer and injured another, prosecutors said. Maynor Enrique Varela, of Harbor...
  • Ferry victims' parents focus anger on South Korean president

    Ferry victims' parents focus anger on South Korean president
    Parents of youths lost in last month's South Korean ferry sinking have brought their anger to their president’s doorstep. Early Friday, the mothers and fathers of the Sewol ferry victims tried to march on the Blue House, South Korea’s...
  • 1 dead as truck crashes on Beverly Hills road where cop was killed

    1 dead as truck crashes on Beverly Hills road where cop was killed
    At least one person was killed Friday afternoon when a pickup truck was struck by a cement truck in Beverly Hills, the third serious accident in the neighborhood in weeks. Friday's fatal crash was reported about 1:53 p.m. in the 1000 block of Loma Vista...
  • Video prompts China to ask: Are our elderly turning rotten?

    Video prompts China to ask: Are our elderly turning rotten?
    Are China’s senior citizens turning deviant, or is a cohort of criminals just getting old? That’s the question some Chinese Internet users were asking Wednesday after a video surfaced online apparently showing an elderly woman pretending...
  • L.A. County deputies to crack down on driving violators in Bellflower

    L.A. County deputies to crack down on driving violators in Bellflower
    The L.A. County Sheriff's Department will be on the lookout next week for motorists violating driving laws in high-crash areas in Bellflower. The Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation is scheduled for next Thursday. The announcement comes less...
  • States must be warned of risky crude oil shipments, authorities say

    Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts....
  • City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide

    City officials promise new focus on infrastructure inspections after landslide
    City engineers and surveyors will begin more regularly inspecting infrastructure such as retaining walls and streets near railroad tracks after the collapse of a wall in Charles Village last week, officials said Friday. The initiative will focus on...