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  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

    Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach...
  • Rights body scolds France, saying spanking kids is a no-no

    Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no. The 47-member Council of Europe said Wednesday that France is violating the European social charter because French law...
  • Man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted by US marshals

    A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating probation terms for a bank robbery conviction, French and U.S. officials said Tuesday. A law enforcement official identified...
  • Details, questions emerge about homeless man shot by LAPD

    Details, questions emerge about homeless man shot by LAPD
    For months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, with few or no one he encountered knowing anything about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or that even the false name he lived...
  • French nuclear industry in turmoil as manufacturer buckles

    France's nuclear industry is in turmoil after the country's main reactor manufacturer, Areva, reported a loss for 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) — more than its entire market value. The government of France, the world's most nuclear...
  • Top French court approves extradition of Kazakh banker

    France's top appeals court on Wednesday approved the extradition of a Kazakh oligarch-turned-dissident to Russia or Ukraine — but his lawyers urged the French government to reconsider, arguing that the case is politically motivated. Mukhtar...
  • Real identity of homeless man killed by LAPD an international mystery

    Real identity of homeless man killed by LAPD an international mystery
    Like so many residents of Los Angeles' skid row, the homeless man shot and killed by police on Sunday had a complicated past marred by mental illness and crime. That past seemed even more complicated Tuesday, as authorities tried to figure out who...
  • Man killed by LAPD officers on skid row was Cameroonian national, feds say

    Man killed by LAPD officers on skid row was Cameroonian national, feds say
    Federal immigration officials said Wednesday that the homeless man shot and killed by Los Angeles police on skid row was a Cameroonian national but provided no other details about the man's true identity. Authorities had initially used fingerprints to...
  • Morse Museum expands collection with new gift

     Morse Museum expands collection with new gift
    When some folks think about downsizing their lives, they haul their possessions onto the driveway and put up "garage sale" signs. Not Harry C. Sigman. In the past few years, the Los Angeles lawyer has given away almost all of his treasures, donating...
  • Homeless man killed by LAPD stole French man's identity, officials say

    Homeless man killed by LAPD stole French man's identity, officials say
    The homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row was a convicted bank robber who assumed the identity of a French man to enter the United States more than 15 years ago, according to records and interviews....
  • Ciao Milan, it's Bonjour for Paris Fashion Week

    Bye, New York! Ciao, Milan! Bonjour, Paris! The world's largest traveling circus of fashion editors, models, buyers and journalists has descended on the French capital, clutching their metro maps and city guides, to cap the ready-to-wear fashion season....