Black Friday: Holiday sales expected to rise despite tight budgets

By some estimates, Southern California shoppers are expected to buy only slightly more gifts than they did last year, and they'll be making fewer purchases for themselves.

Los Angeles considers 'john letters' to fight prostitution

The City Council voted Wednesday to have the city attorney's office analyze the proposal to use license numbers to determine who owns the vehicles.

Freeze watch for Inland Empire, upper deserts

Temperatures could get as low as 28 degrees Friday night and into Saturday morning in the Inland Empire, and as low as 23 degrees in the upper deserts.

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Porter Ranch residents cope with turkey and a side of smell

Longtime Porter Ranch resident Ruben Samson said this is a Thanksgiving like no other he can remember. The reason: a methane gas leak.

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Kitchen disasters: Top chefs recall dinner gone wrong

The next time a cooking disaster strikes, remember: It happens to the best of us.

Burned the turkey? You're in good company. Even accomplished chefs have suffered unsalvageable meal messes. Ruth Reichl, Jaques Pepin and Pati Jinich share their stories.

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Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family

Killings By Police Chicago Teenager

In a speech Tuesday in South Carolina, Trump said, "Poor guy, you oughta see this guy," and gestured in a jerky fashion as if imitating the New York Times reporter's movements.

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Critics wonder whether pennies make sense anymore

It actually costs more than a penny to make a penny.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the government is reviewing a proposal to stop making the penny. It actually costs nearly 2 cents to make a penny, so the government loses money.