Live blog: Democratic leaders struggle to bring ardent Sanders supporters to Clinton

The Democratic National Convention has showcased the challenge party leaders and the Hillary Clinton campaign face in bringing Bernie Sanders' most ardent supporters into the fold. But California delegates pose an extra challenge.

Police robots: Departments lack rules on whether they can kill


Nearly 200 law enforcement robots and related parts have been transferred to California agencies from the military, including to many smaller police forces.

Los Angeles police officer shot, suspect killed in Watts

Police say the suspect took off running while officers on patrol were dispersing a group of people hanging out late Monday in the Watts section of the city.

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Sand Fire: Evacuees return; LA County to declare emergency


Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by the blaze were cleared to go home Monday, but firefighters still have a huge job ahead, and L.A. County was poised to declare a state of emergency.

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Soberanes Fire burns 19,000 acres near Big Sur

Soberanes Fire

Flames threaten 1,650 structures, and 20 homes and two outbuildings have already been destroyed. About 300 people have been evacuated from their homes.

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Comic-Con: Marvel v. DC and who came out on top

Marvel v DC

The two comic book juggernauts presented their upcoming film slates, which include "Wonder Woman" and "Justice League" for DC and "Spider-Man" for Marvel.