Archive for September 28th, 2013

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Speaker of the House John Boehner arrives at the Capitol on Saturday.

House ignores veto threat, votes to delay Obamacare

The Republican-run House has voted to avoid a partial government shutdown next week but also delay President Barack Obama's health care law.
A new poll finds a majority of California voters want the $68-billion bullet train project stopped and consider it a waste of money.
Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants
The father of a Dodgers fan fatally stabbed after a Giants game is planning a public plea for witnesses after San Francisco's DA said he lacks evidence to charge the man suspected of the killing.
Women's health clinics have sued the state of Texas over its new abortion law, which they say will close more than a third of abortion providers in the state. Here, advocates for and against the bill are seen outside the Texas Capitol in Austin in July.

Women's health groups sue Texas over its new abortion law

Approved in a contentious process this summer, the bill is scheduled to take effect Oct. 29. Opponents say it would close more than a third of the state's abortion clinics.
The incoming president of the International Cycling Union, Brian Cookson (right), shakes hands earlier this month with Pat McQuaid, the incumbent he defeated.

Cycling's new leader promises new era; will seek Lance Amstrong's input

Britain's Brian Cookson says he will focus on helping cycling recover from years of doping scandals. "I felt I owed it to the cycling world to put an end to the misery."
Obamacare sign up
A Republican-led effort in Congress hopes to delay Obamacare for one year. However, LA activists are undeterred in their efforts to promote medical insurance.
Edward Snowden, seen during a video interview with The Guardian.

NSA reportedly uses data to chart Americans' social ties

The National Security Agency's effort to find connections between suspects has led the agency to collate reams of phone and e-mail data with information from sources that include GPS data and Facebook.
The author's daughter, right, with her friend Banita. The two girls lived next door to each other in Nairobi.

2 young girls, a world apart, united by twin tragedies

For best friends — one in Washington, D.C., the other in Nairobi — communications bring quick comfort in the globalized world, where both the malls and the random gunmen are all too familiar.
Miami Police Set Up DUI Checkpoint For Holiday Drivers

LAPD Chief Beck rescinds relaxed car impound policy

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has rescinded the department's controversial car impound policy that made it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars.
A map shows the movements of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew as they fought the Yarnell Hill fire in late June.

Report on Arizona hotshots' deaths finds a communications gap

The 19 firefighters who died after being trapped by an Arizona wildfire in late June were only about 600 yards from a designated safety zone at a ranch.
Madre Fire

Red flag fire warnings in Southern California counties

Southern California fire officials increased staffing levels Saturday because of red flag warnings announced for areas in Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani waves as his motorcade leaves Tehran's Mehrabad Airport upon his arrival from New York Saturday, one day after he spoke to President Obama by phone.

Iran's Rouhani meets protests and cheers after Obama chat

Despite reports of a shoe being thrown at President Hassan Rouhani's car, he had many backers among the crowds that gathered near Tehran's airport Saturday.
Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented By Equinox

MAP: Sunday's Herbalife Triathlon closes Los Angeles streets

Sunday's 14th annual Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles will force drivers in the Venice, Mid-City and Koreatown areas to use freeways to bypass closed streets.
Metro tour
Dozens of museums are free Saturday in SoCal, including the California Science Center, the Grammy Museum and the Petersen Automotive Museum. See the full list here.
California Fiery Crash

Fiery Burbank crash causes up to 5 deaths

There was one survivor found about 50 yards from the burning Nissan when police arrived on the scene shortly after 4 a.m. Paramedics reported smelling alcohol on her breath.

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