Crime & Justice

5 dead in fire in abandoned Westlake District building

The bodies of two men and two women were found Tuesday afternoon, raising the death toll to five people, as authorities searched the the burned-out, abandoned building near MacArthur Park. A homeless man was arrested on suspicion of arson.

Man heading to LA Pride posed 'significant danger,' DA says

When he was arrested Sunday, James Wesley Howell possessed an explosive device, three rifles, a black hood and additional ammunition, according to law enforcement.

80 percent of LGBT people killed are minorities

When violence strikes the LGBT community, the victims often look like those who died in the Orlando tragedy.

Understanding the complex world of self-radicalization

Self-radicalized, or lone wolf? How does the internet and ISIS complicate things? Seamus Hughes at George Washington University breaks it down.

Photos: Los Angeles remembers victims of the Orlando massacre

Just one day after Angelenos gathered to celebrate Pride Weekend in West Hollywood, a crowd gathered at City Hall to honor those killed in Sunday's attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando.

Ex-state Sen. Ron Calderon to plead guilty, prosecutors say

Prosecutors say that in the plea agreement filed Monday, Calderon admits accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for official acts as a legislator.

Vigils to be held in LA to honor victims of Orlando massacre

Memorials for those who died in Saturday's attack in Orlando will take place throughout the Southern California Monday, including one at L.A.'s City Hall.

Orlando shooting: LA's LGBT, Muslim communities speak out

L.A. LGBT Center CEO Lorri Jean, and Ramy El Etreby, who identifies as a gay Muslim, discuss the roles of safety and faith following the Orlando shooting.

Armed man going to LA Pride parade twice accused of gun threats

Police in Charlestown, Indiana, say the first incident involved James Wesley Howell's boyfriend last October and the second involved a neighbor four days later.

Orlando shooting: What we know on Monday

Police say 48 of a lone gunman's 49 victims have now been identified. The attacks struck Pulse Orlando, a gay nightclub that had been throwing a Latin Night dance party.

Orlando shooting: Friends, family remember victims

As the names of the victims are slowly released, friends and family members remember their loved ones. Here are stories of some of the victims.

Arrest of heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica rattles LA Pride event

Law enforcement officials arrested a heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica early Sunday who told police he had been heading to L.A.'s Pride event.

Obama: 'An attack on any American ... Is an attack on all Americans'

President Obama said that we now know enough about the mass shooting in Orlando to say it was an "act of terror and an act of hate."

At West Hollywood Pride, spirits strong but also somber

It would be impossible to pretend the nightclub attack in Orlando hadn't cast a shadow over the West Hollywood Pride parade. But it didn't shatter the celebration.

49 slain in gay nightclub, worst mass shooting in US history

In the deadliest mass shooting in American history, a lone gunman armed with a pistol and an assault rifle killed 49 people and injured 53 more at a gay Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning.

Man wounded in deputy-involved Maywood shooting

One person was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting in Maywood on Saturday afternoon.