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Carson halts new oil drilling over fracking

A ban approved by the City Council runs for 45 days but could be extended up to two years while the city studies the safety of various well stimulation methods and its authority to regulate them.

Study finds sparks from golf clubs ignite fires

Results from a UC Irvine study confirm that titanium alloy clubs were the cause of at least two blazes on local golf courses, an Orange County fire captain says.

A story with bounce: Disney artist catches baby falling from window

When Konrad Lightner saw a baby dangerously close to a third-story window, he just happened to have a mattress with him. You can guess what happened next.

3 artists who quit MOCA art museum board are returning

The three resigned two years ago after a popular curator was fired. They have returned to help direct a new management team at the L.A. museum.

Boyle Heights Amber Alert: Missing kids found; parents still at large

The four missing children were found, but their parents remained at large and may have crossed the border into Mexico.

2 killed after news helicopter crashes near Seattle's Space Needle

At least two people were killed and one was injured when a news helicopter came down on several cars. Witnesses say it may have tumbled from atop a nearby building.

Student sentenced in Miss Teen USA extortion case

Abrahams targeted approximately 150 women all in their late teens and early '20s. Authorities say he was able to control webcams and surreptitiously photograph the women.

Judge: Chris Brown must remain in jail (update)

Chris Brown is facing a court hearing Monday over why he was kicked out of rehab and what penalties he should face.

Affirmative action bill SCA 5 'dead for the year'

A legislative plan to ask California voters whether they want affirmative action reinstated at public universities is not going forward this year.

Sheriff's Dept.: Body near fire died years earlier

The skeletal remains and shoe discovered Saturday were not from someone who died in the Pine Fire, but a man who was the victim of foul play as long as four years ago, officials say.

Lice by selfie? Maybe. But Pasadena's Hair Angels can help

"Lice removal salon" may summon images of sterile, white walls and face masks, but Hair Angels takes a different tack: the walls are bright blue, the salon chairs and hair dryers bubblegum pink.

News anchors dive for cover as quake shakes LA

When the 4.4 magnitude temblor struck Monday morning, KTLA-TV anchors were live on the air. They did what the experts recommend: "drop, cover and hold on."

4 LAPD officers injured in Glassell Park crash

The accident at Fletcher Drive and San Fernando Road left seven people injured, including four officers traveling in an unmarked car, police said.

'Shamrock Shake': 4.4 quake strikes near Westwood (updated)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 struck near Westwood, Calif., early Monday morning, but authorities said there was no damage to schools or public roads.

California drought hurts Central Valley blackbird

California's tenacious drought is imperiling the tri-colored blackbird in state's Central Valley.

Entire Newport Beach Little League season suspended

Less than a week after opening day, the Little League season has been indefinitely suspended in Newport Beach.