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Placerita Fire burns in Santa Clarita Valley


A fast-moving brush fire erupted Sunday afternoon near Placerita Canyon. Mandatory evacuations were ordered and the 14 freeway was temporarily closed in both directions.

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Santa Clarita teens arrested with loaded guns say it was a prank

Similar Weapons And Ammunition Used By the Sniper In the D.C. Area

Two 17-year-old Santa Clarita teens were arrested Saturday for driving around with a handgun and an AR-15 rifle, both loaded. They say it was part of a kidnapping prank.

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Former Dodgers great Maury Wills retires — again

Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers

The 84-year-old is stepping out of the broadcast booth after providing color commentary for a North Dakota minor league team for 22 years.

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Trump asks why Obama didn't take action in Russian election meddling

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks with then- U.S. President Barack Obama in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province on Sept. 5, 2016, in the midst of last year's presidential race.

The president questioned his predecessor's response after a bombshell report about the Obama administration's decisions regarding Russia.

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Surf summit teaches kids to ride the waves

A girl practices during a surfing class

At the Malibu event, underprivileged and homeless youth can take surfing lessons and learn more about the ocean.

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In Serbia, a struggle to protect the Balkan donkey by selling its pricey milk

Slobodan Simic, a former Serbian parliamentarian, now runs the largest donkey farm in eastern Europe, located fifty miles from Belgrade. He's trying to finance the protection of the Balkan donkey by selling donkey-milk products, which are said to promote health and beauty.

At $10 a cup, donkey milk isn't cheap. But one Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir, using it for cheese, infant formula and even chocolate.

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Schools let students take laptops home to stop the 'summer slide'

Student Technology Homeless School on Wheels Skid Row Laptop

More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer, hoping the devices will fill in learning gaps. But will it work?

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LA rents bit more affordable in 2017, analyst says

Housing Report Suggests Rising Rents Could Lead To Home Market Turnaround

The Los Angeles area posted an improvement in rental affordability after a decade of cost increases, according to the Legislative Analyst's Office.