US & World

IOC considering both LA and Paris for 2024-2028 Olympics

The IOC executive board asked its four vice presidents to "explore changes" in Olympic bidding and report back in July. Such a double vote would be unprecedented.

​Oakland fire chief retires amid ongoing warehouse probe

Oakland city records show Teresa Deloach Reed will receive a city pension of $36,150 a year or 15 percent of her $241,000 annual salary.

​Nick Ut, AP photographer behind 'Napalm Girl,' to retire

The Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, is retiring this month after 51 years with The Associated Press. His most famous photo being a stunning black-and-white image from the Vietnam War that's come to be known simply as "Napalm Girl."

Joni Sledge, member of Sister Sledge, dies at 60

Joni Sledge, who with her sisters recorded the enduring dance anthem "We Are Family," has died, the band's representative said Saturday. She was 60.

Massive ancient statue discovered submerged in mud in Cairo

Archaeologists suspect that the damaged statue, more than 25 feet tall, depicts Ramses II — aka Ozymandias. One of English literature's most famous poems describes a broken, forgotten statue of him.

Deported US vets in Mexico hope for return under Trump

Dozens of U.S. military veterans, most of them former legal residents but noncitizens deported after criminal convictions, hope Trump's promise to help veterans will result in their being allowed to re-enter the U.S.

Petraeus: CIA leak as 'damaging' as Snowden revelations

Former CIA Director General David Petraeus said the details hurt spying operations as well as relationships with tech companies.

Afghan family detained in LA is freed but review is pending

The mother, father and their three children, including a baby, arrived at LAX for a connecting flight to Washington state, where they planned to resettle. Instead, they were detained by ICE.

US police agencies with their own DNA databases stir debate

Some police departments collect samples from people who are never arrested or convicted of crimes. State and federal databases require a conviction, arrest or warrant.

Why Rachel Dolezal can never be black

The white civil rights activist and former NAACP leader outed by her parents in 2015 for passing herself off as black, is making the rounds with news again.

Muslim ban deportee attends Trump’s speech to Congress

"It was bit strange. There were a lot of positive words being used in the speech. My experience of what had happen because of the policies was really contradictory to those words."

Bang zoom! SpaceX taking private passengers to the moon

The company said it received a “significant deposit” from two people keen to do a moon mission—but there are a few additional hurdles to clear first.

Joseph Wapner, judge on 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

Wapner decided real small-claims cases on the show from 1981 to 1993. He joined the show soon after retiring from Los Angeles courts.

​GOP congressman: Special prosecutor needed for Russia probe

Rep. Darrell Issa of California says it would be improper for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to lead the investigation.

Homeland Security chief: 'No mass deportations'

Only hours earlier, President Donald Trump suggested the opposite. He told CEOs at the White House the deportation push was a "military operation."

Budapest to withdraw Olympics bid, leaving only LA, Paris

The withdrawal, confirmed to the Associated Press, leaves only Paris and Los Angeles in the running. The International Olympic Committee will choose a host city in September.