US & World

LA clears hurdle in race for 2024 Olympics

As one of three cities cleared by the IOC, it has until Feb. 3 to submit documents regarding "games delivery, experience and venue legacy."

Warehouse fire recovery effort complete; death toll at 36

Investigators say a refrigerator may have caused the fire, but it's still under investigation. Firefighters have begun knocking down the building.

Oakland warehouse manager says 'sorry' on 'Today' show

Derick Almena leased and managed the warehouse known as "Ghost Ship," which burned down over the weekend, killing at least 36 people. He gave an agonized, frequently tense interview on the "Today" show.

A SoCal vet on feds halting Dakota pipeline: 'It was a profound moment'

"We still feel a need to stand up, play our part and make a stand," said SoCal veteran Anderson Gould, who made the trip to North Dakota to join protests.

California weighs bills to protect immigrants under Trump

The moves come as the nation's most populous state prepares for tougher immigration enforcement promised by Trump during the presidential campaign.

A Spanish village stays afloat, thanks to Corona beer tycoon

Antonino Fernandez made his fortune from Corona beer, but he never forgot the Spanish village he came from.

Fake or real? How to self-check the news and get the facts

When it comes to news stories that circulate on social media, it's not always easy to tell fact from fake. Some experts offer tips to help.

USS Arizona survivor heads to Pearl Harbor 75 years later

Lauren Bruner, now 96, will travel from his La Mirada home to Hawaii to visit a memorial over the Arizona's sunken wreckage and attend a remembrance ceremony.

Record label owner in Oakland warehouse fire speaks out

Friday night's deadly fire occurred during a performance by 100% Silk recording artist Golden Donna. Britt Brown co-owns the L.A.-based electronic label.

33 killed in Oakland warehouse fire, dozens more feared dead

Authorities fear the toll could rise in a fire that broke out during a concert featuring musician Golden Donna of the Los Angeles-based electronic label 100% Silk.

Fidel Castro gets a 21-gun salute as he's laid to rest

The Cuban leader was laid to rest in a private ceremony in Santiago de Cuba, the launching site for the Cuban Revolution.

Despite evacuation orders, pipeline protesters hunker down for winter

Authorities have ordered the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline to clear out — but those who have gathered to support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe are preparing for a long stay.

China's foreign minister: Trump's Taiwan call is 'a small trick'

The conversation is thought to be the first between a U.S. president or president-elect since 1979.

Young Central Americans flee to US, settle for Mexico

More than 400,000 people were apprehended at the southern border of the US during this past fiscal year. Most of them were fleeing Central America.

'Water protector' protests echo sovereignty issues in the West

Students and activists from SoCal are pointing to ongoing protests over a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota as a way to highlight soverignty issues at home.

Plane carrying Brazilian soccer players crashes in Colombia, killing 76

The Chapecoense soccer team was flying to Medellin for a tournament when the charter plane crashed in a mountainous area late Monday night. Five people survived the crash.