Archive for August 3rd, 2014

LA sheriff's watchdog to review bystander shooting

Crime & Justice | | August 03 2014, 4:01 PM

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's civilian monitor says his office will review what went wrong when an innocent bystander was shot to death at his home by a deputy trying to rescue the man's wife from an armed intruder.

Dry conditions, lightning spark fires across California

Environment & Science | | August 03 2014, 3:50 PM

Hot temperatures, dry conditions and sporadic lightning have made for difficult firefighting conditions across the state. On Sunday, a fire in northeast California prompted evacuations.

US-Russia relations: More carrot or more stick?

US & World | | August 03 2014, 1:35 PM

Lately, when Washington ratchets up the pressure on Moscow, Russia increases its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Some in Washington wonder if it's time to change the approach.

UCLA flood: DWP completes repairs to main water lines

Local | | August 03 2014, 12:54 PM

Crews have completed repairs on two ruptured water lines that caused flooding of Sunset Boulevard and a large area of UCLA's campus, the LADWP said Sunday.

Rappers, anything you can spit can be used against you

Arts & Entertainment | | August 03 2014, 12:19 PM

A lot of rappers glorify crime in their music. Sometimes, lyrics that appear to boast about crimes can lead to arrest. Should violent rap lyrics be used as an admission of guilt?

Islamic State seizes towns near Kurdish area

US & World | | August 03 2014, 12:13 PM

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

Crashes amid slippery conditions leave 1 dead, 10 injured

Local | | August 03 2014, 11:12 AM

One man has died and six other people were hurt early Sunday in a two-car crash on the westbound 10 Freeway that left one car flipped onto its hood.

150-pound tortoise found strolling in Alhambra

Local | | August 03 2014, 10:51 AM

Police say they found the reptile Saturday afternoon. It took two officers to heft the creature into a patrol car so they could take it to the local police station.

2 Bible Belt filmmakers expand box office horizons

Arts & Entertainment | | August 03 2014, 9:50 AM

Filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick' films have grossed nearly $80 million on four films made for less than $4 million combined. But outside the world of Christian-themed cinema, many have never heard of their films.

Google's quest to build a universal typeface

Arts & Entertainment | | August 03 2014, 9:40 AM

Google recently announced a font family, Noto, that aims to include all the world's written languages. But it may prove to be an even more ambitious effort than self-driving cars.

Taste for rare, wild pangolin is driving the mammal to extinction

Environment & Science | | August 03 2014, 9:37 AM

The meat of this scaly, ant-eating creature has become a luxury food for some newly rich Asians. But all eight pangolin species are now threatened by extinction.

Quake reportedly kills at least 150 in southwest China

US & World | | August 03 2014, 9:14 AM

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads. Rescue crews are still working to find survivors.

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