ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers approved a measure abolishing the death penalty on Friday and sent the bill to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has long supported banning capital punishment.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The charity-run businesses under investigation in a Florida gambling probe started popping up in strip malls about six years ago and rapidly spread as the unregulated stores became a billion-dollar enterprise.
In continuing the on-going efforts in preparing the Los Angeles County Operational Area (LACOA) and its partners including the 88 cities, 137 unincorporated area communities, 200-plus school and special districts to respond to and recover from disaster(s), the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is hosting a functional exercise at the Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thu., March 21.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota on Friday moved closer to adopting what would be the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, with lawmakers sending the Republican governor measures that could set the state up for a costly legal battle over the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized the procedure.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California homes sales dipped slightly last month and so did prices but the state still seems on the road to recovery after a five-year housing slump.
Ah, St. Patrick's Day is upon us. That means but one thing: time for Americans to over-celebrate the Irish tradition. I speak of the goofy Leprechaun hats, the gaudy green buttons and scarves and the propensity to drink excessive amounts of alcohol at fake Irish pubs while trying to be authentically Irish. Though I'm not entirely without guilt. Eight years ago in a gentrified section of Washington, D.C., I visited a fake Irish pub a ...
Easter, for many, signals a time for chocolate bunnies, brightly colored eggs and baskets full of treats.
The city of Santa Clarita's annual Teen Scene Unplugged is back, but with a new name and theme for local teens and parents.
When we moved to the SCV in 1996, the big educational news of that time revolved around over-strained elementary and secondary school facilities.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half and No. 21 UCLA beat No. 18 Arizona for the third time this season, a 66-64 victory Friday night that sends the Bruins to the Pac-12 tournament championship game.
Trailing by two runs in the top of the sixth, the Valencia Vikings baseball team came back in the final two innings to capture an 8-5 victory Friday at West Ranch.
PHOENIX (AP) - Debra Milke was once one of the most reviled mothers around, convicted of dressing her 4-year-old son in his favorite outfit and sending him off to visit a mall Santa Claus with two men who shot the boy execution-style in the Arizona desert.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A wildfire driven by erratic winds charred up to 1,000 acres and threatened more than 50 homes in northern Colorado on Friday, prompting hundreds of evacuation orders.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles County Superior Court says it will have to eliminate 511 jobs by late June as part of a sweeping effort to cut its budget by $85 million.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors won't be filing charges of vandalism against "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor Jeff Garlin after he was accused of smashing a car window in a dispute over a parking space.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Netflix announced a deal on Monday to air television programming from Dreamworks Animation in what the company described as its biggest transaction ever for original first-run content.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Galaxy have acquired six-time MLS All-Star midfielder Pablo Mastroeni in a trade with the Colorado Rapids.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A standoff between Los Angeles police and two suspects in a stolen car has ended.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thirty-seven years after a downtown Los Angeles state building was torn down due to earthquake damage, the 1.9-acre site has been purchased by the city for another civic center park.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - Mohamed Lahna removes the prosthetic he uses for everyday activity, attaches another to his right leg worn specifically for running, then takes off around the bright blue track at the College of San Mateo among all the lunch-hour walkers and joggers.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge in San Francisco is considering whether an airborne fungus that occurs naturally in the San Joaquin Valley presents enough of a public health danger that thousands of vulnerable state prison inmates should be moved to other locations.
SANTA CLARITA - College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium will be temporarily closed effective Monday, June 17, as the college embarks on a several-weeks long artificial turf replacement and track resurfacing project.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) has told President Barack Obama that their positions on Syria do not coincide but both leaders agree on the need to push for negotiations in Syria's two-year-old civil war.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Court documents allege that a Los Angeles teacher arrested in the fatal stabbing of his estranged wife had threatened to kill her using piano wire, an ice pick, guns or pipe bombs.
NEW YORK (AP) - Here's the latest goal for food makers: Perfect the art of imperfection.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Environmental and fishing groups have filed a lawsuit against a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
In anticipation of a high-danger fire season Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich reminds residents preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July, that fireworks of any kind are illegal in Los Angeles County unincorporated communities and in many of its 88 cities.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles plastic surgeon who appeared on TV's "The Doctors" has been found not guilty of secretly making video recordings of patients who undressed for examinations.