New map could refocus state's pollution battles

Data source: California Environmental Protection Agency

New data from Cal/EPA offer a first-of-its-kind view of exactly which neighborhoods in the state suffer the worst pollution. Many are in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire.

Ex-sheriff's deputies charged with planting evidence at pot dispensary

Two L.A. County sheriff's deputies allegedly justified two arrests by reporting they found a discarded gun after witnessing a narcotics transaction.

Mother of student who died in fatal bus crash sues for $100 million

The lawsuit is the first filed since the April 10 collision, which killed five students from high schools in Southern California.

Supreme Court sets aside $3.4-million verdict for child-porn victim

The justices limit the amount of damages awarded to victims, but leaves it to lower courts to decide on the amount.

IRS workers got $1.1 million in bonuses despite owing back taxes

About $1.1 million was given workers who were disciplined for 'substantiated federal tax compliance problems.'

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