Obama says Russia not abiding by agreement to defuse Ukraine crisis

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Russia is not abiding by an agreement to de-escalate tension in Ukraine, says the president in Tokyo.

FDA to begin regulating e-cigarettes

The agency will also require health warnings on the nicotine-delivering devices but will stop short of restrictions on TV ads.

Freeway toll lanes seem to speed things along, somewhat

A study finds L.A. County's toll lanes made some rush-hour commutes faster. Transit officials will consider Thursday whether to extend the program.

Consultant lays out options for $2-billion L.A. County jail overhaul

Officials may also create a 1,600-bed women's jail at the now-vacant Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, to replace the Lynwood site.

Ex-deputies charged in planted-guns case

Two former L.A. County sheriff's deputies are accused of cutting off electricity and security cameras in order to plant weapons and arrest two men at a medical marijuana dispensary.

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