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  • 110 Freeway shut down at Slauson Avenue after police pursuit ends in crash

    The 110 Freeway was shut down in both directions at Slauson Avenue late Wednesday after a police pursuit led to a crash and car fire. A SigAlert was issued just before 11 p.m. It was not immediately clear how long the freeway would be closed. Traffic was being diverted to the express lanes, the...

  • Three women lead police on long chase across Bay Area; officer seriously injured

    Three young women led law enforcement officers on a 72-mile car chase Wednesday across the Bay Area that left a police officer seriously injured. Twenty-year-old Chartanae Lovely, 21-year-old Davida Fortenbelow and 22-year-old Laje Ford ran from police from Hollister to Hayward, where the California...

  • Young Ducks prospects try to impress in first exhibition game

    Young Ducks prospects try to impress in first exhibition game

    When you’re a Stanley Cup contender, roster spots are hard to come by for young players, even when they are first-round draft picks. That’s the reality facing 2016 selections Max Jones and Sam Steel, forwards at a second consecutive Ducks training camp who, barring an upset, are probably headed...

  • Woman who kidnapped three kids of slain half-sister gets 13 years in prison

    Woman who kidnapped three kids of slain half-sister gets 13 years in prison

    A 23-year-old woman who kidnapped her slain half-sister’s three young children and led authorities on a search that stretched across state lines was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in state prison, officials said. Brittney Sue Humphrey of Fresno pleaded no contest to three counts of kidnapping,...

  • 'No criminal activity' at site of explosion at West Hills home

    'No criminal activity' at site of explosion at West Hills home

    An explosion at a West Hills home Wednesday afternoon may have been caused by a gas leak, authorities said. The Los Angeles Police Department’s drug lab unit found “no criminal activity” at the site of the blast, which fire officials said damaged a handful of homes in the neighborhood. “They conducted...

  • Dodgers' relievers falter in 7-5 loss to Phillies

    Dodgers' relievers falter in 7-5 loss to Phillies

    Dave Roberts opened the door to his office and descended a flight of steps toward the visitors’ batting cage at Citizens Bank Park. Inside the room awaited the position players of the Dodgers. Roberts called them together Wednesday afternoon to deliver a message. The address lasted 15 minutes....

  • How the Rams match up with the 49ers for Thursday's game

    How the Rams match up with the 49ers for Thursday's game

    A look at how the Rams match up with the San Francisco 49ers. Rams (1-1) at San Francisco (0-2) Thursday, 5:25 p.m. PDT. TV: NFL Network When Rams have the ball Quarterback Jared Goff needs to bounce back from last week’s 27-20 loss against the Washington Redskins, which included an intercepted...

  • Parents of man fatally shot by LAPD, then run over by a police car, call for criminal charges

    Parents of man fatally shot by LAPD, then run over by a police car, call for criminal charges

    The parents of a 20-year-old man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police, then run over by an uncontrolled patrol car, demanded Wednesday that the officers face criminal charges for the killing. Eric Rivera was fatally shot in Wilmington this summer after, police say, he turned toward officers...

  • Manafort offered ‘private briefings’ with Russian billionaire during Trump’s presidential campaign

    Manafort offered ‘private briefings’ with Russian billionaire during Trump’s presidential campaign

    In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign Chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort's offer was memorialized in an...

  • Around the NFL: Vikings’ Bradford may play Sunday

    Around the NFL: Vikings’ Bradford may play Sunday

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford says his left knee is feeling better this week, raising the possibility he’ll return from injury after only a one-game absence. Bradford was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday. He took limited turns last week, because of soreness and...

  • UC system will chip in at least $300,000 to help Berkeley pay security costs for controversial speakers

    UC system will chip in at least $300,000 to help Berkeley pay security costs for controversial speakers

    The University of California will chip in at least $300,000 to help UC Berkeley pay security costs for controversial speakers, an unprecedented step as criticism mounts over the financial toll the events are taking on the campus. “Free speech is not free, it turns out,” UC President Janet Napolitano...

  • Justin Wilcox's turnaround at California is nothing to swear at. So what happened at USC?

    Justin Wilcox's turnaround at California is nothing to swear at. So what happened at USC?

    Justin Wilcox has become more meme than coach for a subsection of USC fans. When the Trojans defense performs poorly enough to make one want to scream profanities over and over again, that is a Justin Wilcox game. In other words, Wilcox’s last contest as USC’s defensive coordinator — a 41-22 loss...

  • Thursday's TV highlights: 'Gotham' on Fox

    Thursday's TV highlights: 'Gotham' on Fox

    SERIES Gotham The fourth season begins as Penguin’s (Robin Lord Taylor) new blueprint for crime in the city hits some snags, while Gordon (Ben McKenzie) suspects that clues left at several robberies show that Jonathan Crane (guest star Charlie Tahan) has returned. David Mazouz, Donal Logue...

  • Chargers offensive tackle Chris Hairston is out for the season with an illness

    Chargers offensive tackle Chris Hairston is out for the season with an illness

    Valuable reserve tackle Chris Hairston was lost to the Chargers for the rest of the season Wednesday when the six-year veteran from Clemson was placed on the non-football illness list. The team did not disclose Hairston’s illness. The 6-foot-6, 330-pound Hairston, who played left and right tackle,...

  • MLB: Marco Estrada signs to stay with Blue Jays

    MLB: Marco Estrada signs to stay with Blue Jays

    Right-hander Marco Estrada called his decision to return to the Toronto Blue Jays “a step in the right direction.” Not surprisingly, Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins felt the same way. Estrada signed a one-year, $13 million deal Wednesday to remain with Toronto in 2018. The 10-year veteran...

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