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  • L.A. County sheriff's deputies got massive overtime in violation of rules, audit finds

     
    Hundreds of L.A. County sheriff's deputies racked up massive amounts of overtime, according to a new audit that said some of the extra work violated county rules and may have hindered the deputies' performance. L.A. County Auditor-Controller Wendy L....
  • EGYPT: What's the truth behind Libyan border deaths?

     
    While some relatives of the 14 men who died as they were trying to illegally cross the Libyan border from Egypt accused security forces of opening fire on their sons, others are claiming that it was a mine explosion that......
  • The Burj Dubai and architecture's vacant stare

     
    One of the odder, more complicated moments in the history of architectural symbolism will arrive Monday with the formal opening of the Burj Dubai skyscraper. At about 2,600 feet high -- the official figure is still being kept secret by......
  • Panic, looting and rubble litter the streets of Haiti

     
    The tiny bodies of children lay in piles next to the ruins of their collapsed school. People with faces covered by white dust and the blood of open wounds roamed the streets. Frantic doctors wrapped heads and stitched up sliced limbs in a hotel parking...
  • L.A. County rescuers find victims in collapsed buildings

     
    A team of rescuers from Los Angeles County has located six victims trapped in the rubble in Haiti. The Los Angeles Urban Search and Rescue Team used search dogs to help locate victims at two locations — one a three-story home, the other a four-story...
  • Hunger and hope, thirst and frenzy grip Haiti

     
    Precious water, food and early glimmers of hope began reaching parched and hungry earthquake survivors Saturday on the streets of this shattered city, where despair at times turned into a frenzy among the ruins. "People are so desperate for food that they...
  • At least 30 members of Haiti's soccer federation killed in Haiti earthquake

     
    At least 30 members of Haiti's soccer federation, including an undetermined number of players, died in the country's earthquake, regional soccer authorities said Tuesday....
  • Yet another partial roof collapse, this one in La Palma

     
    The roof of a large commercial building in La Palma collapsed this afternoon because of water that had accumulated during the storm, authorities said. Firefighters were dispatched about 4:15 p.m. to the 6500 block of Valley View Street, where a......
  • 710 Freeway flooded for second straight day [Updated]

     
    For the second day, the 710 Freeway was blocked by flooding. The 710 south at around Alondra Boulevard in Compton is jammed, with all but one lane flooded. The freeway was backing up rapidly, and it was unclear when the......
  • Man rescued from collapsed building 11 days after Haiti earthquake

     
    Wismond Exantus survived in a small pocket amid the rubble of a hotel grocery store, with access to some food and drink. One of his brothers heard his voice and fetched rescuers....
  • Haiti declares search-and-rescue phase over

     
    Haiti's government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over, the United Nations announced Saturday, saying there is little hope of finding more people alive 11 days after much of the capital was reduced to rubble....