| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Nearly every week, 70-year-old Barb Johnson hears word of a nearby robbery or car break-in in Vermont Knolls, her neighborhood of modest bungalows just west of the Harbor Freeway in South Los Angeles.
So it was alarming, she says, to learn this week...
| Feb 13, 2013
The city of Los Angeles is facing a deep budget deficit for the seventh consecutive year, and City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana says there is no end in sight. The cost of city services, particularly labor costs, is expected to grow faster than...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Officials in Philadelphia announced sweeping changes to the city’s demolition standards Friday as the first lawsuit was filed in the four-story building collapse that left six people dead.
In a televised news conference, Mayor Michael Nutter...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:02 PM
While activists praised Friday’s announcement that the San Onofre nuclear power plant would be retired, those who live near the coastal facility expressed mixed emotions about the fate of what has become a familiar landmark and a nagging source of...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Several buildings collapsed after a cargo train derailed east of Baltimore and then exploded with a blast that could be felt for miles, officials and witnesses said Tuesday.
No one was immediately reported hurt in the incident, and hazardous materials...
| Feb 17, 2013
When my husband and I checked into the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, nearly 30 years ago, he assessed it this way: "What a dump." He was right. There were no smoke detectors and no sprinklers. We weren't terribly concerned because we...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Over the objections of Los Angeles County mental health officials, a judge Thursday ordered an 86-year-old murder defendant to remain in the government's care and not be released to a family member.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Norman Shapiro...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 12:08 PM
A pared-down bill that would send sex offenders who repeatedly remove their GPS tracking devices back to state prison cleared its first legislative committee Tuesday, making progress where broader measures failed.
In a deal struck with Democratic...
| May 2, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Police are beefing up security at Pasadena High School on Thursday and Friday in response to an anonymous note threatening violence on the campus, school and public safety officials said.
The note did not specify who might commit violence and the writer...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Saying the public is beyond frustrated, members of the Los Angeles City Council's public safety committee agreed Friday to make it illegal to possess the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines that were used to kill 20 schoolchildren and six adults in...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Apple removes fake driver's license app; Sen. Bob Casey complaints about privacy threat from app, which can be used on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad...