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  • Don't go arming everyone

    Don't go arming everyone
    When new Police Chief Cecil Smith arrived in Sanford, Fla., in April, he suspended the city's neighborhood watch program — the one under whose auspices George Zimmerman had patrolled the streets until he fatally shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin....
  • L.A. City Council weighs appeal of PUC ruling on ride-sharing firms

    L.A. City Council weighs appeal of PUC ruling on ride-sharing firms
    The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have given residents new transportation options while drawing protests from the taxicab industry. Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues...
  • Glendale instructor pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting minor

    Glendale instructor pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting minor
    More than a dozen family members and students appeared in a Glendale courtroom Monday to show their support for a high school public safety instructor accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. Delvon Jackson, 38, of Carson pleaded not guilty...
  • Latino Caucus head denounces recall threats over gun bills

    SACRAMENTO -- A group of activists representing gun owners said Thursday that they may launch recall campaigns against a handful of Democratic lawmakers, including Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), over the passage of several gun-control laws...
  • Passenger chaos after LAX shootings brings official scrutiny

    Passenger chaos after LAX shootings brings official scrutiny
    Fleeing airline passengers spilled onto restricted aircraft ramps at Los Angeles International Airport. Travelers were stuck in terminals for hours with little information. Outside, people — many towing their luggage — streamed onto...
  • Sunnyvale voters back gun safety measures

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Voters in the Santa Clara County city of Sunnyvale were overwhelmingly backing a host of gun safety measures Tuesday that would put the relatively safe city at the forefront of a nationwide conversation on firearms regulation....
  • San Bernardino voters oust city attorney, councilwoman in recall

    San Bernardino voters oust city attorney, councilwoman in recall
    In a city that had fallen into bankruptcy, where confidence had plummeted as crime rose, the election was cast as a decisive moment for San Bernardino. And Tuesday the voters spoke up, pushing out the longtime city attorney — a prominent figure...
  • Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin shootings: How they compare

    Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin shootings: How they compare
    Demonstrators in Florida and Michigan have used the same language to describe the shootings of two young African Americans. But the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and Renisha McBride this month raise different legal questions along the touchy...
  • California lawmakers want BB guns made in bright colors

    California lawmakers want BB guns made in bright colors
    SACRAMENTO -- A month after sheriff deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old Northern Californian who was carrying an airsoft gun, state lawmakers said Friday they plan to introduce legislation to require such guns to be painted bright colors to help law...
  • Egypt takes aim at protests, bans unapproved gatherings

    Egypt takes aim at protests, bans unapproved gatherings
    CAIRO — Egypt's interim president on Sunday banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval, imposing hefty fines and prison terms for violators in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country....
  • Rulings on jail terms inconsistent after changes to three-strikes law

    Rulings on jail terms inconsistent after changes to three-strikes law
    After nearly two decades behind bars, Mark Anthony White saw a chance for freedom last year when California voters softened the state's tough three-strikes law. Within weeks of the election, White asked a judge to reduce his 25-years-to-life sentence...