Lawyer: No background check done on Jackson doctor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in...
Teachers credited with saving students in Okla.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The principal's voice came on over the intercom at Plaza Towers Elementary School: A severe storm was approaching and students were to go to the cafeteria and wait for their parents to pick them up.
But before all of the...
McKeon: State didn't ask for help before Benghazi
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican says U.S. military forces weren't in a position to help those under attack at a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya because the State Department had failed to ask the Pentagon for help in securing the...
IRS official to take the 5th at House hearing
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned by Republicans, a key figure in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups plans to invoke her constitutional right against self-incrimination and decline to testify at a congressional hearing on...
Search nearly complete after Oklahoma tornado
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24...
Power of Moore tornado dwarfs Hiroshima bomb
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wind, humidity and rainfall combined precisely to create the massive killer tornado in Moore, Okla. And when they did, the awesome amount of energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled...
Carol Burnett to win top US humor prize in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carol Burnett, who became famous for playing a variety of characters in sketch comedy routines on her namesake television show, was named the winner of the nation's top humor prize on Tuesday.
The Kennedy Center for the...
Lawyer: Feds investigate Susan Powell case
SEATTLE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of a missing Utah woman said Tuesday there's an ongoing federal investigation into Susan Powell's disappearance.
Anne Bremner made the announcement at a Seattle news conference a day after local...
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City Council goes forward with LAX modernization plans
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The City Council pressed forward on a $4.8 billion plan to expand and modernize LAX today, ignoring threats of litigation from a group fighting the proposed move of a north airfield 260 feet closer to residents.
Voters to decide pot shop issue in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide how Los Angeles should regulate medical marijuana storefronts that have cropped up over the past several years.The three measures are aimed at providing the legal framework for an...
Los Angeles picking mayor after low-drama campaign
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voters were choosing the next mayor of Los Angeles on Tuesday, but most residents probably haven't noticed.
The turnout tally was expected to be low when polls close at 8 p.m.
Voters were choosing between two City Hall...