L.A.’s Afternoon News: Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee

In a photo provided by Massachusetts State Police, an ax head rests on the dashboard with the handle stuck in the windshield of a motorist's car after falling off a landscaper's truck on Route 95 in Topsfield, Mass., Wednesday July 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)

Ax crashes through car windshield on highway

  TOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car. Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of [...]

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Jean Kasem, right, the wife of the late radio personality Casey Kasem, appears in Kitsap County Superior Court, with her attorney Joel Paget, left, Friday, May 30, 2014 in Port Orchard, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Jean Kasem’s law firm sues her

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The law firm that represented the widow of radio icon Casey Kasem in her unsuccessful bid to keep her husband on life support is suing her for $50,500 in allegedly unpaid [...]

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File-This Nov. 8, 2013, file photo shows a worker tending to operations at the entrance of the Allenco Energy Co. in Los Angeles. ( AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

Urban oil field near USC to pay $99,000 settlement with EPA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An urban oil field blamed for causing chronic respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds in a neighborhood near USC agreed to pay a $99,000 penalty for violations of federal environmental laws, the U.S. [...]

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Earthquake in ocean off Manhattan Beach today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A magnitude-3.0 earthquake struck five miles west of Manhattan Beach today. The underwater quake struck at 12:23 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was felt by some residents [...]

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Victoria’s Secret models announce ‘What is Sexy’ winners (Video)

Nobody knows sexy like Victoria’s Secret — and the ladies on the brand’s 2014 What Is Sexy? List certainly fit that bill. The sultry gals — hand-picked by the lingerie giant, whose models include Alessandra [...]

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The top 10 consumer complaints

Complaints about pesky telemarketers continue to tick off consumers, making it the fastest-growing gripe of 2013, according to consumer protection offices around the country. The “Top 10 Consumer Complaints” list, annually compiled by the Consumer [...]

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‘Spider-Man’ fights Dubliner in street, goes viral

DUBLIN (AP) — Dublin’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has become a social media phenomenon after being caught on video fighting a man who allegedly tried to steal his money. The nearly three-minute confrontation spread quickly from [...]

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Comedian pays off his parents mortgage (Video)

Timothy DeLaGhetto entertains his 2.5 million YouTube subscribers with sex jokes and television parodies. But his latest video is completely different. His parents immigrated from Thailand, and Tim is a comedian and rapper. He says [...]

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Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., take the stairs to a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, about a bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care that would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House takes up VA health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans’ health care. The [...]

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Stephen Wing, of Atlanta, left, holds a flag protesting nuclear power during a rally in favor of tougher pollution restrictions outside an Environmental Protection Agency hearing, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Atlanta. Utility and coal companies are expected to argue Tuesday against proposals from the Obama administration that would force a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2030 from 2005 levels. The EPA is holding three public hearings on the proposal in Atlanta, Denver and Washington. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

  DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. The [...]


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US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama’s hopes to burnish his [...]


July 27, 2013 photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Institute: NKorea upgrading rocket launch site

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is upgrading its main rocket launch site and has conducted a series of engine tests as it develops a mobile, intercontinental missile that could increase the threat it poses to [...]