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

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Three more Hollywood execs named in teen sex lawsuits

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Less than a week after “X-Men” director Bryan Singer was targeted in a federal lawsuit accusing him of molesting a teenage boy, an attorney today accused three more Hollywood executives of [...]

04/21/2014

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2013 file photo provided to the AP, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, police officers stand near a weapon at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman opened fire in the terminal, killing one person and wounding several others. (AP Photo, File)

Quarterly progress reports due on 130 action steps after LAX shooting

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The head of the city’s airport-oversight agency said today quarterly reports will be made on the implementation of about 130 steps aimed at improving responses to emergency situations and avoiding a [...]

04/21/2014

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Powdered alcohols no longer have label approvals

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t expect powdered alcohol to hit store shelves anytime soon. A product called “Palcohol” gained widespread attention online in recent days after it was reported that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax [...]

04/21/2014

The elite men compete in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Hopkinton, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to [...]

04/21/2014

Masked pro-Russian gunmen guard an entrance of the Ukrainian regional office of the Security Service with a Russian National flag is in background in Luhansk, Ukraine, Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

US: Russia has ‘days, not weeks’ to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia has “days, not weeks” to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden [...]

04/21/2014

People make their way into Terminal A at Mineta San Jose International Airport near the Hawaiian Airlines gates Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that [...]

04/21/2014

This Feburary 2012 photo, provided by the Utah Department of Corrections, shows Siale Angilau. A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded Angilau on Monday, April 21, 2014, in a new federal courthouse after Angilau rushed the witness stand with a pen at his trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said. Angilau was one of 17 people named in a 29-count racketeering indictment filed in 2008 accusing gang members of conspiracy, assault, robbery and weapons offenses. The FBI said Angilau died Monday at the hospital. (AP Photo/Utah Department of Corrections)

Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, [...]

04/21/2014

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The story of legendary Muscle Shoals music studio

If you love true stories about music this is right up your alley. Tonight PBS will air a documentary about Rick Hall, the owner of  Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama. He spoke with Maggie and [...]

04/21/2014

Gardena man charged with transporting teen for prostitution

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A parolee was arrested today on federal charges alleging he transported a teenage girl from Minnesota to Los Angeles to engage in prostitution. Laron “Birdd” Darrell Carter, who was arrested in [...]

04/21/2014

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Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric [...]

04/21/2014

This image released by ABC shows host Barbara Walters, left, with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray on ABC's "The View," Monday, April 21, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Lou Rocco)

NYC mayor announces May 16 to be Barbara Walters Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is proclaiming May 16 as “Barbara Walters Day” in New York City. Walters is retiring that day after a storied television reporting career that has spanned five [...]

04/21/2014

Federal Courthouse employees evacuate as police investigate a shooting inside the Federal Courthouse, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Hugh Carey)

US marshal shoots defendant in federal court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City after the man rushed at a witness with a pen, [...]

04/21/2014