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

This undated photo released by the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office shows Eduardo Rosas Cruz. On Thursday, July 24, 2014, prosecutors in California said they have obtained an arrest warrant for the 25-year-old diagnosed with tuberculosis who is contagious and has refused treatment, putting those around him at risk. (AP Photo/San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office)

California tuberculosis patient found, arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 25, was arrested late Monday in Kern County, [...]


This image released by the National Pork Board shows an example of the updated Uniform Retail Meat Identification Standards (URMIS) label for porterhouse pork chops. (AP Photo/National Pork Board)

Full appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The [...]


Smoke and flames rise from the Gaza power plant after it was hit by Israeli strikes, in the Nusseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant’s shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza’s 1.7 million people. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials [...]


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Police seek driver in fatal Los Angeles crash

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are searching for the driver of a pickup that crashed west of downtown, killing a pedestrian and injuring two others. Officer Joel Morales says a preliminary [...]


A plane takes off from Los Angeles International Airport, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LAX museum finds itself up for possible relocation

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Supporters of the Flight Path museum at Los Angeles International Airport are not happy with plans under consideration to move the popular learning center to a site off the LAX [...]


People wait in line to enter the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas Monday, July 28, 2014, in Las Vegas. Rick Harrison, owner of the pawn shop and one of the stars of the reality television series Pawn Stars, has proposed building a shopping plaza on land nearby. (AP Photo/John Locher)

‘Pawn Stars’ TV star plans stores near famous shop

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show “Pawn Stars” could soon have something better to do [...]


FILE - In this April 27, 2014 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during a campaign rally in West Des Moines, Iowa. Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, July 27, 2014, bills itself as a "direct connection" for the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate with her supporters, bypassing media filters. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

  NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a “direct connection” for the former Alaska governor and [...]


A police officer stands near a crime scene on Monday, July 28, 2014 in New York. Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

San Diego suspect dead, 2 marshals and cop wounded in NYC

  NEW YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a child was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout [...]



Viral event could become a movie: ‘Batkid Begins’ (Video)

Filmmakers are hoping to make a documentary about the “Batkid” viral event that touched the nation last year. You may recall the story of a 5-year-old boy with leukemia who was granted a wish to [...]


Max Blecher, attorney for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, talks to reporters during a break in the Clippers-Sterling trial in Los Angeles, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to [...]


Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse with her attorney Pierce O' Donnell, Monday, July 7, 2014.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Judge tentatively rules Shelly Sterling acted properly

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Shelly Sterling acted properly in removing her husband as a director of the family trust that owns the Los Angeles Clippers, and she has the authority to sell the team despite [...]


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Dad says it’s time to squash the ‘playdate’ concept, and just let kids play

A stay-at-home dad is setting off debate after he suggested banning play dates for children, claiming they stifle creativity and squash spontaneity. Read his post and see what it’s all about. Do you agree?