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

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Sterling trial: CFO says revoke of trust opened Pandora’s box

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Donald Sterling’s decision to revoke a family trust put the company controlling the Sterlings’ real estate holdings on the hook for $500 million in loans that can only be covered by [...]

07/21/2014

Maggie and Michael sound bite

Listen: How to Elope without Hard Feelings

Is the thought of planning your wedding too overwhelming?  Maggie & Michael spoke with Lindsay Nicol of Weddings Etc. about how to elope without offending your friends and loved ones (too much!).  

07/19/2014

Caffeine powder products sold on the Internet.

FDA warns against powdered caffeine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered pure caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could [...]

07/18/2014

Lois Lerner, head of the IRS unit that decides whether to grant tax-exempt status to groups, listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. In court papers, the IRS said the hard drive [...]

07/18/2014

Joseph O'Donnell  (AP Photo/Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

BOSTON (AP) — An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more criminal charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 [...]

07/18/2014

FILE - This July 14, 2014 file photo shows Attorney General Eric Holder speaking at the Justice Department in Washington.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Panel supports early release for 46K drug felons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of federal inmates serving time for drug crimes may be eligible for early release under a cost-cutting proposal adopted Friday that would dramatically reduce the nation’s prison population over [...]

07/18/2014

Toyota North American headquarters in Torrance, Calif.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

New Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. The latest version of the company’s Sienna minivan has a feature called “Driver Easy Speak.” It uses a built-in microphone to amplify [...]

07/18/2014

Photo provided by Scottsdale police of Shanesha Taylor. (AP Photo/Scottsdale police)

Mom who left kids in hot car may avoid prosecution

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors and a Phoenix woman reached a deal Friday that would allow her to avoid prosecution for leaving her two young sons alone in a hot car while she was at a [...]

07/18/2014

Jon Bon Jovi, center, takes part in a ribbon cutting ceremony during the grand opening of the JBJ Soul Homes, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

AP sources: Bon Jovi part of group eyeing Bills

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale [...]

07/18/2014

Fire engines arrive at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine, as the sun sets Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

What we know, and don’t, 1 day after Ukraine crash

BRUSSELS (AP) — One day after the crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine, here’s what is known, and what has been claimed: THE CAUSE U.S. officials and an adviser to [...]

07/18/2014

June 23, 2014 - recruiter Christina O, with New Western Acquisitions, left, take Raheem Shaw's resumé during a job fair. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Unemployment in LA County down, but up in the OC

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County decreased to 8.1 percent in June, down from a revised 8.2 percent in May, the state Employment Development Department reported today. The [...]

07/18/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said one American was killed on the plane over Ukraine, and the airliner was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US building case tying separatists to plane crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States began building a case Friday linking pro-Russian separatists to the shocking downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine. A somber President Barack Obama declared the deaths of those on [...]

07/18/2014