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

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

Maggie and Michael sound bite

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

First lady Michelle Obama sits on the floor with "kid reporters," from second from left, Justin Creppy, 6, from Upper Marlboro, Md., Zachary Shannon, 10, from Garrison, N.Y., and Raphael Chambers, 13, from Reston, Va., right, Monday, April 21, 2014, in the Library of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Michelle Obama: ‘splurging is the key to life’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said “splurging is the key to life” if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. “How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had [...]

04/21/2014

In this Aug. 6 2011 file photo, American singer and songwriter Prince performs on the Isle of Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Jakob Joergensen, File)

Prince reaches agreement with music label

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label. Warner Bros. announced Friday it had reached [...]

04/18/2014

Edible marijuana products are pictured on display at a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver on Friday, April 18, 2014. Many of the items are far more potent than a single marijuana joint. Two recent deaths have raised concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a smoked joint. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

DENVER (AP) — A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of [...]

04/18/2014