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

Baseball Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig smiles as he responds to a question from reporters after addressing participants of the 2014 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities World Series during a luncheon, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Grapevine, Texas.  Selig is retiring in January. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Selig expects vote next week on his successor

  GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Bud Selig expects baseball owners to vote next week from a list of three candidates for his successor. “Yes, there will be a vote in Baltimore,” Selig said Wednesday, [...]


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Security contractor says hit by computer breach

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government agencies Wednesday said they limited operations Wednesday with a major government contractor that oversees hundreds of thousands of security clearance background checks for civilian and military workers after the [...]


Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on Gaza, as seen from the Israel-Gaza Border, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israel-Palestinian talks on Gaza underway in Cairo

  CAIRO (AP) — Indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over extending a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and ending a blockade of the battered territory got underway in Cairo on Wednesday, with both sides taking hard-line positions [...]


This updated photo provided by the Indiana Supreme Court on June 18, 2014 shows the members of the Indiana Supreme Court.  The are: Justice Robert D. Rucker, top left, Brent E. Dickson, Chief Justice, top center, Justice Steven H. David, top right; Justice Loretta H. Rush, bottom left; Justice Mark S. Massa. It's only been two years since Brent Dickson was named Indiana chief justice to lead an almost entirely new state Supreme Court. The Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 to interview Justices Rush, Massa, David and Rucker before selecting a new chief justice to succeed Dickson. (AP Photo/Indiana Supreme Court)

Rush to be 1st woman to lead Indiana Supreme Court

  INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Loretta Rush, a longtime juvenile court judge who joined the Indiana Supreme Court in 2012, was unanimously chosen as the state’s first female chief justice Wednesday, setting the stage for what [...]


This image provided by NOAA taken Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014 shows Hurricane Iselle, center, and tropical storm Julio, right. Though it's not clear how damaging the storms could be, many in Hawaii aren't taking any chances as they wait for Hurricane Iselle to make landfall later this week and Tropical Storm Julio potentially hitting a few days later. (AP Photo/NOAA)

Hurricane Iselle isn’t slowing as it nears Hawaii

  HONOLULU (AP) — Weather officials say a hurricane approaching Hawaii won’t weaken into a tropical storm before passing over the islands as they had predicted. Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters now say Hurricane Iselle [...]


Chief Information Security Officer Alex Holden of Hold Security, LLC appears during the Black Hat USA 2014 cyber security conference on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Las Vegas. Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to Holden, whose firm uncovered the breach. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Expert wants to help nab Russian password thieves

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hackers are a tight knit group, ten or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the [...]


FILE -  In this Friday, May 9, 2014 file photo State prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he demonstrates the firing of a gun during the ongoing murder trial of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, South Africa. Prosecutors and lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have one last chance to convince a South African judge when they present closing arguments this week in the murder trial of the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. On Thursday Aug. 7, 2014 and Friday, both sides will summarize their versions of the shooting to Thokozile Masipa, the red-robed judge who will determine the fate of the double-amputee Olympic runner. bedroom. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool, File)

Trial end approaches for Oscar Pistorius

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prosecutors and lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have one last chance to convince a South African judge when they present closing arguments this week in the murder trial of the once-celebrated athlete who [...]


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Heart attack app ‘PulsePoint’ arrives in L.A. County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A mobile app that enables users to get immediate help for cardiac arrest victims in their vicinity was launched in Los Angeles County today. County officials said the location-based smartphone app [...]


Ann Pearson looks into adopting a dog at the OC Animal Care shelter in Orange, Calif., on Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Fewer dogs and cats euthanized in LA County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles has set a record for the fewest number of dogs and cats euthanized, it was reported today. In the fiscal year ending June 30, Los Angeles Animal Services killed [...]


Australian, Malaysian and Dutch investigators examine the area of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Rossipne, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The West has accused Russia of most likely providing the insurgents with surface-to-air missiles that may have been used to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over rebel-held territory on July 17, killing all 298 people on board. (AP Photo)

Dutch premier halts search for Ukraine victims

  AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands’ prime minister has halted the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine, saying it is too dangerous to continue. At a news [...]


FILE - In this June 16, 2013 file photo, Internet users browse their Facebook website by the free wifi internet service in an underground station in Hong Kong. This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of uncovering online security breaches.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

  NEW YORK (AP) — With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it’s a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The [...]


Two double-decker tour buses sit at the corner of 47th Street and 7th Avenue in Times Square after colliding, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in New York. Fire department officials said that 13 people were injured but none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NYPD: Bus driver arrested in Times Square crash

  NEW YORK (AP) — One of the drivers involved in a double-decker tour bus crash that injured 14 people in Times Square has been arrested. William Dalambert, of Irvington, New Jersey, was charged with [...]



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