L.A.’s Morning News: Phil Hulett and Penny Griego

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Bob Costantini: The administration will not change it’s mission in Iraq

Another American journalist’s life is being threatened by militants from the group Islamic State. The militants released a video that shows the beheading of journalist James Foley, who was abducted in Syria two years ago. [...]

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Budweiser ‘Made In America’ festival accepts event payment

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council agreed today to accept $500,000 from an event organizer to pay for city services to be used during the Budweiser Made In America music festival taking [...]

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A structure burns along Highway 41 in Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. One of several wildfires burning across California prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Eric Paul Zamora)

Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes. Nearly 1 [...]

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Byron Scott is introduced as the successor to Mike D'Antoni as the Lakers' head coach during a news conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Scott is coming home for his fourth NBA coaching job. He inherits a team that missed the playoffs for just the third time in 38 years. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Lakers coach Byron Scott to mentor at Centennial High School

COMPTON (CNS) – Lakers head coach Byron Scott announced today that he will serve as a mentor for ninth- and 10th-grade students involved in the Male Academy intervention program at Centennial High School in Compton. [...]

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Getty Images photographer Scott Olson is arrested while covering demonstrators Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called in the National Guard Monday after police again used tear gas to quell protesters in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown.  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch,  J.B. Forbes)

Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists

NEW YORK (AP) – A photographer for the Getty agency and two German reporters were among the latest journalists arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. At [...]

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FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley – and are threatening to kill another [...]

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Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Detectives Charlie Beck

LA police station cameras flawed, audit finds

LOS ANGELES (AP) – After an independent audit highlighted flaws in Los Angeles police stations’ security video, police Chief Charlie Beck says cameras will be repaired and training will improve. City News Service reports Beck [...]

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This March 14, 1992 photo provided by NBC shows announcer Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live."  Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in Arizona at the age of 96. (AP Photo/NBC, Al Levine)

Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

  NEW YORK (AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday Night Live.” Don Pardo, the eras-spanning radio and TV announcer [...]

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Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

  SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police said they prevented a “horrific tragedy” by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in [...]

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Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot. He had the mug shot from his June arrest printed [...]

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Pope Francis listens to questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on its way back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)

Vatican: Argentina car crash kills papal relatives

VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican says a road accident in Argentina has killed two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope’s nephew. Vatican spokesman the Rev. [...]

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Bob Costantini: President Obama addressed hot spots at home and abroad

President Obama addressed hot spots at home and abroad in a news conference yesterday. He called for cooler heads in Ferguson, Missouri and proclaimed a major development in Iraq. NBC’s Bob Costantini talked with Penny [...]



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