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Construction of a Target store in Hollywood halted

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A court order halting construction of a Target store in Hollywood could endanger efforts to revitalize a “forlorn” intersection at Sunset Boulevard and Western Avenue, the councilman who represents the area [...]

08/22/2014

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Bob Costantini: Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

Top U.S. military officials say the Islamic State group can be knocked down, but don’t expect it to stay down long. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says airstrikes have helped in Iraq, but the militants have [...]

08/22/2014

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Lawmakers approve bills expanding revenge porn ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved two bills that would expand a state ban on so-called revenge porn. The Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved SB1255 by Republican Sen. Anthony Cannella of Ceres. It clarifies [...]

08/22/2014

Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor from the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed [...]

08/22/2014

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California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state’s death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney General Kamala Harris came after U.S. District Judge [...]

08/22/2014

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GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published [...]

08/22/2014

FILE - This Dec. 2, 2013 file photo shows Bryan Singer at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at the Dolby Theatre. A former child model accusing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit _ not because it lacks merit but because he can’t find a new attorney to represent him. Michael Egan III said in a court filing Wednesday that he previously sought the dismissal in sealed documents in federal court in Honolulu. He wants the case dismissed without prejudice, meaning he could file it again later. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Accuser of ‘X-Men’ director seeks case dismissal

HONOLULU (AP) — A former child model accusing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit — not because it lacks merit but because he can’t find [...]

08/22/2014

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy recovering after attack

LAKEWOOD (CNS) – A deputy who was injured in an unprovoked attack at the Lakewood Center mall was recovering and is expected to be transferred soon to a rehabilitation facility, authorities said today. Deputy Brandon [...]

08/22/2014

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows two people who appear in 'selfie' portraits found on the cloud account of a Southern California burglary victim.

Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim’s phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday. The man shown in the selfie came forward and spoke with [...]

08/22/2014

A customer enjoys a coffee at Starbucks. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

378 people ‘pay it forward’ at Fla. Starbucks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida. She ordered an iced coffee around 7 a.m. Thursday in St. Petersburg [...]

08/21/2014

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