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Griffith Park soccer field renovation plan to be announced

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A $10.5 million renovation that will triple the number of players able to use the Ferraro Fields soccer complex in Griffith Park will be announced today. The renovations include new synthetic [...]

07/28/2014

Blue whale (AP Photo).

Study: Blue whales at risk of hitting ships

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A satellite study of blue-whale movements shows the endangered creatures cluster for long periods in busy shipping lanes off the California coast, putting them at risk for collisions with large vessels. [...]

07/28/2014

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Bob Costantini: Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

After a brief lull, fighting continues in the Middle East. Hamas launched a rocket into Israel, and that was answered by jets pounding several sites in Gaza. As the casualties mount, US efforts to help [...]

07/28/2014

(AP)  When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Credit: Funnyobamas.com

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The familiar knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the [...]

07/28/2014

Family law bills proposed in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the rise of nontraditional families leads to disputes under outdated law, California lawmakers returning from summer break will consider bills that seek to update family law. Here are the bills: [...]

07/28/2014

FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, then-Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott watches the Cavaliers' NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday, July 27, 2014, that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy,file)

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers’ new coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he [...]

07/28/2014

Lifeguards assist a person who was in the water and apparently struck by lightening Sunday July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. Authorities said lightning struck 14 people, leaving two critically injured, as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steve Christensen)

Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, [...]

07/28/2014

In this May 19, 2012, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, left, and his wife Shelly, watch during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

It’s all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 [...]

07/28/2014

Los Angeles Unified School District

LAUSD to offer whooping cough booster shot clinics

With classes at L-A Unified Schools scheduled to begin in just a few weeks, all students entering the 7th grade will need proof of a T-dap booster shot before they’ll be allowed to attend classes. [...]

07/28/2014

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You’ll need extra time to get to LAX this weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – People planning to travel to Los Angeles International Airport this weekend should give themselves plenty of time and consider alternate routes, with a 57-hour closure of a stretch of Century Boulevard [...]

07/25/2014

Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, disembarks with her children Maya, in her arms, and Martin, accompanied by Italian deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli, after landing from Khartoum, at Ciampino's military airport, on the outskirts of Rome, Thursday, July 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter [...]

07/24/2014

New prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, speaks to lawmakers during a session at the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor [...]

07/24/2014