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John King: Obama on Ferguson and the ongoing situation in Iraq

President Obama announced a major step forward in the fight against The Islamic State in Iraq. He also has his eye on social unrest at home. Penny and Phil discussed these topics with the host of [...]

08/19/2014

Iraq Shiite fighters prepare to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug 18, 2014. Fighters of the voluntary armed group formed after the radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to protect holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) – Clashes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by [...]

08/19/2014

A helicopter makes a water drop at the site of a wildfire Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Glendora, Calif. A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of roughly 200 people from a campground and recreational areas. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)

California brushfire prompts evacuations

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a brushfire has prompted widespread evacuations in a Central California foothill community. Erica Stuart, a spokeswoman for the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, said Monday that more than 1,500 residents [...]

08/19/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a general session at the California Democrats State Convention on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Governor, cities criticize pension board proposals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and local government officials are warning that the state pension board is making the nation’s largest public retirement system vulnerable to abusive practices known as “pension spiking” by [...]

08/19/2014

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Los Angeles schools make discipline less harsh

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students at the nation’s second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police [...]

08/19/2014

Police advance to clear people Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting has sparked more than a week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis [...]

08/19/2014

A pair of investigators walk on the property of Stephen Howells II and Nicole F. Vaisey, in Hermon, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Vaisey and Howells were arrested Friday on charges of first-degree kidnapping with the intent to physically harm or sexually abuse the victims. (AP Photo/Watertown Daily Times, Melanie Kimber Lago)

Father of abducted Amish girls sorry for suspects

  OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. (AP) — The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week said he feels sorry for the two people accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing his daughters. The [...]

08/18/2014

A law enforcement officer on a tactical vehicle watches after a device was fired to disperse a crowd Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. Police attempted to push them back by firing tear gas and shouting over a bullhorn that the protest was no longer peaceful. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot

  FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri teenager fatally shot by police suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may have occurred when he put his hands up or when his back was [...]

08/18/2014

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Los Angeles officer, suspect each shot after chase

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles authorities say a suspect was killed and an officer was wounded during an exchange of gunfire following a high-speed vehicle chase during which police were fired upon several [...]

08/18/2014

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Donald Sterling still fighting for the Clippers

The Clippers are looking forward to a brand new season — and, hopefully, a brand new image. But, the team’s former owner, Donald Sterling, is holding out hope for something, anything to retain some connection [...]

08/18/2014

The Petersen Automotive Museum/ Facebook

Petersen Automotive Museum gets a face-lift

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – One year after revealing plans for a new steel exterior that will transform the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard, designs for the interior and its priceless collection of cars were [...]

08/18/2014

(Photo: Los Angeles Convention Center)

LA drops in ranking of convention destinations

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles has dropped two spots in a ranking of the nation’s most popular destinations for conventions and business gatherings. The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that the city ranks number [...]

08/18/2014

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