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Poll: Brown leads by 19 points in re-election bid

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown with a 19-point lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in his bid for a fourth term. The Public Policy Institute of California poll released [...]

07/24/2014

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Eric Garcetti on his new chairmanship of MTA and immigration crisis

The Metro Board of Directors meets today to begin a conversation around ways of improving the Orange Line busway that runs through the San Fernando Valley, including converting the system into light rail. Phil and [...]

07/24/2014

The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris Thursday July 24, 2014. A flight operated by Air Algerie has disappeared from radar while traveling from Burkina Faso in West Africa to Algiers. Authorities say it was carrying over 100 passengers and crew when air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair plane 50 minutes after takeoff earlier this morning. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Official: Air Algerie flight ‘probably crashed’

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France’s foreign minister said no wreckage had been [...]

07/24/2014

Morning traffic makes it's way toward downtown Los Angeles along the Hollywood Freeway past an electronic sign warning of severe drought. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A slim majority of likely California voters support an $11.1 billion water bond slated for the November ballot, but public support would grow if the bond comes with a smaller price-tag, [...]

07/24/2014

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Don Lemon: Why selfies and crime don’t mix

We can all agree that people are taking too many selfies, often taking the photos at inappropriate times. But this almost universal penchant for recording life moments is actually helping law enforcement. CNN’s Don Lemon, [...]

07/24/2014

Whale watching in Argentina, posted by kayakers on YouTube.

Kayakers lifted by southern right whale in Argentina (Video)

This may sound like a whale of a tale, but a pair of kayakers in Argentina had an extremely close encounter with a whale after it dipped under their boat and lifted it…twice! The kayakers [...]

07/24/2014

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest talks about Obama’s L.A. visit

President Obama wraps up his 24-hour visit here to Los Angeles today. First up — a Democratic National Committee fundraiser described as a roundtable discussion with about 30 people at the Brentwood home of Michael [...]

07/24/2014

Police are investigating this suspect for a possible hate crime. (credit: Long Beach Police Department)

Police: Man ripped head covering from Muslim woman

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Long Beach police say they’re seeking a man who tore a formal head covering off a Muslim woman at a shopping center, an act being investigated as a hate crime. [...]

07/24/2014

Israeli soldiers carry wounded soldier to a helicopter near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid international efforts [...]

07/24/2014

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The ‘Blurred Lines ‘ copyright infringement case continues

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Marvin Gaye’s children filed a copyright infringement case against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the global hit “Blurred Lines” because they “smelled money,” the defendants allege in court papers obtained [...]

07/24/2014

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Bob Costantini: FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

As of a little before midnight last night, the FAA lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel. The agency had imposed a nearly two-day ban out of concern for the risk [...]

07/24/2014

Metro Orange Line departing Balboa Station to North Hollywood. (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Conversation around ways of improving the Orange Line busway start today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Metro Board of Directors is scheduled today to begin a conversation around ways of improving the Orange Line busway that runs through the San Fernando Valley, including converting the system [...]

07/24/2014