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Utility company fined for electrocution of family

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Riverside Press Enterprise reports that Southern California Edison was fined $16.5 million Thursday for the January 2011 electrocution of three members of a San Bernardino family. The newspaper says the [...]

08/15/2014

In this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 photo, firefighters work next to the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole killing actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas in Valencia, Calif. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)

Man who took car part from Paul Walker wreck gets jail

SAN FERNANDO (CNS) – One of two men who stole part of the wreckage from Paul Walker’s crashed Porsche was sentenced today to six months in jail. Jameson Brooks Witty, 18, pleaded no contest Aug. [...]

08/15/2014

LA Skyline

Voting lottery considered for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles city officials are kicking around the idea of offering lottery-type prizes as a way to boost voter participation and turnout. The city Ethics Commission suggested today that the City [...]

08/15/2014

Norwalk Lion - AP

So it wasn’t a mountain lion after all …

NORWALK (CNS) – The mystery of an animal that was caught on surveillance video wandering through a Norwalk neighborhood may have been finally solved, with an area resident saying the stocky animal that was initially [...]

08/15/2014

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection air tanker dropping fire retardant. (AP Photo)

Wildfire burning in forest near Los Angeles

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire has burned about 70 acres of brush in the Angeles National Forest but so far no homes or buildings are threatened. A forest spokesman, John Wagner, says the fire [...]

08/15/2014

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., during his family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama steps into another racially charged incident

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) – For President Barack Obama, the intersection of race and the law has revealed both the pitfalls and the power of wading into these delicate matters as the nation’s first black president. [...]

08/15/2014

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection,  processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)

Military base shelters for young immigrants close

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) – Officials have closed the three shelters for unaccompanied immigrant children that were set up on military bases to cope with a surge of Central Americans illegally crossing the border. Krista [...]

08/14/2014

State Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, drinks from a bottle of water during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Lawmakers are expected to approve a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot and authorize billions in borrowing to pay for new reservoirs, groundwater cleanup and habitat restoration. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Lawmakers reach compromise on revamped water bond

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s legislative leaders say they have reached a compromise to place a revamped water bond on the November ballot. The amount of money dedicated to new reservoirs and other water storage [...]

08/14/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Bob Costantini: Far fewer Iraqi refugees now on Sinjar Mt

U-S air strikes continue in Northern Iraq, and there was another air drop of humanitarian aid overnight to help refugees trapped on top of Sinjar Mountain, but the pentagon says it is far less likely [...]

08/14/2014

This image provided by Platon/Wired shows the cover of the September 2014 issue of Wired magazine, featuring former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden gave an exclusive interview with Wired, in the issue scheduled to hit newsstands on Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Platon/Wired)

Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a war, according [...]

08/14/2014

Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda- AP Photo

Daughter of Robin Williams faced online abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams’ daughter has abandoned her online social media accounts in disgust following what she called “cruel and unnecessary” messages following her father’s death, a move that has prompted Twitter to [...]

08/14/2014

Newport Bay Conservancy/ Facebook

Bayside Drive Beach along Newport Bay closed

NEWPORT BEACH (CNS) – Bayside Drive Beach along Newport Bay was closed for swimming today following a small sewage spill from a U.S. Coast Guard vessel. The ship was pumping its waste water out the [...]

08/14/2014

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