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Ron Thomas, father of Kelly Thomas, homeless man who died after arrest by Fullerton police officers. (AP Photo)

Kelly Thomas’ father ticketed by Huntington Beach police

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CNS) – An outspoken critic of police was pulled over for a ticket on Christmas Eve, but the officer’s boss said today the citation was for bad driving and did not reflect any […]

12/30/2013

This undated booking photo provided by the Casa Grande Police Department shows Connie Villa. (AP Photo/Casa Grande Police Department)

Woman accused of trying to poison children

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman tried to fatally stab her ex-husband and poison her four children with prescription narcotic drugs, including a teenage daughter who was found dead in her home on Christmas Day, […]

12/30/2013

Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco skyline (AP Photo)

SF Bay area air agency issues new wood-burning ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco Bay Area air quality officials are prohibiting the use of wood-burning fireplaces for another day after determining the region’s air is unhealthy. For the 7th day straight, the Bay […]

12/28/2013

July 26, 2011 photo of Kevin and his son, Tyler Armstrong, then 7, after reaching the summit of Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevin Armstrong, File)

Yorba Linda boy, 9, is youngest to reach Aconcagua summit

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A 9-year-old boy from Southern California has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentina’s Aconcagua mountain, which at 22,841 feet (6,962 meters) is the […]

12/27/2013

Dec. 24, 2012: Lizzie Solano, center, and her sister Sarah take phone calls from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

NORAD Tracks Santa logs 19.58 million web visits

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Santa-tracking program logged 19.58 million unique visitors to its website on Christmas Eve. NORAD said Thursday that volunteers answered 117,371 calls from […]

12/27/2013

An Amazon.com employee walks down one of the miles of isles at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

Americans waited until the last minute to buy holiday gifts, but retailers weren’t prepared for the spike. Heavy spending in the final days of the mostly lackluster season sent sales up 3.5 percent between Nov. […]

12/26/2013

(Photo Credit: California Highway Patrol)

CHP reports no traffic deaths in LA during Christmas holiday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The California Highway Patrol today reported no traffic deaths on Los Angeles County highways during the first 30 hours of this year’s Christmas holiday. The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. […]

12/26/2013

(AP File Photo)

LA DUI crackdown yields more arrests than last year

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Since Dec. 13, law enforcement officers in 100 Los Angeles County jurisdictions have made 1,520 drunken or drugged driving arrests as of Christmas Day, up from 1,425 during the same time […]

12/26/2013

(Revolutionary War re-enactment actors - AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Crowds relive Washington’s 1776 river crossing

WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. (AP) — George Washington has made his annual Christmas Day ride across the Delaware River. Washington’s daring Christmas 1776 crossing of the river turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. The 61st […]

12/26/2013

(AP Photo)

Unincorporated LA County residents can leave trees curbside

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Unincorporated Los Angeles County residents can leave ornament-stripped Christmas trees curbside for pickup on regular garbage- pickup days through Jan. 18. Trees taller than 6 feet should be cut in half, […]

12/26/2013

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