Margaret Warrick, a 55-year-old homeless woman, lies on a bench in the outdoor courtyard of the Midnight Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, Thursday, April 18, 2013. Warrick says she spends the night in the courtyard because it is safer than sleeping on the street by herself. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Homeless women increasingly older than years past

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A survey has found that a growing percentage of older women living on Skid Row in Los Angeles are more likely to be in poor health or disabled than their younger […]


This July 13, 2012 file photo shows Fullerton police officer Jay Cicinelli, left, and former Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos, right, appearing at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire, File)

Kelly Thomas case goes to the jury

SANTA ANA (CNS) – After five weeks of often-emotional testimony, the trial of two ex-Fullerton cops charged in the death of a transient following a violent arrest went to the jury today. Former Fullerton police […]


England no longer outlaws ‘incorrigible rogues’

LONDON (AP) — England’s repeat rascals can breathe a little easier tonight. Being an “incorrigible rogue” is no longer against the law. Britain’s Ministry of Justice said that the old-fashioned-sounding offense, created in the early […]


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Man faces felony charge over trimming shrubs

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trimming overgrown shrubs may have won Juvencio Adame praise from neighbors, but it also brought the San Diego man a felony charge from prosecutors. U-T San Diego reports Saturday that 46-year-old […]


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Pinkberry co-founder convicted of assault in LA

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A co-founder of the popular frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry has been found guilty of beating a homeless man with a tire iron in Los Angeles. City News Service reports that […]


In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 photo, radiographer Diana Taubman points to a file X-ray, made in the past at a patient in Ireland that was diagnosed with tuberculosis, at a van in London. The white dots are pellets from a shotgun injury. Last year, London had about 3,500 TB cases - more than the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and Norway combined. In response, health officials are taking to the streets in an effort to stop the spread of the infectious lung disease, with a high-tech white van equipped with an X-ray machine that drives around London offering free check-ups. London’s 460,000 British pounds (some $743,329 ) TB van has an X-ray machine whose scans can be instantly read by a radiographer. The entire process of getting an X-ray and its results takes about 90 seconds. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

London uses van with X-ray machine to find TB

LONDON (AP) — London is famed for its historic sites, its double-decker buses and its West End shows, but the city now has a more dubious distinction: Britain’s public health agency says it has become […]


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Tour companies booted from Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Tourists will no longer be hassled by tour bus companies on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in an effort by city officials to make the area more safe and inviting. Beginning this […]


Homeless camps to be cleared

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today took steps to clear out homeless encampments in the vicinity of the Tujunga Wash. The camps pose a threat to water quality and the public […]


Homeless person on sidewalk

Homeless man glad to turn in lost money

BOSTON (AP) — A homeless Boston man who turned in a backpack containing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and traveler’s checks says even if he were desperate he wouldn’t have kept “even a […]


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Bill would remove homelessness as abuse criteria

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation to remove homelessness as an automatic reason for reporting child abuse or neglect. AB652 by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco says people who […]




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