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Los Angeles fire began under power lines, cause not known

The fire that started Thursday night burned nearly 8, 400 acres (13.1 square miles or 34 square kilometers), destroyed 17 structures and damaged dozens more. One man died of a heart attack during the fire in the Porter Ranch neighborhood, officials said.

US, China firms scramble as new tariffs hurt business

The 10-month-old trade war between the world's two largest economies escalated early this month, with US President Donald Trump imposing a new round of tariffs.


Los Angeles teachers set for first strike in 30 years

A strike in Los Angeles would mark the latest job action by teachers nationwide who have called for better pay and working conditions.

Woman killed in Los Angeles grocery store standoff was shot by police

As police chased the gunman after the car crash, one officer is heard on video saying she had pulled out her gun, but her partner tells her not to shoot. However, two officers did fire back at Atkins just as the store's assistant manager, Melyda Corado, 27, was walking out the door

118,000 names missing from voters list in Los Angeles County, officials say

The county registrar-recorder's office said workers were instructed to offer provisional ballots to every voter whose name didn't appear on a list for Tuesday's primary.

US: School bus catches fire on LA freeway; all 23 kids escape

The driver pulled to the freeway shoulder, where four adults helped nearly two dozen kids exit. No injuries are reported.


Girl, 12, arrested in shooting that wounds five at Los Angeles school

Between 2000 and 2013, nearly 17 percent of so-called 160 active shooter incidents in the United States were in elementary, middle or high schools, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation report.

Firefighters battle intense wildfires ravaging southern California

More than 5,700 firefighters from across California and the region worked to stop the spread of six large wildfires and other smaller blazes that erupted since Monday.

Los Angeles moves toward legal pot sales milestone

The long-delayed guidelines would be a milestone: Growers and sellers need local licenses before they can apply for state permission to operate in the new, legal pot economy.

Residents ordered to leave as wildfire rages in northwest Los Angeles

Fire officials in Burbank ordered residents of about 200 houses to leave immediately as the so called La Tuna Fire, a 2,000-acre (810-hectare) blaze, tore through nearby brush and triggered the closure of a section of the 210 Freeway, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert.

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‘I didn’t know if I was gonna make it' | Wildfires Rage in California

A fire ravaged Northern California on Thursday, damaging homes and injuring residents. Another fire started northwest of Los Angeles the following day, forcing more residents to evacuate.

Watch: Hollywood Sign Changed To 'Hollyweed'

The iconic hillside sign overlooking Southern California’s film-and-television hub was defaced overnight in honor of marijuana. Residents awoke on Sunday to find “Hollyweed” staring down at them in four-story, white letters from Los Angeles’ Mount Lee, where a version of the picture-ready “Hollywood” sign was first erected in 1923.


Oscar nominees urged to skip Israel swag bag trip

Two groups take out full page in the Los Angeles Times urging Oscar nominees to forego trip to Israel that is part of swag bag gift.