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Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Man in jetpack spotted above LA airport, second sighting in two months

October 15, 2020 11:43 am

An air traffic controller on ground, who saw the man wearing a jetpack and flying along the flight path, had to issue a warning to the commercial pilot who was just about to land at the LA International airport.

In NYC and LA, returning pupils face battery of virus tests

October 01, 2020 5:54 pm

The New York and Los Angeles systems are respectively the nation's largest and 2nd-largest school districts. Leaders in both cities say regular testing is needed in districts of their size and in areas of the country that previously witnessed unnerving surges of the virus.

Officials: Deputies fatally shoot Black man who dropped gun in Los Angeles

September 02, 2020 3:42 pm

The shooting death Monday afternoon comes on the heels of a police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that left Jacob Blake, who is also Black, paralysed and spurred days of protests, reinvigorating the national debate on racial injustice and policing.

Jet dumps fuel that lands on schoolkids near Los Angeles

January 15, 2020 12:46 pm

The fuel, described by fire officials as a vapor, caused minor skin and lung irritation to 56 children and adults but nobody was taken to the hospital and the only decontamination required was soap and water, officials said.

Los Angeles fire began under power lines, cause not known

October 15, 2019 12:26 pm

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

May 31, 2019 11:42 am

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

January 14, 2019 10:51 am

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

July 25, 2018 7:37 am

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

June 06, 2018 12:27 pm

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

March 08, 2018 11:06 am

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


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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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.