Joseph Serna California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes.
One man was killed and at least eight others were hurt when lightning from a rare band of summer thunderstorms struck Venice beach in Los Angeles on a busy Sunday afternoon.
Lindsey Bever An 80-year-old grandmother was allegedly still alive when she was zipped up in a body bag and put in the hospital morgue’s freezer — where she tried unsuccessfully to escape and froze to...
Jason Wells Firefighters have revised the size of a crude oil spill early Thursday in Los Angeles suburb of Atwater Village down to 37854 litres, after initial estimates put it at 189,270 litres.
Michael Idato and Alexandra Smith Gunman in custody after opening fire in LA airport in an attack reportedly on security guards.
Michael Idato Everyone else has alarm clocks. The city of Los Angeles has earthquakes.
The Los Angeles Police Department's Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau conducted a counter terrorism excersie in downtown Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles' mayor has announced the deployment of extra police to prevent more violent protests over the Trayvon Martin trial, after 14 people were arrested in a second night of unrest.
UNITED STATES In the movies it has been hit by meteors and attacked by aliens but now Los Angeles is preparing for what officials are describing as ''carmageddon''.
The young motorist convicted of murder for driving drunk in the car crash that killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart has been sentenced to 51 years to life in a US jail.
Thousands of residents have been evacuated and buildings ravaged as wildfires spread across California.
Julie Makinen A Beijing economics professor who has persistently questioned China's policies toward ethnic minorities was heading to trial on charges of separatism.
Niraj Chokshi A US Defence Department program has been providing military weapons to school police.
Maura Dolan The pranks started off fairly harmless, but soon strange men were appearing at the gate looking for sex.
Christine Mai-Duc and James Queally Just days after he was hospitalised with a tumour near his abdomen, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced Friday that he is dropping out of the city's mayoral election and will run instead for the city's...
Carol Williams The Philippines President hopes the law for an Islamic autonomous region will end more than 40 years rebellion in the restive Mindanao island.
Batsheva Sobelman Israel has ordered criminal investigations into suspected international law violations by its military during the recent fighting against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
Carol J. Williams Canadian Defence Minister Rob Nicholson has accused the Kremlin of sending warplanes to buzz its navy frigate Toronto while taking part in NATO exercises.
Rachel Feltman The muscles that control the penis attach directly to the pelvic bone, contributing to the crazy amount of control that whales and dolphins have over the organ.
Joseph Serna A US woman has been filmed screaming at her boyfriend before pushing him off his motorised scooter and then driving over it.