Matt Pearce How drunk is too drunk to gamble?
Michael Idato and Alexandra Smith Gunman in custody after opening fire in LA airport in an attack reportedly on security guards.
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.
The Los Angeles Police Department's Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau conducted a counter terrorism excersie in downtown Los Angeles, California.
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.
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''.
Sergei L. Loiko An anti-submarine ship may have been the first casualty of the Russian incursion into Crimea, but it was hardly an act of violence, much less war: the Russian navy sank one of its own, junked vessels...
Lisa Mascaro The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, delivered the opening invocation in the US Senate on Thursday, praying "to Buddha and all" and suggesting that purity of thought will guide...
Latvia says it expects Egypt to immediately release al-Jazeera correspondent Peter Greste, a dual Australian-Latvian citizen, charged by Cairo with spreading false information and aiding terrorists.
Potential Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday tried to clarify comments that left the impression she had compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to German dictator...
Alissa de Carbonnel Holed up on their bases, Ukraine's besieged servicemen and the Russians surrounding them in Crimea are locked in a standoff that at times is tense and at others surreal.
Michael Muskal A New Jersey teenager has lost the first round in her legal fight to get her parents to pay for college and living expenses in a case that is being closely watched because it deals with a seemingly...
Dan Williams The Israeli navy said that it seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the besieged Gaza...
A coin dealer handling a $US10 million treasure trove found by a US couple has dismissed a report that the hoard may have been stolen and must be given back.
The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organisation.
Two Los Angeles gang members appear to have joined the flow of foreigners flocking to fight in Syria - in this instance, on the side of President Bashar al-Assad.
China's capital region remained swathed Monday in a cloud of choking smog, prompting a rise in hospital visits and sales of indoor air purifiers and reports of rare industry shutdowns.
Sean Macaulay How could a stuffed horse's head, a pack of cigarettes, or an old switchblade be worth a small fortune? Welcome to the cutthroat world of Hollywood movie memorabilia.
Michael Muskal Amid the continuing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual...
Convicted murderer Freddie Hall is facing the death penalty in Florida, despite the fact that many professionals believe he is intellectually disabled.