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The police officer who shot Michael Brown is nowhere to be found

Lindsey Bever For the past 12 days, Darren Wilson has been one of the most villainised men in the world. And he has virtually disappeared.

China's state media jab US on Ferguson

The State Department seal.

Julie Makinen With the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, countries including China have sensed a chance to strike back at what they see as the United States' preachiness and hypocrisy on human rights.

One dead, several injured after lightning strike in Venice Beach, Los Angeles

A man is treated by a paramedics after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California.

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.

Earthquake rocks Los Angeles, scares news anchors during broadcast

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Michael Idato Everyone else has alarm clocks. The city of Los Angeles has earthquakes.

Grandmother allegedly froze to death in Los Angeles hospital morgue

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...

38,000 litres of crude oil spills into Los Angeles suburb from ruptured pipe

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.

One dead and seven injured after gunman opens fire at Los Angeles airport

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Michael Idato and Alexandra Smith Gunman in custody after opening fire in LA airport in an attack reportedly on security guards.

Counter terrorism drill in downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Actors pretending to be terror suspects wearing suicide vests confront Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau during a drill involving a response to threats of a weapon of mass destruction on June 6, 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, California. The realistic counterterrorism drill began with an explosion with law enforcement officers firing blank ammunition at pretend suspects as police helicopters with sharp shooters were flying low among downtown office towers. The counter terrorism exercise was part of the 2013 National Homeland Security Associations conference at the Bonaventure Hotel.   Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

The Los Angeles Police Department's Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau conducted a counter terrorism excersie in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles on edge after another night of violence in wake of Trayvon Martin case

Los Angeles Police Department officers in riot gear

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.

Sky's the conduit as 'carmageddon' hits Los Angeles

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''.

Drunk driver jailed for 51 years for death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart

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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.

School massacre plot halted, two students arrested, police say

Arthur Miller, Chief of Police for South Pasadena, California, holds a press conference after two students were arrested on suspicion of plotting a mass shooting.

Adolfo Flores and Veronica Rocha Police on Tuesday said two teens arrested this week had developed a "huge plan" to carry out a mass school shooting in which they wanted to kill "as many people as possible."

Climber falls 100 metres to death after proposing to girlfriend

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Joseph Serna The family of an avid mountain climber is grieving after the man fell a hundred metres to his death in Yosemite National Park just hours after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.

Tensions rise as protesters defy Ferguson curfew

Protesters defied the midnight curfew in Ferguson.

Ellen Wulfhorst A midnight to 5am curfew was in effect in Ferguson, after Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency as violence flared anew after a week of street protests over the killing of an unarmed black...

Right-wing extremists can't break the love of a Muslim man and Jewish woman in Israel

Morel Malka on her wedding day.

Batsheva Sobelman Amid the tension of Israel's fragile ceasefire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the marriage of Morel and Mahmoud has become a national political issue.

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan caught in huge anti-drug crackdown

Hong Kong actor Jaycee Chan, left, and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko, right.

Philip Wen Jaycee Chan, the son of kung fu mega-star Jackie Chan, has been arrested in Beijing on drug-related charges amid an anti-drug crackdown that has already netted thousands - including several celebrity...

St Louis riots: Violence breaks out after peaceful protests as Obama calls for measured response

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church in Ferguson on Monday.

Daniel Fallon and Nick Carey Violence again erupted in the St Louis area near the site of the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, according to local police, despite calls by US President Barack...

Hacker group claims to identify police officer who shot St Louis teenager after police crackdown

A protester shouts as she moves away from a line of riot police in Ferguson, St Louis.

Nick Carey Ferguson, St Louis: Authorities in Missouri on Thursday stood by their earlier decision to withhold the name of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, but denied he was the...

New policing approach eases tensions but Missouri anger remains

Demetrus Washington joins demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

John Schwartz, Michael Shear and Michael Paulson Hours after US President calls for an end to the violence, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon orders the state highway patrol to take over security from local law enforcement.

Missouri police name officer in shooting of unarmed teen, cites Michael Brown as suspect in robbery

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announces the name of the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown as officer Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri.

Nick Carey Authorities named Darren Wilson as the police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri last weekend, saying the officer had a good record and the incident came in the...