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  • Killer convicted after 15 years on the lam

      Killer convicted after 15 years on the lam
    After more than 15 years on the lam, former fugitive Giovanni Spiller was convicted late Tuesday of a 1996 slaying that left the victim's family shattered and exposed weaknesses in America's system for apprehending international fugitives. FBI agents...
  • Vatican impeded Mahony attempts to remove priests, files show

    Vatican impeded Mahony attempts to remove priests, files show
    In 1993, Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote to the Vatican with an urgent problem. One of his priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles had been accused of plying teenage boys with alcohol and molesting them, sometimes during prayer. In less than eight years,...
  • Why Saudi princesses keep slaves

    Why Saudi princesses keep slaves
    A Saudi princess living in Irvine was charged Wednesday with human trafficking after a Kenyan woman who worked in her home fled and contacted the police. Orange County prosecutors allege that Meshael Alayban forced the woman to work 16 hours a day,...
  • Sharks use tail to kick tail

    Sharks use tail to kick tail
    Pelagic thresher sharks, charcoal-eyed predators that patrol the world’s oceans, use their massive, scythe-like tails to slap schools of sardines, according to a new study published Wednesday in PLOS ONE. The aqua-smack delivers a shock wave so...
  • Investors, Starbucks co-bidder oppose McDreamy's Tully's buy

    It’s not just the “Grey’s Anatomy” mid-season premiere Thursday night weighing on Patrick Dempsey’s mind – the would-be coffee company owner is facing several objections to his pending purchase of Seattle’s Tully&...
  • Delfin Santos Jr. dies at 24; Army specialist

    Delfin Santos Jr. dies at 24; Army specialist
    Delfin Santos Jr. was in Army basic training when his father died. His father was himself an Army veteran, a prisoner of war during World War II who died in his 90s. Santos listened — really listened — to his father's stories as a child...
  • Five killed as Philippine volcano starts spewing rocks and ash

    Four German tourists and one of their Filipino guides were killed Tuesday when one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes started spewing large rocks and ash, officials said. The group was climbing the Mayon volcano when an explosion happened at...
  • Bob Arum goes the distance for his next big fight

    Whither goest the sport of boxing these days? How about to a country where it was banned in 1959 and not allowed back until 1986? That would be China. This is promoter Bob Arum's grand plan. He has had many over six decades of promoting the sport, and...
  • FBI agent's conduct questioned at arms trafficking hearing

     
    More testimony is expected in the case of an FBI agent who went undercover to ensnare three men in a weapons trafficking case -- but ended up having his conduct being put on trial in downtown Los Angeles....
  • O.C. prosecutors drop case against Saudi princess

    The story was shocking when it broke: A Saudi princess living in luxury in Irvine suspected of keeping a Kenyan woman as a modern-day slave. When Meshael Alayban, 42, was accused in July of forcing an employee to work long hours for little pay, Orange...
  • Battle drags on between Philippine troops and Muslim rebels

    Battle drags on between Philippine troops and Muslim rebels
    Philippine government troops claimed more than a week ago to be mopping up a failed attempt by Muslim rebels to seize the port city of Zamboanga, but news media report continuing clashes and mounting casualties. The fighting, in its 17th day when dawn...
  • The Swoose

     
    Los Angeles once had "The Swoose" - the oldest B-17 in existence - as a possible war memorial....