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  • John Travolta extortion case dropped in the Bahamas

     
    With John Travolta declining to take the stand again in the Bahamas, the prosecution has dropped charges against two people accused of attempted extortion in the wake of the death of the actor's teenage son, Jett. The move, apparently at the request of...
  • TV This Week for Sept. 12th – 18th

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 12 – 18 in PDF format This week's TV Movies Weekly TV Listings can also be downloaded here SUNDAY The vampire strikes back! Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) prepares his revenge......
  • Assistance is overflowing in San Bruno neighborhood, but frustration builds with displaced residents

     
    Outside the blast zone in San Bruno, a neighborhood gymnasium and park have been transformed into a one-stop assistance center for those still displaced three days after the destructive explosion. The city recreation center and its grounds have become a.....
  • Missing members of 'cult-like' Palmdale church found alive and well, sheriff says

     
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Sunday that it had found the 13 members of a "cult-like" church in Jackie Robinson Park east of Palmdale. All were alive and well, according to the department. A massive search for the......
  • Missing members of 'cult-like' group seen praying at Palmdale high school, officials say

     
    A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy apparently made contact with members of a group feared to be planning a mass suicide pact, just hours after they were reported missing, authorities said. Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker said a deputy reported that......
  • Families fear mass suicide as deputies search remote areas for church members [Updated]

     
    On foot and in helicopters, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies searched Vasquez Rocks and other remote high desert areas for 13 people from a "cult-like" Palmdale church, including several children, who went missing Saturday amid fears...
  • Woman at center of mass suicide search 'not a fanatic,' neighbors say

     
    As sheriff's patrol cars and several helicopters were searching the Antelope Valley for more than a dozen missing people tied to a cult-like group, different portraits were emerging of the group's alleged leader. Authorities fear Reyna Marisol Chicas,...
  • Palmdale neighbors paint different picture of presumed cult leader

     
    Late Saturday night, authorities were describing Reyna Marisol Chicas as a potential cult leader who may have masterminded a group suicide plot that included her own children. But former neighbors of the Salvadoran immigrant painted a different picture,...
  • Nine children among those missing from cult-like group

     
    Authorities late Saturday released the names of more than a dozen missing people -- including nine children --linked to a cult-like group. Update, 12:48 a.m.: While the search continues, sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker cautioned that letters left behind do...
  • Mass-suicide fears prompt search for members of cult-like group in Palmdale

     
    Fears of a mass suicide by members of a cult-like group in Palmdale prompted authorities to launch a major search Saturday night for five members of the group and at least eight children. The group was believed to be traveling......
  • Paul Thomas Anderson’s “new religion” project down for the count

     
    The movie, titled “The Master,”  was to be about the 1950s origins of a Scientology-like religion called “The Cause” and was supposed to start filming in August. Philip Seymour Hoffman was to star, but he said its status was &#...
  • Children of religious sect leader put in protective custody

     
    Child-welfare authorities have taken custody of two children belonging to the leader of a religious group that went missing over the weekend in Palmdale, authorities said. Reyna Marisol Chicas, 32, was placed into an involuntary mental health evaluation...