• Obama takes aim at firms that shift profits overseas to avoid taxes

    The Obama administration called out corporate America for its growing use of a tactic to avoid paying taxes and urged lawmakers to act quickly to put a halt to the maneuver.
  • Long Beach Disabled Triathlete Defies Odds, Breaks Records

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Two weeks after Misty Diaz was born, doctors diagnosed her with the most serious form of spina bifida and told her parents she would not be able to walk or even feed herself on her own.
    Not only is she able to do all that and much more, the triathlete has broken records and won more than 130 medals.
    The 30-year-old, who has had 28 surgeries, is a four-time world champion, having competed in obstacle endurance competitions called Spartan Races.
    Conte
  • As Voter Registration Deadline Nears, UCLA Students Seem Prepared

    WESTWOOD — One of the most contentious presidential campaigns in quite some time seems to be resonating with young voters, at least at UCLA.
    Volunteers canvased the school’s quad Tuesday as part of national voter registration day hoping to make sure students get out and vote.
    CBS2’s Kristine Lazar circled the campus and found some students taking the 2016 campaign seriously.
    William Muetzenberg  watched last night’s debate but admits he is still undecided. &ldqu
  • 2 Men Charged In Fullerton Triple Murder

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com/AP) — Two young men were charged Tuesday with murder in the slayings of a Fullerton couple and a family friend who were discovered after the couple’s 6-year-old daughter called police.
    Army Pfc. Joshua Acosta, 21, and Frank Felix, 25, were each charged with three counts of murder, and Acosta also faces possible sentencing enhancements for personal discharge of a firearm causing death, the Orange County district attorney’s office said.
    Acosta and Felix
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  • Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Nuggets

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling 132,520 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service announced Monday.
    Some customers reported finding “foreign material” in the chicken nuggets.
    According to Tyson Foods, the material may have come from a plastic transfer belt.
    The recall applies to five-pound bags of fully cooked panko chic
  • Reward Offered For Information On Suspects, Person Of Interest In Camp Pendleton Sexual Assault

    CAMP PENDLETON (CBSLA.com) — Authorities sought the public’s help Tuesday in identifying and locating three men in connection with a sexual assault at Camp Pendleton in May.
    On May 26, two women were assaulted by two men on the beach at the Marine Corps base on May 26 at about 3:55 p.m, police said.
    One of the suspects was described by police as a Hispanic man in his mid 20s with a heavy build, some type of facial hair, brown eyes, short dark brown hair and a
  • Man Gets 50-To-Life For Killing Teens In Mojave Desert

    VICTORVILLE (AP) — A man who helped shoot a teenage couple in an abandoned Air Force bunker in the Mojave Desert has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.
    Twenty-eight-year-old David Smith was sentenced Tuesday in Victorville after recently pleading guilty to murder.
    Another man, 25-year-old Cameron Thomson, got 15 years. Authorities say he was the lookout during the 2008 killings in Helendale.
    Authorities say 18-year-old Christopher Thompson and 16-year-old Bodhisattva Sherzer-Pot
  • Free Speech Concerns Linger Over Law Allowing Actors To Remove Their Age From IMDb, Other Websites

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A new California law that will block websites from disclosing an actor’s age isn’t set to take effect until next year, but both sides are already speaking out after the bill’s passage.
    AB 1687, which was signed into law Sept. 24 by Gov. Jerry Brown, is said to help combat age discrimination by preventing the publication of a performer’s age by any “business that owns, licenses, or maintains personal information about a California resi
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  • Pasadena Humane Society Gets Second Large Cash Donation

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Generosity seems to be going around in Pasadena.
    After an anonymous animal lover slipped a pile of crisp new $20 bills totaling $8,000 into a Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA donation box last week, another donor decided to follow suit.
    The agency said they were told to check their donation box by a mysterious phone call Saturday.
    Pasadena Humane Society staffers found another generous and anonymous donation inside a white envelope — $2,000 in cash. A no
  • Hit-And-Run Kills Wheelchair-Bound Woman In North Hollywood

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A woman in a wheelchair was killed by a hit-and-run driver early Tuesday morning, police said.
    The driver, who was behind the wheel of a white Ford Transit van, took off after the collision that occurred about 3:30 a.m. at Burbank Boulevard and Bonner Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. The woman and her wheelchair were dragged for at least 100 feet.
    (credit: CBS)
    The woman, in her 70s, died at a hospital. Her name was withheld pending n
  • Selena Gomez — Instagram’s Biggest Star — Tops 100 Million Followers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Selena Gomez isn’t keeping her Instagram account to herself. The pop star has become the most followed celebrity on the popular photo sharing site.
    Gomez’s Instagram account became the first to hit the 100-million follower mark this week.
    The “Hands to Myself” and “Same Old Love” signer now tops such fellow celebrity Instagramers as Taylor Swift (91.4 million), Beyonce (85.3 million), Ariana Grande (85 million) and Kim Kardashian West
  • Prosecutors Charge Men After Ryan Lochte Protest On TV Show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged two protesters who rushed the stage of “Dancing with the Stars” in a protest against Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.
    The Los Angeles city attorney’s office says Sam Sotoodeh and Barzeen Soroudi were charged Monday with interfering with a performance and leaving a spectator area and entering a stage, both misdemeanors.
    The 59-year-old Sotoodeh and 25-year-old Soroudi were arrested Sept. 12 during a taping of the ABC ballroom dancing
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  • LA City Council Dedicates Stan Lee Day

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An omnipresent figure in the Marvel universe made a cameo appearance as himself at Los Angeles City Hall Tuesday.
    The Los Angeles City Council officially dedicated October 28 as Stan Lee Day, which will also be the opening day of his three-day celebration of comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop culture. Previously called “Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo,” the event will be renamed “Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic
  • Trump: LAX Is Example Of ‘Third-World’ US Infrastructure

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Donald Trump is no fan of LAX.
    Trump name-dropped the airport in Monday night’s debate as an example of the United States’ “third-world” infrastructure, alongside LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International.
    The exchange came as Trump lamented the country’s $19 trillion of debt and vast infrastructure needs.
    “You land at LaGuardia, you land at Kennedy, you land at LAX, yo
  • Setting Bail in San Francisco

    A deputy public defender writes that a new tool “has not increased the number of people released.”
  • Coach Fisher Praises Play Of Rams Defensive Line After 2-1 Start To Season

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The defensive line was the unquestioned strength for the Los Angeles Rams entering this season, and it showed in a variety of ways during their 37-32 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
    Robert Quinn had a strip-sack that Ethan Westbrooks returned 77 yards for a touchdown, Aaron Donald had one tackle for loss and deflected two passes, and Will Hayes returned from an ankle injury to provide depth in hot and humid conditions.
    If they can keep it up a
  • LSU Firing Les Miles Now Makes No Sense

    Ryan Mayer
    LSU made the change that many expected them to make at the end of last season by firing head coach Les Miles on Sunday following an 18-13 loss to unranked Auburn that left the team at 2-2 this season. He will be replaced in the interim by defensive line coach Ed Orgeron. The reasons for the firing are understandable and defensible. Miles, since losing to Alabama in the BCS Championship game in 2012, failed to produce a conference title, was just 11-9 against Top 25 teams and 0-4 again
  • Skywatchers Anticipate Black Moon Friday

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — We know blue moons happen very rarely – hence the term “once in a blue moon” – but it’s a black moon we have to look forward to Friday.
    While a blue moon is the second full moon in a month, a black moon is the second new moon in a single month and only happens once every 32 months. This coming Friday will be one of those times.
    Perhaps a black moon is less known because skywatchers won’t really see anything. A new moon phas
  • Prop. 51 Would OK $9 Billion For Schools

    Homebuilders would get a break as new schools are built in their areas.
  • Person Of Interest Named In Hit-And-Run That Killed Singer-Songwriter In Studio City

    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Police have identified a person of interest in the hit-and-run death of a 65-year-old Studio City man.
    Rob Meurer, a singer-songwriter who has written and performed several hit songs with Christopher Cross, was struck and killed Friday night on Moorpark near Coldwater Canyon.
    He was taken to a hospital after the crash in critical condition and was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Saturday morning.
    George Ronald Nicoletti was named a person of in
  • Leaderboard: Arnold Palmer, Top Of The Leaderboard

    By Dan Reardon
    Let the record show that on Sunday Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy flashed the brilliance that took him to the top of the World Golf rankings as a youngster. He shot 64 at East Lake and beat Ryan Moore in four extra holes to win both the Tour Championship and the FedExCup. Also, let the record show that Moore was announced later in the same day as the last player on the American Ryder Cup team. And let the record show that those news items were inconsequential because that s
  • Man Wanted For Stabbing On Metro Bus

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A man who stabbed two people on a Metro bus in South Los Angeles remains at large Tuesday, authorities said.
    The stabbing was reported at 8:56 p.m. Monday in the area of Figueroa Street and East Imperial Highway.
    Witnesses told deputies that a man stabbed two people aboard the bus and then exited at Harbor Station, where he took off running, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Transit Services Bureau.
    The two people were tak
  • Man Wanted For Stabbing 2 On Metro Bus

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A man who stabbed two people on a Metro bus in South Los Angeles remains at large Tuesday, authorities said.
    The stabbing was reported at 8:56 p.m. Monday in the area of Figueroa Street and East Imperial Highway.
    Witnesses told deputies that a man stabbed two people aboard the bus and then exited at Harbor Station, where he took off running, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Transit Services Bureau.
    The two people were tak
  • Police Search For Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run At South LA Bus Stop

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Tuesday searched for a hit-and-run driver who killed a man and critically injured his wife and daughter at a bus stop in South Los Angeles.
    The crash unfolded around 6:40 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of S. Figueroa Street, according to police, when a Range Rover collided with a Buick and then struck the family at the bus stop.
    A preliminary investigation revealed a couple, believed to each be around 70 years old, were sitting with their daughter w
  • Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Man At South LA Bus Stop

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Tuesday searched for a hit-and-run driver who killed a man and critically injured his wife and daughter at a bus stop in South Los Angeles.
    The crash unfolded around 6:40 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of S. Figueroa Street, according to police.
    A preliminary investigation revealed a couple, believed to each be around 70 years old, were sitting with their daughter when a car careened into the bus stop.
    Paramedics transported the victims to a hospital for trea
  • California Today: ‘Sticker Shock’ in Los Angeles Housing

    Tuesday: The whopping cost of living in Los Angeles, a fire threatens homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and a Bill Walton statue divides San Diegans.
  • Woldrich Fire Continues To Burn In San Fernando Valley

    LAKE VIEW TERRACE (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters Tuesday worked to extinguish hot spots of stubborn brush fire that erupted in the San Fernando Valley.
    The so-called Woldrich Fire erupted around 11:30 p.m. Monday near the 210 Freeway, according to firefighters.
    Hot, dry weather conditions contributed to the blaze burning across more than 20 acres.
    Firefighters said they have prevented flames from continuing to spread in the area.
    CBS2’s Jasmine Viel reported helicopters handled most of t
  • Crews Extinguish Woldrich Fire In San Fernando Valley

    LAKE VIEW TERRACE (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters Tuesday extinguished a stubborn brush fire in the San Fernando Valley.
    The so-called Woldrich Fire erupted around 11:30 p.m. Monday near the 210 Freeway, according to firefighters.
    Hot, dry weather conditions contributed to the blaze, which charred more than 21 acres.
    Firefighters said they have prevented flames from continuing to spread in the area.
    CBS2’s Jasmine Viel reported helicopters handled most of the workload overnight, making wa
  • 3 Hospitalized After Sedan Crashes Into Sheriff Deputy’s Cruiser In Long Beach

    LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Three people were seriously injured Tuesday after a sedan collided with a patrol vehicle in Long Beach.
    The crash unfolded just after midnight in the 6100 block of Paramount Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
    A preliminary investigation revealed the sedan crossed over the center median and struck the sheriff deputy’s patrol cruiser head-on.
    Paramedics transported the deputy, a suspect who was being transported to the La
  • Voter Registration Awareness Event To Be Held In Norwalk

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will host an event Tuesday to raise awareness of voter registration in Norwalk.
    The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 12400 block of Imperial Highway.The following requirements must be met in order to register to vote:
    — You are a U.S. citizen
    — You are a California resident
    — You will be at least 18 years old by the next election
    — You are not in prison, on parole, servi

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