• 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.
  • Sara Thomas, Ajay Deshpande

    After an introduction happened in Vegas, it didn’t stay in Vegas.
  • California Wildfire Spreads Across 20,000 Acres, Prompting Evacuations

    The evacuations encompassed about 1,500 homes, with only a portion of the fire contained by Saturday night, the Forest Service said.
  • Body Found Near Home Destroyed By Sand Fire In Santa Clarita

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are responding to reports of a body found near the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita.
    The body of a man was found on the 26000 block of Iron Canyon Road in Santa Clarita at around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday night.
    The body was found in an area that had been evacuated, and where at least one home was burned.
    It is unclear whether the remains were found inside a structure, outside, or inside a car.
    The Sand Fire has burned over 20,000 acres and forced the
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  • Gonzalez Homers, Turner Has 2 RBIs; Dodgers Beat Cardinals 7-2

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth home run, red-hot Justin Turner got two more RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat St. Louis 7-2 on Saturday night to end the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak.
    Turner’s two-run double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break.
    Gonzalez’s 429-foot solo blast to center sparked a three-run sixth.
    Kenta Maeda (9-7) rebounded from a poor outing against Arizona on July 17, giving up two runs over 5
  • Gattis Hits 2 HR’s In Astros’ 7-2 Win Over Angels

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Gattis had two home runs and four RBIs in his return to the lineup, Collin McHugh threw six strong innings and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Saturday night.Gattis sat Friday with a bruised right hand after being hit by a pitch Wednesday. He came back Saturday and launched a three-run homer into the Crawford Boxes in left field in the second inning and added a solo shot off the facade in left-center in the fourth to give Houston a 5-0 lea
  • Emergency Fire Reported At Pallet Yard In Downtown Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  A large building is on fire in downtown Los Angeles, officials said.
    The fire is burning in the 700 block of Ceres.
    The blaze was first reported around 6:15 p.m.Aerial video of the fire at a pallet yard in Downtown LA pic.twitter.com/evfMvnRyYL
    — CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) July 24, 2016
    Officials said a pallet yard is on fire. At least two buildings are also exposed to the fire, authorities said.
    No injuries have been reported.
    Flames are visible for sev
  • Shelters Open To Help Animals Caught Up In Sand Fire

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Sand Fire has displaced thousands of people and animals as it’s covered over 11,000 acres across the Southland.
    Agua Dulce Airport, Wayside Jail in Castaic, and Pierce College in Woodland Hills are all offering shelter for animals afflicted by the fire.
    Animals in the fire zone have been evacuated to several shelters, like the Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar.
    Charlotte Alanizi showed up at the MonteVerde Ranch late Friday night to check on t
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  • WNBA Rescinds Fines For Teams Who Wore Warmup Shirts To Support Shooting Victims

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — The WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before and during games.
    WNBA President Lisa Borders said in a statement Saturday the league was rescinding penalties given to the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and their players for wearing the shirts — which was a uniform violation. The players started wearing them to show
  • Road Closures, Evacuations Ordered For Sand Fire Burning In Santa Clarita

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) —  The Sand Fire has destroyed 11,000 acres and at least one structure.
    The fire was first reported along the 14 Freeway on Friday afternoon.
    Officials said the fire is only about 10 percent contained, as or 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
    Several road closures and evacuations have been ordered.
    Road Closures:Sand Canyon and Lost Canyon – no traffic into Sand CanyonPlacerita Canyon and the 14 Freeway – no traffic into Placerita CanyonSoledad Canyon Road eastb
  • 34-Year-Old Woman Killed In Pomona Shooting

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 34-year-old woman was fatally shot during a car-to-car shooting in Pomona on Saturday.
    Authorities have arrested a 23-year-old motorist who they believe was the shooter.
    Medical personnel rushed the woman, Deborah Guiterrez, from the scene to the hospital, where she later died from her gunshot wounds.
    The shooting took place in the area of Holt Ave and San Antonio Ave in Pomona.
    Patrol officers heard several gunshots around 3:30 a.m.
    Guiterrez was a passeng
  • A Look Behind the Curtain

    A reader comments on “Keeping Private Equity Shrouded in Shadows” (July 3).
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  • California Deposes Its ‘Welfare Queen’

    The nation’s most populous state will finally stop punishing the poor to spite mythical “welfare queens.”
  • Smoke Advisory Issued For Much Of LA County Amid Massive Santa Clarita Brush Fire

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — With smoke and ash filling the sky from the fast-moving Sand Fire, air quality regulators Saturday issued a smoke advisory for many parts of Los Angeles County that will remain in effect until at least midnight Sunday.
    The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the advisory for the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita valleys, the San Gabriel Mountains, the Pomona/Walnut Valley and the central Los Angeles area.
    The agency said those area
  • Dennis Rodman Is ‘Person Of Interest’ In 5 Freeway Crash In Santa Ana, CHP Says

    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — California Highway Patrol investigators want to talk to NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman about a collision on the 5 Freeway in Santa Ana, a CHP officer said.
    Rodman is considered a “person of interest” in the two-vehicle crash, which occurred at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of the freeway near Broadway, according to CHP Officer Florentino Olivera.
    A motorist, who was driving a black BMW sedan, told the CHP the other dri
  • Adams Homers In 16th Inning To Lift Cardinals Over Dodgers, 4-3

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Adams homered in the 16th inning to lead the Cardinals to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night for St. Louis’ season-best fifth straight victory.
    It was the second consecutive game that the Cardinals won in their final at-bat. They beat the Padres on Thursday after scoring a run in the ninth inning.
    Adams homer came with one out off Bud Norris (5-9), who gave up six runs as a starter in an 8-1 loss at Washington on Wednesday.
    Seth Maness (1-2)
  • Police Hunt Suspect In Brea Who Attacked Employee Inside Cellphone Repair Shop

    BREA (CBSLA.com)  —  Police in Brea are on the hunt for a suspect who attacked a man inside a cellphone repair store.
    The attack was captured on video.
    KCAL9’s Rachel Kim spoke to the victim Friday evening.
    The owner of the store said the customer has been coming to iCrack Repair for a number of years.
    But on Monday the man apparently got violent and flipped out when he was told his phone wasn’t ready and he wanted to make a call.
    The owner said the man dropped off hi
  • Idea Of Pokemon Go Dating App Delights Some, Nauseates Others

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  A new Pokemon Go dating app is delighting many and nauseating others.
    You probably already know which camp you’re in or will decide by the time you get to the end of this sentence.
    KCAL9’s Brittney Hopper went out Friday and also found mixed reactions to the new app.
    This new two-day-old app, of course, mixes two things young singles love right now — the most popular game app and dating.
    You swipe right to catch, and you swipe left to run a
  • McCullers Fans 10 To Help Astros Over Angels, 2-1

    HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers struck out 10 in eight-plus solid innings and Will Harris finished off the ninth to lead the Houston Astros to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
    McCullers was lifted for Harris after walking Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout with no outs in the ninth. Carlos Correa saved a run when he dived to stop a grounder hit by Daniel Nava and tossed the ball to second for a force for the second out.
    An RBI single by Andrelton Simmons came next to get
  • California Governor Denies Parole For Manson Follower

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago.
    Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board that found Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate.
    The Democra
  • Clinton Chooses Sen. Tim Kaine As Running Mate

    Kaine hails from the perennial swing state of Virginia, where he served as governor and was elected to the Senate in 2012.
  • Police Chase Possibly-Armed Suspect In. Around San Fernando Valley

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) —   Authorities are pursuing a suspect in and around the San Fernando Valley.
    The chase started around 4:45 p.m. on the westbound 134 Freeway at Orange Grove, officials said.
    The suspect is believed to be armed.
    It was unclear what the suspect was originally wanted for.
    The suspect — in a red SUV — has been chased through Chino, Pasadena, Burbank, Studio City, Sherman Oaks and North Hollywood.
    Reporting in Sky2, Stu Mundel said the CHP has two choppers
  • Police Chase Possibly-Armed Forgery Suspect In. Around San Fernando Valley

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) —   Authorities are pursuing a suspect in and around the San Fernando Valley.
    The chase started around 4:45 p.m. on the westbound 134 Freeway at Orange Grove, officials said.
    The suspect is believed to be armed.
    Authorities said the suspect is wanted for a possible forgery at a Kohl’s store.
    The suspect — in a red SUV — has been chased through Chino, Pasadena, Burbank, Studio City, Sherman Oaks and North Hollywood.
    Reporting in Sky2, Stu Mundel s
  • Police Chase Forgery Suspect Around San Fernando Valley

    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) —  Authorities pursued a man suspect in forgery in and around the San Fernando Valley.
    The chase started around 4:45 p.m. on the westbound 134 Freeway at Orange Grove, officials said.
    The suspect was believed to have been armed.
    Authorities said the man was wanted for a possible forgery at a Kohl’s store in the Chino area.
    The man in a red SUV was chased through Chino, Pasadena, Burbank, Studio City, Sherman Oaks and North Hollywood.
    Reporting in Sky2,
  • Santa Clarita Brush Fire Scorches 5,500 Acres

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) —  A fast-moving, wind-whipped brush fire that broke out along the northbound 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita has so far charred more than five thousand acres.
    Fire officials said Saturday morning the fire had burned more than 5,500 acres, with 0-percent containment. One structure was destroyed, the US Forest Service said.
    #SandFire 5500 acres 0% cont. 1 structure destroyed. Evacuations still in affect for Little Tujunga Canyon Roadnorth of Go
  • Santa Clarita Brush Fire Scorches 20,000 Acres; 10 Percent Contained

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com/AP) — The massive brush fire in the mountains near Santa Clarita is a threat to 1,000 homes and 100 commercial structures, fire officials said Saturday.
    The U.S. Forest Service said the fire had burned 20,000 acres and was 10 percent contained (as of 10:30 p.m. Sat.)
    *#SandFire Update * The fire has grown to 11,000 acres and is 10% contained. 100 homes evacuated.
    — Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) July 23, 2016Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief John
  • Santa Clarita Brush Fire Scorches 20,000 Acres

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com/AP) — The massive brush fire in the mountains near Santa Clarita is a threat to 1,000 homes and 100 commercial structures, fire officials said Saturday.
    The U.S. Forest Service said the fire had burned 20,000 acres and was 10 percent contained (as of 6:30 p.m. Sat.)
    *#SandFire Update * The fire has grown to 11,000 acres and is 10% contained. 100 homes evacuated.
    — Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) July 23, 2016Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief J
  • Santa Clarita Brush Fire Scorches 11,000 Acres

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) —  A fast-moving, wind-whipped brush fire that broke out along the northbound 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita has so far charred more than 11,000 acres.
    Fire officials said Saturday morning the fire had burned more than 11,000 acres, with 10-percent containment. One structure was destroyed and 100 homes were still evacuated, the US Forest Service said.
    *#SandFire Update * The fire has grown to 11,000 acres and is 10% contained. 100 homes
  • Growing 3,300-Acre Brush Fire Reported In Santa Clarita

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) —  A  3,300-acre — and fast-growing — brush fire broke out Friday afternoon in Santa Clarita.
    The second-alarm fire is burning along the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway (14) aside heavy vegetation near Sand Canyon Road.
    Officials said no structures are threatened.
    The blaze — now dubbed the Sand Fire — as reported just after 2:10 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. As of 3:30 p.m., the fire was at zero pe
  • Growing 2,500-Acre Brush Fire Reported In Santa Clarita

    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) —  A 2,500-acre — and fast-growing — brush fire broke out Friday afternoon in Santa Clarita.
    The second-alarm fire is burning along the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway (14) aside heavy vegetation near Sand Canyon Road.
    Officials said no structures are threatened.
    The blaze — now dubbed the Sand Fire — as reported just after 2:10 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. As of 3:30 p.m., the fire was at zero percent

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