• 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.
  • Massachusetts Gas Prices Increase For 8th Straight Week

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gasoline prices have jumped 4 cents in the past week to an average of $2.12 for a gallon of self-serve regular.
    AAA Northeast said Monday that despite the eighth consecutive week of higher prices, gasoline in Massachusetts is still 2 cents per gallon below the national average and 42 cents lower than it was a year ago.
    AAA found self-serve, regular selling for as low as $1.99 per gallon and as high as $2.29.
    Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserv
  • Janitors Rally, March Through Downtown Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of janitors held a rally in downtown Los Angeles Friday, ahead of the Saturday deadline of contract negotiations.
    Contract negotiations between the SEIU USWW and janitorial companies are in their final hours.
    Workers are calling for better working conditions, on-the-job protections from sexual assault of immigrant women janitors and higher wages.
    If no deal is reached, a strike could happen as early as next week.
  • Firefighters Knock Down Flames At Craftsman-Style Homes In Koreatown Area

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A fire destroyed two homes Friday in the Koreatown area, but no one was hurt.
    Nearly 100 firefighters sent to the 100 block of South Ardmore Avenue late this morning extinguished the flames in less than an hour, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.
    The cause of the blazer was under investigation. Authorities were looking into an unconfirmed report that an explosion was heard at the firescene.
    A roof collapse forced firefighters into a defensive mode as t
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  • Firefighters Battling Flames At 3 Craftsman-Style Homes In Koreatown Area

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Firefighters are battling a greater-alarm fire at three Craftsman-style homes in the Koreatown area, authorities said Friday.
    The fire at three single-family homes was reported at 11:43 a.m. in the 100 block of South Ardmore Avenue, Los Angeles Fire dispatcher Margaret Stewart said.
    The initial report included a possible explosion, Stewart said.
    No injuries have been reported yet, she said, but firefighters have not yet been able to make their way into the st
  • Powerball Jackpot Hits $314M

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has soared to $314 million for Saturday’s drawing, raising the possibility of another billion-dollar jackpot.
    The current Powerball jackpot has rolled 16 times since a ticket worth $291.4 million was drawn on March 2 in Florida.
    California Lottery officials say the last time the Powerball jackpot hit $300 million, it skyrocketed to a record-breaking $1.586 billion in less than two weeks. Winning tickets for th
  • Keidel: Like Dan Marino, Laremy Tunsil A Victim Of Embellished Fears

    By Jason Keidel
    As someone who bleeds black and gold, one of the singular regrets of my youth was watching Dan Marino tumble down the 1983 NFL Draft board, only to see my beloved Steelers pass on him in favor of Gabe Rivera.
    Marino was on drugs, you see, and was branded a high-risk passing savant who could easily fall through the trap door of his demons.
    There was zero evidence that Marino actually did drugs. His own roommate told the NFL narcs he’d never seen the QB do anything but p
  • 17 Arrested Following Trump’s Speech In Costa Mesa

    COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — Seventeen people were in custody Friday after thousands of protesters clashed with motorists and police during Donald Trump’s speech in Costa Mesa.
    According to police, the suspects were arrested on suspicion of failure to disperse from the area along with other charges.
    The group of around 3,000 protesters gathered by 8:30 p.m. Thursday outside the parking lot of the Orange County Fair & Event Center.
    Many held “Dump the Trump” signs to prote
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  • 20,000 Without Power In Hemet

    HEMET (AP) — A power outage has affected more than 20,000 utility customers in the Hemet area of Riverside County.
    Southern California Edison’s website says the outage began at 5:27 a.m. Friday and the cause is being analyzed.
    The utility estimates most customers may have power restored by 8 a.m.
    (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
  • The Cruz Campaign and Execution

    Ted Cruz has a fascination with death. And his California campaign manager previous worked for someone who promised televised executions.
  • Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: April 25th-April 29th

    The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.
    Number 5: In this week’s episode, we start with Steve from Granbury, Texas who called in to Shan and RJ on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas to tell the guys that he’s tired of meddling mother-in-laws.
    Number 4: Checking in at four is Sean from Philadelphia, PA who hopped on with the Josh Innes Show on Sportsradio 94 WIP in
  • Ducks Fire Boudreau After Another Early Playoff Exit

    ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com/AP) – The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau Friday following another disappointing postseason run.
    Anaheim’s season ended in a Game 7 loss to the Nashville Predators on home ice for the fourth consecutive year, erasing most of the good feelings from four months of progress in the Ducks’ fifth season under Boudreau.
    They won their fourth consecutive Pacific Division title with a spectacular second half of the season, going 34-10-5 after the holiday brea
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  • Police Investigate How Body Wrapped In Plastic Ended Up Near Burbank Train Tracks

    BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Police are working Friday to determine how a body wrapped in plastic ended up in an open field near a Burbank lumber yard, and how that person died.
    Someone reported seeing the body behind Stock Lumber at 640 N. Victory Blvd. about 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Burbank police Sgt. Claudio Losacco said. Officers responded and found the body, whose feet were exposed, he said.
    The gender, race or age of the person who died were not immediately determined, Losacco said. The c
  • Trump Rally in California Turns Violent

    Clashes grew more heated on Thursday as the night went on outside an event for Donald J. Trump in Costa Mesa, Calif.
  • Top NFL Draft Prospects By Position Still On The Board After Round 1

    By Ryan Mayer
    The 1st round of the NFL Draft has come and gone. 31 players have had their NFL dreams realized when they got the call last night, but there are still plenty of good players available. Rounds 2 and 3 of the draft take place tonight in Chicago. With that in mind, here are the top players still available heading into the night.
    Quarterback
    Connor Cook/Christian Hackenberg, QB, Michigan State/Penn State
    Two Big Ten quarterbacks that each come with their own set of question marks. For
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Aren’t Against Driverless Cars

    STANFORD (KCBS) — The head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving has come out in favor of driverless car technology.
    The nationwide organization believes autonomous cars will cut back on DUI-related auto crashes and deaths.
    MADD CEO Debbie Weir attended a meeting of industry and government leaders at Stanford Wednesday to push the implementation of driverless technology.
    “We believe technology is a key to saving lives,” Weir told KCBS.
    Ten thousand people were killed in alcohol-rela
  • 3 Juvenile Siblings Reported Missing In South LA

    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities sought the public’s help Friday to locate three juvenile siblings who were reported missing in the South Los Angeles area.
    According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Alexis Nicole Hall, 13, Joshua Johnson, 12, and Tamika Lovely Johnson, 11, were dropped off in the 1200 block of West 94th Street around 3:00 p.m. Monday.
    “All three children left the location for an unknown destination and have not returned home or m
  • ABA Team Owner And Envied Dealmaker Ozzie Silna Dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association franchise into a four-decade windfall of nearly $800 million from the NBA in what’s commonly called the greatest deal in sports history, has died at age 83.
    Silna’s younger brother and Spirits of St. Louis co-owner Daniel Silna told The Associated Press that his brother’s funeral was held Thursday. Ozzie Silna died Tuesday at a Los Angeles hospital after a brief illness, his brother said.
  • Proposed John Wayne Day Rejected Over Decades-Old Racist Comments

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments.
    The state Assembly defeated the official ode to John Wayne Thursday after several legislators described statements he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society.
    Known as “Duke,” a nickname he picked up as a
  • Marlins’ Dee Gordon Says He Unknowingly Took PED

    LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins says he unknowingly took the performance-enhancing drug that led to his 80-game suspension.
    The startling announcement of the suspension by Major League Baseball came shortly after the Marlins’ victory at Los Angeles on Thursday night. MLB said Gordon tested positive for exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol.
    In a statement, Gordon said he would accept the suspension.
    The 28-year-old Gordon led the maj
  • Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Coat Up For Auction

    CALABASAS (AP) — A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince’s 1984 classic film “Purple Rain” is hitting the auction block.
    Prince donned the black-and-white blazer with leather sleeves while riding a motorcycle with co-star Apollonia Kotero.
    “It’s definitely the most important piece of screen-worn Prince clothing that’s ever come up for auction,” said Joe Maddalena, president of the Calabasas-based auction house, Profiles in History. “Thi
  • Thousands Of Janitors Rally In Streets Of LA Over Unfair Labor Practices

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thousands of janitors rallied Friday in the streets of Los Angeles and other cities, calling for fair labor practices.
    Demonstrators took to the streets at 5:00 a.m., holding poster boards on the corner of Westwood and Wilshire boulevards in Westwood.
    The janitors are asking for better working conditions, protection from sexual assault of immigrant female janitors, and wages that would allow local families to meet basic needs of living.
    At noon, the crowd of janit
  • More Than 20 Arrested Following Trump’s Speech In Costa Mesa

    COSTA MESA (CBSLA.com) — More than 20 people were in custody Friday after thousands of protesters clashed with motorists and police during Donald Trump’s speech in Costa Mesa.
    The group of around 3,000 protesters gathered by 8:30 p.m. Thursday outside the parking lot of the Orange County Fair & Event Center.
    Many held “Dump the Trump” signs to protest against the Republican presidential front-runner.
    Demonstrators spilled into the streets near Fair Drive and Fairview
  • 3 Gunmen Arrested After Firing At Police In San Bernardino

    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — Three men were arrested Friday after shooting at officers in San Bernardino.
    The shooting unfolded around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday in the 2500 block of 5th Street, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.
    Officers were working in an unmarked unit in an alleyway when the suspects opened fire on them.
    When the officers exited their vehicle and returned fire, the suspects ran and climbed a wall into the property of a hotel.
    The three men ran through the parki
  • South LA Job Fair Will Offer More Than 1,500 Positions To Residents

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of Southland residents are expected to wait in line Friday to acquire employment during a one day job fair.
    The South Los Angeles WorkSource Center will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 3965 South Vermont Avenue.
    More than 1,500 positions are available, event coordinators said.
    An events company plans to hire people to work at Rams games and other sports venues and concerts.
    The WorkSource Center links employers with workers, and workers with the resour
  • More Than 1,500 Positions Available At South LA Job Fair

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of Southland residents are expected to wait in line Friday to acquire employment during a one day job fair.
    The South Los Angeles WorkSource Center will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 3965 South Vermont Avenue.
    More than 1,500 positions are available, event coordinators said.
    An events company plans to hire people to work at Rams games and other sports venues and concerts.
    The WorkSource Center links employers with workers, and workers with the resour
  • Best Dog-Friendly Bars In Orange County

    Dogs truly hate when you leave them at home, so think about towing along your pooch the next time you are heading out for an after work cocktail or a brunch hair of the dog (literally) date. The bars and restaurants in Orange County understand that patrons want to spend time with their pups, which is why pet parents will find more establishments that welcome and cater to dog families. Opening up patio seating and offering water bowls for dogs are fairly typical practices for dog-friendly bars/r
  • Pets2Love: Crissy

    STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Meet this week’s Pets2Love, Crissy!
    Crissy (A1622931) is a 5-month-old blonde chihuahua mix who weighs six pounds.
    She is super sweet and makes for the perfect sized lap dog.
    Crissy is available for adoption at the North Central Shelter, located at 3201 Lacy Street in Los Angeles. Please call (213) 847-1416.
  • Local Teen Gains Virtual Fame After Asking Taylor Swift To Prom In Viral Video

    SAN GABRIEL (CBSLA.com) — Home video of a 17-year-old asking pop star Taylor Swift to the prom has gone viral.
    Tony Rodela has not yet received an answer to his question but hopes he hears soon.Rodela shot the video on his birthday with his buddy in March. Since then, it’s been viewed tens of thousands of times.
    “I’m her No. 1 fan. She is beautiful,” said Rodela, who loves Swift so much, in fact, he has her posters pinned up next to his family’s portraits.
    In
  • Only On 2: Family Fights For Justice For Woman Convicted Of Murdering Olympian Athlete Husband

    OXNARD (CBSLA.com)  —  A southland family is fighting for justice in a case that made international headlines.
    The victim, Dave Laut — an Olympic athlete (he won the bronze in the shot put in the 1984 games) was shot to death by his own wife in 2009.
    The wife’s family members are coming to her defense and speaking out following her being found guilty of murder last month.  CBS2’s Serene Branson reports the family is breaking their silence in their first TV

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