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LAPD officer’s shooting could have had more victims, reports say

The 29-year-old man who shot a police officer in the lobby of the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division and took aim at the officer’s partner intended to shoot other people at the police complex as well, it was ...

Four school stabbing victims in critical condition; teen suspect charged as adult

A teenage boy wielding two kitchen knives went on a stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, early Wednesday, before being tackled by an assistant principal, authorities said.

Suspect ID'd in shooting of LAPD officer at police station

The suspect who allegedly opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun in the front lobby of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division has been identified as Daniel C. Yealu, 29, of L.A., LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said Tuesday.

Army's ban on dreadlocks; other styles seen as offensive to some African-Americans

The U.S. Army's new ban on many types of ethnic hairstyles has African-American women who wear their coifs in dreadlocks, braids and cornrows in a twist.

Habanero peppers cause school evacuation

Police cars and fire trucks surrounded Jefferson County Open School in Colorado Monday, as hazmat crews decontaminated students outside -- spraying them down, fully clothed, in cordoned-off sections under a blue tent.

Ebola outbreak one of 'most challenging'

The Ebola outbreak in coastal West Africa is still contained to Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday, despite rumors of the virus spreading to other countries.

Drought may hinder job growth in L.A. County

The ongoing California drought may hinder economic growth in Southern California for years to come. A UCLA-Anderson forecast this week revealed that the dry conditions could diminish the fishing and manufacturing sectors statewide, with Los Angeles County still recording no ...

SCA 5: A bad idea that covers up a worse problem

In January, the California Senate voted in favor of SCA 5, a state constitutional amendment to allow race-based admission and hiring practices at our colleges and universities.

Lancaster bank robbery suspect arrested

On Tuesday, April 1, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Major Crimes Bureau, executed a search warrant on the residence of suspected bank robber Walter Compton, a 50 year-old resident of Palmdale.

Greyhound Package Express announces partnership with United We Ship

Greyhound Package Express (GPX), Greyhound’s expedited shipping service, recently announced its new partnership with United We Ship LLC, a Los Angeles-based, single-source shipping and logistics provider. Through this partnership, customers can schedule and track shipments directly from the company’s website ...

UNCF surprises deserving student with scholarship on the ‘Queen Latifah Show’

UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, delivered an overwhelming surprise to Ashley Booth, a deserving student at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. As part of the 35th annual UNCF “An ...

Millions of Californians will see smaller electricity bills this month

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Air Resources Board this week announced that millions of California households will see a credit averaging $35 on their April electricity bills thanks to a state program to fight climate change by ...

Less money from food stamps leaves residents hurting

Many Los Angeles County residents are hurting, not able to purchase as much food with their CalFresh (food stamps) cards as they were before, because the dollar value has been reduced.

Charles Drew University receives accreditation with commendation

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) this week announced that the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) awarded Accreditation with Commendation to the university’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program. As a result, the university’s renewed ACCME ...

Local Legend: Dorsey High School Baseball Coach Peter Dobson

Dorsey baseball coach Peter Dobson has a simple mantra: “Who’s going to do it, if you don’t?”