(CNN) -- Word of Nelson Mandela’s death spread quickly across the United States, bringing with it a mix of reverence and grief for a man who was born in South Africa but in the end belonged to the world.
Friend helped her surrender youth
A woman sought for illegally holding her three children, including one she allegedly abducted outside a foster home in Palmdale, surrendered the children at a police station in South Los Angeles this week with help from a friend, but she fled before police could arrest her, a deputy said.
Students recieve scholarship money and a trip to the Capitol
A Yorba Linda student was selected to represent California in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s 52nd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program, the state Department of Education announced this week.
You’ve probably heard someone say, “I’m fat but fit.” Several recent studies have suggested this statement could be true. But a new meta-analysis, a review of eight existing studies, published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine may put a stop to the rumor.
School custodian Jarret Crump shot at traffic light; three others shot outside car
The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested one suspect and is searching for another in the case of one of two drive-by shootings that happened last week.
Christopher Warsaw charged with attempted murder, assault, kidnapping
A man who allegedly opened fire on Inglewood police and then barricaded himself inside a home, while holding his girlfriend and her 14-year-old daughter hostage for more than eight hours, was charged this week with multiple counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and other felonies.
NEW YORK, A commuter train derailed in a curve in the New York borough of the Bronx on Sunday, killing four people and leaving dozens hurt, investigators said.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., -- Drag racing may have been involved in the fiery crash that killed “Fast & Furious” actor Paul Walker on Saturday, an investigator said Monday.
Two girls claiming they’d been held captive for several months or more in “filthy living conditions” told police they ran to a neighbor’s house to escape their knife-wielding stepfather, according to a Tucson, Arizona, police report.
(CNN) -- Seven cars of an Amtrak passenger train headed from New Orleans to New York derailed overnight in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the company said in a statement.
Contractor charged with murder after Philadelphia building collapse
(CNN) -- A contractor connected with a fatal building collapse in Philadelphia now faces murder charges.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., -- Conrad Murray, who literally sang his innocence in a jail cell interview with CNN in April, has given his first interviews since spending two years in jail for the death of Michael Jackson.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is one of the most influential small-business advocacy groups in the country. They battle against government regulation, higher taxes and, perhaps most famously, Obamacare.
World No. 1 decided to pack her schedule and had her most successful year
“It could have been the secret to my success or the secret to my demise,” a wistful Serena Williams says of her 2013 season.
Our brains represent about 2% of our overall body mass
We humans tend to think of ourselves as better than, or at least separate from, all other species on this planet. But every species is unique, and in that sense humans are no different.
Women were freed in October through the efforts of Freedom Charity
British police have arrested a couple on suspicion of holding three “extremely traumatized” women captive for more than 30 years, Scotland Yard announced Thursday.
Verizon was top-ranked major service provider
Sprint tumbled to last place in this year’s Consumer Reports rankings for wireless service providers, based on a survey of users.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will consider a proposal in December that would allow airline passengers to make cell phone calls while flying above 10,000 feet on specially equipped planes.
Judge stays serial killer’s execution
A federal court has granted a stay of execution for White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, hours before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection in Missouri.
A Florida judge on Tuesday set bail for George Zimmerman at $9,000 and ordered a number of conditions for his freedom — including that he not possess weapons — while he awaits trial on charges he pointed a shotgun at his girlfriend.
Will appear before a judge on Tuesday afternoon
George Zimmerman was charged Monday with felony aggravated assault after allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, according to Dennis Lemma, chief deputy with the Seminole County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office.
Just as the price of a Bitcoin reaches record highs, a U.S. Senate committee is taking a closer look at the world’s favorite decentralized digital currency.
Newspaper employee shot twice
A man armed with a shotgun walked into the lobby of the French daily Liberation in Paris and fired twice Monday, the newspaper said.
City Council members have voted to strip him of powers and urged him to take leave
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford would have admitted to smoking crack cocaine long before his eventual admission, he says. It’s just that no one asked him the right question.
Officials are still struggling to quantify the dead
They’re doing a job nobody wants to do in a place few want to be. But their deeply unenviable task is a vital step toward getting Tacloban, the Philippines city decimated by the fury of Super Typhoon Haiyan, back on its feet.
No need to panic
If it’s mid-November, there must be some sort of panic-inducing announcement about the shortage of a Thanksgiving dinner staple.
MAVEN spacecraft to study Martian atmosphere
You may have heard it before: Billions of years ago, Mars probably looked more like Earth does now, with clouds and oceans and a much thicker atmosphere.
Public breakups are never a good idea. It’s bad enough to have to deal with all the drama of a fight in a first place, but when this pair broke up on comedian Kyle Ayers’ rooftop Saturday evening he decided to make the best of it.
A North Carolina deputy responding to a complaint about an animal made a shocking discovery Friday at the residence next door -- a child found shivering and handcuffed to a front porch with a dead chicken around his neck.
A lion at the Dallas Zoo bit and killed a lioness in their exhibit as visitors watched Sunday afternoon in an attack officials said they couldn’t immediately explain.
WASHINGTON, Illinois (CNN) -- Steve Bucher knew something was ominous about the weather. “The sky was just rumbling for 20 minutes,” Bucher said on CNN’s “New Day,” on Monday, the day after a devastating tornado outbreak destroyed his Washington, Illinois, home and dozens of others in several Midwestern states. “I told my wife I’ve just never heard anything like this in my life.”
The Batmobile is full of amazing gadgets. On Friday, it was outfitted with its best yet: A booster seat. How else is Gotham’s bravest superhero supposed to get around town?
Now that we are in the height of cold and flu season, it’s time to defend yourself against the flu virus, starting with your home. Your home may feel tidy once the carpets and floors are vacuumed and counters dusted, but millions of flu particles can linger in the air and on the surfaces we touch each day.
Brother and sister being held on bail
A man wanted for allegedly stealing badges, identification and personal belongings during a party for sheriff’s deputies and their families at Raging Waters in San Dimas, was in custody this week.
Tipsters may receive $1,000
City NewA spate of gang graffiti in the Lancaster area in recent days has resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to private and public property, prompting the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station to put out a call for help in tracking down whoever is responsible.
Palmdale City Library will host event on Nov. 21
The Palmdale City Library will host a meet and greet/book signing Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4-6 p.m. for local actor and author Jon Morgan Woodward at the Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd.
“We don’t have homes. We miss our homes, and we have nothing to eat,” one storm victim taking shelter in a church told CNN, looking into the camera, tearfully appealing to viewers around the world: “We really need help now.”
NASA has given the people of Earth a rare treat: A color mosaic that captures not only Saturn, but also the tiny dots of Earth and other planets in the background.
The last time a new PlayStation or Xbox hit the market, Facebook had fewer than 12 million users, a tablet was a pill and nobody outside of Apple had heard of a gadget called the iPhone.
Four Marines were killed Wednesday during a range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton in California, the military said.
Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin edged herself back into election politics Saturday, delivering a speech at an important Iowa gathering.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent part of her Saturday reaching out to the Latino community, delivering a speech in Los Angeles to a major gathering of Mexican-Americans.
Matthew Carlson, 59, bought a Purple Heart for sale at a swap meet
Mixed in with costume jewelry and trinkets was a gold and purple heart-shaped medal bearing the image of George Washington.
In the days since Super Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines on Thursday, survivors are frantically searching for lost family members and international aid groups are springing into action.
Officials estimate as many as 10,000 people are dead across the Philippines
You can see them everywhere. On the side of the road. Under what appears to be a bus shelter, a jaunty “I (heart) Tacloban” sign hanging overhead. Lined up on sidewalks.
Ex-Marine who started a program to help fellow vets offers top five job-hunt tips
Suddenly, Patrick Caruso’s days as a Marine were done. Like many young men and women who’ve served their country, Caruso’s first weeks back in the civilian world felt “kind of like a shell shock.”
House opposition strong, so chances of it becoming law are slim
For the first time, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that would protect gay, lesbian and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace. The Employment Nondiscrimination Act, or ENDA, passed the Democratic-led chamber on Thursday, 64 to 32.
Most stocks finished in the red Thursday, but the one that everyone had their eye on closed firmly in green. Shares of Twitter surged in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange.
With his penchant for crowd-pleasing and spontaneous acts of compassion, Pope Francis has earned high praise from fellow Catholics.
A second man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of a Mississippi family found shot in the woods, a sheriff said Thursday.