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Ivanka Trump’s business ties shrouded in secrecy in China |Sep 26, 2017

SHANGHAI — It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found.

As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill’s fate bleak |Sep 26, 2017

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul leaves the effort all but dead, with even party leaders conceding that their prospects are dismal.

Trump looms large in Alabama Senate race |Sep 26, 2017

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Sen. Luther Strange and firebrand jurist Roy Moore face off in Alabama’s U.S. Senate runoff Tuesday in a race that will reverberate through the Republican Party and has pitted President Donald Trump against his former strategist, Steve Bannon.

North Korea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes, experts say |Sep 26, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — Military analysts say North Korea doesn’t have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country’s top diplomat saying it has every right do so.

Man found shot to death on Carson street |Sep 26, 2017

A man was found shot to death on a Carson street Tuesday morning, sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies found the man at Idabell Avenue and Fairhaven Street when they responded to a report of gunshots at 2:30 a.

Think Disneyland is crowded now? Wait till ‘Star Wars’ land opens in 2019 |Sep 26, 2017

It might seem hard to believe if you were among the tens of thousands of fans crammed into the Disneyland Resort last weekend, but we are entering a calm before the storm at Southern California’s theme parks.

Woman dragged into car in South LA tries to escape, and it’s caught on video |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Authorities sought today to identify the female victim of an apparent kidnapping who was seen on video being pulled by a man into a car with Texas license plates in South Los Angeles.

Like beer? Like to run? These clubs are made for you |Sep 26, 2017

Beer and running have finally found a happy medium through a growing social trend: pub runs. Throughout Southern California, more and more running groups are meeting in the vicinity of local breweries to run a few miles before mingling over beers.

LAPD officer charged with off-duty pistol-whipping in El Segundo |Sep 26, 2017

A Los Angeles police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he pulled a gun on three people outside an El Segundo restaurant and struck one with the pistol, prosecutors said. Joseph William Rooney II, 33, made his first appearance before a judge in downtown Los Angeles to face four counts of assault with a firearm.

CSU, professors reach tentative deal to extend contract |Sep 26, 2017

Labor peace between Cal State University administrators and professors is likely to continue into 2020, thanks to a tentative contract extension. CSU administrators and the California Faculty Association announced the agreement Tuesday.

Father arrested with baby after allegedly shooting mother in San Pedro |Sep 26, 2017

A man who allegedly shot the mother of his child Tuesday in San Pedro was arrested a short time later holding their baby, police said. Officers responded to the shooting shortly before 9 a.m., when the woman ran into the Harbor Interfaith Services family shelter in the 600 block of 10th Street and told workers she had been shot, said Tahia Hayslet, executive director of Harbor Interfaith.

Parolee convicted of assault on Redondo Beach police officers |Sep 26, 2017

A parolee who was shot in Lawndale when he drove at high speed toward Redondo Beach police officers during an escape attempt— crashing head-on into a lieutenant’s car — has been convicted of offenses that could send him to prison for nearly 10 years, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Cal State Dominguez Hills president to retire next summer |Sep 26, 2017

Cal State Dominguez Hills President Willie J. Hagan will retire at the end of the school year after a five-year stint at the helm of the Carson campus, the university announced Tuesday. A search for his successor will begin in the next few months, officials said.

Students burned man’s body in Rancho Palos Verdes, then went shopping, prosecutor says |Sep 26, 2017

Two Long Beach high school students beat a man, strangled him and then burned his body in Rancho Palos Verdes before going shopping with the cash they stole from the victim, authorities said as trial began Tuesday for one of the accused killers.

President Trump fixes gaze on Puerto Rico, will visit Caribbean islands next week |Sep 26, 2017

WASHINGTON >> Suddenly, just about all President Donald Trump can talk about is Puerto Rico. After not mentioning the hurricane-devastated island for days, Trump on Tuesday pushed back aggressively and repeatedly against criticism that he had failed to quickly grasp the magnitude of Maria’s destruction or give the U.

Waterfront high rises, cleaner industry and more in San Pedro’s community plan update |Sep 26, 2017

The long-awaited update for San Pedro’s community plan calls for greener and cleaner industry, taller commercial buildings in downtown near the waterfront and an expanded Vinegar Hill historic residential district.

Beating victim sues Dodgers, alleged Lunada Bay Boy |Sep 26, 2017

A Bakersfield man who was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium two years ago is suing the baseball team and his alleged attackers, who are from Palos Verdes Estates.

These San Pedro burglars were caught on video breaking into homes |Sep 26, 2017

Los Angeles Harbor Division police detectives Tuesday said they need the public’s help to identify residential burglary suspects who were caught on camera during a series of crimes. The crimes occurred over the course of 11 days: • 3 p.

USC assistant basketball coach charged with taking bribes in nationwide FBI sting |Sep 26, 2017

Four college basketball assistant coaches, including USC’s Tony Bland, were among 10 people indicted by federal authorities Tuesday on fraud and corruption charges that allege hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes were offered to student athletes.

Shooting closes north 605 Freeway in Norwalk |Sep 25, 2017

NORWALK — A portion of the 605 Freeway was shut down today after a car-to-car shooting, authorities said. It was reported at 1:53 a.m. on the northbound 605 at Alondra Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson.

Authorities identify LA firefighter killed in Long Beach murder-suicide |Sep 25, 2017

Coroner’s officials on Monday identified the man killed in a Long Beach murder-suicide over the weekend as Wayne Havron, a 52-year-old Los Angeles firefighter. Authorities have not identified the woman killed in the murder-suicide, although police said she’s

Suicidal man who fired weapon surrenders to deputies in Rancho Palos Verdes |Sep 25, 2017

A 36-year-old convicted felon who chased his family out of their Rancho Palos Verdes house when he began firing a weapon inside was arrested nearby Monday after an hours-long standoff with sheriff’s deputies.

Cabin boat stripped, partially sinks near Port of Los Angeles |Sep 25, 2017

A 32-foot Uniflite cabin motor vessel — stripped of its engine, lights and transmission — was found sinking Monday morning about a mile-and-a-half offshore from the Port of Los Angeles, but no victims were found on board or in the water, authorities said.

‘Homeless but not hopeless’: A Los Angeles community has a message for you |Sep 25, 2017

An L.A. Daily News photographer spent a year making portraits of people struggling with homelessness and poverty across the county. Here’s what they have to say. •

Cal State Dominguez Hills applauds science, facility and college prep grants |Sep 25, 2017

Biology students at Cal State Dominguez Hills will soon be able to do their own DNA sequencing, seeing the molecular structures of plants, bacteria and other living things more closely than ever before.

Volunteer whale-watching training opens at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium |Sep 25, 2017

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s whale-watching naturalist training program kicks off on Oct. 3. The volunteer opportunity includes weekly Tuesday night trainings through March. Volunteers who graduate the training program will be placed on whale-watching boats to train viewers about local marine wildlife.

Reverse mortgage reforms create stampede among would-be borrowers |Sep 25, 2017

A rules change that will raise fees and reduce loan amounts for reverse mortgages apparently has created a nationwide rush to get new loans completed before the reforms take effect Monday, Oct. 2. Agencies providing financial counseling needed for such loans have been swamped, and a leading industry group has appealed for waivers and extensions so more borrowers will qualify under the old rules.

Republican health care reform bill all but dead as Sen. Susan Collins joins opponents |Sep 25, 2017

WASHINGTON >> The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push.

Trump travel ban expires Sunday; new restrictions expected |Sep 24, 2017

WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump is expected to announce new restrictions on travel to the United States as his ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into effect.

Immigrants touched by Mexico earthquake, try to help from afar |Sep 24, 2017

LAS VEGAS >> When Luis Ramirez finally reached his mother after the powerful Mexico earthquake, he learned her home was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished. He considered getting on a plane from New York to help her find a new home, but it was too risky now that the program that has been shielding him from deportation is being phased out.

Trump’s criticisms spark more protests at NFL games |Sep 24, 2017

President Donald Trump’s comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 150 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during early games.

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades |Sep 24, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico >> Puerto Rico’s nonvoting representative in the U.S. Congress said Sunday that Hurricane Maria’s destruction has set the island back decades, even as authorities worked to assess the extent of the damage.

2 stabbed outside Hawthorne church festival |Sep 24, 2017

At least two people, possibly teenagers, were stabbed during a fight outside a festival at a church in Hawthorne, a county Fire Department dispatcher said Sunday. Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched at 8:52 p.

CSU faculty rebels against changes in remedial and math education, calls for delay |Sep 24, 2017

California State University faculty is rebelling against recently announced changes in remedial education and math requirements at the 23-campus system and wants delays of at least a year. So far the university’s administration shows no indication of slowing down.

It took 66 million years, but California gets state dinosaur |Sep 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO >> It took about 66 million years, but California finally has a state dinosaur. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday the signing of a bill making Augustynolophus morrisi the official dinosaur of the Golden State.

Important California bills waiting for Governor Jerry Brown’s signature |Sep 24, 2017

State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said the 2017 session of the California Legislature was “the most productive and progressive legislative session in memory.” Hundreds of bills are on Gov.

Anthem cites soaring drugs costs to justify 35% rate hike in California |Sep 24, 2017

Health insurance giant Anthem predicts Californians will pop a lot more pills next year. To make the case for a hefty premium hike in the state’s individual insurance market, Anthem Blue Cross has forecast a 30 percent jump in prescription drug costs for 2018.

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded |Sep 24, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. >> A masked gunman invaded a Nashville church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said.

New video surfaces showing violent encounter moments before fatal Huntington Beach police shooting |Sep 24, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH >> A new video surfaced Saturday, Sept. 23, of the Huntington Beach police officer shooting and killing a suspect outside of a 7-Eleven, with this one showing the male aggressively approaching the officer.

L.A. city firefighter, spouse, die in murder-suicide in southeast Long Beach |Sep 24, 2017

Police are investigating a murder-suicide involving a husband and wife – one of them an employee of the Los Angeles Fire Department – in southeast Long Beach, officials said Sunday morning.

First year of community college could soon be free in California |Sep 24, 2017

New community college students in California may soon see a surprising number on their tuition balance: $0. Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), who proposed Assembly Bill 19, thinks it will prompt as many as 19,000 students who might not have seen college as a possibility to pursue higher education.

Ukelele in hand, singer-songwriter Aleyna Yim proves ‘South Bay’s Got Talent’ |Sep 24, 2017

Aleyna Yim charmed the judges with a self-penned song in a performance that was part pop, part rap and all confidence, winning Saturday night’s “South Bay’s Got Talent” competition at Torrance’s Armstrong Theater.

Compton man killed in 105 Freeway crash identified |Sep 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> A motorist who was killed when his vehicle veered off the 105 Freeway in South Los Angeles and tumbled down an embankment was identified Saturday by authorities. The driver, identified by the coroner’s office as 20-year-old Fernando Garcia Jr.

Man shot to death in front of Gardena apartment identified |Sep 23, 2017

GARDENA >> Authorities Saturday identified a man who was shot and killed in front of a Gardena apartment complex.

Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation |Sep 23, 2017

WASHINGTON >> Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law has dealt a likely fatal blow to the legislation — and perhaps to the Republican Party’s years of promises to kill the program.

US first lady, Prince Harry meet before Invictus Games |Sep 23, 2017

TORONTO >> U.S. first lady Melania Trump met Saturday with Britain’s Prince Harry as she led a delegation to Toronto for the opening of an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans that he founded several years ago.

World wonders: Could North Korea fire nuclear missile over Japan? |Sep 23, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea >> Will North Korea’s next nuclear test involve a thermonuclear missile screaming over Japan? That’s a question being asked after North Korea’s foreign minister said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.

NFL commissioner, players’ union angrily denounce Trump |Sep 23, 2017

SOMERSET, N.J. >> The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest “when somebody disrespects our flag.

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico |Sep 23, 2017

MEXICO CITY >> A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least one person, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people.

Trump’s comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars |Sep 23, 2017

SOMERSET, N.J. >> President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry’s White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a “bum.