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world Crossing guard struck, killed in Monterey Park

A crossing guard died Tuesday afternoon after he was struck by a vehicle in Monterey Park, authorities said.

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Give slavery victims freedom from prosecution for minor crimes

Police chief says plans laid out in modern slavery bill for legal discretion will help bring cases against gangs exploiting people Continue reading...

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Mother Makes Emotional Appeal to Japanese Leader to Save Son

Mother makes emotional appeal to Japanese prime minister to save son as death threat looms

28 minutes ago // BBC

world 565 callouts for RNLI's crews

RNLI lifeboats and lifeguards answered 565 calls for help in Northern Ireland in 2014, the charity's annual statistics show.

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Vietnam War-Era Helicopter Crashes, Killing 4 Soldiers

Vietnam War-era helicopter crashes on outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, killing 4 soldiers

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Israeli rights group questions legality of targeting Gaza homes in war

BTselem says Hamas rocket fire did not provide moral or legal justification for policy that led to 606 deaths in 70 attacks Continue reading...

30 minutes ago // BBC

world Care calculator launched by BBC

The BBC has launched an online guide about how the care system for the over-65s works and how much services cost.

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lakers blow 19-point lead, lose 98-92 to Wizards

The Lakers got career nights from Wayne Ellington and Jordan Clarkson, but John Wall and the Washington Wizards were too much to handle.

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Beverly Hills High principal to retire amid conflict with district

The principal of Beverly Hills High School, who has been embroiled in a dispute with district officials in recent years and who sued the school district last year alleging racial discrimination, announced Tuesday that he would retire at the end of the school year.

31 minutes ago // BBC

world Childhood crimes 'to be reviewed'

People with a childhood criminal record will be able to ask for a review under new plans revealed by the Northern Ireland justice minister.

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Mexico rules out 'El Chapo' extradition

Attorney general suggests drug lord Joaquin Guzman will never be handed over to the US as he is liable in his own country for hundreds of years in jail Continue reading...

35 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Twitter Terror: More Online Threats Against Flights

Passengers and luggage was screened after a plane, which took off from Los Angeles, landed in Chicago Tuesday. No bomb was found.

47 minutes ago // ABC

world Mother of IS Hostage Makes Tearful Appeal to Japan's Leader to Save Her Son as Deadline Looms

Mother of IS hostage makes tearful appeal to Japan's leader to save her son as deadline looms

47 minutes ago // The Times of India

world AirAsia QZ8501: Search team suspends attempts to raise plane's fuselage

Following a series of failed attempts, the Indonesian rescue team has now suspended efforts to lift the fuselage of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed into the Jave Sea last month.

49 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Boys' soccer: California improves to 15-0 with win over rival La Serna

Two rivals in Whittier, California and La Serna, met in boys' soccer on Tuesday, and unbeaten California came away with a 3-1 win. California improved to 15-0.

49 minutes ago // BBC

world Mexico insists 43 students are dead

Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.

50 minutes ago // VOA

world Rights Group: Worldwide Democratic Freedoms at Historic Low

The international rights group Freedom House said Wednesday that the prospect of an international system built on democratic ideals is under greater threat now than at any point in the past quarter-century. Freedom House said in its annual roundup Wednesday that the state of democracy in 2014 was "exceptionally grim." Syria ranked the lowest in the just released annual report, but the group recorded more declines than gains in democratic freedoms around the world. Freedom House said the one

52 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Kings, Blackhawks to face off again in rivalry of respect, not hatred

Happy and reassuring playoff memories for the Kings can provide only so much comfort to a faltering hockey team in search of solutions.

53 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world He's inclined to believe Angels Flight will get back on track

California's bullet train, now under construction in Fresno, may one day carry passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco, a distance of about 400 miles.

53 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's crass act is all about him

The most popular man at the Super Bowl walked into media day Tuesday like a prizefighter swaggering toward the ring, fans screaming, reporters staring, smile glistening.

53 minutes ago // Reuters

world Mexico not planning to extradite drug kingpin Guzman: official

MEXICO CITY Reuters - Mexico is not planning to extradite to the United States captured drug lord Joaquin Guzman because he will first have to serve out jail time at home, an official at the federal attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

57 minutes ago // ABC

world Vietnam Helicopter Crashes, Killing 4 Soldiers

Vietnam-era helicopter crashes on outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, killing 4 soldiers

59 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Boys' basketball: Damien comes back from big deficit to defeat Rancho Cucamonga

Down by 13 points after three quarters, Damien made a successful comeback on Tuesday night, rallying for a 76-72 win over Rancho Cucamonga in a Baseline League game.

59 minutes ago // Reuters

world Malaysia to release interim report on MH370 on March 7

KUALA LUMPUR Reuters - Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation will release an interim report on the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on March 7, a day before the one-year anniversary of the disappearance, deputy transport minister Aziz Kaprawi said on Wednesday.

59 minutes ago // The Guardian

world From the archive, 28 January 1987: Secret life of archbishops special envoy

Terry Waite, the church envoy and hostage negotiator kidnapped in Beirut, has enormous reserves of faith and humour to draw upon15 November 1985: Dangerous mission for Terry Waite Continue reading...

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Indonesia's search for AirAsia crash victims could end in days

JAKARTA Reuters - Indonesia's search for dozens of victims still unaccounted for from last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet could end within days if no more bodies are found, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Group: Israel Violated Rules of War in Strikes on Gaza Homes

Israeli group: Most of the dead in 70 Gaza home strikes were women, children and the elderly

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lakers' Nick Young is nursing an ankle injury

Nick Young didn't play Tuesday night because of a sprained right ankle, the small forward becoming yet another of the Lakers going down because of an injury.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Egyptian Police Criticized Over Death of Female Protester

Egypt police criticized over death of female protester, blamed for ignoring pleas to help her

1 hour ago // ABC

world TV Star's Plastic Surgery Disaster Tests Brazil

TV star's plastic surgery disaster puts quest for beauty to test in Brazil

1 hour ago // VOA

world UN Condemns Deadly Libya Hotel Attack

The United Nations Security Council and participants in U.N.-sponsored peace talks for Libya condemned an attack Tuesday at a luxury hotel in Tripoli that killed at least nine people. A Security Council statement urged all parties in Libya to take part in efforts to address the political and security crises facing the country, which has struggled for stability since the 2011 ouster of leader Moammar Gadhafi. After two days of "elaborate and constructive" peace talks in Geneva, the U.N. Missi

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Historic preservation for unincorporated L.A. County sites gets initial OK

For the first time, historic sites and buildings in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will be eligible for legal protections under a measure that won initial approval Tuesday.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

SAO PAULO Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans."There are plenty of ugly women," she said last year. "If you have the money, you can be beautiful. This pretty face you see here, my dear, it costs some."More, it turns out, than she bargained for.

1 hour ago // Boston Herald

world TV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

SAO PAULO Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans."There are plenty of ugly women," she said last year. "If you have the money, you can be beautiful. This pretty face you see here, my dear, it costs some."More, it turns out, than she bargained for.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Former Stanford swimmer accused of raping unconscious woman on campus

A former Stanford University swimmer will face several felony charges after prosecutors say he raped a woman as she lay unconscious on campus grounds.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Boys' basketball: Roman Davis delivers game-winning three for Windward

Trailing most of the game and down by 10 points in the third quarter, L.A. Windward kept wasting opportunities to catch up to Campbell Hall on Tuesday night in a Gold Coast League game. Then the Wildcats got hot late in the fourth quarter.