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Aug 26, 2014

American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An American man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

“We were aware of U.S. Citizen Douglas McAuthur McCain’s presence in Syria and can confirm his death,” U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.

Aug 25, 2014

Hip hop mogul Suge Knight has ‘lost a lot of blood’: family

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hip hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, who was shot and wounded at a Los Angeles nightclub over the weekend, was resting at a local hospital but had “lost a lot of blood,” his family said on Monday.

Knight, 49, was struck by bullets early on Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire at a club in West Hollywood during a party in advance of the MTV Music Video Awards across town at The Forum in Inglewood.

Aug 18, 2014

Neighbor arrested in murder of California Marine’s missing wife

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A neighbor of the pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine who went missing in June from the couple’s home in California has been arrested in Anchorage, Alaska, in connection with her murder, law enforcement officials in both states said on Monday.

Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop in Anchorage, the Anchorage Police Department said.

Aug 16, 2014

Professional fighter ‘War Machine’ arrested in L.A. area

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A professional fighter sought by authorities after his former girlfriend accused him of attacking her and a friend at her home in Las Vegas has been arrested in the Los Angeles area, officials said on Friday.

Jonathan Koppenhaver, also known by the name “War Machine” for his time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was taken into custody at a hotel in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley by U.S. Marshals and local police on Friday afternoon, the Simi Valley Police Department said in a statement.

Aug 15, 2014

Professional fighter ‘War Machine’ arrested in L.A. area: report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A professional fighter sought by authorities after his former girlfriend accused him of attacking her and a friend at her home in Las Vegas has been arrested in the Los Angeles area, the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper reported on Friday.

Jonathan Koppenhaver, also known by the name “War Machine” for his time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was taken into custody at a hotel in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley by U.S. Marshals on Friday, according to the newspaper.

Aug 8, 2014

USC steps up security after murder of Chinese graduate student

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The University of Southern California announced a series of security improvements on Friday in response to the brutal murder of a Chinese graduate student who was beaten to death with a baseball bat last month near his off-campus apartment.

The measures mark the second major security upgrade since the 2012 murder of two graduate students from China sent shockwaves through the prestigious private school and ignited a debate over whether USC and the Los Angeles Police Department had provided adequate security in the neighborhoods surrounding the urban campus.

Aug 4, 2014

L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard reopens week after huge water main break

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Sunset Boulevard reopened in Los Angeles on Monday, a week after part of the famed thoroughfare across America’s second-largest city was shut down when a water main ruptured underneath it, spouting a 40-foot geyser and flooding part of the UCLA campus.

Crews worked around the clock to fix the broken pipe, fill in the gaping hole left behind when it burst and re-pave the thoroughfare before the Monday morning commute, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

Aug 4, 2014

Man killed, homes damaged in Southern California mudslides

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Mudslides and flash floods that raged through Southern California mountains following heavy rains killed one man, damaged homes and cut off a foothill community, leaving rescuers clearing blocked roads and residents cleaning up on Monday.

The mudslides and flooding were triggered by weekend thunderstorms that unleashed some five inches of rain in less than two hours in parts of San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, San Bernardino firefighter and public information officer Chris Prater said.

Aug 1, 2014

Floor of UCLA’s famed Pauley Pavilion to be replaced after water main break

LOS ANGELES, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The wooden floor of UCLA’s
famed Pauley Pavilion, which recently underwent a multi-million
dollar renovation, will be replaced after it was flooded this
week when a major water main broke, the school’s athletic
director said on Friday.

The large pipe under Sunset Boulevard, just north of the
University of California at Los Angeles, ruptured under nearby
Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, spouting a 40-foot geyser and
sending some 20 million gallons of water across the north end of
campus.

Jul 30, 2014

Water main break, geyser flood UCLA campus, strand motorists

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, spewing a geyser that flooded parts of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets.

The water flowed across the north end of the campus, submerging athletic fields and pouring into an underground parking structure, where crews helped motorists whose cars were caught in water up to their wheel wells, Los Angles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.