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    L.A. Kings’ Jarret Stoll Released From Jail After Las Vegas Arrest for Alleged Possession of Cocaine, Ecstacy

    Hockey player Jarret Stoll of the L.A. Kings was arrested Friday at the swimming pool of a Las Vegas resort on a drug-possession charge, CNN affiliate KSNV reported, citing a police spokesman. Stoll, 32, was charged with possession of controlled substances, including cocaine and ecstasy, according to KSNV. He was released from the Clark County Detention Center late Friday on $5,000 bail. The Kings said in a statement, “We are aware of police reports out of Clark County, Nevada regarding […]

  • An Illinois man is seen digging through cardboard boxes containing collector's sets of old '78 vinyl records for sale at the 23rd annual "Music Mart for Lou Gehrig's Disease" on Sept. 14, 2000. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

    Hundreds of Music Retailers Celebrate Annual Record Store Day

    Like phone booths and typewriters, record stores are a vanishing breed — another victim of the digital age. Camelot Music. Virgin Megastores. Wherehouse Music. Tower Records. All of them gone. Corporate America has largely abandoned brick-and-mortar music retailing to a scattering of independent stores, many of them in scruffy urban neighborhoods. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Yes, it’s harder in the Spotify era to find a place to go buy physical music. But many of the remaining record […]

  • "Sábado Gigante" host Don Francisco will end his show in September. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Univision Cancels ‘Sabado Gigante’ After 53-Year-Run

    The longest-running variety show in television history — Sabado Gigante — will end its 53-year run in September, Univision Communications announced Friday. The show is near and dear to many Spanish speakers, but even those who don’t know the language are likely to recognize the program. The frenetic pace of the games, musical acts, on-air family reunions, skits, models and dancers became recognizable enough to be spoofed on shows like Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report. The show first […]

  • Crews work to offload more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine off the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell at Naval Base San Diego, April 16, 2015. 
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    More Than 14 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Record Series of Busts Displayed in San Diego

    The offloading of tons of cocaine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was used as a backdrop to announce record-setting drug busts in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Navy gathered on a San Diego dock Thursday, as the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell unloaded more than 14 tons of cocaine. The drugs, with an estimated street value of $424 million, were taken in 19 separate seizures in […]

  • Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, left, was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Eric Courtney Harris, prosecutors announced on Monday, April 12, 2015. (Credit: Tulsa County Sheriff's Office)

    Reserve Deputy in Fatal Tulsa Shooting Had ‘No Desire to (Take) Anyone’s Life’

    A 73-year-old volunteer deputy who says he mistakenly killed a suspect during a sting operation this month told NBC’s “Today” show Friday that reports that his training records were forged are false. Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Robert Bates said he did the required training, denying a Tulsa World report this week that some supervisors at the Sheriff’s Office were told to forge his training records. “That is absolutely the truth. I have it in writing,” he said when […]

  • Ben and Shelby Offrink and their two children are seen in a family photo posted on a YouCaring site to raise money to cover their medical expeneses.

    Young Michigan Parents Diagnosed With Rare Cancers Months Apart

    Ben and Shelby Offrink met in college. It wasn’t the most romantic setting — a study group for calculus-based physics — but Ben managed to turn it into a story worth telling by cheating. “I set up a study group and ended up telling the other people not to come so it would be just the two of us,” said Ben with a smile. “He was sneaky,” says Shelby. “Yeah, I wanted to meet her,” says Ben, “and that was […]

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    Sudden Closure of Pico Rivera Wal-Mart Draws Skepticism From Employees

    Walmart surprised everyone and put 2,200 people out of work Monday when it temporarily closed five stores, including one in Pico Rivera. The reason for the shut down: plumbing problems, according to the retailer. Two of the stores are in Texas, and the others are in California, Florida and Oklahoma. They will be closed for “extended repairs” for approximately six months, the company said. The stores closed at 7 p.m. Monday, after workers were notified just hours before that they […]

  • In this Feb. 19, 2015, frame grab from a dash cam video provided by the Marana Police Department, a police vehicle hits Mario Valencia.

    Arizona Officer Who Drove Into Armed Suspect Was Subject of Excessive Force Lawsuit in N.Y.

    The Arizona police officer who intentionally slammed his car into an armed suspect previously faced an excessive force lawsuit in New York, according to court documents. Officer Michael Rapiejko was with the New York Police Department from 2003 to 2006. Two years after he left, he was one of the defendants in a suit filed by a man who alleged that Rapiejko pointed a gun and threatened to shoot him and handcuffed and choked him in front of his family […]

  • U.S. Capitol Police have converged Wednesday, April 15, 2015 on a manned aircraft that has landed on the west front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Police have taken the pilot into custody.
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    Florida Letter Carrier in Custody After Landing Gyrocopter on US Capitol Lawn

    A mailman from Florida wanted to make a big, bold point about the corruption that results from money in politics. So Doug Hughes boarded a small personal aircraft called a “gyrocopter” and flew an hour from Maryland into restricted airspace over Washington and landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol building. In tote: letters for every member of Congress urging them to reform campaign finance laws. Hughes caused a melee Wednesday afternoon when he flew his gyrocopter, undetected by […]