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  • Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, shown in 2012, has charged husband-and-wife foster care executives with misuse of public funds. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    Foster Care Agency Directors Charged With Embezzlement

    A husband and wife have been charged with embezzling more than $460,000 from a taxpayer-funded nonprofit agency hired by Los Angeles County to help abused and neglected foster children, the district attorney’s office announced Thursday. The couple, arrested at their Banning home Thursday, face 22 counts of misappropriation of public funds and embezzlement. A county audit in 2011 concluded that CSJ Kidogo, the executive director of the nonprofit Little People’s World, and his wife, Hitaji Kidogo, assistant executive director, used […]

  • Matt and Grace Huang are seen in a family photo.

    Vigil Planned for Couple Held in Qatar Since Daughter Died

    Friends and family of a San Gabriel Valley couple confined in Qatar after the death of their adopted daughter will stage a candlelight vigil Thursday to bring attention to a case that has dragged on for 20 months. Matt and Grace Huang, who live in Pasadena but traveled to Qatar to help the small country improve its infrastructure before the the 2022 FIFA World Cup games, were arrested, jailed and sentenced to three years in prison after the death of […]

  • A bottle of anti-depressant pills named Paxil are shown March 23, 2004 photographed in Miami, Florida.  (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Single Dose of Antidepressant Can Rapidly Alter Brain Architecture: Study

    A single dose of a popular class of psychiatric drug used to treat depression can alter the brain’s architecture within hours, even though most patients usually don’t report improvement for weeks, a new study suggests. More than 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. use these drugs, which adjust the availability of a chemical transmitter in the brain, serotonin, by blocking the way it is reabsorbed. The so-called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, or SSRIs, include Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Effexor, Paxil […]

  • A plane was forced to return to the airport due to engine trouble. Passengers evacuated the plane via emergency slides. (Credit: Dave Boyle/via Twitter)

    JetBlue Flight Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Long Beach

    An Austin-bound JetBlue flight that departed Long Beach Thursday morning was forced to turn back shortly after takeoff after the pilot declared an emergency with one of the engines, officials said. Flight 1416 departed Long Beach at 9:17 a.m. and was back on the tarmac at 9:30 a.m., according to Flightaware, a tracking website. The Airbus A320 jetliner only climbed to about 9,400-feet before it began its descent and circled back for an emergency landing. No injuries were reported, according […]

  • Cadets take the oath of office during the 2011 graduation ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy on May 25, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

    Air Force Drops Requirement to Use ‘So Help Me God’ in Oaths

    There are no atheists in a foxhole, goes the old military saw, but there is a place for them in the Air Force, which has decided to make the words “So help me God,” optional in oaths. The action allows enlisted members and officers to delete the words “So help me God,” from their oaths. The Air Force’s decision comes after an advocacy group threatened to take legal action on behalf of an atheist airman in Nevada who crossed out […]

  • Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, was arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the King FIre. (Credit: El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

    Arson Suspect Arrested in Massive King Fire

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the massive King fire in Northern California that exploded in size overnight and now threatens thousands of homes, authorities confirmed Thursday. Wayne Huntsman was booked Wednesday on suspicion of arson and was being held in lieu of $10-million bail, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities planned to announce further details about the arrest at a midday news conference. The out-of-control King fire threatens more than 2,000 homes in […]

  • A firefighter monitors a backfire as he battles the King Fire on Sept. 17, 2014 in Fresh Pond, Calif. The King fire was threatening over 1,600 homes in the forested area about an hour east of Sacramento and has consumed over 18,544 acres. The out of control fire was 5 percent contained. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    King Wildfire Doubles Overnight; Gov. Brown Declares Emergency

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for two Northern California counties overwhelmed by wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes. The emergency declarations cover El Dorado and Siskiyou counties, which have been ravaged by the King and Boles fires, respectively. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday granted a request for aid that can cover up to 75% of the state’s costs to fight the King fire; federal aid already […]

  • LAPD investigators look for bullet casings and evidence on the Vernon Ave. on-ramp to NB 110 Freeway after a gun battle stretched onto the freeway Aug. 18. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Thousands Diverted Onto 110 ExpressLanes Due to LAPD Gun Battle Fined By Toll Operator

    Thousands of drivers who were diverted onto toll lanes following a dramatic gun battle in Los Angeles last month were fined for not having the transponder needed to travel on the pay-to-drive lanes. The fines, which in some cases were for as little as a dollar, were issued to thousands of commuters detoured by police onto the northbound 110 ExpressLanes near Vernon Avenue from 3 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 when police closed the regular lanes, city officials […]

  • A woman takes a drink from a 26-ounce Caramel Frappuccino at a Starbucks on the Upper East Side of New York City March 11, 2013. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Starbucks Is Testing ‘Mini’ Frappuccinos – in Denver and Houston

    Starbucks is testing new mini versions of its ice-blended Frappuccino drinks. But don’t expect a baby-sized cup. The Frappuccino mini is 10 ounces, just two ounces shy of the chain’s “tall” size. Guess it’s perfect for when you’re craving a Frappuccino, but can’t seem to finish those last couple of sips. The new size also costs about 30 cents less. “We just know that our customers are looking for new things,” said Starbucks spokeswoman Maggie Jantzen. “We’re excited to test […]