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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.

Volunteer whale-watching training opens at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium |Sep 26, 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.

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.

Former CSULB student charged with trying to stab detective on campus |Sep 26, 2017

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with trying to stab a detective while fleeing from police at Cal State Long Beach earlier this month, according to authorities. Police said the woman, who used to be a student at CSULB, attacked the detective while he was chasing her on Sept.

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.

Residents escape Naples Island blaze that started in garage |Sep 26, 2017

Residents were able to escape unharmed, but a home was left with significant damage when a fire broke out in a Naples Island garage in Long Beach on Monday night, according to authorities. The blaze started around 6:25 p.

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.

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

Brush fire off 91 Freeway backs up traffic for miles at Orange-Riverside county line |Sep 25, 2017

The Canyon fire along the 91 Freeway near the Orange-Riverside county line has backed up traffic for miles Monday afternoon. Read more about the fire by clicking here.

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. •

LBCC, St. Anthony football player Tim Johnson, 20, dies after car collision |Sep 25, 2017

Tim Johnson was always the life of the locker room. Coaches and teammates describe the St. Anthony and Long Beach City College offensive lineman as funny, bright and upbeat. The Long Beach football community is mourning the loss of one of its friendliest faces after Johnson died Sunday morning after complications from a car collision on Sept.

New airplane flight paths raising noise levels for residents in their wake |Sep 25, 2017

After buying his Huntington Beach home in the 1970s, Mario Tabernig went along with hearing the occasional descending jet in the distance after Long Beach Airport transformed into a commercial hub. But Tabernig’s patience ended earlier this year when the Federal Aviation Administration tweaked flight paths at 21 airports from Santa Barbara to the Mexico border.

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.

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.

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.

Emotional testimony from the Downey police lieutenant who found slain officer’s body |Sep 25, 2017

A Downey police lieutenant gave emotional testimony Monday about finding a fellow officer shot to death in a BMW parked near the police station nearly two years ago, saying he didn’t initially recognize the victim.

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.

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.

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.

New Davenport Park walking path to be unveiled in North Long Beach |Sep 24, 2017

The city on Saturday will unveil a new walking path at Davenport Park in North Long Beach, part of a long-running plan to create open space in a “park deficient” area of town, city leaders said.

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.

Southern California Boat Show expected to make a splash in its return to San Pedro |Sep 24, 2017

After organizers deemed last year’s inaugural event a success, the annual Southern California Boat Show will return to San Pedro this week. From the availability of parking to the marina setting, the Port of Los Angeles and San Pedro look to be a regular stop on the boat show tour that’s been a staple in Newport Beach and elsewhere for 45 years.

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 rescued by Long Beach firefighters after falling from Belmont Pier |Sep 23, 2017

LONG BEACH >> A man in his 40s who fell from the Belmont Pier and was pulled from the water without a pulse was resuscitated by Long Beach firefighters, the department announced Saturday. Paramedics began CPR and other life-saving measures when the unidentified man was taken out of the water at about 5:45 p.

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.

End-of-world prediction heard on OC television channels linked to ‘equipment failure’ |Sep 23, 2017

The end-of-the-world message heard on some Orange County channels during an Emergency Alert System test on Thursday was a technical glitch prompted by a local radio station, broadcasting officials said on Friday.

California lags in testing toddlers for lead exposure |Sep 23, 2017

A third of young California children at risk for lead poisoning are not being tested despite state and federal laws that require it, according to a new study—a problem at least partly addressed by legislation now on the governor’s desk.

California college students continue to borrow less than those in 47 other states |Sep 23, 2017

Many graduates of California’s colleges may be anxious about paying off student loans but a new study shows that they actually finish school with some of the lowest average debt in the nation.

US flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea |Sep 23, 2017

WASHINGTON >>In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century.

DACA debate: Don’t call them ‘Dreamers,’ or pawns |Sep 23, 2017

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi smiled as she stood at a podium in San Francisco last week and described young, undocumented immigrants as “our VIPs.” But the House Democratic leader wasn’t even finished speaking when dozens of very loud young people walked in.