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Man who allegedly drove into protesters accused of gun crime

Sep. 23, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man who was arrested after allegedly driving a truck through a crowd of peaceful demonstrators during a May protest has been charged with federal gun crimes, authorities said. Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, of San Marino, was arrested Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear whether he...

Woman suspected of selling drugs that resulted in ODs

Sep. 18, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a Southern California woman with selling narcotics to several individuals who suffered overdoses, including one who died. Marisol Bolanos Hernandez, 35, faces one count of drug distribution resulting in serious bodily injury, the U.S. Department of...

This photo provided by High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) and ALERTWildfire from a camera atop Mount Wilson shows dense smoke shrouding the famed Southern California observatory Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Firefighters have prevented the Bobcat wildfire from damaging the historic Mount Wilson Observatory.  Flames came within 500 feet of the observatory Tuesday, but a bulldozer line, burnout operations, water drops and brush clearance maintained there created protection, Angeles National Forest officials said in social media posts. (HPWREN/ALERTWildfire via AP)

Wildfire kept away from historic California observatory

Sep. 16, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have prevented a California wildfire from damaging the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, which played a pivotal role in confirming in the early 20th century that galaxies exist outside the Milky Way and that the universe is expanding. The Bobcat Fire in the San Gabriel...

3 LA-area deaths linked to Labor Day weekend heat wave

Sep. 15, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heat exposure contributed to the deaths of at least three people in Los Angeles County during a record-breaking heat wave over the Labor Day weekend, according to the coroner's office. They each died Sunday, Sept. 6, when LA County hit its highest-ever temperature: 121 degrees (49.4...

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, shows the dome of the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, which houses the 100-inch (254 cm) Hooker Telescope in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Firefighters burned off vegetation on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, to protect the observatory from a wildfire. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)

California firefighters work to protect historic observatory

Sep. 15, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters burned off vegetation in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles on Tuesday to protect historic Mount Wilson Observatory from a wildfire. The Bobcat Fire was within 500 feet (152 meters) of the observatory by early afternoon and crews were waiting for it, the...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Mateo Barrera, 4, originally from El Salvador, whose family members benefit from Temporary Protected Status attends a news conference in Los Angeles. The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a preliminary injunction that had blocked the government from ending Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for people from those four countries. People from El Salvador would be most affected. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries

Sep. 14, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday. While an appeal is imminent and orders to leave wouldn't take...

2 teens critically wounded in violent Pasadena weekend

Sep. 14, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two teens were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in Pasadena during a weekend of extraordinary violence and suspected opiate overdose deaths, police said Monday. An 18-year-old man was shot numerous times and a 14-year-old girl was shot in the neck Sunday night next to a...

California police seek possible link between overdose cases

Sep. 13, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police in California launched an investigation after authorities received calls of six people showing signs of drug overdoses during a six-hour period in the same city. Pasadena officials said two patients died, three recovered and one remained in a hospital receiving treatment, The...

Jakob van Zyl, key Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, dies

Aug. 27, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jakob van Zyl, an engineer who held crucial positions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was involved in numerous space exploration missions over decades, has died. He was 63. Van Zyl, who retired in 2019 after a 33-year career, suffered a heart attack on Monday and died...

Boy, 4, dies in Los Angeles-area apartment fire

Jul. 29, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A fire at a Los Angeles-area apartment building Wednesday killed a 4-year-old boy and injured his mother and 3-year-old brother, authorities said. Firefighters were sent to the eight-unit building on east Washington Boulevard at about 2 p.m. and saw flames coming from two...