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Study on effect of Seattle’s minimum wage could make Pasadena, Los Angeles nervous

By Kevin Smith|

Firefighters put out small brush fire in San Dimas

SAN DIMAS >> Firefighters doused a small brush fire on a hillside Tuesday afternoon. Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Rich Licon said the cause of the fire is under investigation and that no one was injured and no structures were damaged ...

By Ruby Gonzales|

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  • Crime

    Father accused of killing missing South Pasadena boy says he wasn’t fleeing while in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn’t hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son. Aramazd Andressian Sr. wasn’t asked and didn’t say where his son is, and his lawyer later said he didn’t know either. “I wish I did. I wish we all did,” attorney Daniel...

    By MICHAEL BALSAMO and KEN RITTER Associated Press|

  • Health care reform

    These senators will make or break the GOP’s health care push

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare” is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include senators who were just re-elected and a couple facing tough re-election fights. Their concerns about the legislation vary...

    By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent|

  • Chemical weapons

    US to Syria: ‘Heavy price’ awaits any chemical weapons use

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration threatened Tuesday that Syria will pay “a heavy price” if it follows through on what the U.S. says are preparations for another chemical weapons attack — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants. The chemical threat and sudden White House warning illustrate the challenging complexities of the fighting in Syria, a country whose territory was...

    By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer|

  • Shootings

    Lockdown lifted at Alabama military post: ‘There was no shooter,’ governor says

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday amid reports of a possible active shooter, and workers were advised to “run hide fight.” About two hours later, the all-clear was given and officials said there were no confirmed injuries or arrests. Redstone Arsenal spokesman Christopher Colster said the installation near Huntsville was in the process of readying for an active shooter drill that was to end Wednesday when the alert was...

    By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press|

  • Health care reform

    Lacking the votes, GOP puts the brakes on Senate health care bill

    WASHINGTON — In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debating the legislation, two sources said Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., delivered the message to GOP senators at a private lunch attended by Vice President Mike Pence and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. The...

    By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER Associated Press|

  • Arrests

    Felon alleged to have gun, illegal fireworks in Rancho Cucamonga

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Following a short pursuit, Rancho Cucamonga deputies recovered a loaded handgun and illegal fireworks and arrested a known felon, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said. Kenneth Bowens, 39, of San Bernardino was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, felony evading and possession of illegal fireworks, a news release said. He has since posted bail and was released from jail. Just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, deputies from the Rancho...

    Beatriz Valenzuela
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  • Executive branch

    Trump takes another swipe at CNN following retraction, resignations

    NEW YORK — President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network’s credibility Tuesday. The story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian investment fund. CNN accepted the journalists’ resignations Monday. Trump wrote in a Tuesday morning tweet, “Wow, CNN had to retract big story on...

    By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer|

  • Residential fires

    Fireworks or electrical short may have caused Pomona house fire

    POMONA >> Authorities are investigating whether an electrical short — or possibly fireworks — sparked a house fire Monday night in Pomona. “Witness statements originally stated that the roof caught fire due to fireworks. However, the residence was currently being renovated, and a possible electrical short may have been the cause,” a police news release said Tuesday. The fire was reported just after 11 p.m. at a home in the 200 block of East 11th...

    Beatriz Valenzuela
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  • Wildfires

    LAFD helps fight massive Hill fire in San Luis Obispo County

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Fire Department sent two teams to the Central Coast to battle a fire burning east of Santa Margarita, authorities said today. Dubbed the Hill fire, the massive blaze has charred 1,200 acres in San Luis Obispo County, according to Margaret Stewart of the LAFD. The fire was 10 percent contained as of midnight, Stewart said.

    City News Service|

  • Wildfires

    Santa Clarita fire at 75 percent containment after burning 870 acres

    SANTA CLARITA >> Dennis Brazzil smelled smoke before he lost his jacuzzi and the gazebo over it to the fast-moving flames of the Placerita fire. Brazzil, 67, spent Monday afternoon trying to figure out the value of the lost items as he walked through his charred backyard in the 18900 block of west Tenderfoot Trail Road. “I could smell the smoke, and I called the fire department, and they told me about the fire on the 14 [Freeway],” the retired Los Angeles...

    Wes Woods
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