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Santa Monica gunman previously hospitalized for mental health

The gunman's rampage began at a home in this beachfront city, leaving two dead inside. Then he carjacked a woman and fired at a public bus.

'Game of Thrones' finale will be a 'tricky homecoming'

With fans still reeling from last Sunday's Red Wedding episode, "The Rains of Castamere," the third season of "Game of Thrones" comes to a close this weekend, and no one is waiting with more bated breath for that than Ni

California gunman walked quietly and casually as he fired, killing 4

Authorities on Saturday identified one of four people shot dead by a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle who blazed a mile-long path of calamity that ended with his death in the library of Santa Monica College.

'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez, convicted mass murderer, dead at 53

Richard Ramirez, a mass murderer and serial rapist known as the "Night Stalker" for his 1984-1985 crime spree in California, died Friday morning of natural causes at age 53, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

National donut day

2013 seems to be the year of the cronut...we mean donut. It's very fitting then that the first Friday in June is National Donut Day. Whether you spell it donut or doughnut, there's no denying this delicious pastry.

Current, former Marines caught up in alleged crime ring

Seven active Marines, seven former Marines and a Navy sailor were among 50 people arrested in a sweeping Southern California raid aimed at shutting down a network that allegedly dealt in stolen cars, drugs, weapons and other military gear.

Valedictorian brings God to graduation with speech, Freedom From Religion Foundation complains

Leading up to Saturday’s ceremony, Roy Costner IV prayed on what he was going to do. Liberty High School’s 2013 valedictorian would soon find himself in front of a microphone.

Report: At least 20 killed in southeast China bus fire

A bus caught fire in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen on Friday, killing at least 20 people at injuring more than 30 others, state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local officials.

Man indicted for raping 7-year-old boy, exposing him to AIDS virus

A 29-year-old Carencro man has been indicted for allegedly raping a child and knowingly exposing him to the AIDS virus.

Esther Williams, star of film and swimming, dies at 91

Esther Williams, whose success as a competitive swimmer propelled her to stardom on the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s, died Thursday in California, her spokesman said Thursday. She was 91.