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Hit-and-run driver plows into Venice Beach Boardwalk; 1 dead, 11 hurt

It was two hours before sunset on a beautiful Saturday evening -- one of the busiest times of the week at the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Michael Ansara, actor behind Klingon leader Kang, dies at 91

He struck an imposing figure as Kang, the villainous Klingon commander who struck fears in the hearts of the federation.

Feds charge ex-FBI agent in alleged bribery scheme

A bribery scheme has led to the arrests of a former FBI special agent in New York and two Connecticut men, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan said.

U.S. issues global travel alert, to close embassies due to al Qaeda threat

A U.S. global travel alert remained in place Saturday amid fears that al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks.

Russia flag stunt gets Bloodhound Gang band in trouble

An American rock band, Bloodhound Gang, is in trouble with the Russian authorities over a stunt which saw one of its band members stuff the Russian flag into his pants and pull it out from his backside.

Twitter updates abuse rules after UK backlash over threats

 Twitter responded Saturday to a backlash in the United Kingdom sparked by recent online threats against women by announcing it had revised its rules on abusive behavior.

Your TV might be watching you

Today's high-end televisions are almost all equipped with "smart" PC-like features, including Internet connectivity, apps, microphones and cameras.

Yankees' Rodriguez: Rich contract may be adding on to woes

Alex Rodriguez says his record contract makes him an attractive target for a baseball ban or suspension, and may play a major role in his current woes.

Scheme to reel in pot at county jail hits a snag

It has to be difficult to outfit a fishing expedition when you're in jail.

19 horses killed in fire near Louisiana Downs

19 horses died in a fire at a large barn near Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Haughton just before 6:00 p.m., Thursday. A barn, the size of a football field at the River Point Racing and Equestrian Center, adjacent to the Haughton racetrack, caught fi