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Police arrest driver of stolen vehicle at gunpoint in Norwalk

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More than 100 dead after 7.1 magnitude quake strikes Mexico

MEXICO CITY >> A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 104 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Scor...

By Mark Stevenson, Christopher Sherman and Peter Orsi The Associated Press|

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  • Things to do

    Taste of Arcadia, Pasadena events among food happenings in the LA area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Akasha: Rosh Hashana à la carte dinner items, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21. Cost $6-$28 per item. Reservations required. 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-845-1700. www.akasharestaurant.com AR Cucina: Italian-style Rosh Hashana à la carte dinner items, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21. Cost $9-$28 per item. Reservations required. 9531 Culver Blvd.,...

    Elaine Lehman
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  • Local Elections

    What will be on Montebello voters’ Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    When Montebello voters head to the polls on Nov. 7, 2017, they’ll find two local measures. Here’s what they would do: Measure S Measure S would increase the sales tax by 1 percent to provide about $9 million extra for the city budget. City officials say the money would help them balance the budget and...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Executive branch

    Trump threatens ‘total destruction’ of North Korea

    UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump, in a combative debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if the nation’s “Rocket man” leader does not abandon his drive toward nuclear weapons. Trump, who has ramped up his rhetoric throughout the escalating crisis with North Korea, told the murmuring crowd of world leaders on Tuesday that “it is far past time for the nations of the world to...

    By JONATHAN LEMIRE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press|

  • Local Elections

    La Habra Heights voters will see this on their Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    Voters going to the polls in La Habra Heights on Nov. 7, 2017, will see two local elections. They are: City Council Five candidates, including all three incumbents, are running for three, four-year terms on the La Habra Heights City Council. Here are the candidates: • Brian Bergman, council member/retired manager • Michael Higgins, city councilman • Carey Klingfus, businessman • Kyle Miller,...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Hepatitis

    LA County has its own hepatitis A outbreak

    LOS ANGELES — Health officials said today that Los Angeles County has a hepatitis A outbreak based on two “community-acquired” cases that cannot be traced back to San Diego County or Santa Cruz. “We are in the situation of a hepatitis A outbreak ... as of this morning,” Public Health Department Director Barbara Ferrer told the Board of Supervisors. Most cases to date have been identified in patients who are homeless or drug users, but include...

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  • Local Elections

    Whittier voters: Here’s what’s on your Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    If you’re a Whittier resident over 18, you’ll find local elections on the Nov. 7 ballot. Here are the choices Whittier residents will be facing: Whittier City School District Seven candidates are vying for three seats on the Whittier City school board. Two incumbents, Linda Lee Ann Small and Vito J. Adragna, are defending their seats. Board member Ken Henderson has

  • Counterfeiting goods

    Thousands of fake hoverboards seized in Santa Fe Springs

    Sheriff’s investigators on Monday seized thousands of counterfeit hoverboards worth about $1.2 million in Santa Fe Springs, officials said. Deputies who descended on the building in the 10000 block of Pioneer Boulevard found 2,500 to 3,000 of the fake toys One person was briefly detained during the raid but was released. The owner of the company storing the hoverboards was not at the location, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department statement.

    By Josh Cain jcain@scng.com @joshpcain on Twitter|

  • Business

    Got an Amazon return? Kohl’s soon will send it back for you

    Amazon, in its relentless pursuit to be your one-stop e-commerce shop, has concocted a package return program with Kohl’s. The retailers in October will offer a free return service at 82 Kohl’s stores on certain Amazon purchases. The return program will launch at 82 Kohl’s stores in the Los Angeles and Chicago areas. A representative with Kohl’s said Tuesday a specific store list would be shared closer to the launch date. “This is a great...

    By Samantha Gowen sgowen@scng.com @sammigo on Twitter|

  • Ethnic cleansing

    Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

    YANGON, Myanmar — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, the minority ethnic group is being wiped off the map. After a series of attacks by Muslim militants last month, security forces and allied mobs retaliated by burning down thousands of Rohingya homes in the predominantly Buddhist nation. More than 500,000 people — roughly half their population — have fled to neighboring Bangladesh in the...

    By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press|

  • Corporate bankruptcy

    Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

    NEW YORK >> In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. The toy chain, hobbled by $5 billion in debt and more intense competition, filed for protection from its creditors ahead of the key holiday season. Like so many retailers that find it harder to co-exist with Amazon, analysts say Toys R Us needs to improve its...

    By Anne D’Innocenzio Retail Writer|

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