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Captive children suffered years of abuse, starvation and cruelty by parents, authorities say
The siblings who were discovered this week living captive in a Perris tract home were tortured and abused by their parents for years, living in conditions that only grew more horrific over time as the family moved from Texas to California, prosecutors said Thursday. David Turpin, 56, and Louise ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
54 mins ago
Whose voices carry the most weight in our conversation about sexual harassment? (Hint: Not Matt Damon’s)
Like you, I have been thinking a lot about sexual harassment, appropriate retribution and all the careers rightfully derailed by the great reckoning that is consuming so much of our public discussion right now. I have no sympathy for the tattered careers of men such as Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
2 hours ago
‘He Was Famished’: Former Classmate of Tortured Child
Perris-Couple-Wedding-Photo.jpgA former college classmate of one of the 13 tortured children said she will never forget the young man who wore the same clothes every day and never looked anyone in the eye. ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
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From the Archives: 1962 Studebaker Lark dropped off roof
For a 1966 Mobil television commercial, a 1962 Studebaker Lark sedan was dropped from the roof of an office building at Broadway and Olympic Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles. According to Mobil, the 135-foot drop equaled a crash at 60 mph. This three-photo sequence appeared on page three of the ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
4 hours ago
Free Trivia App Is Sweeping The Country And Paying Big Bucks — Or $4
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) —   It’s a new trivia app that is sweeping the country. And people are quite literally obsessed. Have you noticed your friends not picking up the phone around noon and 6 p.m. daily? The game offers cash prizes but as CBS2’s Crystal Cruz reports, people winning modest sums aren’t stopping people from freaking out when they win. It doesn’t hurt that the game is free to play. It’s called HQ Trivia. Game lovers call it thrilling and addictive. It’s also putting lots of money in some people’s pockets. A SoCal man recently won thousands of dollars and even more are trying. But people have also been known to lose their minds when they win as little as $4. Lauren May won$11 playing the hottest trivia game to hit cellphones. The game was created by the same guys that brought you Vine. The host is comedian Scott Rogowsky. hq trivia Free Trivia App Is Sweeping The Country And Paying Big Bucks Or $4(credit: JQ Trivia) “It beats copy writing for a temp agency; it definitely beat blogging” he says. Those were his jobs before landing the hosting gig. At HQ headquarters, Scott, the creators, writers and fact-checkers are busy coming up with trivia questions. Twice a day you can play on ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
5 hours ago
‘Mine Is Real!’ Security Guard Opens Fire On Teen Robbery Suspects Allegedly Carrying Fake Guns
GARDENA (CBSLA) — A robbery at a local 7-Eleven went viral after it was caught on camera. Dramatic surveillance footage shows two robbery suspects behind the counter at a convenience store in Gardena, tormenting the clerk and stealing from the register last month. A security guard sees what’s going on, barrels in to the rescue and opens fire. Investigators say the robbery suspects were carrying fake guns. The security guard can be heard saying, “Mine is real,” as the two suspects are on the ground. Authorities say the suspects have been released. The security guard was not facing charges at the time of this report. ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
5 hours ago
‘The Worst Nightmare:’ A Mother’s Emotional Warning After Daughter, 27, Dies From Flu
TUSTIN (CBSLA) — An Orange County mom has an emotional warning after her healthy 27 year old daughter died of the flu.  Katharine Gallagher had no pre-existing condition. She was perfectly healthy, her mother told CBS2/KCAL9’s Stacey Butler. “You never believe it would happen. And the flu, pneumonia — I mean it’s just unimaginable,” Liz Gallagher said. Liz and Phil Gallagher said their daughter graduated from Boston University and was living in Tustin with her boyfriend when she got the flu last month. Gallagher said her daughter thought she could ride it out at home but by day three her mom took her to your urgent care when the fever, chills, stomach issues and cough persisted. When she didn’t get better two days later, her mom tried to take her to the emergency room, but she refused. On day five of the flu, her mom was texting her every hour. But the texts stopped. She got a call from her daughter’s boyfriend when he returned from work. He found her lying on the bathroom floor. Katharine died an hour after sending her mom the last text. “It’s the beginning of the worst nightmare that I’ll never wake up from,” Liz said. She has a message for the public. “If young people hear this they will realize that this is not to be trifled with. And that they’re not invincible. Whatever it is that’s going around is really dangerous. If there is even one person who goes and gets checked and doesn’t end up dying in a few days then it will will be worth it,” she said. CBS2/KCAL9 has been reporting all week that doctors are overwhelmed in emergency room hospitals. They only want people to come in when they have serious symptoms. Liz wants to be clear her daughter had a difficult time breathing and was dizzy in addition to other symptoms. She says if you have those symptoms, go to the emergency room. ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
6 hours ago
Tinkle Has 16 Points As Oregon State Beats UCLA, 69-63
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Tres Tinkle had 16 points and Oregon State snapped a two-game losing streak with a 69-63 victory over UCLA on Thursday night. Stephen Thompson Jr. and Drew Eubanks each added 12 points for the Beavers (11-7, 3-3 Pac-12), who finished with all five starters in double figures. Aaron Holiday led the Bruins (13-6, 4-3) with 22 points. Thomas Welsh finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds. UCLA has now lost as many in league play as all of last season when the team went 15-3 in the Pac-12. UCLA erased an 8-point deficit to tie the game at 48-48 after a layup from Alex Olesinski with 9:37 left. Thompson answered with a layup for the Beavers to keep the Bruins from pulling ahead. The Bruins took a 54-53 lead on Chris Smith’s layup with 6:40 to go and both teams wrestled for the advantage down the stretch. Kris Wilkes’ layup put the Bruins up 58-57, but Seth Berger’s basket put the Beavers back in front with 3:42 to go. Tinkle’s 3-pointer gave the Beavers a 62-60 lead before Thompson added his own 3 with 2:16 left. After Eubanks’ dunk for Oregon State, Wilkes hit a 3-pointer ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
6 hours ago
Aaron Holiday scores 22 points, but UCLA men’s basketball falls to Oregon State
UCLA’s Priince Ali (23) dunks in front of Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson (5) has his shot blocked by UCLA’s Prince Ali during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)Oregon State’s Alfred Hollins (4) shoots over UCLA’a Alex Olesinski (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18,, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle (3) drives between UCLA’s Aaron Holiday (3) and Kris Wilkes (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle (3) drives past UCLA’s Thomas Welsh (40) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)Show Caption of Expand CORVALLIS, Ore. — Tres Tinkle had 16 points and Oregon State snapped a two-game losing streak with a 69-63 victory over UCLA on Thursday night. Stephen Thompson Jr. and ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
6 hours ago
Hornqvist Gets 2 Goals As Penguins Beat Slumping Kings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored two goals and Evgeni Malkin got the tiebreaking goal early in the third period of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ fifth win in six games, 3-1 over the slumping Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Casey DeSmith stopped 28 shots to earn his first NHL victory in his third career appearance for Pittsburgh. Malkin had a goal and an assist as the Penguins bounced back from a loss in Anaheim one night earlier with a solid effort at Staples Center in the second stop of the back-to-back Stanley Cup champs’ three-game California trip. Hornqvist scored in the opening minute and got another during a five-minute power play midway through the third after Dustin Brown got a game misconduct penalty for sending a kneeling Justin Schultz into the boards near the Kings’ bench. Schultz stayed down for a long moment before skating off gingerly. Adrian Kempe scored and Jonathan Quick made 28 saves for the Kings, who have lost five straight for the first time this season. Los Angeles wasted a chance to move from fourth place to second in the Pacific Division with its fifth loss in a row at home since Christmas. The Kings ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
7 hours ago
LA Times Parent Company Launches Probe of Publisher
GettyImages-181819203.jpgThe parent company of the Los Angeles Times said Thursday it is investigating allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace conduct involving the paper's publisher Ross Levinsohn.Photo Credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images, File ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
7 hours ago
Jayda Ruffus-Milner leads Harvard-Westlake girls basketball past Alemany 
Harvard-Westlake’s Jayda Ruffus-Milner looks for help under defensive pressure from Alemany’s Rebecca Castillo during Mission League action January 18, 2018.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)Alemany’s Jasmine Hardy tries to get the hoop under pressure from Harvard-Westlake’s Ashlee Wong during Mission League action January 18, 2018.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)Alemany’s Kimberly Villalobos and Jayda Ruffus-Milner battle for the ball during Mission League action January 18, 2018.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)Alemany’s Aminata Dosso tries to get the hoop Harvard-Westlake’s Kiki Iriafen during Mission League action January 18, 2018.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)Alemany’s Ashley Orozco tcontrols the ball agianst Kimiko Katzaroff of Harvard-Westlake during Mission League action January 18, 2018.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)Harvard-Westlake’s Jayla Ruffus-Milner goes up against Alemany’s Rebecca Castillo during Mission League action January 18, 2018.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)Harvard-Westlake’s Jayla Ruffus-Milner passes the ball as Alemany’s Malia Bambrick defends during Mission League action January 18, 2018.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)Alemany’s Jasmine Hardy tries to get the hoop under pressure from Harvard-Westlake’s Jayda Ruffus-Milne during Mission League action January 18, 2018.(Andy Holzman/Los Angeles Daily News)Show Caption of Expand MISSION HILLS — Before tipoff on Thursday night, the Alemany and Harvard-Westlake girls basketball teams watched and waited for the JV girls basketball ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
7 hours ago
Penguins hand slumping Kings their 5th consecutive loss
Los Angeles Kings Derek Forbort(24) keeps the puck out front against Pittsburgh during the first period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick(32) makes a block against Pittsburgh during the second period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Kings Anze Kopitar(11) battles for the puck against Pittsburgh Riley Sheahan(15) during the first period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick(32) keeps his eye on the puck as Pittsburgh Riley Sheahan(15) moves during the second period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates after the puck with Adrian Kempe #9 of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Staples Center on January 18, 201 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Alex Iafallo #19 of the Los Angeles Kings looks for a rebound ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
7 hours ago
Perris to hold raffle to adopt out 2 dogs seized from home in torture case
The two dogs seized from a Perris house where the parents were arrested Sunday on suspicion of torturing their 13 children will be adopted out via raffle to a city resident, officials announced Thursday. The female Maltese-mix animals will be adopted together, a news release said. The dogs — one white and one black, each about 1 year old — look to be healthy, friendly and leash-trained, Perris senior animal control officer Christina Avila said. The dogs will be spayed, immunized and microchipped prior to being placed in their new home. City residents interested in adopting the dogs are asked to submit their request via email to [email protected] between Friday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 26. The request should include the potential adopter’s name, address, contact phone number and email. Animal control officers will contact and inspect the residences of the submitted requests to determine if their homes are suitable for the dogs, the release said. Those deemed acceptable will be placed into the raffle and one will be chosen. The dogs are expected to be adopted out by Feb. 5. After announcing Wednesday evening that the dogs had been turned over and were up for adoption, the city began receiving phone ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
7 hours ago
Los Angeles art figure Ed Moses of the ‘Cool School’ dies at 91
By JOHN ROGERS LOS ANGELES — The prolific abstract expressionist Ed Moses, who was one of the founding members of a collective known as the “Cool School” and helped transform Los Angeles from a cultural backwater to a major force in the world of modern art, has died. He was 91. Moses died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles’ Venice Beach section with his family by his side, his son Andy Moses told The Associated Press on Thursday. "Ryder," a 1996 acrylic and shellac on canvas by Ed Moses. It was displayed at the Orange County Museum of Art in 2012. Register file photo“Ryder,” a 1996 acrylic and shellac on canvas by Ed Moses. It was displayed at the Orange County Museum of Art in 2012. Register file photoThe elder Moses, who produced hundreds of paintings and drawings and whose work was the subject of countless exhibitions during a career spanning more than 60 years, continued to work almost daily until about two weeks ago when his health began to fail. “He never ceased to push the envelope and he stayed so engaged in painting every step of the way,” his son, a prominent artist himself, said Thursday. “He was a true explorer and he was just able to pull it off every time. Most artists sort of struggle through transitional periods and he ... read more
Published on 01-19-2018
7 hours ago
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