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November 19, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Joseph Serna
A man shot and killed by police in Long Beach early Tuesday morning was wanted for a carjacking in Los Angeles, authorities said. Police said the man jumped out of a vehicle and ran off about 2:30 a.m. after officers pulled the car over. When police talked to the passengers who stayed behind, one of them told police the man was wanted for the carjacking and should be considered armed and dangerous, Long Beach police Deputy Chief Robert Luna said. Officers requested air support and set up a perimeter.
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November 14, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia and Doug Smith
Amid the wreckage from the Northridge earthquake in 1994, no city took more decisive action than Santa Monica. The City Council ordered its staff to find vulnerable wooden apartment and concrete buildings and require the owners to strengthen or demolish them. The city hired experts to help with the task. The council stood firm even when property owners protested the costs. But as shock over the deadly earthquake faded, so did Santa Monica's resolve. After several years of aggressive work, City Hall quietly stopped enforcing what were the strongest municipal quake regulations in California.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By August Brown
This post has been updated, see below for details. Three men, including two members of a Brooklyn rock band, are dead after a fellow musician shot them to death in their East Williamsburg apartments before turning the gun on himself, according to various news reports in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Quoting a law enforcement official, the Wall Street Journal  said that the musician, a onetime affiliate of the band, used a .308-caliber rifle as he moved from floor to floor of the apartment building to find and shoot members of the Yellow Dogs.
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November 6, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha
The mother of a 13-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a school bus in Glendale earlier this year was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the stomach during a dispute over drugs, police said. Karen Hernandez, 30, was arrested about 5:25 a.m. on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after officers arrived at the couple's apartment building and saw her outside holding a 10-inch knife, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said. Her 35-year-old partner was also in front of the apartment building, clutching his abdomen, the Glendale News-Press reported.
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October 28, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Firefighters found one person dead Monday after a fire ripped through a second-floor apartment in Panorama City, authorities said. The fire was reported about 8:39 a.m. in the 8800 block of Tobias Avenue, said Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. As firefighters gained access to the second-floor fire, "they found one unit fully involved in flames,” Scott said. Thirty-nine firefighters were able to contain the fire in 14 minutes. Firefighters found one person dead inside the apartment, the identity of whom, including gender, was not immediately available.
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October 28, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Two Los Angeles police officers were injured after a fire Monday morning ripped through a Panorama City apartment where firefighters found a body, an LAPD spokesperson said. The police officers were treated at a local hospital for smoke inhalation and released shortly after, according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department. A 14-year-old boy was also injured in the fire, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said. No information has been released on the deceased individual, Scott said.
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October 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
A suspected gang member accused of firing multiple times at Los Angeles Police Department officers in Highland Park and an alleged accomplice were arrested Friday after barricading themselves in an apartment building, authorities said. Sgt. Douglas Bowler said officers were on routine patrol in the 200 block of Avenue 57 about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when they observed two men involved in what was described as "possible gang activity. " One of the men pulled out a gun and fired multiple rounds at the officers, according to Bowler.
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October 17, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Residents of a Bay Area apartment building rushed to escape a six-alarm fire Thursday morning, some using rock climbing gear to lower themselves to safety. Four people suffered moderate and minor injuries in the fire, which was reported about 5:15 a.m. at the 75-unit Redwood City apartment building, according to KTVU. No major injuries or deaths were reported. Roommates Matt Fisher and Adam Carpenter went for their rock climbing gear when the blaze began and were able to escape injury, NBC Bay Area reported.
WORLD
September 27, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
KARACHI, Pakistan -- At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured Friday when a five-story apartment building collapsed in Mumbai , India's financial capital, officials said. Rescuers were working to reach those trapped in the rubble. Sunil Prabhu , the city's mayor, told local news channels that 22 families were living in the building, which reportedly imploded shortly after 6 a.m. Most of the residents were believed to be at home. Officials said the building, which is in south Mumbai near the dockyards and the Babu Genu market, was more than 30 years old and being renovated.
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September 26, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Frank Shyong
A man in his 50s was arrested shortly after midnight Thursday in connection with six fires started within about an hour along Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.  The suspect was spotted by authorities and taken into custody near the intersection of Katherine Avenue and Moorpark Street, said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. J. Hensley.  Reports of rubbish fires began as early as 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Around 9 p.m., fire crews fought back a blaze that started in the back of a strip mall in the 13900 block of Ventura Boulevard.
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