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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Sad news from the San Diego Zoo: a 5-day-old hippo calf died Thursday. The hippo was found by zookeepers in the morning, with its mother, Funani, nearby. Hippo mothers are known to be particularly protective of their young. The male calf was 30-year-old Funani's fifth baby, her first calf since 2011. The calf had gone on exhibit Wednesday with Funani and her mate, Otis, and was said to have been doing well. The river hippopotamus is a threatened species, imperiled in the wild by poachers and predators.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
What a difference a baby makes. Jennifer Love Hewitt appeared Tuesday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," scaling back her signature va-va voom look to ma-ma-mommy chic. The newly blond "Client List" star welcomed her daughter Autumn in November, just after tying the knot with her costar baby daddy-turned-fiance-turned-husband, Brian Hallisay. The bombshell appeared on "Ellen" sporting a new hairstyle to get her "momjo" back, according to People. But that wasn't the only aspect of character's call-girl look that was significantly altered.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Italian soccer player Antonio Floro Flores already has three children. So, he figured, what's one more? Floro Flores, who plays for Serie A club Sassuolo, was so touched by the story of a baby left on a train near Naples that he contacted authorities and offered to adopt the boy after efforts to find the parents failed. Authorities say the boy was only three or four days old when he was found hidden in a bag placed under the seats of a train traveling from Naples to Avellino.
NATIONAL
March 30, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
OSO, Wash. - One of the first 911 calls after the mudslide in this small town about an hour north of Seattle came from Marla Jupp. Jupp, 63, is a retired teacher's assistant, scion of a large local family that has lived in the Oso Valley along the Stillaguamish River for generations. They're the Skaglunds, and she still lives at the bottom of Skaglund Hill on State Route 530. She was at home a week ago Saturday when she heard what sounded like a big truck rumbling by shortly before 11 a.m., "like the wind was blowing real hard, like we had big gusts.
NATIONAL
March 29, 2014 | By Kevin Amerman
Just weeks after a plea for her birth mother to step forward blazed through media outlets across the globe, Katheryn Deprill stood just one room away from the woman who abandoned her as a newborn 27 years ago in a Burger King bathroom. As she got ready to meet with her birth mother, Deprill entered the lawyer's conference room with a lifetime of questions. Why did she leave me? What does she look like? But before the answers even started, Deprill got something else.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Get ready for mini-Xtina: It'll be a baby girl for Christina Aguilera and fiance Matt Rutler, according to reports out Friday. The singer and "Voice" coach publicly confirmed her pregnancy news for the first time while performing at a fan event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday, according to a report from JustJared. People , Us Weekly and E! News also confirmed the baby girl news Friday. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "Ain't no other fans...
NATIONAL
March 27, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Natasha Huestis had very sad news to share: The rescuers had just found the body of her 4-month-old daughter, Sanoah, out in the mudslide. Earlier this week, rescuers had found the remains of Sanoah's grandmother -- and Huestis' mother -- Christina Jefferds, 45. The pair had been 10 feet away from each other. PHOTOS: Washington mudslide They were together until the end, and for that, Natasha Huestis is grateful. "It's an absolute relief," Huestis, 26, told the Los Angeles Times in a phone interview on Thursday, after she got news that the two had been found.
SCIENCE
March 26, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Spring in Southern California means some of the world's tiniest birds build some of the world's dinkiest nests. Female hummingbirds gather moss, plant down and other materials and, using sticky spider silk, fashion a nest the size of a ping-pong ball. It can rest securely on a very  slender tree limb. But hummingbirds have been known to nest in railings, beneath bird baths , on wind chimes and cactuses . Los Angeles Times photographer Irfan Khan found this hummingbird nest at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Carson Daly may have his own "Voice" team in the making - the TV host is expecting his third child! The TV and radio personality made the announcement on "The Tonight Show" Monday. "I've got two kids; I have a 5-year-old and my daughter's 19 months, and we're expecting a third," the 40-year-old told Jimmy Fallon, adding that they were looking into a "swagger wagon" a.k.a. a mini-van. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom Yep, from doing "TRL" spoofs to trading dad stories - that's how old these buddies have become.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A 53-year-old Westlake woman was charged Tuesday in the death of a 4-year-old girl she was baby-sitting. Vanessa Denise Hawkins Scott pleaded not guilty to one charge of murder, assault on a child causing death and child abuse. She's being held on $1.1 million bail. A relative of the victim identified the little girl as Mya Migneault. The cause of death was blunt abdominal trauma, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Hawkins Scott was arrested Friday by the Los Angeles Police Department's juvenile division after she rushed the 4-year-old to a hospital.
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