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Where do more tax cheats live? South and West, IRS study shows

IRS - NBC News

Worried the Internal Revenue Service might target you for an audit? You probably should be if you own a small business in one of the wealthy suburbs of Los Angeles. You might also be wary if you're a small-business owner in one of dozens of communities near San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta or the District of Columbia.


L.A. sees parks as a weapon against sex offenders

Using restrictions under state law, officials are building a small park in Harbor Gateway to force 33 offenders to move out of a nearby apartment building.


Suspect in Las Vegas Strip killings arrested in Los Angeles

Ammar Harris

The suspect in last week's triple slaying on the Las Vegas Strip has been arrested in Los Angeles, the Clark County District Attorney's Office said on Thursday.


Flesh-Eating Cocaine Hits New York, Los Angeles

Flesh-Eating Cocaine

It seems cocaine has been behind a rash of flesh-eating disease outbreaks in Los Angeles and New York. Cocaine cut with the veterinary drug, levamisole has apparently been linked to a number of cases of rotting flesh, according to Good Morning America. While the cases reported thus far have been on the coasts, officials have warned that it could very well be a nationwide problem.


Three dead in California shootings

California Shooting

At least three people have died in a series of related shootings near Los Angeles, California, police have said. On Tuesday morning, officers responded to reports of shots fired in southern Orange County. The gunman suspected of that shooting then went to Tustin, where he is believed to have been involved in three car-jackings, killing at least two of the drivers, police added.


Charred body confirmed to be Christopher Dorner's

Cabin Fire

Medical examiners used dental records to identify the burned body of the ex-cop blamed in the killings of four people, a San Bernardino County Sheriff's official said.


LAPD to reopen probe into fugitive ex-cop's firing

ex-LAPD Manhunt

The hunt in the snowy mountains for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings continued Saturday as police announced they will reopen the disciplinary proceedings that led to the fugitive's firing.


Women shot during LAPD ex-cop manhunt had no warning, lawyer says

A mother and daughter who were mistakenly shot by Los Angeles police hunting for rampage suspect Christopher Dorner had no warning before bullets started whizzing through their newspaper-delivery truck, their lawyer said Friday.


Texas Gov. Rick Perry set to poach Calif. jobs

Rick Perry

Look out, California. Rick Perry is going hunting in your backyard for jobs to bring back to Texas. The Republican governor heads to San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County next week on a "business recruitment trip," his office says. The trip is being paid for by Texas One, a public-private partnership that does marketing for the state.


Woman held captive in Nordstrom Rack raped 'multiple times'

Nordstrom Rack

Prosecutors said one of the five people charged in connection with the take-over robbery at a Nordstrom Rack department store in Westchester raped one of the female hostages.


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