Richard Valeriani, NBC News correspondent bludgeoned for civil rights coverage, dies at 85

Richard Valeriani, an NBC News correspondent who was once clubbed by an ax-wielding assailant at a civil rights demonstration, earned the ire of the Johnson and Nixon White Houses for his television reporting, and later worked on the other side of the camera advising corporate executives and...

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Brush fire burns in hills below Griffith Observatory

A small brush fire ignited Tuesday evening in the hills below the Griffith Observatory, drawing a crowd of spectators as firefighters swarmed the scene. The blaze ignited about 7:45 p.m. and burned about 3 to 4 acres of medium to heavy brush, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a series...

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Canada becomes second country to legalize pot nationwide

Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. Prime Minister Justin...

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Angels' first-round draft pick Jordyn Adams gets a taste of the majors

Jordyn Adams does not lack for confidence. The Angels welcomed their first-round draft pick to Angel Stadium on Tuesday, and the 18-year-old outfielder made a bold proclamation. Not about how quickly he would arrive in the major leagues, or how many home runs he would hit once he got there....

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Wednesday's TV highlights: 'Young & Hungry' on Freeform

SERIES MasterChef The top 20 home cooks take a field trip to the historic Anheuser-Busch brewery in Los Angeles, where they prepare a beer-infused lunch for the facility’s employees. Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sanchez and Joe Bastianich are the judges. 8 p.m. Fox Young & Hungry Gabi and Josh (Emily...

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L.A. County officials oppose Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy, direct agencies to assist children

Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to send a letter to the Trump administration formally opposing its policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Board of Supervisors also directed county agencies to request permission to visit shelters...

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