Many updates at the bottom: Three are now reported dead; L.A. authorities are on heightened alert. First posted at 12:23 p.m. See also: L.A. Witness In Boston: 'We Were Caught Between 2 Explosions.' About a half-dozen people were injured in two mid-race explosions at the Boston Marathon today, acc ... More >>
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.The top cops of the Los Angeles and Boston police departments are betting their pride against the best-of-seven NBA finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck and Boston Police Commissi ... More >>
Shepard Fairey, whose iconic "Obama/Hope" illustration became the banner of a political movement, has been called a genius and a plagiarizer, depending on who you listen to. Now, according to the Boston Police Department, Fairey is also a grafitti tagger, whom its cops arrested last night. An Associ ... More >>
Is this really a surge in gang crime, or is Villaraigosa peddling fear?
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