Many updates at the bottom: Three are now reported dead; L.A. authorities are on heightened alert. First posted at 12:23 p.m.
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Flickr/rockYOfaceMassaman curry: CNN's favorite foodCNN has a lot on its plate. Literally. Not only does the news empire have to follow Anderson Cooper around the globe, trailing camera crews and earnestness, but it has lately gone on a quest to identify The World's 50 Most Delicious Foods. W ... More >>
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We have CNN to thank for so much. The invention of Permanent Television, Jane Fonda in a Braves cap, the number of times we get to say "Wolf Blitzer" every day in casual conversation. And now, in addition to giving us Anderson Cooper hour after ... More >>
Last week it was hard to avoid the saga of "Balloon Boy," 6-year-old Falcon Heene, who was believed to have been aboard his family's homemade weather balloon as it drifted above Colorado but who was later found safe at home. The sheriff in Larimer County, Colorado, where the Heenes live, called the ... More >>
As new doubts have been raised about the veracity of the Balloon Boy saga, the family in question's former L.A. landlord says the Heenes skipped town in 2007 owing $6,000 in rent and damages.Photographer Carrie Cavalier describes the family of 6-year-old Falcon Heene, who was believed to be adrift i ... More >>
The Associated Press and other sources report that L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will make an announcement today concerning his gubernatorial ambitions on The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer. The source for the story is Villaraigosa's City Hall spokesman, Matt Szabo. The CNN program will air at 1 ... More >>
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just announced he will not run for California governor on Wolf Blitzer's The Situation Room on CNN, with a backdrop of the Los Angeles Magazine cover emblazoned with the word "Failure." The mayor says he plans to focus on the major economic problems facing L.A. ... More >>
The vibe was heavy at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on Thursday night, and an always blood-thirsty press didnâ€™t imagine it into existence. With U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama debating one-on-one for the first time in a long campaign season to decide who would be the next Democrati ... More >>
The only thing that really stands out about the debate in Hollywood between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is that the softball questions and heavy focus on their strongest policy issues simply provided a long free ad for both candidates.
And while it's pleasant to watch, it can' ... More >>
Hours before the Democratic debate takes takes place at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, hundreds of supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton filled the sidewalks along Hollywood Blvd.
In terms of numbers it was probably 85% Obama and 15% Hillary - at most.
Above, taking a picture of Gar ... More >>