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3 Die in 'Random' LA Shootings; Suspect Held

Police warn locals to 'get away'

(Newser) - Shootings early yesterday left three dead in attacks that the Los Angeles Times calls "seemingly random." Four were wounded in the San Fernando Valley shootings in the Los Angeles area. Police have detained a suspect; as to witness reports that multiple attackers were involved, "I can't... More »

Wanted Man Climbs on LA Rooftops With Rifle

Police capture him by firing tear gas into house

(Newser) - Police have captured a wanted man who climbed onto rooftops in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood while armed with a rifle after a freeway chase today, and then barricaded himself in a home for several hours. The incident prompted authorities to shut down nearby freeway on-ramps, lock down schools, and... More »

Someone Stole Miley Cyrus' Maserati

Burglars broke into her home, also stole jewelry: cops

(Newser) - They came in by climbing a fence, but they certainly didn't exit that way: Los Angeles police are searching for a pair of burglars they say broke into Miley Cyrus' San Fernando Valley home and got away with jewelry and a luxury car Friday. Police say a man and... More »

LAPD Gets 700 Tips in Manhunt; Fugitive Cop Charged

Dorner could face death penalty in officer's death

(Newser) - Murder charges were filed against fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner today that could make him eligible for the death penalty, the LA Times reports. The Riverside County DA charged Dorner with murder in the killing of Riverside officer Michael Crain, and tacked on three counts of attempted murder for allegedly wounding... More »

HIV Scare Shuts Down Porn Sets

Positive test will likely rekindle debate on porno health and safety

(Newser) - An HIV scare shut down porn sets across the San Fernando Valley today after producers learned that a performer tested positive. Diane Duke, head of a porn industry trade group, asked for the moratorium and said the performer is being retested while "first- and second- generation partners" are contacted,... More »

Struggling Porn Industry No Longer Recession-Proof

Porn has become 'like potato chips,' frustrated actress says

(Newser) - Previous recessions have been kind to pornographers, but this one has been a knee to the industry’s groin, the Economist reports. Revenues have plummeted by up to 50%—from $6 billion in 2007, by one estimate—performers are being forced to lower prices, and production has been nearly cut... More »

Calif. Porn Actress Tests Positive for HIV

Health officials call for industry to improve safety measures

(Newser) - California's pornography industry has confirmed its first case of HIV since 2004, the Los Angeles Times reports. The female performer worked infrequently, according to a rep for the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation, who denied rumors of an outbreak. LA County health officials said they planned to investigate and renewed... More »

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