SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - People who had violent encounters with a homeless man who died after a bloody confrontation with Fullerton police are expected to be called by defense attorneys for two former officers who will begin presenting their case today. Among the witnesses who will likely be called include the grandfather and mother of Kelly Thomas who will recount the problems they had with the mentally ill homeless man.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a 60-year-old man has been booked for investigation of murder in the shootings of his dementia-stricken wife and his sister, who was in a vegetative state at a nursing home. Detectives say Lance Anderson of Santa Clarita surrendered to officers at the Country Villa Sheraton nursing facility in the North Hills area of Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Firefighters say flames tore through an apartment building in LA overnight, killing two people and injuring at least two others. Fire officials say the fire broke out early today in a two-story building in Echo Park. It took more than 100 firefighters almost an hour to knock it down. Police say two bodies were later found in the building.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The slavery epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each. The nominations announced this morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread the nominations around, but the large haul for "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" suggested the films may be this year's Oscar favorites.
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