Fires in central and southern California raged Saturday as triple-digit temperatures mixed with dry conditions continued to fuel the flames. A growing blaze known as the Station fire in the Angeles National Forest-La Canada Flintridge area consumed 2,000 acres Saturday, for a rough total of 7,500 acres burned, officials said. “The fire has been very active on all fronts,” U.S
The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled that Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide. The coroner concluded that Jackson died from “acute propofol intoxication,” a statement from the coroner’s office said.
Four people were killed and five were seriously injured in a train crash in Turkey, Turkish State Railways announced Thursday.
The nude body of a former swimsuit model found last weekend in Orange County was identified through her breast implants’ serial number, two law enforcement sources said Friday. An arrest warrant alleging murder was issued Thursday for Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a reality TV contestant whom Jasmine Fiore, 28, married in March. CNN has not confirmed reports that the marriage was annulled.
Have economic times gotten so bad that some of the dead are going unburied? Several large counties across the country are experiencing unprecedented increases in the number of unclaimed deceased not only because the dead people could not be identified, were indigent or were estranged from their family, but also apparently because more people simply cannot afford to bury or cremate their loved ones. The phenomenon has increased costs for local governments, which have to dispose of the bodies
Michael Jackson’s ex-wife and the mother of his two eldest children, Debbie Rowe, has agreed not to challenge the singer’s mother for custody of the children, a Jackson family lawyer said in a CBS News interview.
Investigators are looking into whether employees at the Los Angeles County coroner’s office illegally leaked information about Michael Jackson’s death probe to the news media, according to a sheriff’s spokesman.
The administrators of Michael Jackson’s estate have filed court papers disclosing they’ve recovered $5.5 million in cash from one of Jackson’s "former financial advisers." They expect to present contracts to the court “within the week” that should add “tens of millions of dollars” to Jackson’s estate, which they said is solvent and worth an estimated $500 million, the documents said.
An alleged gang member who was on the FBI’s Top 10 List of most wanted fugitives and sought in connection with a 2000 attack on two Los Angeles, California, officers was captured in Mexico, authorities said Monday. Emigdio Preciado Jr., who is believed to be 39, was captured Friday in the town of Santiago Escuintla in western central Mexico, north of coastal Puerto Vallarta, according to Mexican authorities.
Redmond O’Neal will be temporarily freed from jail to attend the funeral of his mother, actress Farrah Fawcett, on Tuesday, officials said.