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  • All schools in Los Angeles closed after threat

    WASHINGTON: All schools in Los Angeles were closed on Tuesday due to an unspecified threat...

    A special notice posted on the All Los Angeles Unified School District’s website said that the schools were “closed today to ensure safety of students...

  • Paris awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games

    LIMA: The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics on Wednesday, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body...

    Loud applause rang out at the Lima Convention Centre shortly after the IOC membership voted to approve a deal hashed out in July which arranged for Paris to be given 2024 and Los Angeles 2028...

  • Bush fire threatens homes near Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES: A fast-moving bush fire threatened hundreds of homes in drought-stricken southern California on Sunday, prompting mandatory evacuations for local residents, authorities said...

    The Riverside County Fire Department said the fire erupted shortly after 6:00 pm (0100 GMT) on Saturday and had burned about 300 acres in an area southeast of Los Angeles...

  • Los Angeles lights up City Hall with Batman signal

    LOS ANGELES: A giant Bat-signal lit up the side of City Hall in Los Angeles on Thursday night to honour Batman actor Adam West, who played the superhero role in the 1960s television series...

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck led Thursday’s tribute...

  • Los Angeles shuts public schools over 'credible' threat

    LOS ANGELES: The US city of Los Angeles ordered all public schools to remain closed on Tuesday due to an unspecified electronic threat targeting the school system and its 640,000 students, officials said...

    Ramon Cortines, the superintendent of Los Angeles schools, said he ordered the shutdown after police alerted him to a threat “made to not just one school, but many schools in this school district...

  • Los Angeles police fatally shoot 14-year-old

    LOS ANGELES: Authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday were investigating the fatal shooting by police of an armed 14-year-old boy amid growing public concern over the use of deadly force by US law enforcement...

    The shooting occurred Tuesday while police were investigating reports of vandalism in a neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles...

  • Special Olympics open in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES: Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games here on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination...

    About 6,500 athletes from 165 countries streamed into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to cheers and roars...

  • Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome bid for 2024 Games

    LAUSANNE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday named Budapest, Hamburg in Germany, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome as the final candidates for the 2024 Olympics...

    Toronto and the Azerbaijan capital of Baku had considered entering but finally decided against, leaving Los Angeles and Paris as the two early frontrunners...

  • Elton John gives surprise concert in Los Angeles with Lady Gaga as guest

    LOS ANGELES: Elton John gave a surprise West Hollywood concert to several thousand fans ahead of the Oscars, with Lady Gaga as guest performer...

    The 66-year-old Grammy-winning musician played in the parking lot of what used to be Los Angeles’ Tower Records store, as a gesture of thanks to the city that hosts his Academy Awards viewing party to raise funds for his AIDS foundation...

  • Rich, famous to get special terminal at Los Angeles airport

    LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles International Airport officials have approved opening a special terminal for the rich and famous to wait for their flights far from the paparazzi and riffraff...

    “I am very excited about this service for celebrity and VIP guests at LAX, “said Deborah Flint, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports...

  • 1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after Los Angeles standoff

    A woman was shot and killed when a gunman ran into a busy Los Angeles supermarket where he held dozens of people hostage for about three hours on Saturday before handcuffing himself and surrendering to police...

    Moore said at about 1:30 pm, the suspect shot his grandmother and another woman in a South Los Angeles home and then forced the other woman into his grandmother’s car...

  • LoS signed for setting up 640MW plant in AJK

    ISLAMABAD: The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) and Power Universal Investment Co Ltd, Dubai UAE, a subsidiary of China Gezhouba Group Company Ltd on Thursday executed letter of support (LoS) for development of 640MW Azad-Pattan Hydropower Project in Azad Jummu and Kashmir (AJK)...

  • Yahoo to shut down maps and other sections

    NEW YORK: Yahoo will close its maps page, and several other sites, as it focuses on its search business, communication tools and content...

    Yahoo will also close several sites worldwide, including Yahoo Music in Canada and France, Yahoo Movies in Spain and Yahoo Autos in the UK Yahoo’s main Philippines page will also close, and users will be sent to Yahoo Singapore instead...

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