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Firetruck Crashes Into Restaurant After Colliding With Another Firetruck In California

AP | Jade Walker | April 17, 2014 | Crime
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Two firetrucks heading to a burning home collided Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and injuring 15 people, including six firefighters. One man, who isn't a firefighter, was hospitalized in critical condition, officials said.

Jerry Brown Steps Up Efforts For Rainy Day Fund In Constitution

Reuters | Ashley Alman | April 16, 2014 | Politics
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 16 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday stepped up his efforts to enshrine a rainy day fund in the state's constitution, stealing some thunder from Republicans backing a similar measure as he seeks an unprecedented fourth term. Brown, a Democrat who has...

Veteran Explains How MDMA Helped Heal His Postwar Trauma

Anna Almendrala | April 16, 2014 | Science
MDMA, the illegal raver stimulant commonly known by its street names molly and ecstasy, may be poised to attract a new demographic beyond young people looking to party: Individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. In a Reddit.com Ask Me Anything session Wednesday, Tony Macie, a 27-year-old retired U.S....

Rapper Andre Johnson, Aka Christ Bearer, Severs Penis And Jumps From Balcony: Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | April 16, 2014 | Weird News
A rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan is in an L.A. area hospital after allegedly attempting suicide by cutting off his penis and jumping from a second floor balcony. Police said Andre Johnson, who performs under the name "Christ Bearer" with the Wu-Tang affiliated group Northstar, attempted the...

Goldenvoice Founder: I Was Once California's Biggest Marijuana Smuggler

Matt Ferner | April 16, 2014 | Entertainment
Here's a headline we missed last week, but we're so excited Coachella is happening on 4/20 this weekend that we had to call attention to it anyway. Gary Tovar, founder of Goldenvoice, the successful concert promotion business that now produces the legendary music and arts festival in Indio,...

Christian Leaders Call For Ending Drug War, Mass Incarceration

Matt Ferner | April 16, 2014 | Politics
As the Easter holiday approaches, several Christian leaders called for the U.S. to end the war on drugs and mass incarceration of offenders. The faith leaders said they hoped the story of the resurrection of Jesus Christ inspires the resurrection of people and communities devastated by what they said was...

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson To Lead US Conference of Mayors

AP | Ashley Alman | April 16, 2014 | Politics
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was sworn in Wednesday as the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that raises the national political profile of the NBA All-Star. Johnson rises to fill a vacancy left by Scott Smith of Mesa, Ariz., who resigned to...

The Alternate Ending To 'Mean Girls' Sounds Terrible

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | April 16, 2014 | Entertainment
April is already shaping up to be a very "Mean Girls"-saturated month, as the beloved film marks its 10-year anniversary. Just as we here at HuffPost Entertainment already caught up with some of our favorite characters, Cosmopolitan chatted with actor Daniel Franzese, who revealed that the

Kobe Bryant Knows What You Should Do With Lakers' 'S*** Season'

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | April 16, 2014 | Sports
Kobe Bryant knows what to do with the worst season in Lakers' history: Flush it. Bryant shared this instruction in a self-censored tweet posted on Wednesday just hours before the final game of the team's 2013-14 campaign. S*** season. Flush it. Forget it #amnesia...

Senators Turn Attention To College Sexual Assault Reform After Military Reform Battles

Tyler Kingkade | April 16, 2014 | College
On Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced an "unprecedented," extensive survey sent out to 350 colleges and universities -- public, private non-profit and private for-profit -- to gather information about how the institutions handle sexual assault cases. The survey is the latest in a recent series of...

Rick Warren Says Easter Brings Hope, Joy To Those Dealing With Loss

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | April 16, 2014 | Religion
Rick Warren has spent the last year grappling with the loss of his son, Matthew, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound five days after Easter. This year, the holiday has taken on new meaning for the popular evangelical author and pastor of Southern California's Saddleback Church. In...

California's Wildfire Threat Is So Severe That The Season Started Early

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | April 16, 2014 | Green
Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only covering up months of dry, dead grass, putting California at risk for one of its most severe fire seasons ever. Warnings issued to...

Made In America Music Festival Heads To Los Angeles

AP | Jessica Goodman | April 16, 2014 | Entertainment
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Budweiser Made in America music festival is coming to Los Angeles, but who is performing and how the city will manage the two-day concert are still mysteries. Jay Z and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti held a news conference Wednesday to announce the music festival,...

Pregnant Worker Says Pier 1 Imports Forced Her To Take Unpaid Leave

Dave Jamieson | April 16, 2014 | Business
A pregnant worker has filed a lawsuit challenging Pier 1 Imports' policies toward expectant mothers, saying the home-goods retailer forced her to take unpaid leave due to her pregnancy. In her suit filed in California state court on Wednesday, Kimberly Erin Caselman argues that the company's practice of providing pregnant...

Rosie O'Donnell Slams Lindsay Lohan, Calls OWN Show A 'Tragedy'

Stephanie Marcus | April 16, 2014 | Celebrity
Lindsay Lohan's OWN docuseries "Lindsay" is often difficult to watch, especially in the wake of her admission that she broke her sixth attempt at sobriety in recent episodes. As such, there are plenty of people disappointed in the 27-year-old, and Rosie...

These Adorable Photos Of Pit Bull Puppies Will Improve Even The Worst Hump Day

Melissa McGlensey | April 16, 2014 | Good News
What's better for getting you through the mid-week trudge than pictures of puppies? How about pictures of rescued pit bull puppies! Reddit user "irukeiram" shared this album of her adorable pups yesterday. The little darlings apparently came as a surprise because "irukeiram" rescued the mama pit...

Here's Proof Illegal Immigration Doesn't Cause More Murders, In One Chart

Roque Planas | April 16, 2014 | Latino Voices
It's become routine for immigration hardliners like U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to blame illegal immigration for an imaginary spike in violent crime. Other conservative politicians, like California state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) or Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston), commonly paint undocumented...

A 'Bikini Body' Is Just A Body With A Bikini On It

Nina Bahadur | April 16, 2014 | Women
It's that time of year again. The "bikini body" time of year. As the weather gets warmer, advertisers want every woman to believe that her body isn't in good enough shape to be seen on the beach. Instead she needs to purchase a diet plan/ gym class/ sculpting...

Chris Paul's Baseline Spin Move Embarrassed Evan Fournier And Evoked Michael Jordan (VIDEOS)

Chris Greenberg | April 16, 2014 | Sports
Chris Paul may seem like a nice guy in those insurance commercials but he can be a bad, bad man on the basketball court. The Los Angeles Clippers' star point guard showed Evan Fournier of the Denver Nuggets just how ruthless he can be with a mesmerizing bit of...

Los Angeles Gets New Daily Print Newspaper

Catherine Taibi | April 16, 2014 | Media
By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK April 16 (Reuters) - Los Angeles residents who still pass a newsstand on their way to work on Wednesday will find an unusual sight there: a new daily print newspaper. The Los Angeles Register is the latest offering to roll off the presses of California-based...
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