Under pressure for its handling of the largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history, federal foresters announced an agreement Thursday with local firefighters that will make it easier to get water-dumping helicopters into the air at night over fire-prone Angeles National Forest. Full story
Nearly two years after an arsonist ignited what became the largest fire in Los Angeles County history, officials have launched an effort to restore tens of thousands of acres in some of the most severely charred areas of the mountainous Angeles National Forest. Full story
A Chinese national appeared shackled in court Wednesday on charges that he pretended to be a U.S. Army recruiter to bilk fellow immigrants out of thousands of dollars in fees, an elaborate scheme that authorities said included setting up an office and giving out fake military ID cards and uniforms t Full story
Pepper's kidnapper, a woman named Shirley, was a former family friend of her parents. She raised both girls as if they were her own but there was abuse, neglect, and lies. With each passing year, Pepper grew more determined to escape.
The devastating earthquake in Japan has served as a dire warning for quake-prone California. NBC's George Lewis reports.
According to reports, the actress – who has been out of court-ordered rehab for just a month – could be arrested for allegedly stealing a high-priced necklace, a charge Lohan denies. NBC’s Kristen Welker reports, then TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe speaks with NBC News legal analyst Susan Filan and Bonnie Full
With the new year comes new laws and regulations to the books. NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams takes a look at what changes have been made.
In today's News You Can't Use, actress Lindsay Lohan is out of jail after 14 days and is now in rehab.
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: LA County deputy district attorney Danette Meyers gives a press conference after Lindsay Lohan's preliminary hearing on April 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The felony grand theft charge against Lohan was reduced to a misdemeanor and a trial date has been set for J
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and daughter Valentina Martinez attend the Inaugural Gala of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes on April 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.