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Marking one year in office, L.A. D.A. Gascon touts accomplishments, spars with critics on crime
On his first day in office, Los Angeles County Dist.
Search for new EMS chief still under wraps - Austin Monitor
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 by Amy Smith
Uber must overhaul London business model after high court ruling
Uber will be forced to change its business model in London to directly contract with passengers who book, after a high court ruling that will affect all private hire operators in the capital.
28% of L.A. County Metro employees haven't reported COVID-19 vaccination
More than a quarter of L.A. County Metro employees have yet to show proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19, despite the transportation authority imposing a recent deadline for workers to get the shots or face possible termination.
Michigan school shooter is 1 of thousands of U.S. juveniles charged as adults in 2021
Prosecutors charged the 15-old-year accused of killing four students and injuring others at a Michigan High School as an adult.
Thousands of children are tried or incarcerated as adults each year.
Travel industry fury as Covid pre-departure tests return
The travel industry has reacted with fury after it was announced all passengers arriving in the UK will have to take a Covid pre-departure test amid fears about the spread of the Omicron variant.
12 police officers honored with George L. Hanna Memorial Award for Bravery
"These awards recognize police officers who exhibited remarkable heroism in the face of extreme danger."
San Jose has swept more than 200 homeless camps - San Jose Spotlight
San Jose has cleared out 224 homeless encampments since January of this year, with more than 75% of those removals happening in Districts 3 and 7, city data shows.
Suspect arrested in shooting of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant
A 29-year-old man has been arrested in the death of Jacqueline Avant, a prominent Los Angeles philanthropist who was fatally shot this week at the Beverly Hills home she shared with her husband, the legendary music executive, Clarence Avant.
In China, Buying That Toy Gun Could Get You Arrested
San Cheng bought toy guns online as props for video game design. Then the police arrived, and he was jailed under China's strict but messy gun laws.