Jury recommends death in ambush killing of police officers

U.S. 05/30/19, 18:59

A jury on Thursday recommended death for a man convicted of killing two Southern California police officers and wounding six others in an ambush-style attack in 2016, prosecutors said.The same jury that convicted 28-year-old John Hernandez Felix of murder and attempted murder earlier this month recommended capital punishment, according to ...

Man convicted in ambush killings of California officers

California 05/20/19, 18:21

A man was convicted Monday of killing two police officers and trying to kill six others in an ambush-style attack.After just hours of deliberation, a Southern California jury found John Hernandez Felix guilty of multiple charges including two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder, KESQ-TV reported.Palm Springs ...

Taco Bell-themed hotel to open for 3 nights in August

California 05/16/19, 13:43

It's nacho average hotel.Taco Bell is taking over a hotel in Palm Springs, California, for three nights this August.The fast-food chain says everything will be Taco Bell-themed, from the room decor to the breakfast menu to pool floaties shaped like hot sauce packets.There will be Taco Bell snacks and cocktails ...

Jurors cry as prosecutor describes fatal attack on officers

California 04/17/19, 14:50

The trial of a man charged with killing two Southern California police officers in an ambush-style attack began with tears Wednesday, as jurors cried when the prosecutor in the case held up the AR-15 rifle used in the killings and described the fatal wounds.Prosecutor Manny Bustamante told jurors in opening ...

Photos of Miley Cyrus raise concern about Joshua trees

California 04/03/19, 16:25

Social media photos showing Miley Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people concerned about protecting the iconic desert species. The photos posted this week on Instagram were captioned "Looking down at all the petty drama like...." and "Monkey Bizzzzznassssss" but gave no specific location. The Desert Sun newspaper ...

Hollywood kicks off 2019 awards season in Palm Springs

Entertainment 01/04/19, 10:46

Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, Olivia Colman and other Oscar contenders kicked off Hollywood's 2019 awards season with an emotional trip to the desert city of Palm Springs.The Palm Springs International Film Festival gala was a familiar setting for Cooper, who received director of the year honors on Thursday. He had ...

DJ Art Laboe, 93, spins oldies to link inmates and family

Entertainment 01/03/19, 12:47

DJ Art Laboe is celebrating 75 years in radio and credits his longevity in part to his devout following among family members with loved ones in prison.The 93-year-old Laboe allows those family members to speak to inmates on his syndicated radio show through song dedications and quick messages of love.It's ...

Mojave Desert land purchase to protect ‘teddy bear’ cactus

California 12/26/18, 19:05

A parcel of land that is prime habitat for the so-called teddy bear cactus has been purchased for a Mojave Desert conservation organization.An anonymous donor bought the 599 acres (242 hectares) of Southern California land for $140,000 and deeded it to the Mojave Desert Land Trust, The Desert Sun newspaper ...

2 California death row inmates found dead; suicide suspected

U.S. 11/06/18, 00:04

Two condemned multiple murderers, including a serial killer, apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Monday.Corrections officials said they found Andrew Urdiales, 54, unresponsive during a security check at San Quentin State Prison late Friday.He was sentenced to death on ...

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