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Not enough ketchup: US woman attacks McDonald’s manager

LOS ANGELES: A California woman was behind bars on Wednesday for beating and choking a McDonald's manager after discovering there wasn't enough ketchup in her order, police said. Mayra Berenice Gallo, 24, apparently went into a rage on October 27 after ordering food through the drive-through at the fast food outlet in the town of Santa Ana. Police spokesman Anthony Bertagna told AFP that an infuriated Gallo stormed into the restaurant through the employee back entrance and started pushing and choking the victim after…

Gunman among 13 dead in US bar shooting

LOS ANGELES:  A gunman killed 12 people, including a police officer, when he opened fire in a country music bar packed with college students in California, officials and witnesses said Thursday. Police said the gunman was found dead inside the bar on the outskirts of Los Angeles although it was not immediately clear if he was killed by officers or shot himself. Speaking at press conference in the wee hours of Thursday, a sheriff said that around a dozen other people had been injured. He said the motive of the shooting…

Rapper Mac Miller dies in Los Angeles at age 26

LOS ANGELES: Mac Miller, a rapper from Pittsburgh whose debut album topped the charts in 2011 after his upbeat style gained a following online and who previously dated singer Ariana Grande, died on Friday in Los Angeles at age 26, officials said. He was found unresponsive at his home in the Studio City neighborhood and pronounced dead there, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said in a statement. Celebrity website TMZ reported that Miller died of an apparent drug overdose. Reuters could not confirm that. Miller,…

Gunman arrested after deadly Los Angeles store hostage standoff

LOS ANGELES: Police in Los Angeles arrested a man who took hostages and barricaded himself inside a Trader Joe’s grocery store on Saturday, ending a three-hour standoff during which he fatally shot a woman, authorities said. The man, who was chased by police after he was suspected of repeatedly shooting his grandmother and another woman in a separate part of the city, crashed his car outside the Trader Joe’s, where he exchanged gunfire with police and entered the crowded store. He was shot in the arm and talked with police…

Elon Musk brings high-tech charm offensive to Los Angeles tunnel plan

LOS ANGELES: Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk promised a cheering crowd on Thursday that his controversial dream of burrowing a high-speed network of “personalized mass transit” tunnels under Los Angeles could be achieved without disturbance or noise at the surface. Musk, the Silicon Valley high-tech tycoon who founded the Tesla electric car maker, also said he would offer free trips through the first two research tunnels he completes to get public feedback before proceeding with a larger system. “Like a weird little…

Uber tests First of its kind Flying taxi service

Los Angeles: Uber today has given the first look at design models for its new air taxi, which it hopes to fly by 2020. They will be on display at the Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles. The design looks a bit like a drone, with multiple propellers and stacked rotors to allow for vertical takeoff and landing. The body of this air taxi is reminiscent of the fuselage of a plane, rather than a helicopter. The aircraft will run on electricity, rather than fuel, so it will be quieter, more efficient and less expensive…

Michael Jackson’s original moonwalk shoes up for auction

LOS ANGELES: Michael Jackson 's black loafers which he used to perform his signature moonwalk for the first time on stage are going up for auction. The legendary pop icon wore these Florsheim Imperial leather shoes in 1983 while rehearsing his performance of "Billie Jean" for the "Motown 25" TV special. That rehearsal marked the first time the King of Pop performed his famous backwards-sliding dance move on stage, according to GWS Auctions. Anything related to Michael Jackson is extraordinary, and to have…

Arnold Schwarzenegger undergoes emergency open heart surgery

LOS ANGELES: Veteran Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after undergoing emergency open-heart surgery, his spokesman Daniel Ketchell confirmed via Twitter. Ketchell took to Twitter to update the fans on the actor’s condition saying, former California governor was awake. “His first words were actually, ‘I’m back,’ so he’s in good spirits,” According to TMZ, the 70-year-old was at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a catheter valve replacement. When the experimental procedure…

US Hospital allows kids to drive themselves to operating room

LOS ANGELES: A San Diego children’s hospital unveiled a collection of remote controlled luxury mini cars on Tuesday that allow its young patients to ‘drive’ themselves to the operating room. The cars at the Rady Children’s Hospital are actually operated by a nurse or a doctor, and are part of a new program designed to make children more relaxed before their procedures. “The kids are having fun. The parents are seeing that they’re relaxed and that they’re happy,” said Dr. Daniela Carvalho, medical director of…