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Friend, Co-Worker Of Slain USC Professor Speaks Out About Deeply Personal LossChris Purington says Bosco Tjan was a charming, unstoppable scientist who loved bbq, classical music, teaching and research.
Olympian Sammy Lee Remembered By A Man Who Considered Him Mentor, Friend"The person responsible for me to be in this country and able to attend USC is Dr. Sammy Lee," saidUSC diving coach Hongping Li.
Grief Spreads Across USC After Professor's Killing, Grad Student Arrested In ConnectionProfessor Bosco Tjan was an expert in the field of vision loss, teaching at USC since 2001 and serving as one of the directors of the cognitive neuroscience imaging center.
As Many As 6 Wounded By Gunfire In South LA Following FightSky2 was over the scene just after 3:30 p.m. when officials said the shots rang out.
At Least 2 Dozen Still Missing From Oakland Warehouse InfernoOakland's fire department says between 50 and 100 people were inside the horrific fire at a warehouse party that broke out late Friday night, killing at least nine people.
Shotgun Recovered In Highland Following Reported Road Rage IncidentDeputies located the suspect's vehicle during a traffic stop and also reportedly recovered the 20-gauge weapon.

Entertainment

Sammy Lee, 2-Time Olympic Diving Champion, Dies At 96Sammy Lee, a two-time Olympic gold medal-winning diver who later mentored four-time Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, has died. He was 96.
Disney Teases 28 Minutes Of 'Star Wars' Spinoff 'Rogue One'The secretive "Star Wars" spinoff movie "Rogue One" just got a little more tangible.
Don Calfa, Prolific Film And TV Actor, Dead At 76Don Calfa, the film, stage and television actor whose credits included "The Return of the Living Dead," ''Weekend at Bernie's" and "Barney Miller," has died.
Surprise! Surprise! Who Won 'Big Brother: Over The Top'?The last three standing: Jason (the favorite to win the whole thing), Morgan and Kyrssie.
Former Bieber Sidekick Lil Twist Sentenced To Year In JailJustin Bieber's former sidekick, Lil Twist, has been sentenced to a year behind bars after pleading no contest to beating and robbing a Nickelodeon actor.
Buzz Aldrin Evacuated From South Pole Station For Medical EvaluationThe National Science Foundation has not yet commented on Aldrin's medical condition.

Business

Local Stores Offer Deals Ahead Of Small Business SaturdaySome locally owned stores were also slashing prices ahead of Small Business Saturday.
AOL To Cut 500 Jobs To Focus On Video, Mobile GrowthAOL is cutting about 500 jobs, or 8 percent of its workforce, as it trims back following some deals and focuses on mobile, video and data.
How To Get That Six-Figure Salary Without A 4-Year DegreeCollege is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make. Many community colleges and trade schools offer cheaper avenues to that six-figure salary.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Serving Up Freebies On Election DayIf you've voted, or are planning to, come Tuesday, you will be able to reap the benefits in more ways than one.
Starbucks Expected To Unveil Red Holiday Cups This WeekStarbucks is expected to roll out its red holiday cups this week, and will be offering customers a free beverage with the purchase of a holiday drink.
AT&T Nears Deal To Acquire Time Warner For $80B: ReportAT&T Inc. is reportedly finalizing a deal to purchase Time Warner for as much as $80 billion.

Politics

Trump's Pick For Treasury Secretary Has History In Hollywood, SoCal Real EstateSteven Mnuchin has deep Southern California roots, with a mansion in Bel Air, history as a Hollywood film financier and the chairmanship of a controversial bank headquartered in Pasadena.
Group Calls For Stepped Up Security After 2 Mosques Receive Anti-Muslim LettersA civil liberties and advocacy group called for beefed up security Saturday at Southern California mosques after it says an anti-Muslim letter was sent to two Islamic centers.
Some Fear California's Tax On E-Cigarettes May Deter SmokersCalifornia became the seventh state to tax e-cigarettes with the overwhelming approval of a Nov. 8 ballot measure.
Trump, Garcetti Talk Olympics, Infrastructure, ImmigrationLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and President-elect Donald Trump have talked about immigration, infrastructure and the Olympics in their first phone call since the election.
California Voters Approve Death Penalty ReformTwo weeks after rejecting an effort to toss out the death penalty, a dueling measure designed to speed up appeals so killers are actually executed won a narrow victory Tuesday with 51 percent of support.
Alec Baldwin Responds After Trump Calls SNL 'Totally One-Sided,' 'Biased'President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter over the weekend, a day after he was portrayed on "Saturday Night Live."

Health

Children's Hospital L.A. Marks Milestone After Completing Its 300th Pediatric Liver TransplantThe hospital celebrated its accomplishments by bringing its youngest and oldest liver transplant patients together.
Thieves In Van Nuys Steal 80 Wheelchairs Designated For The Disabled In IndonesiaThe stolen wheelchairs are worth $12,000. Each one was brand new and specially manufactured for third-world country conditions.
Friends, Family Celebrating Christmas Early With Teen Before She Gets Dangerous Brain Tumor SurgeryThe surgery Cheyenne Hughes is set to undergo could paralyze her or worse.
CHLA Supper Club Helps Kids Get Past Medical Issues With FoodKids come wearing backpacks and feeding tubes for a meeting of the CHLA Supper Club.
Mother: Doctors Failed To Figure Out Coin Was Lodged In Boy's Throat For More Than A MonthSamantha Knox says a penny was stuck in her son's throat for 37 days before doctors could figure out what was wrong with him.
Is Cursing Bad Or Good For You?A professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego says cursing could be linked to higher intelligence.

CBS National News

6 people shot after fight in south Los Angeles: LAPD
Muslim teen verbally attacked on NYC subway
Guns at zoos? Texas says no as it sorts out concealed carry laws
Oakland fire: "There are bodies we cannot get to"
12/3: Several dead, many more missing after Oakland warehouse fire; Oldest-known Pearl Harbor survivor returns to Hawaii
Site of deadly Oakland blaze was under active investigation

CBS World News

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