The two boys that were in the backseat of a car while it was stolen were found safe inside the abandoned vehicle early Friday in Desert Hot Springs, police said.
Members of a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team were holding positions Friday outside a home in Winnetka where an armed man barricaded himself after pointing a gun at police, authorities said.
In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday, following a nighttime Capitol meeting at which top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over. "We have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it's collapsing and it's failing families. And tomorrow we're proceeding," Ryan tersely told reporters after scheduling what loomed as the most momentous vote to date for Trump and for the Wisconsin Republican's own speakership.
Shaquille O'Neal gets his statue in Star Plaza outside Staples Center on Friday, March 24, 2017. Take a look back at his career in photos.
Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes amid cascading negotiations among conservative lawmakers, moderates and others.
Residents in South Whittier came together Thursday to rescue a puppy who was stranded in a flood control channel for three days.