While the rest of the country is plunged into negative temperatures, L.A. reporters freak out about a high of 50 degrees, donning gloves and heavy parkas to brace Mother Nature.
Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.
Celebrated track star Torrin Lawrence has been killed in a tragic road accident in Georgia.
Two U.S. marshals and a New York police detective were wounded and a fugitive wanted on sex abuse charges was killed in a shootout in Greenwich Village.
In another sign of deteriorating relations, the U.S. government claims that Moscow has violated the Cold War treaty.
Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine kills at least 19 civilians.