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North Korea launches missile toward Japan

North Korea fired yet another ballistic missile, part of an escalating series of tests. It flew about 280 miles before landing in the sea off the coast of Japan. North Korea has now conducted nine missile launches this year -- three in just the past three weeks. Ben Tracy reports. Read More »

Vandalized Vietnam War Memorial In Venice Restored

VENICE (CBSLA.com) – An official re-dedication ceremony was held Monday morning for a Vietnam War mural in Venice that has been fully restored after being vandalized twice in the past year . The POW MIA Mural , located at Pacific Avenue near Sunset Court, was first vandalized in on Memorial Day weekend  in 2016. It was covered in graffiti from end to end. In January, 24-year-old Angel Castro was sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading no contest to charges of vandalism and robbery in connection with the incident. The mural was vandalized a second time in March of this year. No arrests have been made in the most recent case. Dozens of volunteers  spent the last year restoring the mural. It now has a protective coating that will allow any new graffiti to be easily scrubbed away. The mural was painted in the early 1990s by artist Patrick Stewart and bears the names of 2,237 soldiers counted as prisoners of war or missing in action in Vietnam. Read More »

New attack on ISIS in offensive to retake Mosul

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces are on a new offensive to recapture the last Mosul neighborhood under ISIS control. The terror group is using snipers and suicide car bombers in heavily-civilian areas. The battle for the ISIS stronghold has lasted more than seven months. Charlie D'Agata reports from near the front lines. Read More »

Police: Off-Duty LAPD Officer Fires Gun After Witnessing Shooting In Glassell Park

GLASSELL PARK (CBSLA.com) — One man was shot in the leg and an off-duty LAPD officer discharged a weapon in Glassell Park early Monday morning, said Sgt. Roberto Alaniz of the Los Angeles Police Department. The officer was at a family party at 1:50 a.m. when he heard shots fired on the street outside the residence on West Avenue 33rd at Cazador Street. He walked outside and witnessed a shooting in progress. The officer discharged his weapon and thought he struck one of the suspects, Alaniz said. Ultimately, one man was struck in the leg, Alaniz said. He is in stable condition. Police are investigating and no further information is available at this time. (©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.) Read More »

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