L.A. County Firefighters attempt to pull a beached panga-style boat back into the water loaded with as much as a ton of marijuana that was seized after it washed ashore at Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu early Monday, authorities said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers said they located the 30-foot boat around 8 a.m. near a clump of jagged rocks. Officials want to float the boat so it can be towed through the water with the bundles onboard. One person has been detained but authorities did not release further details.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
LAPD Officer Ricky Brown tapes off the entrance of the Wilshire Station on West Venice Boulevard after an officer was shot Monday night in the lobby of the West Traffic Division, which shares the building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles TimesLink
Civil-rights groups and education advocates placed 300 desks on the street in front of Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters on Tuesday to symbolize the desks not occupied by students who fell through the cracks and dropped out.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
A child plays with a kite on the roof of a house at the neighborhood of "Jalousie" in Port au Prince, Haiti.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HECTOR RETAMAL / AFPLink
Members of the Svoboda party fight with members of the Communist party in the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday in Kiev, during the debates focused on a law toughening responsibility for separatism. Ukraine's acting president said he would treat Russian separatists who have seized buildings in the east of the country as "terrorists" who will be prosecuted with the full force of the law.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yuriy Kirnichny / AFPLink
A pro-Russian protester speaks to Ukrainian policemen standing guard in font of the Kharkiv regional state administration building. Ukrainian police were injured as a result of an operation to free the administration building from pro-Russian separatists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anatoliy Stepanov / AFPLink
A member of the national police shoots tear gas during clashes with anti-government demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro agreed to meet with a opposition delegation on Tuesday, after a fresh push from top diplomats from across South America. In just over two months, 39 people have died in clashes between security forces and protesters angered by soaring crime, high inflation and shortages demonstrators blame on Maduro's elected, heavily state-led socialist government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Juan Barreto / AFPLink
Shelley Gallivan talks on the phone next to a tipped over Smart car belonging to her friend on the corner of Prospect and Coso avenues in San Francisco on Monday. Police are investigating why four Smart cars were flipped over during an apparent early-morning vandalism spree.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Chiu / Associated PressLink
Models present creations by fashion label Cameo during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Himbrechts / AAPLink
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