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- Not letting the bedbugs bite is getting harder than ever these days.
- Deeming it "troubling" and "unacceptable," Mayor Tony is urging federal officials to take steps to prevent a repeat of this weekend's Customs and Border Protection computer glitch that stranded some 20,000 travelers.
- The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning - signifying a higher risk of wildfires - for the L.A. County mountains that will remain in effect until Wednesday morning.
- 17 of the 228 bridges listed on the "Priority Structurally Deficient Bridge List" are in L.A. County.
- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has joined other California pols - including L.A.'s own Mayor Tony, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez - in endorsing the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.
- UC President Robert C. Dynes will step down next June after a controversial 4-year tenure.
- Police officials in Ventura County have arrested a man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy with a meat cleaver and injuring two other individuals.
- Real smart: A woman in Georgia was arrested for drug possession after calling police complaining that the crack cocaine she had recently bought was bunk.
- Philanthropist and civic leader Brooke Astor died today at the age of 105.
- Ruh Roh: A recently unearthed National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health indicated that there were "poor roof conditions" in the Utah mine tunnels after a "large bump occurred ... resulting in heavy damage."