1. BOY SCOUT SEX FILES REVEALED
Thousands of previously unpublished Boy Scouts of America files detailing suspected sexual abuse by employees and volunteers have been posted online by the Los Angeles Times.
2. DEADLY CRASH
A woman and a boy are dead in Pasadena after an SUV slammed into their van during a police chase. Authorities say the car may have been connected to an earlier killing.
3. WHAT TO DO WITH THE GUN
Give it up for groceries. Los Angeles police are offering gift cards for weapons in the annual gun buyback. The program usually is held in May but it was moved up in the wake of the deadly shooting in Newtown, Conn.
4. DEATH IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR
Cars backing into people kill hundreds each year. But nearly five years after Congress mandated visibility improvements from carmakers, the U.S. Department of Transportation has yet to mandate the standards.
5. GO TO THE BACK OF THE CLASS
California has lost a bid to avoid requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law. The federal government has rejected the state's request for a waiver.