Los Angeles leaders on Tuesday gave unanimous backing to the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics, paving the way for it to enter the race for the Games. The USOC is expected to forward Los Angeles -- who have hosted the Games on two previous occasions in 1932 and 1984 -- as a candidate for the 2024 race imminently. "We are telling the world that we are Los Angeles and we are here to compete," Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson told members during Tuesday's hearing.
A US university said Tuesday it has found a package containing radioactive material that went missing for more than 10 days and had sparked an appeal for help tracking it down. Texas A&M University said the FedEx shipment -- which contained a "radioactive source" for research purposes -- was located untampered with in one of its secure hazardous material storage facilities. "The package was unopened, undamaged and in its original shipping condition," it said in a statement published by local broadcaster KBTX and confirmed by a university spokesman.