Asia stocks edge up on firmer Wall Street, pound nurses losses

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks edged up on Monday, taking cues from Wall Street shares hovering around record highs, while the pound nursed losses after a poll showed a shrinking lead for Prime Minister Theresa May’s party in Britain’s upcoming elections. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a touch higher.

More than 100 firefighters battle growing brush fire in Brentwood

At least 115 firefighters are battling a growing brush fire in Brentwood in what authorities are calling a major emergency response.

The fire, which has now spread to about 20 acres, was reported at 12:46 p.m. near a house at 2969 N. Mandeville Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department….

‘My son has been stabbed,’ woman says in Santa Monica standoff, according to witness

Santa Monica police took a barricaded suspect into custody after cornering him in a backyard Friday night following a nearby home invasion robbery that left two people hospitalized, one of them with serious stab wounds.

The robbery occurred about 6:20 p.m. in the 200 block of 19th Street in a residential…

Penguins return to Stanley Cup Finals with 3-2 double OT win over Senators

The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup Final.

Chris Kunitz beat Craig Anderson 5:09 into the second overtime to give the defending champions a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night.

Kunitz scored twice, his first two…