Sergeant Gabriela Mendoza of the Desert Hot Springs Police heads for patrol in Desert Hot Springs, California, December 2, 2013. The resort town in California warned on November 12 that it will run ... more 
Sergeant Gabriela Mendoza of the Desert Hot Springs Police heads for patrol in Desert Hot Springs, California, December 2, 2013. The resort town in California warned on November 12 that it will run out of money by March due to burdensome salary and pension costs, especially in the police department according to interim director of finance Amy Aguer, and could join other U.S. cities that have recently filed for bankruptcy protection. A bankruptcy filing by Desert Hot Springs, a city of 26,000 about 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles, would make it the third California city since 2012 along with San Bernardino and Stockton to seek court protection from creditors. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW BUSINESS SOCIETY) less 
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Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:12 PM EST