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  • Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

    December 16, 2014 4:37 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently reported the comedian molested her around 1974. The rejection of a child sexual abuse charge by prosecutors on Tuesday comes roughly 10 days after the woman, Judy Huth, met with police... more »
  • Davis scores 23, Pelicans top Lakers 104-87

    December 8, 2014 5:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Anthony Davis scored 23 points, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night. Ryan Anderson had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, helping the Pelicans end a four-game road losing... more »
  • Crew cleans up graffiti on Cosby's Hollywood star

    December 5, 2014 3:20 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Crews are cleaning up Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was vandalized by graffiti. A statement Friday by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce says cleanup work was underway on Friday morning. Houston television station KRIV Fox 26 posted a photo it said... more »
  • Nintendo sued over Donkey Kong costume

    December 2, 2014 8:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA- A man claims he suffered a serious heart condition after wearing a Donkey Kong ape costume and he sued Nintendo, the maker of the video game. Parker Mills was hired to play the ape character by the Los Angeles Zoo in May for the launch of... more »
  • LAPD updates arrests to 145 in Ferguson fallout

    November 27, 2014 2:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department is updating its tally of arrests from a third night of demonstrations linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri. Commander Andrew Smith told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that 145 people were arrested late Wednesday after they refused to disperse... more »
  • Bryant leads Lakers to 98-92 win over Rockets

    November 20, 2014 5:15 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. It was the second consecutive win for the Lakers following a 1-9... more »
  • Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers, 109-102

    November 13, 2014 1:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night. Tyreke Evans had 19 points and 11 assists for New Orleans. Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday each... more »
  • Lackey, long balls lift Cards over Dodgers 3-1

    October 7, 2014 3:06 AM

    ST. LOUIS, MO - Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to snap a seventh-inning tie, Matt Carpenter went deep for the third straight game and John Lackey lived up to his big-game reputation as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1... more »
  • Kobe drops 13 in return to hardwood, Lakers win

    October 7, 2014 3:02 AM

    SAN DIEGO, CA - Kobe Bryant had 13 points and five assists while playing 21 minutes as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 98-95 in a preseason game Monday night. Bryant - back after missing 76 games last season, including the final 57 due to a fractured left... more »
  • Moustakas' HR in 11th puts Royals past Angels, 3-2

    October 3, 2014 2:08 AM

    ANAHEIM, CA - Mike Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Kansas City Royals kept rolling in their first postseason in 29 years with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL Division Series opener Thursday night. Moustakas hit the first extra-inning homer in postseason... more »
  • Police say protocol followed in detaining actress

    September 15, 2014 7:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES- The LAPD says they followed proper protocol when an officer demanded identification from actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend when they investigated a 911 call. Watts claims she was unfairly handcuffed and detained when she refused to show her I-D. The officers were responding to a... more »
  • Kershaw wins 17th as Dodgers beat Nationals 4-1

    September 3, 2014 8:20 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Clayton Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his major league leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night. Kershaw (17-3) gave up three hits and one run, walked two and struck out eight to win his third straight start... more »
  • Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

    August 12, 2014 12:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise. Her husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought... more »
  • Legal snafu leads court to reject Sterling request to block Clippers sale; refiling possible

    August 9, 2014 10:30 AM

    LOS ANGELES - An appellate court has refused to consider Donald Sterling's request to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer but, caught in an extraordinary legal snafu, the court says Sterling could file the request again. In a purely procedural... more »
  • Cars under water at UCLA

    July 30, 2014 7:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Cars in underground garages around UCLA are under water from a massive water main break on Tuesday. The university says 739 vehicles were parked and about half of those are totally submerged. Crews are trying to pump the water out. It's only part of the... more »
  • Final arguments today in Sterling trial Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Lawyers for Sterling plan to argue Monday that Shelly Sterling had no right to make... more »
  • Man dies after lightning strike affects 14 Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:08 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A coroner's official says a 20-year-old man has died after lightning struck or rattled 14 people at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Catalina Island. Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz says the man was taken from the beach and pronounced dead at a hospital... more »
  • Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify today

    July 22, 2014 4:46 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers is set to testify today at the Los Angeles trial to determine whether the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can go through. CEO Richard Parsons will be called as a witness to support Shelly... more »
  • Clippers' future on line as probate trial resumes

    July 21, 2014 3:53 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The probate trial on the future of the Los Angeles Clippers will resume today. The trial is dealing with whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. Sterling agreed to the... more »
  • Kershaw falls short in quest for scoreless innings record

    July 11, 2014 3:01 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night. Kershaw won his eighth... more »
  • Baton Rouge youth Book it with Big Baby this week Play Video

    July 9, 2014 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU Basketball Star and current NBA player Glen "Big Baby" Davis will give back to the Baton Rouge community this week when he kicks off his 4th annual Booking it with Big Baby literacy tour. Davis has played in Los Angeles, Orlando and Boston, but... more »
  • Judge to determine scope of trial on Clippers sale

    June 30, 2014 7:19 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Attorneys representing Donald Sterling and his estranged wife will appear before a judge tasked with determining whether Shelly Sterling is able to sell the Los Angeles Clippers without her husband's consent. The judge is set to determine Monday if the terms of the family trust that... more »
  • Donald Sterling hires investigators

    June 13, 2014 2:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners. The individual, who wasn't authorized to talk... more »
  • Dodgers fan accused of defying Ohio ballpark ban

    June 12, 2014 8:56 AM

    CINCINNATI, OH - A Los Angeles Dodgers fan has been accused of trespassing and making threats at the Cincinnati ballpark that he was banned from six years ago. Forty-year-old Troy Sexton of Hurricane, West Virginia, was arrested Tuesday night at the Dodgers-Reds game. Police say he had been ordered to... more »
  • Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

    June 4, 2014 5:47 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An attorney for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he has agreed to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion. Attorney Maxwell Blecher says Wednesday that Sterling "has made an agreement with the... more »
  • Gimme a hug, Brad

    June 2, 2014 7:44 PM

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA- A man who was arrested for accosting actor Brad Pitt on the red carpet last week says he didn't take a swing and was just trying to give a hug. Vitalli Sediuk says he accepts the legal ramifications and will spend the next months dealing with... more »
  • Donald Sterling attends service at black church

    June 2, 2014 7:08 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Donald Sterling, whose racist remarks in a recording triggered the fight over ownership of Los Angeles Clippers, attended a predominantly black church service in South Los Angeles on Sunday. Sterling told KNBC-TV he went to Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church to support the church and... more »
  • Magnitude 4.2 quake felt across Los Angeles area

    June 2, 2014 12:03 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A small earthquake has rattled the west Los Angeles area but there are no reports of damages or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.2 quake was struck at 7:36 p.m. PDT Sunday and was centered in the Santa Monica Mountains about 4 miles... more »
  • Shelly Sterling agrees to sell Clippers to Ballmer

    May 30, 2014 3:01 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Shelly Sterling says she has signed a binding contract to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record-breaking $2 billion. Sterling confirmed the agreement made between The Sterling Family Trust and Ballmer in a statement issued late Thursday night. The... more »
  • Bank hired to assist sale of Los Angeles Clippers

    May 28, 2014 6:36 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Donald Sterling has decided not to challenge his lifetime ban from the NBA. He hired Bank of America to help his wife Shelly Sterling sale the Los Angeles Clippers. Donald Sterling signed the team over to his wife just last week. Sterling was kicked... more »
  • Sterling surrendering Clippers control to wife

    May 23, 2014 12:26 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake of the Los Angeles Clippers to his wife, and she is moving forward with selling the team. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press Friday that the couple made the agreement after weeks of discussion.... more »
  • LA Times: Sterling tried to mislead NBA about racist remarks

    May 21, 2014 5:12 PM

    LOS ANGELES - After conducting a formal review, the NBA has alleged that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his management team attempted to mislead the league during its investigation of racist remarks he made on a recording published by TMZ, according to a report obtained by the Los... more »
  • Banned owner going down swinging

    May 16, 2014 6:19 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The NBA wants Donald Sterling to sell his team, but the embattled owner is not going down without a fight. Commissioner Adam Silver recently handed the long-time Los Angeles Clippers owner a lifetime ban from the league. Sterling's mistress released recorded a conversation with him... more »
  • California firefighters gain ground on wildfires

    May 14, 2014 9:18 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Firefighters have gained ground on a pair of California wildfires thanks to calm winds overnight but they are concerned about hot and gusty conditions forecast for the afternoon. San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Lee Swanson said Wednesday a fire burning on the outskirts of San Diego is 25... more »
  • Magic fires back at Donald Sterling

    May 14, 2014 9:01 AM

    LOS ANGELES - NBA Legend Magic Johnson responded to controversial comments made against him by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Sterling attacked Johnson's character during his first interview since a recording of him making racial comments was released. Johnson says he is mad at the wrong person.... more »
  • Sterling's wife pledges to keep stake in Clippers

    May 11, 2014 4:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - In her first interview since the NBA banned her estranged husband, Shelly Sterling says she will fight to keep her share of the Los Angeles Clippers and plans one day to divorce Donald Sterling. Shelly Sterling spoke to Barbara Walters, and ABC News posted a short story... more »
  • NBA picks Dick Parsons as interim CEO of Clippers

    May 9, 2014 2:42 PM

    NEW YORK - The NBA has chosen Dick Parsons, a former Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner chairman and CEO, as interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers. Parsons will oversee the franchise while the league tries to force owner Donald Sterling to sell it following his lifetime ban for... more »
  • "Money" Mayweather says he would like to buy Clippers

    April 29, 2014 9:31 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Throw Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s wallet into the ring as a prospective owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Mayweather said Tuesday he's interested in putting together a group - with himself as a majority owner - to buy the Clippers if the team is put up for sale.... more »
  • Mayor Kevin Johnson calls for Sterling to be suspended

    April 29, 2014 6:04 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NBA star and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has called for the NBA to suspend Donald Sterling indefinitely, appoint an executive or family member to run the team, and levy "the maximum fine possible" as punishment for the racist remarks purportedly made by the Los Angeles... more »
  • Magnitude-4.1 aftershock shakes Los Angeles area

    March 29, 2014 5:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A magnitude-4.1 aftershock has rattled parts of Southern California where a moderate quake occurred the day before. The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock struck shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered 25 miles south of Los Angeles hit Friday night, cracking foundations and causing... more »
  • Earthquake strongly felt across Los Angeles

    March 17, 2014 8:40 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin, rattling residents from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach but causing no reported damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake's magnitude was 4.4 and it was centered 15 miles west-northwest of the downtown civic center. USGS... more »
  • Judge: Sharper to remain in California jail

    March 13, 2014 12:36 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail now that authorities in Arizona have charged him with sexually assaulting two women. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ruled Thursday that the charges filed in Tempe, Ariz., are a valid reason... more »
  • Cemetery body dumping

    February 27, 2014 7:36 PM

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA- A cemetery may be on the hook for $80 million in settling a lawsuit that claims human remains were dumped from hundreds of graves to make room for new burials. It involves Eden Memorial Park and the settlement came in the middle of a jury trial... more »
  • Sony stores closing

    February 26, 2014 7:47 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Sony says its closing about two-thirds of its stores in the U.S.as part of a company restructuring. The closings affect 20 stores in several states, but Sony is keeping open eleven stores, including the flagship store in New York. Sony also announced 5,000 job cutbacks earlier... more »
  • Pelicans' wings Clipped

    February 25, 2014 7:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jamal Crawford hit seven 3s on his way to 24 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110 on Monday night. Crawford picked up where he left off in Oklahoma City a day earlier, when he hit five 3-pointers and finished with 36... more »
  • Former NFL star Sharper arrested in Los Angeles

    January 18, 2014 2:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department says former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape. LAPD says Sharper was arrested and booked Friday and faces a Feb. 14 court appearance. LAPD says it is investigating Sharper in connection with two sexual assaults... more »
  • Clippers beat Pelicans

    December 19, 2013 6:27 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each had a double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-95 Wednesday night to give coach Doc Rivers a victory over his son's team. Griffin had 21 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 4:05 left, and... more »
  • Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost

    November 4, 2013 8:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES- The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched... more »
  • LAX shooting suspect in custody

    November 1, 2013 12:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at the Los Angeles airport Friday, wounding a Transportation Security Administration employee and two others. The attack frightened passengers across the bustling airport and disrupted flights nationwide. LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger said the TSA employee was injured... more »
  • 50-acre blaze burns in mountains above Azusa

    September 24, 2013 8:10 AM

    AZUSA, Calif. - Hundreds of firefighters are attacking a 50-acre wildfire burning at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles. The blaze erupted Monday evening and is burning mostly in the Angeles National Forest, away from populated areas. It was 5 percent contained just before midnight. Officials... more »
  • Boy dies after being injured in LA golf cart crash

    September 9, 2013 8:58 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after suffering a severe head injury when the modified golf cart he was riding in overturned in an exclusive gated community north of Beverly Hills. City News Service reports the boy died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, about... more »
  • Hit-and-run charge against Chris Brown dismissed

    August 15, 2013 2:40 PM

    LOS ANGELES- A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a hit-and-run driving charge against singer Chris Brown. The judge said Brown had reached a civil compromise with the other driver and City News Service says the misdemeanor was dropped Thursday. Brown didn't attend the hearing. Brown claims he traded insurance information... more »
  • Education official commutes from LA to BR

    May 20, 2013 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A top official of the state Department of Education lives in Los Angeles and commutes to his office in Baton Rouge. The Advocate reports the educator is Dave Lefkowith, who is an assistant superintendent and oversees Louisiana's new program that will allow public school students to take... more »
  • Louisiana fugitive caught in Los Angeles Play Video

    March 26, 2013 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State corrections officials said a fugitive from a Louisiana women's prison was caught this week in Los Angeles. Authorities arrested Keana Barnes, 33, after LAPD gave her a ticket for loitering Monday and she gave them a fake name. They said she told them her real... more »
  • Lohan to rehab

    March 18, 2013 7:32 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Actress Lindsay Lohan has to spend 90-days in rehab after she accepted a plea deal in a misdemeanor car crash that violated her probation. She pleaded no contest to reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing officers who were investigating the crash last June. A judge says on... more »
  • BBB chapter expelled

    March 12, 2013 7:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES- The Better Business Bureau expelled the Los Angeles area chapter for a pay-to-play scandal. The BBB of the Southland is the nation's largest chapter and has lost its right to use the BBB name and logo. An investigation by the national organization found evidence businesses were told they... more »
  • Bryant, Lakers road back against Hornets, 108-102

    March 6, 2013 9:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Kobe Bryant scored 13 of his 42 points during a 20-0 run in the last 6:22 of the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 25-point deficit to fend off the New Orleans Hornets, 108-102 on Wednesday night. The Hornets were still ahead by 21... more »
  • Basketball greats remember Lakers owner

    February 22, 2013 9:56 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and Jerry West were among a host of basketball greats who gathered to remember the life and legacy of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. They spoke at a memorial service held Thursday for Buss, who died this week at 80... more »
  • Los Angeles Lakers' owner dies

    February 18, 2013 11:08 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles Lakers' owner Jerry Buss has died at age 80. Spokesman Bob Steiner says Buss died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He'd been hospitalized for cancer, but the immediate cause of death was kidney failure. Buss shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships.... more »
  • Carjacking victim says fugitive ex-cop was calm

    February 13, 2013 4:58 PM

    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - Rick Heltebrake says he instantly recognized the man who carjacked his truck as Christopher Dorner and says the man was calm and didn't want to hurt him. Heltebrake says he was on a road near Big Bear Lake yesterday when Dorner emerged from a grove... more »
  • Body not yet ID'd as Dorner, so protection continues

    February 13, 2013 4:14 PM

    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - Police said protection for people threatened by former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner will continue, even though Dorner is believed dead after a confrontation with police at a mountain cabin. Otherwise, Los Angeles police say they've returned to normal patrol operations. Coroners... more »
  • Protecting a former cop's alleged targets

    February 11, 2013 6:42 AM

    IRVINE, Calif. - Small towns in Southern California remain on edge as helicopters and police cars continue their search for Christopher Dorner, a former police officer suspected of killing three people. Authorities believe Dorner is out to get those he feels are responsible for his getting kicked off the Los... more »
  • Ron Jeremy in LA hospital after aneurysm

    January 31, 2013 10:40 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A spokesman says porn star Ron Jeremy is recovering from surgery at a Los Angeles hospital after an aneurysm near his heart sent him to intensive care. Agent Mike Esterman says in an email to The Associated Press that he and others were waiting for Jeremy to... more »
  • Patty Andrews of Andrews Sisters dead at 94

    January 30, 2013 4:19 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Patty Andrews, the last survivor of the three singing Andrews sisters, has died in Los Angeles at age 94. Andrews died Wednesday at her home in suburban Northridge of natural causes, said family spokesman Alan Eichler. Andrews Sisters hits such as the rollicking "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy... more »
  • Police sent to Chris Brown home in latest 911 hoax

    January 22, 2013 3:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Police have responded to Chris Brown's home after they received a call about a domestic violence situation that turned out to be false. The Los Angeles Times reports police were contacted shortly before 5 p.m. Monday about a domestic violence incident. When police arrived, members of Brown's... more »
  • Baseball-size Martian rock recovered in Sahara

    January 3, 2013 1:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Scientists say a 2-billion-year-old rock from Mars that landed on Earth is quite different from other Martian meteorites. They say it is older than most and contains more water. It's also similar to volcanic rocks examined by the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the Martian surface.... more »
  • Playboy Hugh Hefner marries his 'runaway bride'

    January 1, 2013 12:25 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Hugh Hefner is celebrating the new year as a married man once again. The 86-year-old Playboy magazine founder exchanged vows with his "runaway bride," Crystal Harris, at a private Playboy Mansion ceremony on New Year's Eve. Harris, a 26-year-old "Playmate of the Month" in 2009, broke off... more »
  • LA gun buyback collects thousands

    December 27, 2012 7:32 PM

    The city of Los Angeles collected 2,037 weapons during its one day gun buyback program that was moved up after the massacre at a school in Connecticut. The mayor's office says it included 901 handguns, 698 rifles. 363 shotguns and 75 assault-style weapons. The guns were exchanged with no questions... more »
  • A rare Lakers winning streak

    December 17, 2012 10:43 AM

    UNDATED - The Los Angeles Lakers can celebrate consecutive wins for the first time in nearly a month. Sunday night in Philadelphia Kobe Bryant scored 34 points and Metta World Peace added 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in a 111-98 win over the 76ers. Elsewhere, Jose Calderon had... more »
  • Twin NASA spacecraft prepare to crash into moon

    December 13, 2012 12:59 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The moon is about to take another hit. Twin NASA spacecraft are preparing to crash into the lunar surface next week after a successful mission mapping the moon's gravity. Scientists say the crash won't be visible from Earth. The spacecraft - named Ebb and Flow - are... more »
  • Addiction counselor charged with murder in DUI

    November 27, 2012 12:51 PM

    TORRANCE, Calif. - Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed murder and drunken-driving charges against a substance abuse counselor who allegedly struck a pedestrian and drove for more than two miles with the dying victim on the hood of her car. Fifty-one-year-old Sherri Wilkins is expected to be arraigned sometime Tuesday... more »
  • Green's 3-pointer pushes Spurs past Lakers 84-82

    November 14, 2012 8:19 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Danny Green hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.3 seconds left, Tony Parker scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Los Angeles 84-82 Tuesday night in the Lakers' first loss since firing coach Mike Brown. After Pau Gasol missed a 3-pointer, Tiago Splitter's hustle prevented... more »
  • 'Twilight' fans fill downtown LA ahead of premiere

    November 9, 2012 4:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - More than 1,500 "Twilight" fans are spending the weekend camping out in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the release of the final film in the vampire-romance series. Tents filled the street in front of Staples Center and sprawled across L.A. Live plaza Friday, many decorated with homemade... more »
  • Nickelodeon TV says Romney skipped kids' questions

    October 8, 2012 3:42 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Nickelodeon says Mitt Romney skipped the chance to take part in a "Kids Pick the President" special that includes his opponent. The children's' TV channel said Monday that the GOP presidential contender declined be involved in the special, while President Barack Obama participated. The program includes videotaped... more »
  • Actress files second suit in anti-Muslim film case

    September 27, 2012 12:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim movie trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against the filmmaker and YouTube to have the clip taken down. The complaint filed Wednesday by Cindy Lee Garcia cites copyright infringement and... more »
  • Suspect in killing of Los Angeles woman was actor

    September 27, 2012 10:28 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say they don't know whether a "Sons of Anarchy" actor jumped or fell to his death after apparently killing his landlady. Cmdr. Andrew Smith says the body of 28-year-old Johnny Lewis was found Wednesday morning in the driveway of a hillside home in the... more »
  • Endeavour lands at Los Angeles Airport

    September 21, 2012 3:03 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Space shuttle Endeavour has landed safely at the Los Angeles International Airport after a whirlwind aerial tour around California landmarks. Strapped to the back of a 747 jumbo jet, Endeavour touched down Friday afternoon after a nearly 5-hour flyover. Endeavour will retire at the California Science Center.... more »
  • Judge denies request to stop anti-Muslim film clip

    September 20, 2012 12:50 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge has denied a request to force YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film trailer that has been blamed for causing deadly violence in the Muslim World. Judge Luis Lavin rejected the request from Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appears in the clip, in part because... more »
  • Jury hears LA-area chef say on tape he cooked his wife

    September 19, 2012 12:50 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles-area chef is on trial for allegedly killing his wife and cooking her body in boiling water. David Viens tells investigators in a recorded statement that he stuffed his wife's body in a 55-gallon drum of boiling water and kept it submerged with weights. The... more »
  • California bank robbed, device strapped to manager

    September 6, 2012 12:45 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Authorities are still looking for the gunmen who strapped what they claimed was a bomb to a bank manger before robbing a Los Angeles bank. Authorities say two masked gunmen kidnapped the bank manager from her home Wednesday morning, and after strapping the device to her waist,... more »
  • Realtors: US homes selling at faster pace

    September 5, 2012 4:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES - U.S. homes are taking less time to sell than a year ago, reflecting more homebuyer demand and fewer bank-owned homes and other properties available for sale in some markets. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that the median time a previously occupied home was listed for... more »
  • Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

    September 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Michael Clarke Duncan's fiancee says the Oscar nominee for "The Green Mile" has died while being hospitalized following a July heart attack. Publicist Joy Fehily released a statement from Clarke's fiancée, the Rev. Omarosa Manigault, saying the 54-year-old actor died Monday morning in a Los Angeles hospital... more »
  • Mars rover Curiosity prepares for test drive

    August 21, 2012 2:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Scientists are preparing to send the NASA rover Curiosity on its first test drive on Mars and they say a broken wind sensor won't jeopardize its mission. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California turned four of the rover's six wheels this week to test the... more »
  • 'Top Gun' director left behind notes to loved ones

    August 20, 2012 10:44 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Coroner's officials investigating Tony Scott's death say the director left several notes to loved ones in his car before jumping from a Los Angeles bridge Sunday. Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey says initial investigative notes do not classify the writings as suicide notes, but the office is treating... more »
  • Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies

    August 1, 2012 1:01 PM

    The nephew of Gore Vidal says the author, playwright and commentator has died in Los Angeles. Burr Steers says Vidal died at his home in the Hollywood Hills at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. Steers said Vidal had been living alone in the home and had been... more »
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' earns $161M in wake of tragedy

    July 23, 2012 4:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES - "The Dark Knight Rises" earned $160.9 million this weekend following a mass shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded at a midnight screening of the Batman sequel in Colorado. Warner said Monday the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy earned $160,887,295. The opening makes... more »
  • Microsoft reveals "Surface" tablet in Los Angeles

    June 18, 2012 6:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Microsoft has unveiled Surface, a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad. CEO Steve Ballmer was on hand to announce the tablet, calling it part of a "whole new family of devices" the company is developing. The 9.3 millimeter thick tablet comes with a kickstand to hold... more »
  • 'Young and Restless' actor to have heart surgery

    June 13, 2012 11:05 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The 7-year-old actor best known as the boy behind the Darth Vader mask in a popular car commercial shown during last year's Super Bowl is having open heart surgery. Max Page plays Reed on the top-rated CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless." CBS spokeswoman Elise... more »
  • L.A. Kings win the Stanley Cup

    June 12, 2012 8:36 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings have won their first NHL championship, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, and Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his latest stellar performance... more »
  • Platters founder Herb Reed dies at 83

    June 5, 2012 12:56 PM

    BOSTON - Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of the 1950s vocal group the Platters, has died. The group's hits like "Only You" propelled them to stardom. His manager says Reed died Monday in a Boston area hospice after a period of declining health. He was 83. Reed was... more »
  • 'NintendoLand,' 'Mario Bros.' coming to Wii U

    June 5, 2012 12:47 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Nintendo is relying on Mario, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U. The Japanese gaming giant unleashed 23 games for its upcoming console that features a touchscreen controller. Among the titles announced Tuesday at Electronic Entertainment Expo were the cooperative platform... more »
  • Kings take commanding 3-0 lead in Stanley Cup finals

    June 5, 2012 8:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Jonathan Quick made 22 saves in his third shutout of the postseason, Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled to the brink of the franchise's first NHL title, beating the New Jersey Devils 4-0 in Game 3 of the Stanley... more »
  • Microsoft unveils new streaming app at E3

    June 4, 2012 1:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Xbox 360 is getting a little smarter. Microsoft Corp. unveiled new software called Xbox SmartGlass that will allow Xbox 360 users to share content across smartphones, tablets and TVs. It also announced it was bringing its Internet Explorer browser to the console. The app was demonstrated... more »
  • Dodgers' owner sells team

    March 28, 2012 8:47 AM

    Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has announced an agreement Tuesday night to sell the bankrupt team for $2 billion to a group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten. The agreement, revealed about five hours after Major League Baseball... more »
  • Man to enter plea for hacking into celeb emails

    March 26, 2012 8:39 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A Florida man is headed to court Monday on charges he hacked into the email accounts of such celebrities as Scarlett Johansson whose nude photos eventually landed on the Internet. A plea agreement filed last week indicates Christopher Chaney of Jacksonville, Fla., will enter a guilty plea... more »
  • Conservative publisher Breitbart dies in LA at 43

    March 1, 2012 9:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, who was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep. Anthony Weiner and former U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, has died in Los Angeles. He was 43. Breitbart's website, bigjournalism.com, announced Thursday he died of natural causes in... more »

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