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  • Tuition-free online university draws immigrant students

    November 14, 2015 1:04 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An online, tuition-free university says it is drawing a growing number of students who live in the United States and about a quarter of them are immigrants in the country illegally. The University of the People says its student population has surged since receiving accreditation last year.... more »
  • Wolves edge Lakers 112-111 in first game since Flip's death

    October 29, 2015 10:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Ricky Rubio had a career-high 28 points and 14 assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-111 Wednesday night in their first game since Flip Saunders' death. Kevin Martin scored 23 points for the Timberwolves,... more »
  • Heat taking its place at Emmy's

    September 20, 2015 7:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES, Ca. - With temperatures nearing 100 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, fans in the bleachers outside the Emmy Awards are resorting to fans - both paper and electric - to keep cool. The hundreds of people in bleachers on the red carpet on Sunday are in good spirits... more »
  • IOC: 5 cities in running to host 2024 Olympic Games

    September 16, 2015 10:01 AM

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland- It's official: five cities are in the running to host the 2024 Olympics. The IOC announced the final list of bidders Wednesday: Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome. The deadline for submission of bid entries passed at Tuesday at midnight in Switzerland. There were no surprises as... more »
  • Los Angeles mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

    September 3, 2015 10:04 AM

    LONDON- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city's newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it's time "to bring the Olympics back home" to the United States after an absence of nearly three decades. Garcetti and U.S. Olympic leaders met with IOC President... more »
  • West, Cyrus and Minaj make headlines at MTV Video Music Awards

    August 31, 2015 8:29 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Taylor Swift has won MTV's video of the year. Swift won the top prize for "Bad Blood" last night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. She also presented Kanye West with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. West, who said he got high before going onstage Sunday,... more »
  • Investigators to recommend Jenner face manslaughter

    August 20, 2015 3:21 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says investigators found that Jenner was driving "unsafe... more »
  • Unprecedented security in place for 'Compton' film premiere

    August 11, 2015 12:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Unprecedented security was in place for the "Straight Outta Compton" film premiere. Invited guests had to navigate various barricades and pass through metal detectors before picking up their tickets for Monday night's world premiere at the Microsoft Theatre at LA Live. Universal Pictures, which will... more »
  • Argument forces NOLA-bound plane to delay takeoff from Los Angeles gate

    August 4, 2015 5:35 PM

    LOS ANGELES - An unruly passenger caused a jetliner, destined for New Orleans, to delay its takeoff at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say Delta Air Lines Flight 1577 to New Orleans was at the gate Tuesday morning when a passenger bumped another woman with her bag. Airport... more »
  • Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

    July 29, 2015 11:21 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide. Tuesday's 12-0 vote closes a loophole in state law that banned the manufacture and sale of magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition - but not... more »
  • Rapper 'The Game' charged with hitting off-duty officer

    June 29, 2015 3:31 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The rapper known as "The Game" has been charged with hitting an off-duty Los Angeles police officer during a basketball game. The hip-hop artist, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was charged with one felony count of making criminal threats and one count of misdemeanor assault... more »
  • Griffin helps Clippers beat Pelicans 107-100

    March 22, 2015 11:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 23 points, Chris Paul had 23 points and 11 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers put a crimp in the New Orleans Pelicans' playoff hopes with a 107-100 victory on Sunday. J.J. Redick scored 20 points and DeAndre Jordan finished with 16 rebounds... more »
  • Fast-food curb in South LA did not cut obesity rates

    March 19, 2015 1:51 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A new study says a Los Angeles law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of the city did not curb obesity or improve diets. The zoning ordinance passed in 2008 limited the opening or expansion of fast-food... more »
  • Police officers wounded by gunfire

    March 16, 2015 1:59 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Two Los Angeles police officers were wounded by gunfire on Sunday, triggering an intense search for two suspects in South Los Angeles. The officers were wearing plainclothes and driving near a street intersection around 5:45 p.m. Sunday when someone opened fire, Det. Meghan Aguilar said. She... more »
  • Hearing in Sharper case set for next week in Los Angeles

    March 11, 2015 12:55 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Lawyers say they are ready for a preliminary hearing next week for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on charges that he drugged and raped two women in Los Angeles County. Judge Michael Pastor on Wednesday scheduled the hearing next Tuesday to see if prosecutors have enough... more »
  • Analyst says Baton Rouge has lowest gas price average in nation

    March 8, 2015 3:34 PM

    AMARILLO - The average price of a regular gallon of gas has jumped 21 cents in the past two weeks to $2.54. According to industry analyst, Trilby Lundberg, the low national average was in Baton Rouge at $2.16. The price is still 97 cents per gallon less than... more »
  • Council OKs Los Angeles-area stadium backed by Rams owner

    February 25, 2015 1:58 AM

    INGLEWOOD, CA - The Inglewood City Council has approved plans to build a proposed NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area that includes St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke as a partner. With a 5-0 vote, the council approved the $2 billion plan at a meeting Tuesday night. The vote... more »
  • Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home

    February 20, 2015 2:06 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The teams announced plans for the $1.7 billion stadium in Carson in a joint statement Thursday... more »
  • 'Superbug' outbreak not threat to LA County public health

    February 19, 2015 6:09 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles County health official says a "superbug" bacterial outbreak at a local hospital doesn't pose any threat to public health. Dr. Benjamin Schwartz offered that assurance during a news conference Thursday afternoon. A day earlier, UCLA officials said nearly 180 patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA... more »
  • 17-year-old boy shot, killed during Russian roulette game

    February 16, 2015 11:51 AM

    CARSON, CA - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a 17-year-old boy shot and killed himself early Monday during what they are describing as a game of Russian roulette with other teens. Deputies responding to a call about a gunshot in an unincorporated area between Los Angeles and Carson... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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