May 21, 2013 3:06 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The owner of the local Porsche dealership gave two wounded warriors and their wives a VIP trip to Hollywood to thank them for their service. Don Hicks of Porsche of Colorado Springs made the winning bid of $4,250 for the trip at a charity fundraiser auction for... more »
February 20, 2013 5:05 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fresh off drilling into a rock for the first time, the Mars rover Curiosity is prepping for the next step - dissecting the pulverized rock to determine what it's made of. NASA said Wednesday it received confirmation that Curiosity successfully collected a tablespoon of powder from... more »
February 18, 2013 12:10 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - 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... more »
February 11, 2013 11:53 AM
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - A $1 million reward for a fugitive ex-police officer wanted in the slayings of three people took authorities to a San Fernando Valley home improvement store but so far prompted no credible leads in the search for Christopher Dorner. The manhunt for him, coupled with the... more »
January 13, 2013 2:47 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Zero Dark Thirty" hunted down the top spot at the box office - and easily won it. Studio estimates Sunday show the controversial Osama bin Laden manhunt drama nabbed first place with $24 million in its first weekend as a wide release. "Zero Dark Thirty" debuted... more »
January 1, 2013 7:48 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hugh Hefner's 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 »
December 4, 2012 8:12 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA says it wants to launch another mega-rover to Mars modeled after the wildly popular Curiosity. The space agency said Tuesday the spacecraft will be built from spare parts from Curiosity. It would also use the novel landing system that delivered the car-size rover to Mars... more »
December 3, 2012 8:46 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Lincoln" is marching to more movie theaters. Disney, which distributed the DreamWorks film, is making additional prints of director Steven Spielberg's historical saga starring Daniel Day-Lewis to meet an unexpected demand that left some moviegoers in Alaska out in the cold. Dave Hollis, Disney's head of... more »
November 19, 2012 9:10 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of The Hollywood Reporter founder Billy Wilkerson is apologizing for his father's and the trade paper's role in the 1947 Hollywood Blacklist that destroyed the careers of writers, actors and directors accused of having communist ties. In an article published by The Hollywood Reporter... more »
September 15, 2012 2:17 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say federal probation officers have interviewed a Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East. A Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman said early Saturday that 55-year-old Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was interviewed at the department's Los Cerritos station. Deputy Don... more »
September 5, 2012 12:55 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After spending a year circling the giant asteroid Vesta, NASA's Dawn spacecraft is poised to travel to an even bigger target. For more than a month, Dawn has been spiraling away from Vesta. The departure is so slow and gradual that engineers won't know until Wednesday... more »
July 24, 2012 8:02 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The executors of Michael Jackson's estate say they are concerned about the welfare of the singer's mother and his three children amid a family feud. In a letter posted on fan sites Tuesday, executors John Branca and John McClain say they are doing what they can... more »
July 7, 2012 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the nation's capital later this month with a sense of optimism not seen in many years... more »
June 17, 2012 12:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers led to some of the nation's most destructive race riots, has died at age 47. His death was confirmed to The Associate Press by Suzanne Wickham of Harper Collins, who published King's... more »
June 15, 2012 10:01 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An associate at a lobbying firm working to bring a Wal-Mart store to Chinatown in Los Angeles has resigned after posing as a student reporter at a news conference held by a labor group opposing the store. Local media reports city records show Stephanie Harnett worked... more »
June 8, 2012 5:05 PM
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Police say they are investigating a car crash involving actress Lindsay Lohan on coastal highway near Los Angeles.
Santa Monica Police Sgt. Candice Cobarrubias says Lohan was involved a crash around 11:45 a.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway. Officers continue to investigate the accident... more »
April 28, 2012 3:15 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A small earthquake has rattled homes in Southern California and caused buildings to sway in downtown Los Angeles. Some people were shaken out of bed but there are no reports of injuries or damage. A server at a San Bernardino diner says "it felt like a... more »
April 28, 2012 3:10 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republican Rick Santorum discontinued his bid to become president this year, but he's earned a trip to Jay Leno's couch. "The Tonight Show" announced Friday that the former Pennsylvania senator will appear on Leno's Burbank stage on May 8. It will be his first appearance on... more »
March 28, 2012 9:23 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The huge engines that helped boost the Apollo 11 mission to the moon have been in the Atlantic for more than four decades. Now an Internet billionaire and space enthusiast says he used sonar to spot the artifacts and wants to raise at least one to... more »
December 31, 2011 11:59 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several more cars burned in suspected arson attacks in the Los Angeles area early Saturday morning, and authorities are investigating whether they were connected to nearly two dozen deliberately set blazes a day earlier. Police say seven or eight cars burned in the North Hollywood area.... more »
December 20, 2011 7:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing former NFL wide receiver Willie Gault and five others, accusing them of a scam to artificially inflate the stock of a heart monitoring device company. Federal regulators filed a civil complaint Tuesday in Los Angeles alleging that Gault, talent... more »
December 11, 2011 2:51 PM
As reported earlier, a United Airline Boeing 757 en route from Denver to Los Angeles was diverted to Grand Junction Regional Airport when it was reported that one engine was shut down. The aircraft was able to make a safe emergency landing shortly after 11:30 am.
The 757 has... more »
December 11, 2011 2:02 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration says a United Airlines 757 en route to Los Angeles from Denver has been diverted to Grand Junction Regional Airport with one engine shut down in western Colorado.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane was flying from Denver to Los Angeles on Sunday when... more »
October 23, 2011 2:30 PM
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - A survey says the average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has risen nearly five cents over the past two weeks.
The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.47.
Costs have seen similar... more »
September 16, 2011 4:55 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles court commissioner has approved Ron Artest's petition to change his name to Metta World Peace.
The bid by the Lakers forward for the new name had been delayed by three weeks so that he could resolve unpaid traffic tickets.
With that... more »
September 1, 2011 12:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House official says President Barack Obama will make a three-day West Coast swing next month.
The president's trip will start in Seattle on Sept. 25. He will also make three stops in California: San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. Obama's trip will wrap... more »
August 30, 2011 9:41 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Bieber and his Ferrari are both fine after a fender-bender in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Police Officer Gregory Baek says the 17-year-old singer was involved in "a very minor collision" Tuesday afternoon in LA's Studio City.
The officer said no one was injured... more »
August 14, 2011 3:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rebellious apes have held off Southern maids for a narrow win at the weekend box office.
Studio estimates Sunday pegged "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" at $27.5 million, good enough for its second-straight No. 1 finish. The movie raised its 10-day total to... more »
August 11, 2011 3:31 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Betty Ford Center says the former first lady in her final days authorized a $400,000 donation to the rehab center that bears her names and has changed the lives of thousands of people.
Officials at the center say Betty Ford approved the donation in... more »
August 9, 2011 3:59 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles City Council has approved a tentative framework agreement with a private developer that wants to build a 72,000-seat NFL stadium on the city's convention center campus. The council's 12-0 vote Tuesday sets the stage for city leaders to later vote on binding agreements... more »
August 7, 2011 3:49 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Apes have climbed to the top rung of the weekend box office.
According to studio estimates Sunday, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" took in $54 million to open as the No. 1 movie.
That was more than analysts expected for the "Apes"... more »
August 6, 2011 12:57 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jerry Lewis' separation from the Muscular Dystrophy Association is not a laughing matter for some comedians.
Paul Rodriguez, Larry Miller, Tom Dreesen, Norm Crosby and others have joined in support of Lewis; the 85-year-old comedian who the MDA says is no longer its national chairman... more »
August 5, 2011 1:01 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A teacher has testified that a gay student at a Southern California junior high school paraded around in makeup and high heels in front of a classmate who is accused of killing him the next day.
Arthur Saenz said Thursday that he saw defendant Brandon... more »
August 1, 2011 9:28 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The makers of the "Twilight" movies have sued two people they claim are responsible for leaking images of unfinished scenes from the series finale "Breaking Dawn."
A lawsuit filed Monday by Summit Entertainment in federal court in Los Angeles accuses Daiana and Hector Santia, who... more »
July 31, 2011 4:20 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harry Potter has joined the billion-dollar club.
Distributor Warner Bros. said Sunday that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.
The last of the eight films about the young wizard became the first... more »
July 31, 2011 4:14 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Little blue Smurfs and not-so-little green men from space are in a photo finish for the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office.
According to studio estimates Sunday, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford's sci-fi Western "Cowboys & Aliens" and the animated family adventure "The... more »
July 24, 2011 3:44 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a battle of summer movie heroes, Captain America topped Harry Potter this weekend at the box office.
Sunday studio estimates show Paramount's "Captain America: The First Avenger" opened at No. 1 with $65.8 million. The Marvel Comics superhero movie sets up next summer's all-star... more »
July 10, 2011 5:10 PM
LONDON (AP) - A spokesman for David Beckham says the soccer star's wife Victoria has given birth to a healthy baby girl.
Simon Oliveira says that the couple are "delighted to announce the birth of their daughter," who was delivered Sunday morning at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles... more »
July 3, 2011 6:09 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Transformers" robots have lost some of their money-making power but still have delivered the biggest opening weekend domestically so far this year.
Distributor Paramount Pictures said Sunday that "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" took in $97.4 million domestically in its first weekend. That beat the... more »
May 26, 2011 4:09 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says he's confident the right person has been arrested in the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium on opening day.
No charges have been filed yet against 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez, who was taken into custody... more »
May 25, 2011 6:04 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The top prosecutors in California and Illinois are investigating allegations that one of the nation's largest mortgage processing companies engaged in the illegal practice of "robosigning" - signing thousands of foreclosure documents without checking their accuracy.
The attorneys general of both states said Wednesday that... more »
May 22, 2011 11:31 AM
Despite their history of strong performances in the Red Bull Soapbox Derby races, a team from Colorado Springs did not find the winner's stand this weekend in Los Angeles.
Team Gnomeo, consisting of Al and Tamara Brody and their neighbors Mitch Brown and Sandie Kiddie, spent two months constructing... more »
May 17, 2011 1:11 PM
It took two months of work and an idea inspired by a little known flop of a movie to create the Gnomeo and Juliet soapbox derby team.
Al and Tamara Brody and their neighbors Mitch Brown and Sandy Kiddie are heading to Los Angeles to compete in the Red... more »
March 19, 2011 10:18 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher has died. A spokeswoman for his law firm says he died last night at his home in Los Angeles of complications from bladder and kidney cancer. He was 85. Christopher is known for his peace efforts in Bosnia and the... more »
January 23, 2011 6:23 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A staff member in the Los Angeles mayor's gang-reduction office has been arrested on suspicion of attacking police officers during a scuffle at a nightclub.
Police Lt. Jim Gavin says Blanca Martinez-Navarro was booked early Sunday for battery on a peace officer. Similar charges were... more »
September 29, 2010 8:18 AM
Ten U.S. cities are recruiting volunteers to help with local challenges as part of a nationwide emphasis on service led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Volunteers will work on problems such as flood recovery in Nashville, Tenn., and childhood obesity in Newark, N.J.
Bloomberg is scheduled to... more »
September 28, 2010 8:28 AM
Temperatures will start to edge down in California today but not before another day of scorching heat.
Forecasters say it won't be quite as bad as yesterday when a blistering fall heat wave broke records across the state, including an all-time high of 113 degrees in downtown Los Angeles.... more »
September 8, 2010 8:13 AM
The FBI says investigators have found no explosives aboard a Los Angeles-bound Thai Airways flight in which a bomb threat was found scrawled on a bathroom mirror.
An FBI spokeswoman says investigators did a thorough search of the plane Tuesday night and found no evidence to suggest a credible... more »
August 17, 2010 8:19 AM
President Barack Obama is giving a blast of attention to Sen. Patty Murray and her re-election bid on primary day, stepping into another competitive race as Democrats try to retain their grip on Congress.
In the middle of a three-day campaign trip, Obama heads north Tuesday from Los Angeles... more »
August 16, 2010 8:54 AM
President Barack Obama is touching nearly every region of the country to stir up cash and attention for Democrats, launching a three-day trip.
Obama will spend the heart of his Monday in Wisconsin, raising money for gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and other Wisconsin Democrats.
He will cap his... more »
July 30, 2010 12:15 PM
Fire officials say at least one person has died in an explosion that rocked a large South Los Angeles commercial building and hurled people into the street.
Fire Capt. Steve Ruda says the suspected natural gas explosion shook the two-story building housing a welding operation at 6:15 a.m. PT... more »
July 22, 2010 9:10 AM
A Greyhound bus traveling to Sacramento from Los Angeles crashed on a state highway in California's Central Valley, killing five and injuring many others. A sixth person later dies at the hospital.
California Highway Patrol Officer Michelle Sigmond says the bus driver swerved to avoid another crash and slammed... more »
June 15, 2010 8:30 AM
There are frayed nerves but little damage in Southern California following a moderate earthquake that rattled San Diego and Los Angeles.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered about 85 miles east of San Diego and struck at 9:26 p.m. It had a 5.7 magnitude.
Lots... more »
June 14, 2010 9:23 AM
Michael Jackson's doctor will be fighting to keep his medical license at his latest court hearing.
Dr. Conrad Murray is due in court Monday for a pretrial hearing, a large part of which likely will deal with a motion from the attorney general's office to suspend Murray's medical license... more »
May 26, 2010 8:18 AM
Ten people suffered injuries, including broken bones, during severe turbulence on a flight from London to Los Angeles that was diverted to Montreal.
United Airlines spokeswoman Sarah Massier says United Flight 935 reported severe turbulence over the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday and landed in Montreal around 1:15 p.m. The airline... more »
May 17, 2010 9:56 AM
A fire in the cockpit of a United Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles caused an emergency landing outside Washington, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The fire aboard the Boeing 757 was extinguished before the plane landed Sunday night at Dulles International Airport and... more »
May 11, 2010 11:15 AM
It was a wild night at a Skid Row shelter in Los Angeles.
The Union Rescue Mission offered a dinner Monday night of tacos made from wild elk, deer, sheep, pig, black bear and antelope.
A hunting group donated about 250 pounds of fresh game meat as part... more »
May 7, 2010 6:26 PM
Los Angeles schoolgirls have been complaining for months to deputies patrolling transit lines about a man who allegedly had fondled, groped and felt them up while they road buses to and from school.
Deputies have been searching high and low for the man.
Thursday morning the manhunt ended... more »
April 28, 2010 12:01 PM
A new report says more than half of Americans still live in areas with unhealthy air, despite progress in reducing smog. The report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association is based on 2006-2008 figures. It says progress has been made in reducing particle pollution such as soot and dust,... more »
April 24, 2010 10:11 AM
Anthem Blue Cross has again put a planned rate hike on hold. The Los Angeles-based health insurance company said this week that policyholders will not see a rate change beginning May 1. A spokeswoman for Anthem's parent, Wellpoint Inc., Kristin Binns, told the Los Angeles Times in a story Friday... more »
March 17, 2010 10:04 AM
Los Angeles International Airport police say security screening at a terminal was halted for about 30 minutes by a security breach that was quickly resolved.
Sgt. Belinda Nettles says a woman in a wheelchair was being screened by security and was pulled aside for a secondary search at about... more »
March 16, 2010 8:08 AM
Millions of southern Californians have been shaken awake by an early morning earthquake. The magnitude 4.4 quake was centered about 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, near Pico Rivera. It happened just after 4 a.m. Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisor Andre Gougis says the agency is surveying the... more »
March 10, 2010 10:29 AM
There is no mistaking the terror in the boy's voice. On the 911 recording, you can feel it like a physical object.
"They come. They come. They open and ring the door. They have guns. Can you come, really fast? And bring soldiers, too," the unidentified 7-year-old says in... more »
February 23, 2010 10:09 AM
A 52-year-old Louisiana woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of a minor for trading two children to a couple in exchange for an exotic pet bird and $175. Donna Louise Greenwell received 15 months of hard labor on each count on Monday, which she will serve concurrently.... more »
February 11, 2010 3:47 PM
A man who killed his newlywed wife by throwing her off a cliff in suburban Los Angeles has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Brandon Manai was sentenced Thursday in Torrance. He was convicted in December of first-degree murder for killing 24-year-old Julie Rosas in 2005... more »
February 10, 2010 10:27 AM
Evacuations are still in effect for more than 500 foothill homes in Southern California even though the storm that spawned them is petering out.
Authorities say the threat of a mudslide remains in La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Acton and two canyons in the Angeles National Forest.
No... more »