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Mountain lion in Southern California study killed by vehicle

Jul. 20, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that was part of a National Park Service study was fatally struck by a vehicle on a highway near Southern California’s Santa Monica Mountains. The 2-year-old male cougar, dubbed P-89, was found dead early Monday on a shoulder along U.S. 101 in...

Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards

Jun. 30, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, share many superlatives as pinnacles of cinema, fashion, and traffic congestion. But another similarity lurks in the shadows, most often seen at night walking silently on four paws. These metropolises are the world’s only megacities of 10 million-plus...

Elon Musk's daughter granted legal name, gender change

Jun. 23, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge has approved a request by Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s adult daughter to change her name and gender on her birth certificate. Vivian Jenna Wilson filed the petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court the day after turning 18 in April. ...

Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused teenager in 1975

Jun. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. She said the fact...

Civil trial jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused 16-year-old girl at Playboy Mansion in 1975, awards her $500,000

Jun. 21, 2022 18:39 PM EDT
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Civil trial jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused 16-year-old girl at Playboy Mansion in 1975, awards her $500,000.

Bill Cosby civil trial jury must start deliberations over

Jun. 20, 2022 03:50 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — After two days of deliberations in which they reached verdicts on nearly all of the questions put before them, jurors in a civil trial who were deciding on sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby will have to start from scratch on Monday. By the end...

Mountain lion in Southern California study killed by vehicle

Jun. 18, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion that was part of a National Park Service study was fatally struck by a vehicle in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains along the same road where her mother was similarly killed. The adult female cougar, dubbed P-54, died Friday on...

Cosby lawyer urges jurors to consider only proof from trial

Jun. 16, 2022 03:10 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A lawyer for Bill Cosby told jurors they need to look past years of public accusations against the actor and comedian and consider only the evidence presented by a woman who says he sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was 16 years old. ...

Cosby in video testimony denies sex abuse of teen in 1970s

Jun. 08, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — In video testimony played for jurors Wednesday at a civil trial, Bill Cosby denies sexually abusing a teenage girl at the Playboy Mansion in the mid-1970s. Asked by an attorney for Judy Huth, who is suing Cosby, whether he had tried to put his hand down...

Bill Cosby's civil trial accuser says he molested her at 16

Jun. 07, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Judy Huth recalled being distraught while describing an allegation that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her near a game room at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. While shedding tears, Huth testified in a civil trial against Cosby on Tuesday that he molested...