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Freeman and Stone help the Dodgers sweep a doubleheader against the struggling Mets

May. 28, 2024 23:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gavin Stone struck out seven in seven innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the reeling New York Mets 3-0 on Tuesday night for a doubleheader sweep. Stone (5-2) allowed three hits and walked none. Alex Vesia got six outs for his second save, finishing a...

UC student workers expand strike to two more campuses as they demand amnesty for protestors

May. 28, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a third of the academic and graduate student workers of the University of California are on strike, after the union of 48,000 employees escalated its labor standoff by walking off the job at UCLA and UC Davis this morning. With as many as 2,000 UC Santa Cruz graduate...

Former 'General Hospital' actor Johnny Wactor killed in downtown Los Angeles shooting

May. 28, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former “General Hospital” actor Johnny Wactor was shot and killed when he interrupted thieves stealing the catalytic converter from his car in Los Angeles, his family said Sunday. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday when the victim approached three...

Mike Tyson 'doing great' after falling ill during weekend flight from Miami to Los Angeles

May. 27, 2024 20:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson was recovering Monday after falling ill a day earlier during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles, his representatives said. The 58-year-old boxing legend “became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up 30 minutes before landing” on Sunday, his...

Gunman arrested after wounding 5 people in Los Angeles area home, firing at helicopter, police say

May. 26, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — A 61-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of shooting and wounding five people at a Los Angeles area home and then firing at a police helicopter after locking himself inside, authorities said. Officers responded shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday and...

Reds complete sweep, hand Dodgers fifth straight loss with 4-1 victory

May. 26, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jonathan India and Nick Martini each drove in two runs, and the Cincinnati Reds held off the Los Angeles Dodgers for a 4-1 victory on Sunday that extended LA's longest losing streak since 2019 to five. Brent Suter, Nick Martinez, Carson Spiers and Alexis Díaz...

Richard M. Sherman, who fueled Disney charm in 'Mary Poppins' and 'It's a Small World,' dies at 95

May. 26, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard M. Sherman, one half of the prolific, award-winning pair of brothers who helped form millions of childhoods by penning the instantly memorable songs for "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" — as well as the most-played tune on Earth, "It's a...

Richard M. Sherman, Oscar-winning composer who co-wrote songs for 'Mary Poppins,' 'It's a Small World,' dies at 95

May. 25, 2024 18:24 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard M. Sherman, Oscar-winning composer who co-wrote songs for 'Mary Poppins,' 'It's a Small World,' dies at 95.

Theater show spotlights the stories of those who are Asian American and Jewish

May. 25, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Chiu’s mother comes from a long line of Lithuanian Jews; his father is an immigrant from Hong Kong. For most of his life, the 42-year-old Southern Californian has felt like he “never completely belonged in either world.” It wasn’t until a few years...

The LA Kings won't change their defense-first philosophy with new coach Jim Hiller in charge

May. 23, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jim Hiller is sticking to the hard-nosed, defense-first philosophy that got the Los Angeles Kings to the first round of the playoffs — and no farther — in each of the past three seasons. General manager Rob Blake introduced Hiller as the Kings'...