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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 1984 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Bruce McCandless uses a nitrogen jet-propelled backpack, a Manned Manuevering Unit, outside the space shuttle Challenger. Astronaut wannabe Rachel Zimmerman-Brachman, a public engagement specialist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, says that isolation is a lot like astronaut training. On Thursday, March 19, 2020, she wrote on Facebook, “Attitude is everything: I'm on an adventure in a confined space with a small crew for a long duration mission, with occasional space walks and resupply missions.  Sounds like astronaut training to me.” (NASA via AP)

Going stir crazy? Then train like an astronaut, mimic space

Mar. 20, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Isolated at home? Then train like an astronaut. That's the inspirational advice from a public engagement specialist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Astronaut wannabe Rachel Zimmerman-Brachman said Friday that isolation is a lot like astronaut...

This circa 1985 photo provided by Esme Gibson shows Joe Coulombe, the founder of the Trader Joe's market chain, at his home in Pasadena, Calif. Coulombe, the man who created Trader Joe's markets with a vision that college-educated but poorly paid young people would buy healthy foods if they could only afford them, has died. Coulombe's family says he died Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at age 89. He opened the first of his quirky, nautically themed markets in Pasadena, California, in 1967. He stocked it with granola, organic foods and other items he bought directly from suppliers to hold prices down. Trader Joe's now has more than 500 stores in over 40 states. (Image by Esme via AP)

Joe Coulombe, founder of popular Trader Joe’s markets, dies

Feb. 29, 2020 3:48 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Coulombe envisioned a new generation of young grocery shoppers emerging in the 1960s, one that wanted healthy, tasty, high-quality food they couldn’t find in most supermarkets and couldn’t afford to buy in the few high-end gourmet outlets. So he found a new way to...

Los Angeles police officers stand after a pursuit of a stolen hearse with with a casket and body inside on Interstate 110 in South Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.  The hearse was stolen from outside a Greek Orthodox church in East Pasadena on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says one person is in custody.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Stolen hearse carrying casket recovered after freeway chase

Feb. 27, 2020 7:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It has all the hallmarks of an only-in-Los Angeles crime: A thief stole a hearse — with a body inside — then went on a wild ride, ending with a chase and a crash on a busy freeway. Authorities say they found the body undisturbed inside a casket Thursday morning and took...

Lizzo wins the award for entertainer of the year at the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Lizzo, 'Just Mercy' win top honors at NAACP Image Awards

Feb. 23, 2020 1:47 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and “Just Mercy” won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognizes entertainers of color ladled honors on the film that was snubbed by bigger shows...

Kellye Nakahara Wallett of "M-A-S-H" dies at age 72

Feb. 17, 2020 6:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellye Nakahara Wallett, a film and television actress best known for playing Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on “M-A-S-H,” has died at age 72. Son William Wallett told The Associated Press that Wallett died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer. She was at her home in Pasadena,...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2013, file photo, author Doris Kearns Goodwin poses for a portrait at her home in Concord, Mass. Goodwin is the executive producer of the History channel’s six-hour docudrama,

Spoiler: George Washington lies, stands tall in docuseries

Feb. 13, 2020 2:57 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — George Washington is the leading man in historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s first venture as a TV producer, a docudrama that follows his growth from ambitious young soldier to statesman. Spoiler alert for “Washington,” airing 8 p.m. EST Sunday through Tuesday on...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo, singer Rihanna poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Fashion Awards in central London. Rihanna will receive the President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards this month, the NAACP announced Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Rihanna to receive special honor at NAACP Image Awards

Feb. 4, 2020 7:32 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rihanna will receive the President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards this month. The NAACP announced Tuesday that it had selected the 31-year-old pop star and fashion icon for her “groundbreaking career as an artist and musician, but (someone who) has also...

Apple, Broadcom told to pay Caltech $1.1B in patent lawsuit

Jan. 30, 2020 12:52 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday decided that Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. must pay $1.1 billion to the California Institute of Technology for infringing on patents. Apple was on the hook for nearly $838 million of the damages awarded in a lawsuit that said Broadcom used its patented Wi-Fi...