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Hollywood sign gets makeover ahead of its centennial in 2023

Oct. 04, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood sign is getting a makeover befitting its status as a Tinseltown icon. After a pressure-wash and some rust removal, workers this week began using 250 gallons (946 liters) of primer and white paint to spruce up the sign ahead of its centennial next...

Amid crises, rural roots anchor Southern Baptists’ president

Oct. 03, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

FARMERSVILLE, Texas (AP) — On the first Saturday of fall, a sweating Bart Barber trekked across a weedy pasture in search of Bully Graham, the would-be patriarch of the rural Baptist pastor’s fledgling cattle herd. With the afternoon temperature in the mid-90s, the 52-year-old...

Madame Wu, restaurateur to Hollywood's elite, dies at 106

Oct. 02, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvia Wu, whose famed Southern California restaurant drew Hollywood's biggest stars for four decades, has died at age 106, according to a news report. Madame Wu’s Garden on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica became a dining destination shortly after it opened...

Annette O'Toole savors 'Virgin River' role as real, freeing

Sep. 23, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annette O'Toole is reveling in her “Virgin River” role as the unpredictable mayor of a small town whose woodsy, peaceful setting belies its residents' roller-coaster lives. Her character is older but not always wiser, including in love. That goes against...

Police say fentanyl killed LA student, 6 others overdosed

Sep. 22, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least seven Los Angeles teenagers have overdosed on pills likely laced with fentanyl over the past month, including a 15-year-old girl who died on a high school campus, authorities said. The most recent overdose occurred Saturday, and Los Angeles police were...

Prosecutors: More needed in Marilyn Manson sex assault probe

Sep. 20, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives have handed the results of their 19-month investigation into sexual assault allegations against Marilyn Manson to prosecutors, who said Tuesday they need more evidence gathered before they can consider criminal charges. The Los Angeles County...

Police: Arrest after teen ODs and dies in school bathroom

Sep. 15, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police on Thursday arrested two teenage boys in connection with the death of a 15-year-old girl who overdosed in a restroom at her high school after buying pills possibly laced with fentanyl on campus, authorities said. Police served a search warrant...

Los Angeles police: 4 high school students overdose, 1 dead

Sep. 14, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A teenage girl died of an apparent overdose at a Los Angeles high school and police on Wednesday were investigating at least three other possible overdoses of teens in the area where officials warned that dealers are selling counterfeit pills laced with deadly fentanyl at a...

'Barbarian' is top film amid late-summer box office doldrums

Sep. 11, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror film “Barbarian” won the weekend by bringing in $10 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the late-summer doldrums at the box office continued. Director Zach Cregger's debut from Disney's 20th Century Studios premiered at San Diego...

Marsha Hunt, '40s star and blacklist victim, dies at 104

Sep. 10, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Marsha Hunt, one of the last surviving actors from Hollywood’s so-called Golden Age of the 1930s and 1940s who worked with performers ranging from Laurence Olivier to Andy Griffith in a career disrupted for a time by the McCarthy-era blacklist, has died. She was 104. ...