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'Shadows' sucks comedy from the everyday lives of vampires

Mar. 25, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Think your roommates are a pain? Try living in a house full of vampires. They're up all night, every night. The leftovers they never bother to throw out are partly blood-sucked bodies. House meetings turn into flying bat-fights. And it all goes on for centuries. Such are the woes of...

Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

Mar. 19, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the Lower 48 states that had consistent temperature records since 1920 and...

Airbnb, HomeAway lose legal challenge to Santa Monica rules

Mar. 13, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Short-term rental sites Airbnb and HomeAway lost a legal challenge Wednesday against an ordinance enacted by a popular California tourist city. The ordinance imposed several obligations involving rental sites in seaside Santa Monica, including refraining from booking properties that...

LA suburb in deal with Tesla for large fast-charging site

Mar. 13, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles suburb has agreed to a deal with Tesla to build what's described as the largest fast-charging site for electric vehicles in the western United States. Southern California News Group reports the Pasadena City Council this week voted for a five-year pact with Tesla to...

Broadcasters aren't succumbing to Netflix era

Feb. 27, 2019 11:29 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — If there is a high point to Netflix's status as the "cool kids" taking over television, it may be remembered as an emotional Chuck Lorre accepting a best comedy Golden Globe last month for "The Kominsky Method," his show on the streaming service. Lorre is one of the most successful...

Ego, publicity at stake when stars and TV critics meet

Feb. 20, 2019 10:43 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jerrod Carmichael, lamenting what he called the "terrible" state of TV comedy, asked his audience if they'd seen some of it. Staring back at the comedian was a hotel ballroom filled with journalists whose job it is to cover television. "I think they see all of it," helpfully offered...