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Deneuve, Hawke film 'The Truth' to open Venice Film Festival

Jul. 18, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 76TH Venice Film Festival is opening with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "The Truth." Festival director Alberto Barbera announced the selection starring Catherine Deneuve, Ethan Hawke and Juliette Binoche in a statement Thursday. This is the first time in years that Venice has...

Cole K's 11, Marisnick has 3 hits as Astros beat Angels 11-2

Jul. 18, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Southern California natives Gerrit Cole and Jake Marisnick had big games for the Houston Astros while playing in front of friends and family Wednesday night. Cole struck out 11 over seven innings, Marisnick had three hits amid a chorus of boos and the Astros got back on track with an...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers-Phillies play early after playing late

Jul. 18, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: BACK AT IT The Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday's game close to 2 a.m. early Thursday. First pitch of the series finale is set for 12:35 p.m., and then the Dodgers are set to make the...

Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 games

Jul. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer...

House where Manson followers murdered 2 is on the market

Jul. 17, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the Los Angeles houses where followers of Charles Manson committed notorious murders in 1969 is for sale. The home in the hilly Los Feliz district is where Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were slain the night after actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by Manson followers...

Los Angeles police officer charged with off-duty rapes

Jul. 17, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer has been charged with committing two rapes while off duty, authorities said Wednesday. Officer William Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday after an investigation into a reported sexual assault of an acquaintance in November 2018 and DNA linked him to an unsolved...

Prosecutors say father intentionally drove boys off pier

Jul. 17, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was charged Wednesday with capital murder after prosecutors say he drove his family off a Los Angeles pier, killing his two severely autistic sons. Ali Elmezayen (EL-mah-ZION) faces two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder and there's a special circumstance allegation...

California Editorial Rdp

Jul. 17, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

July 15 Mercury News & East Bay Times on legislation creating smog-check program for trucks and buses: The honesty system often doesn't work. That's why California lawmakers should implement a smog-check program for heavy-duty trucks and buses like we already have for cars. Without loopholes. And without...

Angels beat Astros 7-2 for 5th straight W; Marisnick plunked

Jul. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning was no surprise, it still left...

California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

Jul. 16, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed seven murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest, according to a federal indictment released Tuesday. The indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles charges...