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Court denies release for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Sep. 20, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday denied the latest parole bid by Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten. Two of the three appellate judges upheld former Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to block her parole last year. She is serving a life sentence for helping Manson and others...

Woodstock, Manson and the march to Utopia

Aug. 13, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1969, dreams of a new society played out in muddy wonder at the Woodstock music festival and in murderous parody during the Manson rampage in Los Angeles. Over a 10-day period in August, hundreds of thousands of young people journeyed to Bethel, New York, and under rainy...

Today in History

Aug. 10, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2019. There are 143 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 10, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. On this date: In 1861, Confederate forces routed Union troops in the...

Today in History

Aug. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2019. There are 144 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, a U.S. B-29 Superfortress code-named Bockscar dropped a nuclear device ("Fat Man") over Nagasaki, killing...

AP Was There: Gruesome cult killings found at actress's home

Aug. 8, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifty years ago this week, Charles Manson orchestrated the slaughter of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people over two nights in Los Angeles. The Manson family, as the cult leader's followers were called, killed five of its victims Aug. 9, 1969, at Tate's home: Tate, who was...

Manson prosecutor: Keep them all locked up forever

Aug. 7, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Kay was a fresh-faced prosecutor just 27 years old and three years out of law school when circumstances handed him the Manson "family" murder case. Over the next half-century, it would come to define his career and lead to death threats that to this day he worries a Charles...

AP Was There: Charles Manson, followers convicted of murder

Aug. 7, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following a seven-month trial, Charles Manson and three of his followers were convicted of murder and conspiracy in the August 1969 killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others. The Associated Press is republishing the following article on the verdicts to mark the anniversary of the...

Key figures in Manson case: Cult disciples, rich and famous

Aug. 6, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was 50 years ago this week that Charles Manson dispatched a group of disaffected young followers on a two-night killing rampage that terrorized Los Angeles. Members of the Manson "family" arrived at the Hollywood Hills home of Sharon Tate on Aug. 8, 1969, where they stabbed, beat and...

Pitt, DiCaprio and Robbie reconcile a changing Hollywood

Jul. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once upon a time, not too far from Hollywood, two of the world's biggest movie stars were talking about what it's like to screw up on set. "Messing up the lines in front of the entire cast and crew?" Leonardo DiCaprio said. "It's the going to school in your underwear nightmare." "It's...

Review: In Tarantino's latest, a radiant Hollywood fable

Jul. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

Quentin Tarantino has, for a while now, been reminding us what's so great about movies — or at least, what he thinks is so great about them. He's made an old-fashioned double-feature ("Death Proof," of "Grindhouse"), resurrected the wide-screen format of 70mm Ultra Panavision ("The Hateful Eight") and...