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Police: Man arrested with semi-automatic rifle at pizzeria

Jun. 27, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old man was arrested after stealing food while carrying a handgun and a semi-automatic rifle at a Southern California pizza restaurant. Police in Ontario, Calif. said in a statement that officers received a call Sunday about a man at...

Several injured when commuter bus overturns near LAX

Jun. 27, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — A commuter bus crash clipped a parked truck and flipped onto its side Monday morning near Los Angeles International Airport. Three people were hospitalized in critical condition, including the driver of the truck, El Segundo Fire Chief Deena Lee told...

Russian superyacht seized by US arrives in San Diego Bay

Jun. 27, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A $325 million superyacht seized by the United States from a sanctioned Russian oligarch arrived in San Diego Bay on Monday. The 348-foot-long (106-meter-long) Amadea flew an American flag as it sailed past the retired aircraft carrier USS Midway and under the...

Podcast dramas morph to TV shows in Hollywood reappraisal

Jun. 27, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Listened to any good television shows lately? If you're glued to a scripted podcast drama, you may be auditioning a potential TV series — a result of Hollywood’s demand for small-screen material and the realization that podcasts beyond nonfiction are a...

Big landowner closing California forests due to fire danger

Jun. 27, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Calif. (AP) — Swaths of private California forestlands will be closed to the public starting this week due to extreme drought and risk of wildfires, the owner announced. Sierra Pacific Industries said the closure will take effect July 1 and will remain in effect until...

Harris emerges as top abortion voice, warns of more fallout

Jun. 27, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — During Brett Kavanaugh's 2018 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, then-California Sen. Kamala Harris asked the judge if he thought women's privacy rights extended to choosing to have an abortion. Kavanaugh declined to answer. With Justice Kavanaugh now part of...

Heat wave keeps grip on much of California

Jun. 27, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heat advisories continued Monday for much of Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley as a ridge of high pressure sat over the West Coast. Temperatures away from the coast were expected to remain well above normal, topping out in triple digits in many...

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

Jun. 27, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year, this time for fire concerns amid dry weather, along with pandemic related supply or staffing problems. ...

Sean 'Diddy' Combs receives lifetime honor at BET Awards

Jun. 27, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a speech about his own inspirational dream for the Black community, Sean “Diddy” Combs channeled the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while accepting the BET Awards' highest honor Sunday night. After Combs received his Lifetime Achievement...

LEADING OFF: Mariners-Angels penalties soon, Red Sox rolling

Jun. 27, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ DISCIPLINE ON DECK Major League Baseball will certainly soon be handing out penalties after the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels got into a huge brawl this weekend at Anaheim. ...