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California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

Jul. 16, 2019 5:07 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...

Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?

Jul. 16, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one expected their culture would ever become mainstream when a few hundred comic book and science fiction enthusiasts and creators gathered in the basement of a San Diego hotel 49 years ago for what would become known as the first Comic-Con. Except Jack Kirby. "A long time ago he...

The Latest: 'When They See Us' star wept at Emmy nomination

Jul. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of "When They See Us" says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it "was just pure joy...

New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

Jul. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, scientists offered evidence that...

Overwatch League to host 2-5 homestands in each city in 2020

Jul. 16, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

Each Overwatch League franchise will host two to five homestand weekends in 2020 as the esports league launches an unprecedented home-and-away schedule spanning three continents. The esports league on Tuesday revealed plans for each of its 20 teams to host homestand series, similar to events staged by teams this...

Pujols' 3 hits, 3 RBIs power streaking Halos past Astros 9-6

Jul. 16, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all acknowledge they're still mourning Tyler Skaggs' death, even if the relentless grind of the baseball schedule doesn't give them much time to do it. Kevan Smith believes that pain contributes to the passion with which the Angels are climbing the standings...

Prosecutors want Mexican megachurch leader held without bail

Jul. 16, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to hold the leader of a Mexican megachurch without bail on charges of child rape and human trafficking. Naasón Joaquín García, leader of La Luz del Mundo, is currently held on $50 million bail — believed to be the highest ever in Los...

Roy Disney rescues competitor from sinking yacht in Transpac

Jul. 15, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A crew in the 50th Transpacific Race was rescued by fellow competitor Roy Disney, the grandnephew of Walt Disney, after abandoning its sinking 70-foot sailboat early Monday. Race officials said Disney's Pyewacket, an Andrews 70, picked up the nine-man crew of John Sangmeister's OEX, a...

Minor injuries after roof collapse at California casino

Jul. 15, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Eleven people suffered mostly minor injuries when a roof collapsed Monday at a Los Angeles area casino, raining debris into the lobby area, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department received multiple calls following the collapse around 10 a.m. at Larry Flynt's Lucky...

Young 'Lion King' actors had Beyoncé-size shoes to fill

Jul. 15, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The pressure was on for young actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary when they got word that they'd been cast as the voices of young Nala and young Simba in "The Lion King." Not only was it an ambitious remake of an iconic film, but it was their first major Hollywood...