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Chaka Khan tells stories through Apple's Time to Walk series

Nov. 21, 2022 12:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chaka Khan wants people to walk with her while she tells inspirational stories. Apple announced Monday that the 10-time Grammy winner will take part in an audio experience called Time to Walk, a series designed to help people walk more often. In...

Rent stabilization measures win in US midterm election

Nov. 16, 2022 00:26 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ballot measures in the U.S. to build more affordable housing and protect tenants from soaring rent increases were plentiful and fared well in last week's midterm elections, a sign of growing angst over record high rents exacerbated by inflation and a dearth of homes. ...

Musk tweets link to an unfounded conspiracy theory

Oct. 30, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted a link to an unfounded rumor about the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, just days after Musk's purchase of Twitter fueled concerns that the social media platform would no longer seek to limit misinformation and hate speech. ...

California school district ordered to pay $45M in abuse case

Oct. 24, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury ordered Southern California's Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District to pay $45 million to the family of autistic twins who were physically abused and restrained by an aide at their elementary school. The lawsuit filed in 2019 alleged a district...

Man, 35, found dead in California mountains had been shot

Oct. 24, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A 35-year-old man missing since July whose body was found this month in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains was shot to death, according to a coroner's report. Jose Velasquez, of Camarillo, was found dead Oct. 3 near a hiking trail in a...

Report: Plane landed hard, then climbed again before crash

Oct. 06, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Witnesses reported seeing a small plane make a hard landing at a Southern California airport, immediately take off again and then climb erratically before slamming into the runway nose-first, killing both people on board, according to a preliminary report. ...

Madame Wu, restaurateur to Hollywood's elite, dies at 106

Oct. 02, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvia Wu, whose famed Southern California restaurant drew Hollywood's biggest stars for four decades, has died at age 106, according to a news report. Madame Wu’s Garden on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica became a dining destination shortly after it opened...

California mountain lion first in study to die from mange

Sep. 27, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion found dead in Southern California earlier this year was the first big cat in a two-decade National Park Service study to die of complications from mange, a highly contagious skin disease caused by a mite parasite, officials said. The body of the...

2 killed when small plane crashes at Santa Monica Airport

Sep. 08, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed when a single-engine airplane crashed and caught fire Thursday at Southern California's Santa Monica Airport, authorities said. The crash happened on the runway shortly before 5 p.m., according to Sgt. Adam Gwartz with the Santa...