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Leslie Jordan parlays Instagram fame with new book and album

Apr. 22, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year at this time, as much of the world was on lockdown due to the pandemic, Leslie Jordan began posting daily videos of himself on Instagram. The actor known for roles in the “American Horror Story” franchise and “Will & Grace” was...

Los Angeles County will appeal US judge's homeless order

Apr. 22, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County will appeal a federal judge’s order requiring the city of Los Angeles and the county to shelter all unhoused residents of Skid Row within 180 days and audit any spending related to the homeless crisis. The county filed a notice...

Kayaker wants to be 2nd to paddle solo California to Hawaii

Apr. 22, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A man is trying to become the second person to kayak alone from California to Hawaii. Cyril Derreumaux, 44, will attempt to become the first person since 1987 to pull off the feat, Hawaii News Now reported Wednesday. “I’m an...

Police chiefs hail Chauvin verdict as a key step to healing

Apr. 22, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

Not long after a jury convicted former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd, police chiefs across the U.S. started speaking up. And it wasn't to defend the police. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said convicting Chauvin on...

LEADING OFF: Padres-Dodgers back at it, Astros struggling

Apr. 22, 2021 02:42 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ OPEN WITH ACES Los Angeles right-hander Walker Buehler (1-0, 2.00 ERA) starts the opener of a four-game series against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Buehler will...

Studies: Renewable electricity can slash Cascadia pollution

Apr. 22, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

New research shows that renewable electricity can move Washington, Oregon and British Columbia off of fossil fuels, do so at an affordable price, and create jobs along the way. After decades of disinformation from fossil fuel producers and utilities, this may sound like a...

Hield's late 3 lifts Kings past Timberwolves 128-125

Apr. 22, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 29 points, including a 3-pointer with 8.8 seconds remaining, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 128-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Moments after Minnesota’s D’Angelo Russell missed from above...

Clippers recover after poor start, beat Grizzlies 117-105

Apr. 22, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Kennard scored a season-high 28 points and the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers rallied from an 18-point, first-quarter deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 117-105 on Wednesday night. Marcus Morris added 25 points and Terance Mann had 19...

LEADING OFF: Padres-Dodgers back at it, Astros struggling

Apr. 21, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: ___ OPEN WITH ACES Los Angeles right-hander Walker Buehler (1-0, 2.00 ERA) starts the opener of a four-game series against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Buehler...

Jessica Korda shoots 7-under 64 to take LA Open lead

Apr. 21, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Korda birdied three of the final four holes for a 7-under 64 and a one-stroke lead Wednesday after the first round of the HUGEL Air Premia LA Open. Korda had eight birdies and a bogey at Wilshire Country Club to match the tournament scoring...