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Things are looking up as LA Zoo unveils baby giraffe

Jun. 22, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A big baby has made its debut at Los Angeles Zoo. The zoo announced this week that a female Masai giraffe was born on May 15, the fourth baby born to mother Hasina and the third for the father, Phillip. The calf, unveiled Thursday for World Giraffe Day, stands about 6 feet tall and...

So much TV, so little summer: Amy Adams, Kevin Hart, Dr. Pol

Jun. 22, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fall television season is months away but that's no reason to stare moodily at a blank screen. In this era of peak TV, there are so many outlets and shows clamoring for your summertime attention that it can be as daunting as choosing between a mojito and a frozen daiquiri. The...

Los Angeles rapper ordered to trial for burglary charges

Jun. 22, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Los Angeles criminal street gang member and rapper accused in a string of home burglaries has been ordered to stand trial. The Los Angeles Daily News reports 28-year-old Darren King was ordered last week to stand trial on four counts of residential burglary and one...

Valbuena hits 2 HRs, Angels power past Blue Jays 8-5

Jun. 22, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun, Luis Valbuena and the Los Angeles Angels seem to be hitting their way out of a long funk. Valbuena homered twice, Calhoun connected for the second consecutive game and the Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5 on Thursday night. The Angels have won two straight...

Lakers land German big man Moritz Wagner with 1st-round pick

Jun. 22, 2018 12:56 AM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Moritz Wagner grew up in Berlin dreaming of an NBA career, and he went all the way to Michigan to chase it. The German big man will get his chance with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers chose Wagner with the 25th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, adding the versatile center...

Trout limited to DH with finger sprain as Angels host Jays

Jun. 21, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout will be the Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter for his 1,000th career game Thursday night because of a sprained right index finger. The Angels don't expect to use Trout in the outfield during this four-game set against Toronto, but manager Mike Scioscia says the injury...

LAPD's highly-produced body camera video draws scrutiny

Jun. 21, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the city that's home to Hollywood, even releasing police body camera footage is a high-quality production. Los Angeles police made public body camera video under a new policy that requires the public see footage within 45 days of a "critical incident," which includes all fatal...

Flight attendant pleads guilty in LA to turtle smuggling

Jun. 21, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a flight attendant for a Chinese airline has pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle nearly two-dozen spotted and box turtles in a carry-on bag from Los Angeles to China. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Huaqian Qu, a Chinese national, entered his plea Thursday to...

Medical emergency may have caused LAX crash that hurt 2

Jun. 21, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a motorist who may have suffered a medical emergency swerved and struck two pedestrians at Los Angeles International Airport. Airport police say the victims were hospitalized in unknown condition after being struck late Thursday morning near Terminal 5. Some lanes were...

The Latest: Parents accused of shackling kids to face trial

Jun. 21, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California parents accused of shackling their kids (all times local): 11:35 a.m. A California judge has ordered two parents accused of shackling and beating their children to face trial on torture and child abuse charges. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard...