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Minor injuries after roof collapse at California casino

Jul. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say mostly minor injuries are reported after a roof collapsed in the lobby of a Los Angeles area casino. LA County Fire Department spokesman Marvin Lim says the agency received multiple calls Monday following the collapse at Larry Flynt's Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena....

Attorney: Plea deal possible for Jeff Bezos event protester

Jul. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer says a plea deal may be in the works for an animal welfare activist from California who was arrested after approaching Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on a conference stage in Las Vegas. Attorney David Chesnoff told a judge on Monday he's talking with prosecutors about reducing...

Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

Jul. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Australian model has been sentenced in Los Angeles to community service and probation but no prison time for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney sentenced Adau Mornyang on Monday to three years of probation...

Father missing after trying to rescue daughter in river

Jul. 15, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

NEVADA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are searching for a father who was swept down a river while trying to rescue his daughter when both were caught in a swift current. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office says the man's daughter was rescued by state park employees and a good...

Harris blasts, and takes money from, Epstein's law firm

Jul. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused...

Bikini-clad woman missing in California's Mojave Desert

Jul. 15, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in California say they are searching for a bikini-clad Arizona woman who went missing while hiking in the Mojave Desert. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office says 69-year-old Barbara Thomas, of Bullhead City, was last seen Friday wearing a black bikini, a red...

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

Jul. 15, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, half a dozen research groups gave new results on various...

Extensive search for missing camper in California mountains

Jul. 15, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

BIG PINE, Calif. (AP) — An extensive air-ground search is continuing for a woman reported missing from a remote campground in California's White Mountains. Inyo County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carma Roper says 60-year-old Sheryl Powell of Huntington Beach remains missing Monday. Her husband reported...

Today in History

Jul. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 15, the 196th day of 2019. There are 169 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 15, 1976, a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, California, by three gunmen and imprisoned in an...

Freeman, Soroka lift Braves to 4-1 win, sweep of Padres

Jul. 14, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Atlanta Braves All-Star rookie Mike Soroka remains on a brilliant run, helped along by a mighty swing by Freddie Freeman. Soroka struck out a career-high nine to win his 10th straight decision and Freeman hit a three-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning as the Braves...