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Los Angeles Kings center Gabriel Vilardi celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Vilardi scores quickly in NHL debut as Kings defeat Panthers

Feb. 21, 2020 2:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not many players can top the NHL debut that Gabriel Vilardi had on Thursday night. The Los Angeles center scored 10 seconds into his first shift and added an assist as the Kings defeated the Florida Panthers 5-4. “My first shift I wasn't expecting that. No one was," Vilardi said....

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, members of the Minnesota Lynx, from left, Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson and Lindsay Whalen celebrate during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals against the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles. Augustus has left the Lynx after 14 seasons to join the Los Angeles Sparks. The All-WNBA guard Augustus was a key piece of four championship teams in Minnesota, which drafted her with the first overall pick out of LSU in 2006. With Moore on hiatus from the sport and Whalen and Brunson retired, the Lynx are in rebuilding mode.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Seimone Augustus leaves Lynx after 14 seasons for Sparks

Feb. 20, 2020 11:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seimone Augustus has left the Minnesota Lynx after 14 seasons to join the Los Angeles Sparks. The All-WNBA guard Augustus was a key piece of four championship teams in Minnesota, which drafted her with the first overall pick out of LSU in 2006. With Maya Moore on hiatus from the sport...

Coroner finds evidence Hollywood therapist was strangled

Feb. 20, 2020 9:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prominent family therapist and former fiancee of comedian Drew Carey appears to have been strangled before she was thrown off the third-floor balcony of her Hollywood Hills apartment, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Thursday. An ex-boyfriend is facing charges. Dr. Amie...

FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Van Buren Elementary school teacher Debra Keyes teaches a class in Stockton, Calif. California will spend $50 million for literary instruction at dozens of poor performing schools to settle a lawsuit that claimed the state hasn't done enough to help students learn how to read. The advocacy law firm Public Counsel sued in 2017 to demand the California Department of Education address its

California agrees to spend $50M to help kids who can't read

Feb. 20, 2020 9:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will spend $50 million for literary instruction at dozens of poor performing schools to settle a civil rights lawsuit that claimed the state hasn't done enough to help students learn how to read. The advocacy law firm Public Counsel filed the suit in 2017 on behalf of...

In this undated photo provided by Republic Records is Pop Smoke. The up-and-coming rapper known as Pop Smoke, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was fatally shot during a break-in early Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at a Hollywood Hills home, his label said.

Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing

Feb. 20, 2020 9:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery, police said Thursday, as detectives sought to identify the shooter and the music community mourned. Investigators were not ruling out a robbery, but they were looking at other...

Los Angeles buys 155 zero-emission electric buses for fleet

Feb. 20, 2020 9:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Department of Transportation will add 155 electric buses to the city's fleet over the next two years, officials said Thursday. The department said 130 of the vehicles were purchased from local manufacturer BYD and constitute the largest single purchase of electric buses...

5 hospitalized with stings after bees swarm near Los Angeles

Feb. 20, 2020 9:21 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Five people including two firefighters and a police officer were hospitalized with stings after bees swarmed near Los Angeles on Thursday, authorities said. Officials in Pasadena received a call about a person with a bee sting around 4 p.m., fire officials said. When authorities...

Time Warner Cable to pay $18.8M in California internet case

Feb. 20, 2020 9:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Time Warner Cable will pay $18.8 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed it misled more than 170,000 California customers who paid for high-speed internet service that they didn't receive, prosecutors said Thursday. Eligible customers will receive about $16.9 million in refunds in...

New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) blocks as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek (17) tries to flip the puck to a teammate during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NHL teams get jump on deadline with flurry of early trades

Feb. 20, 2020 4:08 PM EST

Tom Fitzgerald changed teams twice at the NHL trade deadline as a player and knows how it feels. As interim general manager of the New Jersey Devils, he didn’t wait until deadline day to trade captain Andy Greene or forward Blake Coleman. Beating the buzzer by more than a week, Fitzgerald recalled his own...

Man pleads guilty to petition fraud involving LA's Skid Row

Feb. 20, 2020 9:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors say a man has pleaded guilty for participating in a scheme to offer money and cigarettes to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms. Norman Hall, 62, entered his plea...