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LA shooting suspect arrested, kidnap victim found safe

Jun. 09, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man suspected of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend after a fight and killing a man who tried to intervene was arrested and the woman was found safe, authorities said Wednesday. Shane Rayment was taken into custody during a traffic...

Embattled Baffert earns record-tying 8th Gold Cup victory

May. 31, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Country Grammer edged Royal Ship by a head to win the $300,000 Hollywood Gold Cup, giving embattled trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying eighth victory in the Grade 1 race at Santa Anita. Baffert tied fellow Hall of Famer Charlie Whittingham, who...

Weinstein extradition to California faces another delay

May. 24, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's extradition from New York to California to face rape and sexual assault charges faces further delays over paperwork issues raised by his lawyer, the attorney confirmed Monday. Norman Effman said a hearing has been scheduled for...

Schwarzenegger, Abrams make pitch for movie theater return

May. 19, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger chanted with enthusiasm, “We are back! We are back!” before he spoke Wednesday about the importance of resurrecting the theatrical experience for moviegoers. “Now it’s time to get back to the big screen,” Schwarzenegger...

1 killed, 3 wounded in Los Angeles shooting at crowded party

May. 10, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One person was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting at a crowded party in Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooters were believed to be two gunmen who walked up to the party late Sunday in a residential area of Hollywood near the...

Actor indicted in $227M Ponzi scheme involving film rights

May. 04, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An aspiring actor was indicted Tuesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of running a massive Ponzi scheme that solicited hundreds of millions of dollars from investors for phony Hollywood film licensing deals, federal prosecutors said. Zachary Joseph...

Prosecutors: Suspects tailed Lady Gaga's dog walker

May. 03, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three men drove around the Hollywood area in late February, on the prowl for expensive French bulldogs to steal, prosecutors said. Their night would end in gunfire — and the violent theft of pop star Lady Gaga’s beloved pets. The robbery would...

Anne Douglas, widow of late actor Kirk Douglas, dies at 102

Apr. 29, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anne Douglas, the widow of Kirk Douglas and stepmother of Michael Douglas, died Thursday in California. She was 102. Douglas died at her home in Beverly Hills, according to an obituary provided by spokeswoman Marcia Newberger. No cause of...

VIRUS DIARY: From red carpets to empty streets, and back

Apr. 29, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the last normal night in Hollywood, there was one couple wearing masks. It was novel enough that I shot a photo of them. I had no idea they would soon be all of us. It was March 9, 2020, and the premiere of Disney’s live-action “Mulan”...

Man killed by LA police had been shot by officers before

Apr. 26, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles officers over the weekend had been previously shot by police in Rhode Island in 2018, authorities said. The Los Angeles County coroner identified the man as 34-year-old Richard Solitro. His autopsy was...