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Officials detail drug overdose case against political donor

Sep. 19, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gemmel Moore had moved back home with his mother in Texas two years ago and was missing Los Angeles when he texted a photo of syringe in an arm to a wealthy gay man he knew in California. Ed Buck, an influential political activist more than twice Moore's age, later replied: "Be here...

Major injuries already testing Chargers' secondary depth

Sep. 19, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A promising regular season is immediately threatened by injuries. Roster depth gradually erodes while far too many key players end up watching from the sidelines. Give this description to Chargers fans, and they would have to ask you to specify the year. The Bolts have lived this...

Williams, Jones help Sun beat Sparks, take 2-0 series lead

Sep. 19, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones and Courtney Williams got the Connecticut Sun going in the third quarter and the team never looked back. Jones scored 27 points and Williams added 25 to help the Sun rout the Los Angeles Sparks 94-68 on Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in the WNBA semifinals. "I...

Chargers' Rivers, Texans' Watson face off in key game

Sep. 19, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — In a week in which one of his 2004 draft classmates suffered a season-ending elbow injury and the other was benched, Philip Rivers continues to be old reliable for the Los Angeles Chargers. Rivers will make his 209th consecutive start on Sunday when the Chargers host the Houston...

2 businessmen join ownership group of Los Angeles Dodgers

Sep. 19, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' ownership group is expanding with the addition of two businessmen described as lifelong fans of the team. Chairman and owner Mark Walter on Thursday announced Robert L. Plummer and Alan Smolinisky have joined the group. Plummer is chairman and CEO of R.P. Lumber...

The Latest: Activist charged in overdose appears in court

Sep. 19, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a federal charge against political activist Ed Buck in a drug death at his Los Angeles-area home (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Ed Buck appeared in federal court after being charged in connection with a deadly drug overdose at his Los Angeles area home, but the political...

Prosecutors fined in Mexican church leader child rape case

Sep. 19, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge sanctioned two prosecutors Thursday for failing to turn over evidence in the case of a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking. Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan fined deputy attorneys general Amanda Plisner and Diana Callaghan...

The Latest: Prosecutors fined in Mexican church leader case

Sep. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the prosecution of a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking (all times local): 12:56 p.m. A Los Angeles judge has sanctioned two prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence in a case against a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child...

Win of the Century: No. 10 Utes try to end epic skid at USC

Sep. 19, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's home winning streak against Utah is older than the 96-year-old Coliseum. The last time USC lost a home game to the Utes was in 1916, when the school whose unofficial nickname had recently changed from the Methodists to the Trojans played downtown at long-gone Fiesta...

Meadows homers in 11th, Rays rally past Dodgers 8-7

Sep. 19, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the Dodgers having twice erased their lead, the Tampa Bay Rays were staring at a third straight loss and a precipitous drop in the AL wild-card race. But they tied it up in the bottom of the ninth inning and got a home run from Austin Meadows leading off the 11th to rally for an 8-7...