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In this June 14, 2009, photo, Los Angles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant celebrates with his daughter Gianna, following the Lakers 99-86 defeat of the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Amway Arena in Orlando. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others dead

Jan. 26, 2020 11:22 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transcended...

FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo a giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)

Reaction to the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

Jan. 26, 2020 11:20 PM EST

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, in a helicopter crash on Sunday: “Words can't describe the pain I am feeling. I loved Kobe — he was like a little brother to me. We used to talk often, and I will...

Participants of the Women's March hold banners near the White House, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Washington, three years after the first march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Thousands gather for Women's March rallies across the US

Jan. 18, 2020 7:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the nationwide Women's March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration. Hundreds showed up in New York City and thousands in Washington, D.C. for the rallies, which...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019 file photo Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore talks during a news conference at LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles. Moore said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at a news conference that in half of 2019's homeless homicide cases, the perpetrator was someone also believed to be experiencing homeless. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

LA murders are down, but homeless homicide victims increased

Jan. 15, 2020 4:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even as murders in Los Angeles have decreased in recent years, the number of homeless homicide victims has gone up, authorities said. Overall, homicides in the city dipped from 260 in 2018 to 253 in 2019, city officials announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, the number of homeless people who...

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, center, is joined by City Councilmember Joe Buscaino, left, and Project Director Santiago Reyes while on a tour at A Bridge Home Project homeless shelter in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Biden seeks to upstage Buttigieg in fight for California

Jan. 10, 2020 6:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg chased California votes on Friday in dueling events, looking to sway Democrats in the state that delivers the largest haul of delegates in the presidential contest. Appearing at a short-term housing complex for the homeless, Buttigieg promised a new era of...

File - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Democratic Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gestures while taking part in an on-stage conversation with former California Gov. Jerry Brown at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco. In the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, no prize is bigger than California, which offers more delegates than any other state. And as candidates plot their strategies here, there's an overlooked group of voters who could be key to victory: independents. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Bloomberg adds 3 key hires in delegate-rich California

Jan. 10, 2020 12:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg is adding three experienced California Democrats to his presidential campaign in the state that awards the most primary delegates, including the former head of Sen. Kamala Harris' state campaign operation. Courtni Pugh, who led Harris' strategy in the senator's...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden makes a foreign policy statement, in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Joe Biden gets endorsement from Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti

Jan. 9, 2020 5:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is endorsing Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, giving the former vice president another high-profile supporter as he tries to demonstrate a wide base of support across the party. Garcetti's decision comes Iess than a month before...

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg greets supporters, staff and media at the opening of his downtown Los Angeles headquarters on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City mayor likes a lot of what he sees in the Golden State and thinks its efforts on climate change, gun control and criminal justice reform sets a benchmark for other states to emulate. (AP Photo/Michael R. Blood)

Bloomberg sees California as model on climate change, guns

Jan. 6, 2020 10:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Bloomberg's plan for California - export it. The Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City mayor likes a lot of what he sees in the Golden State and thinks its efforts on climate change, gun control and criminal justice reform seta benchmark for other states to...

FILE - In this May 4, 2013, file photo, National Rifle Association members listen to speakers during the NRA's 142 annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. A federal judge on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association. (Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Judge blocks enforcement of LA law that takes aim at NRA

Dec. 12, 2019 12:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a Los Angeles law requiring businesses that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the National Rifle Association. The NRA’s request for a preliminary injunction was granted by U.S. District Judge Stephen V....