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California man will plead guilty in cannabis pen fraud

Jul. 01, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who once competed on the Philippines national decathlon team has agreed to plead guilty to bilking investors out of more than $28 million with a phony scheme to market cannabis vape pens, federal prosecutors announced Friday. David...

Justin Turner hits 2 HRs, Dodgers beat Padres 3-1

Jul. 01, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner finally found his power at the plate and Chris Taylor made a sparking defensive outfield play that was too much for the San Diego Padres. Turner homered twice, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers won...

Today in History: July 1, Medicare program takes effect

Jul. 01, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2022. There are 183 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 1, 1966, the Medicare federal insurance program went into effect. On this date: ...

Lawyer: Hussle lifted up neighborhood he was gunned down in

Jun. 30, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle was a hip-hop star who sought to raise up his neighborhood with him until a friend from the same streets gunned him down, a prosecutor said in his closing argument Thursday. “This man was different,” Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney...

Ex-agent: Braves fostering 'false narrative' about Freeman

Jun. 30, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former agent of Los Angeles Dodgers star Freddie Freeman says the Braves are presenting a “false narrative” about the first baseman's parting with Atlanta in March. “I will not stand by as the circumstances surrounding Freddie Freeman’s departure from...

California advances bid to create legal drug injection sites

Jun. 30, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly on Thursday approved a controversial bill allowing Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco to set up places where opioid users could legally inject drugs in supervised settings. The move follows more than a year of legislative...

Slain California police officers memorialized at funeral

Jun. 30, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Family members, friends and members of law enforcement attended a funeral Thursday for two Southern California police officers slain earlier this month while investigating a report of a possible stabbing. El Monte Police Department Officer Joseph Santana,...

Arizona county had largest white, Black, Hispanic growth

Jun. 30, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Metro Phoenix's Maricopa County had among the biggest population growth in white, Black, American Indian and Hispanic residents last year, as well as the biggest increase overall of any U.S. county. Meanwhile, Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California's Inland Empire also had some of the...

Hornets forward Miles Bridges arrested on eve of free agency

Jun. 30, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles after a warrant was issued, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD spokeswoman Lizeth Lomeli confirmed Bridges was arrested, but did not release details on the charges. TMZ reported that...

Arango, Musovski, Opoku score in LAFC's 3-1 win over Dallas

Jun. 30, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Arango, Danny Musovski and Kwadwo Opoku each scored for Los Angeles FC in a 3-1 victory over Dallas on Wednesday night. Arango’s goal put LAFC (11-3-3) ahead 2-1 in the 57th minute. Musovski opened the scoring in the 23rd and Opoku capped it in the...