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No injuries as 4.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Los Angeles

Sep. 18, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake shook the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area Friday night, but there weren't any immediate reports of major damage or injuries. The magnitude-4.3 quake struck shortly after 7:58 p.m. and was centered near Carson, about 21...

Trump inaugural committee head accused of being UAE agent

Jul. 20, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he secretly conspired to influence U.S. policy to benefit the United Arab Emirates, even while he was seeking a position as an American diplomat. ...

LA County moves forward with return of Black family's land

Jul. 14, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County leaders are moving forward with a plan to return prime beachfront property to descendants of a Black couple who built a resort for African Americans but were stripped of the land by local city officials a century ago. The Board of...

17-million-gallon sewage spill closes LA area beaches

Jul. 12, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several Los Angeles-area beaches were closed Monday to swimmers and surfers after 17 million gallons of sewage spilled into Santa Monica Bay from a treatment plant. Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn said on Twitter that an unspecified...