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Probe widens into deaths of 22 racehorses at Santa Anita Park near LA

Mar 15 2019

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has joined the inquiry into circumstances surrounding the recent deaths of 22 horses at Santa Anita Park, one of America's premiere thoroughbred racetracks, the agency said on Friday.

A little love on the campaign trail - Rosario Dawson dating Cory Booker

Mar 15 2019

LOS ANGELES Actress Rosario Dawson, whose film credits include "Rent" and "Men in Black II," has confirmed reports she is dating U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker, calling him "a wonderful human being" who she loves and admires.

California declared totally drought free for first time in seven years

Mar 14 2019

LOS ANGELES California was declared totally drought free for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday, following unusually abundant winter rains and snowfall statewide, according to the government's weekly report on U.S. drought conditions.

Deadly 2017 wildfire found sparked by So. California Edison power lines

Mar 14 2019

LOS ANGELES The devastating Thomas Fire that killed two people and destroyed more than 1,000 structures northwest of Los Angeles in December 2017 was sparked by power lines owned by Southern California Edison Co, fire officials said on Wednesday.

PG&E spared criminal charges in deadly 2017 California wildfires

Mar 13 2019

LOS ANGELES An investigation into fierce wildfires that swept Northern California's wine country in 2017, killing 46 people, found no basis to criminally charge PG&E, the utility whose power lines helped spark the conflagration, prosecutors said on Monday.

Holocaust survivor meets with California teens involved in Nazi salute photos

Mar 08 2019

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. An Auschwitz survivor and stepsister of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank met on Thursday with some of the California high school students who posed in social media photos giving Nazi salutes over a swastika made of red cups used in a drinking game. | Video

South Carolina lottery winner claims record $877 million cash prize

Mar 04 2019

The anonymous sole winner of a $1.5 billion U.S. Mega Millions drawing last fall has come forward to claim the jackpot, choosing to collect a record one-time cash sum of more than $877 million, South Carolina's lottery commission said on Monday.

R. Kelly indictment is latest case fueled by TV documentaries

Feb 25 2019

LOS ANGELES For years, singer R. Kelly has denied sexual abuse allegations against him and Friday's felony indictment of the performer was delivered weeks after first-person accounts of several accusers aired on television, leading prosecutors to urge potential witnesses to come forward. | Video

Rock band Queen plus Adam Lambert open first hostless Oscars in 30 years

Feb 25 2019

LOS ANGELES British rock band Queen, featuring "American Idol" star Adam Lambert as lead vocalist, opened the first hostless Oscars show in 30 years on Sunday with a rollicking performance that brought the Dolby Theatre's celebrity crowd to its feet.

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