USC's new president ready to 'fix' school after scandals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new president of the University of Southern California says she wants to be a part of "fixing" the school following a series of high-profile scandals — including the massive col...

Snowbound California guests freed after 5 days at lodge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 120 visitors and staff who were snowbound in a Sierra Nevada resort for five days have been freed, authorities said Friday. Up to 7 feet (2 meters) of sn...

Los Angeles mayor touts major drops in crime in 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crime is down in every category in Los Angeles and homicides are at their second lowest in more than 50 years, the city's mayor and police chief announced Monday. ...

Baby pudu named for Korean pop star debuts at LA Zoo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of a Korean pop star have raised more than $2,000 to name a baby deer at the Los Angeles Zoo after their favorite doe-eyed singer. The zoo's new baby pudu was...

Los Angeles teachers strike still on as union rejects offer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive teachers strike in Los Angeles is still planned for Monday after their union rejected a new offer from the nation's second-largest school district. After...

Teary Glenn Close, cheeky Olivia Colman take acting awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Glenn Close couldn't help but think of her mother at Sunday's Golden Globes when she won best actress in a film drama for playing a woman forced into the shadows by her hu...

Carol Burnett gets inaugural Globes prize for TV achievement

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — More than 50 years after Carol Burnett became the first woman to host a variety sketch show, a stint that would last 11 years and make her a household name, the 85-year-ol...

Elon Musk asks judge to toss diver's lawsuit in Thai dustup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk is asking a California judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a British diver who accused the tech entrepreneur of falsely calling him a pedophile. ...

2nd man nears end of historic solo trek across Antarctica

A British adventurer is close to becoming the second person to traverse Antarctica completely unassisted. Louis Rudd's expedition blog shows he has only has about 50 miles left on th...

American man first to solo across Antarctica unaided

An Oregon man has become the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance. Colin O'Brady, of Portland, finished the 932-mile (1,500-kilometer) journey across the ...

Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to unveil an underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday that could move people faster than subways. Musk also plans to show of...

'Significant' announcement expected in Calif. bar shooting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities planned Friday to announce what they call a "significant development" in their investigation of last month's shooting that killed 12 people at a popular Southe...

Investigators to update timeline of California mass shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators plan to release a more detailed timeline of a mass shooting at a Southern California bar that killed 12 people. The Ventura County Sheriff's Departme...

Ex-coach says California gunman was volatile, intimidating

MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) — A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him as volatile and intimidating. Evie Cluke coached Ian ...

A year apart, some country music fans face 2 mass shootings

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Barely a year after surviving a massacre at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Brendan Kelly found himself in a terrifyingly familiar scene. Kelly, 2...