Henry Winkler wins Emmy 42 years after first nomination

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Winkler won the first Emmy of his career on Monday, more than four decades after he was first nominated for his role as The Fonz in "Happy Days." The 72-year...

Possible domestic violence motive after California rampage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives on Friday are investigating a possible domestic violence motive after a gunman shot and killed his ex-wife before killing himself during a nearly 40-minute rampage in Sou...

Los Angeles, Paris mayors talk climate, homeless, Olympics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayors of Paris and Los Angeles met Tuesday ahead of a global climate summit to memorialize the victims of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. and to talk about the commonalities betwe...

Slain grocery store manager's family slams edited LAPD video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a bystander accidentally killed by police when they tried to stop a gunman from entering a Los Angeles grocery store is blasting newly released video, saying it's craf...

Actress of 'ER,' 'Stand and Deliver' fatally shot by police

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who appeared on the TV medical drama "ER" and starred in the film "Stand and Deliver" was fatally shot by police officers in Southern California after they say she pointe...

Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yosemite National Park's reopening can't come soon enough for Douglas Shaw. The 20-day closure during peak tourist season at one of the busiest parks in the U.S. c...

Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters worked furiously Friday to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes while crews in the north finally gained ground on deadly and destructiv...

Firefighters battle to curb wildfire before winds return

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Aircraft turned hillsides red with retardant as homeowners wet their houses with garden hoses in a battle to contain an arson wildfire, which prompted evacuation orders fo...

Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners s...

Boy abandoned at Los Angeles train station safe with family

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A little boy who has difficulties communicating was reunited Thursday with family after being abandoned at a bustling train station in downtown Los Angeles. Police...

Metal singer jailed in wife's murder plot back with band

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the we...

Mom, boyfriend sentenced in boy's 'beyond animalistic' death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California mother has been sentenced to life in prison and her boyfriend was sentenced to death in the killing of an 8-year-old boy who prosecutors say was punished becau...

Bomb victim's ex-boyfriend held on explosives charge

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Spa owner Ildiko Krajnyak was opening a package that had piled up with mail during her recent trip to her native Hungary when it exploded. News reports of th...

Business acquaintance of California blast victim arrested

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — A business acquaintance of the woman killed in a Southern California office building explosion has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an unregistered destructive devic...

Rap video, social campaign targets teen pot smokers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new rap video aimed at Los Angeles-area teens depicts a common high school scene: young people hanging out at a party, empty beer cups strewn about and joints being fired up. ...