Marvel's first openly trans actor calls for more portrayals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first openly transgender actor in the Marvel Universe says there needs to be more representation of his experience. Zach Barack plays a classmate of Peter Park...

Aniston to Sandler before kissing scenes: 'Oil up the beard'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it came to their kissing scenes in Netflix's "Murder Mystery ," Jennifer Aniston says she had one requirement of co-star Adam Sandler: oil up the facial hair. ...

John Legend on abortion law boycotts: 'Money talks'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. The Oscar and Grammy-winnin...

For 'Hot Zone,' Margulies confronts claustrophobia and Ebola

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Julianna Margulies knew she was claustrophobic, but she didn't realize just how much until she had to wear a sealed, full-body biosafety suit while filming the upcoming limi...

Trial starts for man charged with killing 3 in LA, Chicago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opening statements began Thursday in the Los Angeles murder trial of an air conditioning repairman charged with the stabbing deaths of two women and a suburban Chicago teenager for ...

Manson follower Van Houten gets another shot at release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten is getting another chance at getting out of prison following a years-long saga that has seen a board recommend her parole three separate ti...

California woman charged with dumping puppies in trash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman could face up to seven years behind bars on a slew of charges filed Tuesday after authorities say surveillance video showed her casually tossing a bag of 3-day-ol...

Escaped teenager charged in mother's death recaptured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities on Friday recaptured a 15-year-old boy who is charged with killing his mother and managed to escape a Southern California juvenile facility. A "very go...

California board votes to limit whips in horse racing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board voted Thursday to severely limit the use of whips on horses in racing statewide and approved medication changes on a smaller scale following the de...

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...