FBI raids Los Angeles church to make immigration fraud bust

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal agents raided a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles early Wednesday in a human trafficking investigation that led to arrests of two church leaders in what prosecutors sa...

Nonprofits worry sale of dot-org universe will raise costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their websites are raising...

APNewsBreak: California skeleton ID'd as Japanese internee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A skeleton found by hikers this fall near California's second-highest peak was identified Friday as a Japanese American artist who had left the Manzanar internment camp to paint in ...

Lawyers: Robert Durst wrote note about location of body

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for New York real estate heir Robert Durst acknowledge he penned a note tipping off police to the location of the body of a friend he’s accused of killing, according to cour...

Prosecutor finds no crime in Santa Anita horse racing deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors found no evidence of animal cruelty or other crimes during an investigation into a spike in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park race track over the past year, ac...

Attorney suggests $190 million damages in Elon Musk lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney told a Los Angeles federal jury Friday it would be reasonable to award $190 million in damages to a British cave explorer who is suing Elon Musk for allegedly branding h...

Elon Musk in court dances around meaning of ‘pedo guy’ tweet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk has owned up to insulting a British spelunker in a rash tweet, but wouldn’t concede on the witness stand that he called the man a pedophile. The Tesla CE...

Tesla CEO Musk facing defamation trial for 'pedo guy' tweet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his troublesome tweets are going on trial in a case pitting the billionaire against a British diver he allegedly dubbed a pedophile. Vernon...

Technology to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — B. Don Russell wasn’t thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. The electr...

Utility to pay $360M for major Southern California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California utility has agreed to pay $360 million to settle lawsuits brought by local governments over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment in the last two years, in...

Man in prison 11 years for robberies he didn't do walks free

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who spent 11 years in prison for a series of Los Angeles armed robberies he didn't commit has been exonerated. Ruben Martinez Jr. walked free from Los Angele...

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on t...

Wildfire forces LeBron James, Arnold Schwarzenegger to flee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles on Monday, destroying several large homes and forcing LeBron James and thousands of others to flee. Meanwhile, a blaze...

Firefighters race to control blazes before winds roar back

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howling winds that fueled destructive wildfires across California began to die down Friday, but residents in the northern part of the state braced for another round of power outages...

Mountain skeleton may be man from Japanese internment camp

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — In the closing days of World War II, a Japanese American set out with other men from the infamous internment camp at Manzanar on a trip to the mountains, where he went off ...