Caller leads LA police to $800,000 in stolen artwork

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This time, detectives didn't have to track down the stolen art. Someone brought it to them. Los Angeles police said Tuesday they recovered $800,000 worth of prints...

Patty Hearst prosecutor who later became judge dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The prosecutor who took newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst to court for shooting up a Southern California sporting goods store in 1974 and then successfully argued for probation and ...

Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead's poetic lyricist, dead at 78

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead's finest songs, has died at age 78. Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart say...

1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them ...

Simpson case launched victim's sister on fight for justice

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Goldman was not just Kim Goldman's big brother. He was her hero and protector, the guy who pulled a terrified teenager from a devastating car wreck 34 years ago and rode to the ...

Where are they now? Key players in O.J. Simpson murder trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The June 12, 1994, killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman brought the "Trial of the Century" that saw O.J. Simpson acquitted of the murders. From Johnnie to ...

$10M XPRIZE for software that teaches illiterate to read

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The challenge was to develop software that could easily be downloaded onto tablets that poor children around the world could use to teach themselves to read, write and do simple ari...

LA judge rules Spanish museum can keep Nazi-looted painting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that a Spanish museum that acquired a priceless, Nazi-looted painting in 1992 is the work's rightful owner, not the survivors of the Jewish ...

LA prepares to mourn en masse for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is no stranger to epic street gatherings for everything from sports victory parades to televised car chases. But on Thursday it will host a...

Review: 'Island of Sea Women' pits friendship versus tragedy

"The Island of Sea Women (Scribner), by Lisa See. Ten years ago, Lisa See was sitting in a doctor's office leafing through magazines when she came across a brief article about a plac...

After rising quickly to fame, Michael Avenatti now charged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti was a successful if little-known litigation attorney until he became a household name by representing the porn actress who sued President Donald Trump. ...

Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in t...

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 83...

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were available. ...

California science exhibit explains the dog-human friendship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? What's more, why do these two species seem to think so much alike, act so much alike and get along so w...