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Phil Spector, famed music producer and murderer, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81. ...

OJ Simpson on Twitter: 'I got a little gettin' even to do.'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do." Simpson confirmed the new ...

AP Exclusive: 25 years after murders, OJ says 'Life is fine'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson says his life now is fine after 25 years living under the shadow of one of the United States' most notorious murder cases. The nearly 72-year-old ex-f...

AP editor Sue Manning dies; gave world LA's biggest stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sue Manning, an editor in the Los Angeles bureau of The Associated Press who for decades coordinated coverage of some of the nation's biggest news including the Los Angeles riots, t...

Joe Jackson turned his children into stars, but at a price

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Jackson once had his own dreams of success. He tried to be a boxer and then played guitar with a group called The Falcons. But he realized early on that there was an overwhelming p...

AP Was There: Charles Manson, followers guilty of slayings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — On Jan. 26, 1971, Charles Manson and three members of his California cult were convicted for the murders of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate. ...

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. ...

Former AP reporter recalls surreal spectacle of Manson trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked — not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of...

Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six othe...

Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments

The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. Here are some unusual mo...

Hot mics and neckties: Shareable OJ Simpson parole moments

The world watched live as O.J. Simpson convinced a Nevada parole board he should be released after spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist. Here are some unusual mo...

Tom Hayden, '60s activist and liberal statesman, dead at 76

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In one of the most dramatic personal transformations in American political history, Tom Hayden went from being a famed 1960s and 1970s student radical to a mainstream elected offici...

Through his life, Tom Hayden dedicated to changing the world

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — During more than 50 years in the public eye, Tom Hayden went from firebrand college liberal to mainstream politician to elder political statesman. Through it all he remaine...

California governor denies parole for Manson follower

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again -- her past over...