US investigating why jet dumped fuel that doused schoolkids

CUDAHY, Calif. (AP) — U.S. authorities will investigate why an airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel over a densely populated area near Los Angeles while making an emergency return to the airpo...

Officials: Jet fuel lands on playground near Los Angeles

CUDAHY, Calif. (AP) — Jet fuel dumped by an aircraft returning to Los Angeles International Airport fell onto an elementary school playground where children were playing Tuesday, fire officials said. ...

Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing 8 cases against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Los Angeles are reviewing eight cases accusing disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, an official said Thursday. The Los Angeles a...

Teen used ‘ghost gun’ in California high school shooting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The teenager who shot five classmates, killing two, at a Southern California high school used an unregistered “ghost gun,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday. ...

Widow sues boat owner in fire off California that killed 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of a man who died in a fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people in waters off California is suing the vessel's owners. Christine Dignam, who lost h...

Woman found in desert after harrowing, weeklong kidnapping

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suburban Las Vegas woman dragged to California by father-and-daughter kidnappers was found cold but alive after a harrowing, weeklong kidnapping where she was raped, robbed and le...

5 charged in deadly California honey oil lab explosion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five men have been charged with murder following a deadly explosion at an illegal honey oil lab in September that killed a man they were working with, authorities announced Thursday...

Fire department: Los Angeles blaze began beneath power lines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A destructive fire that broke out on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower owned by Southern California Edison, fire officials said Monday. ...

APNewsBreak: Official: Exam doesn't find cause of boat fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law enforcement official says investigators that examined the burned-out wreckage of a scuba diving boat haven't been able to determine what ignited a fire that killed 34 people o...

Big rise in US mass shooting tips poses challenge for police

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated...

Prosecution fines rescinded in Mexican church leader case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has rescinded sanctions against two prosecutors whom she said had failed give defense lawyers evidence in a case against a Mexican megachurch leader charged with...

Prosecutors fined in Mexican church leader child rape case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge sanctioned two prosecutors Thursday for failing to turn over evidence in the case of a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking. ...

NTSB: Entire crew was asleep when fatal boat fire started

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All six crewmembers were asleep aboard a scuba diving boat off the Southern California coast when a fire broke out in the middle of the night, killing 34 people who were trapped in ...

Suicide, not police, killed California festival gunman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The gunman who opened fire on a California food festival killed himself after officers shot him multiple times, officials said Friday, correcting previous police accounts that the o...

3 arrested in killing of off-duty Los Angeles police officer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three suspects were arrested Friday in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer, officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti described thos...