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Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing. A...

 

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach. "We freakin' love that beach and we're so glad she's...

 

California wildfire now largest in state history

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the largest blaze ever officially recorded in California on Friday, authorities said. The...

 

Lawsuit seeks to block California desert water project

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Environmental activists sued Tuesday to halt a plan to pump water from under the Mojave Desert and sell it to Southern California cities and counties. The lawsuit takes aim at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for allowing...

 

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren...

 

"Star Trek' wax figures get new mission: helping museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The starship Enterprise has a new five-year mission: to boldly go and raise money to help a quirky museum live long and prosper. The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum recently took possession of life-sized wax figures of all seven...

 

Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25 

LOS ANGELES (AP, Aug. 28, 2016) – Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25. Ritvo died Tuesday morning at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, his... Full story

 

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