Downtown Los Angeles with Palm Trees in the foreground

Downtown Los Angeles photographed at sunset with palm tress in the foreground. The City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is a major city in Sou
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Plea in attempted assault of girl at wedding reception

Los Angeles County prosecutors say a 40-year-old man has pleaded no contest to allegations he attempted to sexually assault a 5-year-old girl at a wedding recep
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Northridge quake thrashed Los Angeles 25 years ago this week

Twenty-five years ago this week, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed an
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AP WAS THERE: California's deadly 1994 Northridge earthquake

AP WAS THERE: Deadly Southern California earthquake crumpled buildings, freeways 25 years ago this week
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Northridge earthquake shattered Los Angeles 25 years ago

Twenty-five years ago this week Los Angeles was violently shaken out of its sleep by the pre-dawn Northridge earthquake and sunrise revealed a gravely injured m
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AP PHOTOS: 1994 LA quake caused widespread devastation

AP PHOTOS: 1994 California earthquake caused widespread devastation
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AP WAS THERE: Southern California's deadly 1994 earthquake

AP WAS THERE: Deadly Southern California earthquake crumpled buildings, freeways 25 years ago this week
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California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning

A Pacific storm that brought fears of dangerous mudslides and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada was less fierce than expected but with more rain on t
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Parents wonder if kids are learning amid Los Angeles strike

Los Angeles parents are wondering how much their kids were learning during a teacher strike in the nation's second-largest school district
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California storms bring fear of devastating mudslides

Evacuation orders have been issued for many Southern and Central California areas hit by wildfires in recent months as Pacific storms threaten to unleash flows
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1st in SoCal storm series causes mudslide, snarls traffic

The first in a series of Pacific storms brought heavy rain to Southern California and snow in the mountains Monday, closing some highways and snarling traffic
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Man who claimed innocence leaves prison after 27 years

A California man who spent 27 years behind bars for attempted murders he denied committing is free after the governor commuted his sentence
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3 killed in wrong-way California freeway crash

A wrong-way freeway crash in Los Angeles has killed three people and authorities say drugs or alcohol probably were involved
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Mother, son found slain in Los Angeles apartment

Los Angeles police are investigating the slayings of a woman and her 13-year-old son in a San Fernando Valley neighborhood
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The Latest: Stubborn LA commercial fire finally extinguished

Los Angeles firefighters have extinguished a stubborn commercial fire that burned for nearly three hours in the San Fernando Valley
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Los Angeles firefighters battle stubborn commercial fire

Los Angeles firefighters are battling a stubborn fire in a row of San Fernando Valley businesses
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Honduras mother waits for migrant son missing en route to US

Eight years ago, Wilmer Nunez left Honduras for the United States, only to disappear in Mexico, leaving his anguished mother in limbo
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About 4,000 migrants died or missing on way to US, AP finds

Eight years ago, Wilmer Nunez left Honduras for the United States, only to disappear in Mexico, leaving his anguished mother in limbo
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Honduras man flees violence for US, goes missing for 8 years

Eight years ago, Wilmer Nunez left Honduras for the United States, only to disappear in Mexico, leaving his anguished mother in limbo
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Honduras mother waits 8 years for lost migrant son to return

Eight years ago, Wilmer Nunez left Honduras for the United States, only to disappear in Mexico, leaving his anguished mother in limbo
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Burglar hit LA-area homes while residents attended funerals

Los Angeles prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to four years in prison for burglarizing the homes of people who were attending funerals
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LA joins other big cities in legalizing street vending

It was his 63rd birthday but instead of staying home to celebrate, Andres Garcia got in his truck and drove to Los Angeles City Hall to see the little sidewalk
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The Latest: Wildfire evacuations lifted for Los Angeles

Authorities have lifted mandatory evacuation orders for the Los Angeles area threatened by an enormous wildfire. But thousands of homes remain at risk
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Southern California tally of burned homes expected to rise

The tally of homes destroyed in a Southern California wildfire is expected to increase when an update is reported Monday
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