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Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash

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CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstarKobe...Read more

Coach on Bryant helicopter put "heart and soul" in teaching

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Christina Mauser poured her heart and soul into coaching and teaching physical education at the school where young Gianna and her basketball star father Kobe Bryant were...Read more

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators faced mounting pressure Monday to summon John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment...Read more


Countries evaluate evacuation of citizens in virus epicenter

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TOKYO (AP) — Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as...Read more

Aviation experts suspect Bryant's pilot got lost in the fog

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While the cause of the tragedy is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, some experts raised questions of whether the helicopter should have...Read more

California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles...Read more

Gianna Bryant, 13, was going to carry on a basketball legacy

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She had next. Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe...Read more

DiCaprio, Zellweger and more Oscar hopefuls attend luncheon

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renée Zellweger, Al Pacino and dozens of other Academy Award nominees bowed their heads in a moment of silence...Read more


Father arrested in killings of 5 of his infant children

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WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California father has been arrested in the decades-old killings of five of his infant children — one found...Read more

Coach on Bryant helicopter put "heart and soul" in teaching

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Christina Mauser poured her heart and soul into coaching and teaching physical education at the school...Read more

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

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BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to...Read more

The Latest: US advises travelers to avoid all of China

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BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the new virus from China that has sickened thousands of people and killed dozens (all times local):...Read more