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  1. Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES - Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content.

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  2. NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats flyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BY BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer NEW YORK - Threats of violence against movie theaters. The New York premiere of "The Interview" canceled.

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  3. Sony battles more leaks, threats against theaters, lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By BY BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writer NEW YORK - Threats of violence against movie theaters. Cancelled showings of "The Interview."

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  4. People finding their 'waze' to once-hidden streetsRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 14 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press LOS ANGELES - When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled. When word spread that the explosively popular new smartphone app Waze was sending many of those cars through their neighborhood in a quest to shave five minutes off a daily rush-hour commute, they were angry and ready to fight back.

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  5. Major storm sweeps through Southern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Californians got a lot of what they wanted and little of what they feared from a major storm that finally blew out of the state Friday. Up to 5 inches of desperately needed rain fell in some areas of Southern California, where several areas were hit by landslides, some areas saw minor flooding and fire officials rescued two people and pulled two bodies from rivers.

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  6. Southern California mudflows trigger evacuationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JOHN ANTCZAK and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press LOS ANGELES - A soaking storm swept into Southern California, triggering several mudslides, flooding streets and cutting power to tens of thousands Friday after lashing the rest of the state with much-needed rain. The deluge from the storm's intense, early-morning arrival caused part of a hillside about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles to give way.

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  7. California storm hits south after drenching northRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES - A dangerous storm that flooded Northern California freeways, kept thousands from work and school, and forced scores of evacuations moved into the southern part of the state, spreading light showers in the Los Angeles area that will intensify as Friday progresses. Rain began falling on parts of the San Fernando Valley late Thursday night, and powerful winds that were pushing the storm southward caused power outages for thousands around Santa Barbara and other parts of the coast.

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  8. Mudflows spur evacuations in Southern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By ANDREW DALTON and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press LOS ANGELES - A dangerous storm system blamed for two deaths in Oregon, thousands of power outages in Washington and flooded roadways in the San Francisco Bay Area pushed into Southern California on Friday, causing mudslides and evacuations. A powerful squall line led the storm's pre-dawn charge, lashing the region with wind-driven rain.

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  9. 'Selma' nominated for 8 NAACP Image AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES - The civil rights drama "Selma" led all films Tuesday when it collected eight nominations for NAACP Image Awards. The movie earned nods for outstanding motion picture; lead actor for David Oyelowo; supporting actor for Andre Holland, Common and Wendell Pierce; supporting actress for Carmen Ejogo and Oprah Winfrey; and director for Ava DuVernay.

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  10. Arson eyed in massive Los Angeles apartment blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Federal and local investigators tried Tuesday to determine whether an arsonist set a fire that turned an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex into a block of flames so hot that freeway signs melted and windows cracked in office high-rises as far as a block away. Crews were dousing hot spots and smoke was billowing more than 24 hours after flames engulfed the wooden frame of the seven-story construction site, leaving a smoldering heap of wood and metal.

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  11. Investigators consider arson in LA apartment fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Federal and local investigators were trying to determine whether an arsonist set a fire that turned an unfinished downtown apartment tower into a block of flames so hot they melted freeway signs and cracked windows in office high-rises as far as a block away. More than 250 firefighters battled flames that engulfed the wooden frame of the seven-story Da Vinci complex around 1:20 a.m. Monday.

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  12. Los Angeles police investigating Cosby abuse claimRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police opened an investigation on Friday into a woman's claims that Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old, a department spokeswoman said. The investigation was opened after Judy Huth, who is suing Cosby for sexual battery, met with Los Angeles police detectives for 90 minutes.

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  13. Correction: Bicyclist Hit-and-Runs storyRead the original story

    Monday Dec 1 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES - In a Nov. 29 story reporting a 42 percent increase in hit-and-run collisions between cars and bicyclists in Los Angeles County, The Associated Press erroneously reported the sentence given to a woman who pleaded no contest to a hit-and-run charge. The woman was sentenced to 120 days in jail, not two months.

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  14. Los Angeles sees rise in bicyclist hit-and-runsRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 29 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES - Hit-and-run collisions between cars and bicyclists have increased 42 percent since 2002 in Los Angeles County despite an overall drop in hit-and-run accidents. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday that between 2002 and 2012, more than 5,600 cyclists were injured and at least 36 died in crashes.

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  15. Ferguson fallout: Dozens arrested in Calif. unrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 27 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri. At least 130 demonstrators who refused to disperse during a Los Angeles protest were arrested Wednesday night, while 35 people were detained in Oakland following a march that deteriorated into unrest and vandalism, according to police officials.

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  16. Bighorn sheep dies after escaping from LA ZooRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES - A bighorn sheep that escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo has died after being struck by a driver who fled the scene. Police Lt.

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  17. Bighorn sheep escapes from LA Zoo, struck by carRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LOS ANGELES - A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday and was struck by a hit-and-run driver before it could be corralled, police said. The sheep was hit in the Los Feliz section of the city near the entrance to Griffith Park, Lt.

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  18. Darren Sharper court hearing delayed againRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent LOS ANGELES - A long-delayed preliminary hearing for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on Los Angeles County charges that he drugged and raped two women he met at a West Hollywood nightclub has been pushed back to Dec. 5. Sharper, who has been jailed since February, appeared briefly in court Friday and agreed to the new delay. Arizona, which has charged Sharper in a similar case, wants to extradite him there for trial.

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  19. Manson jail cell preserved in LA Hall of JusticeRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2014 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent LOS ANGELES - Relics of an era when famous felons occupied the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice have been exorcised in a dazzling restoration. But a single grim artifact has been preserved: the claustrophobic jail cell occupied by Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan and other celebrity defendants.

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  20. Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press WASHINGTON - Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90. Mankiewicz died of a heart attack at George Washington University Hospital, said a family friend, journalist Adam Clymer.

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