Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.

Los Angeles council to vote on 2024 bid next week
Los Angeles council to vote on 2024 bid next week

Los Angeles council members will vote on the city`s bid for the 2024 Olympics next week after a panel on Friday gave its backing to the proposals.

Los Angeles officials ponder USD 4.1 billion 2024 Olympic bid proposal
Los Angeles officials ponder USD 4.1 billion 2024 Olympic bid proposal

The Los Angeles city council is reviewing a $4.1 billion bid proposal for the 2024 Summer Olympics that backers say could produce a surplus of $161 million if the city is awarded a third Summer Games.

American Airlines to launch LA-Cuba charter flights

 American Airlines said Tuesday that it would begin weekly charter flights between Los Angeles and Havana in December, as the US and Cuba edge closer to full bilateral aviation relations.

NFL owners hear update on Los Angeles relocation bids
NFL owners hear update on Los Angeles relocation bids

National Football League club owners heard updates Tuesday on possible relocations by three teams to Los Angeles, with a decision over who might play there in 2016 possibly coming by January.

Disabled girl from Delhi wins 4 medals at Special Olympics
Disabled girl from Delhi wins 4 medals at Special Olympics

A disabled girl from a Delhi government school has made the country proud by clinching four medals in Special Olympics held in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles takes a step toward gun control rules
Los Angeles takes a step toward gun control rules

 The city of Los Angeles on Tuesday endorsed a bill setting out rules for weapons owners on how to store their arms, a potential bellwether towards tackling the hugely controversial issue of gun control in the US.

Filled with smog in 70s, LA fought pollution successfully: Barack Obama

Los Angeles has been successful in its fight against air pollution, US President Barack Obama has said, citing the city's smog-filled air in late 70s when he went there as a graduate student.

Rome rules out using Vatican for 2024 Olympics bid
Rome rules out using Vatican for 2024 Olympics bid

Rome will not use the Vatican for events in its 2024 Olympic bid, a top Italian sports official said Sunday, as Toronto gave stronger hints that it will join the campaign.

Let kids follow their dreams: Jeev Milkha Singh after Ranveer Sain win
Let kids follow their dreams: Jeev Milkha Singh after Ranveer Sain win

The achievement of young golfer Ranveer Saini is very inspiring and should encourage parents to allow their children to follow dreams, celebrated Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh said on Sunday.

Milkha Singh congratulates golfer Ranveer Singh Saini
Milkha Singh congratulates golfer Ranveer Singh Saini

Sporting legend Milkha Singh on Sunday congratulated golfer Ranveer Singh Saini, who created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Boston out as possible 2024 Olympic host, but LA interested

Boston`s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics ended Monday amid financial fears and local opposition, leaving the US Olympic Committee to seek a replacement candidate by mid-September.

14-year-old Ranveer Saini becomes 1st Indian golfer to play in Special Olympics World Games
14-year-old Ranveer Saini becomes 1st Indian golfer to play in Special Olympics World Games

When 14-year-old Ranveer Saini will tee off at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles on Monday, he will become first Indian to compete in the event.

Bill Cosby loses latest legal bid to block sexual abuse lawsuit

Bill Cosby lost his latest legal bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974, as the California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the comedian`s petition to review the case.

`Fiddler on Roof` stage actor Theodore Bikel dies at 91

Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor Theodore Bikel, who defined the stage role of Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway, died in Los Angeles aged 91 Tuesday, his publicist said. 

Caitlyn Jenner spotted partying at gay bar

 Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner was spotted partying up at a gay bar.

Man found dead in Demi Moore`s swimming pool: Reports

A 21-year-old man drowned in the swimming pool of the Beverly Hills home of actress Demi Moore, news reports said Sunday.

Denver guard Ty Lawson arrested again for drink driving
Denver guard Ty Lawson arrested again for drink driving

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles for drink driving, his second such citation within a six-month span, according to police.

US women, fans celebrate World Cup triumph
US women, fans celebrate World Cup triumph

Thousands of cheering fans turned a section of downtown Los Angeles into a sea of red, white and blue Tuesday in celebrating the US victory in the Women`s World Cup.

Gay couple in US to get USD 135,000 for denied wedding cake

The former owners of a bakery in the US state of Oregon have been ordered to pay USD 135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake in 2013.