Lynn Stalmaster, the Oscar-winning casting director whose eye for talent helped launch the careers of John Travolta, Christopher Reeve, Richard Dreyfuss and many other actors, has died. He was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — (backslash)A timeline of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others in Southern California on Jan. 26, 2020. All times are approximate:
SAN ONOFRE, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that lost engine power made a safe emergency landing on a Southern California highway, authorities said.
BANGKOK (AP) — If Hollywood is where dreams are made, Bangkok’s Scala theater for the past 51 years was where Thais immersed themselves in the old-fashioned blockbusters of war, the heart-felt...
In the latest move to change U.S. place names tied to racist groups and ideas, leaders of Orange County’s Democratic Party are pushing to drop film legend John Wayne’s name from the county’s...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried Friday in a cemetery near the family's Southern California home, according to death certificates.
A timeline of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others in Southern California on Jan. 26. All times are approximate:
9:06 a.m. -- The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter departs...
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Prosecutor Paul Ebert is a man of few words, but in 52 years before juries and judges he learned to use those words to great effect. He has a particularly pithy way of summing...
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to come to California Wednesday for a two-day visit to support President Donald Trump and tour a NASA facility.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California airport has cancelled all flights after a power outage left all its terminals in the dark.
John Wayne Airport in Orange County diverted all...
"Strong as Steel" (Forge), by Jon Land
Jon Land's insubordinate, trigger-happy Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is back again in another action-packed thriller in "Strong as Steel."
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the memorial for a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer killed in a suspected DUI (all times local):
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A museum in downtown Indianapolis devoted to Western art is leading a two-month celebration of the classic Western novel "True Grit."
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A worker at Southern California's John Wayne Airport was killed when a large tire from a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded during...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Five passengers suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Southern California to Seattle encountered severe turbulence in a winter storm and was forced to make an emergency landing in Reno.
Three of the passengers were transported to a local hospital, where their conditions were not immediately known, Reno-Tahoe International Airport spokesman Brian Kulpin said.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on five passengers injured on a Delta Air Lines flight that made an emergency landing in Reno after encountering heavy turbulence in a winter storm (all times local):
Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight that made an emergency landing in Reno say the plane encountered "crazy turbulence" before it touched down safely and three people were hospitalized with minor injuries.
"The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film" (Bloomsbury), by W.K. Stratton.
In 1969 the Western movie enjoyed its best year in a decade before drifting off onto a side trail of American culture.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Paul Erickson, the boyfriend of admitted Russian covert agent Maria Butina accused this week of fraud, has turned up in the unlikeliest of places — from landing a top spot on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign to representing a man involved in one of the most salacious trials of the 1990s.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer convicted of theft and burglary is now accused of stealing from a Millbrook Walmart.
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia college student accused of stabbing her classmate has hired the attorney who defended Lorena Bobbitt at trial after she cut off her husband's penis.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — A small-engine plane made an emergency landing on a Southern California beach, but no one aboard or on the ground was hurt.
The Orange County Fire Authority says the Cessna airplane touched down on Doheny State Beach in Dana Point Saturday afternoon.
The pilot told authorities he took off from John Wayne and was on a leisurely flight when the plane lost power.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Memories of George H.W. Bush's underappreciated sense of humor drew laughter and brought smiles to the sorrowful mourning of the death of America's 41st president.
Presidential historian Jon Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once said that the key to doing his iconic impersonation of Bush was to mimic "Mr. Rogers trying to be John Wayne."
That prompted chuckles that rang from the vaulted arches inside the Washington National Cathedral.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman says a Southwest Airlines agent in Southern California mocked her 5-year-old daughter's 'Abcde' name when they were preparing to board a flight home to Texas.
KABC-TV reported late Wednesday that Traci Redford accused a gate agent at Orange County's John Wayne Airport of laughing at her daughter's name and posting a photo of her boarding pass on social media.
NEW YORK (AP) — No location is more central to the iconography of the Western than Monument Valley. Its majestic sandstone buttes, a revolving backdrop for John Ford, have been the setting for countless stagecoach chases and John Wayne passages.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former sheriff's deputy Clay Higgins galloped into Congress two years ago in part on the strength of viral anti-crime videos in which he displayed the cowboy swagger that earned him his "Cajun John Wayne" nickname.
Back then, his outsider image helped separate him from a pack of fellow conservative Republicans running for an open seat in southwest Louisiana. Now, he's an incumbent with an endorsement from President Donald Trump.
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former police officer in Alabama who pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and burglary has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Five Dead In California Parking Lot Plane Crash
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Five people on board a small airplane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna crashed Sunday in a Southern California parking lot, authorities said.
The pilot of the Cessna 414 declared an emergency before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from John Wayne Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac said.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane in Southern California (all times local):
Authorities say five people on board a small plane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the Cessna crashed in a Southern California parking lot.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac says the twin-engine plane declared an emergency Sunday before crashing about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Orange County's John Wayne Airport.
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a burglar broke into a home wearing body armor and pointed a pistol at someone in the house.
Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a news release the suspect broke into the home Wednesday morning. Koon said he forced his way into a bedroom and pointed a gun at a man inside.
The sheriff's office says 27-year-old John Wayne McFatter faces charges including assault, burglary and wearing body armor during burglary.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Alaska Airlines pilot who flew a passenger plane while drunk has been sentenced in California to a year and a day in federal prison.
David Hans Arntson of Newport Beach was also fined $10,000 on Wednesday.
In 2014, Arntson flew an Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego to Portland, Oregon, and then took a second plane from Portland to John Wayne Airport in Southern California.
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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A pilot is being praised for setting down a small plane on a Southern California street while avoiding power lines and traffic.
Police tell City News Service that the pilot reported engine problems on Friday afternoon while heading for John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana.
She landed the Cessna 172 about five miles from the airport in a Huntington Beach residential neighborhood.
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LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police have honored several troopers who died decades ago in the line of duty.
State police said in a news release Wednesday that personnel in Wayne County placed a wreath at the grave of Trooper John Wayne Hutchinson at Elk Springs Cemetery. Hutchinson was killed in 1975 while arresting a drunken driver in McCreary County.
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Once considered conservative holy ground, Orange County is starting to look like a last stand for California Republicans.
Chased out of much of California by Democrats who hold every statewide office and a 39-14 advantage in U.S. House seats, the party is trying to hold its ground in a place whose nickname, the Orange Curtain, recalls its famous Republican bona fides and where white, suburban homeowners once delivered winning margins for its candidates year after year.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state is considering changing the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which runs east of the Columbia River to nearly the Idaho border.
The state Parks and Recreation Commission says the name of the trail is confusing and is not consistent with other trails, which tend to be named for geologic features, significant history or geographic locations.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington is considering changing the name of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which runs east of the Columbia River to nearly the Idaho border.
The Parks and Recreation Commission says the name of the trail is confusing and is not consistent with other trails, which tend to be named for geologic features, significant history or geographic locations.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The film, "Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs," produced and directed by Midland, South Dakota native Justin Koehler about the rodeo legend born northwest of Fort Pierre, will be named the Best Documentary Film by the National Cowboy Museum at its Western Heritage Awards night on April 14 in Oklahoma City.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small fire that broke out on a Southwest Airlines plane at a Southern California airport led to a confusing and sometimes chaotic evacuation, with some fearful travelers pushing each other to reach the exit, passengers said Tuesday.
Lauren Barnett was sitting toward the back of the Boeing 737 as it headed to the runway at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana when she heard a noise that sounded like a car backfiring. That's when the power went out.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A fire on a Southwest Airlines plane forced passengers to evacuate before takeoff at a Southern California airport.
Officials from John Wayne Airport say the crew of the Boeing 737 decided that the 139 passengers should evacuate Monday night using the aircraft's emergency slides just after the plane had pushed back from the gate
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Alaska Airlines pilot will plead guilty in California to a charge of flying a passenger plane while drunk.
Federal prosecutors say David Hans Arntson of Newport Beach agreed Tuesday to enter the plea at a later hearing. He'll be sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison.
In 2014, Arntson flew an Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego International Airport to Portland, Oregon, and then a second plane from Portland to John Wayne Airport in Southern California.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter that crashed in Southern California, killing three people on board, didn't send a distress call before plummeting into a home in a gated community, a federal investigator said Wednesday.
The Robinson R44 helicopter was headed to Catalina Island when it went down in Newport Beach soon after taking off from nearby John Wayne Airport, said Joshua Cawthra, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter that crashed into a Southern California home (all times local):
Authorities say three people are dead after a small helicopter crashed into a home near a Southern California airport.
Two other people were injured when the Robinson R44 smashed into the side of the home in Newport Beach at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that made a nighttime emergency landing on a Southern California freeway said as soon as the engine died he knew he'd never make it to a nearby airport.
"I saw an opening on the highway and I went for it right away," Israel Slod said after safely guiding the single-engine Beech G33 onto State Route 55 in Costa Mesa on Sunday night.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Officials with a coastal Southern California city say they have reached an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration after filing a lawsuit over noise from low-flying airplanes.
HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators say a 49-year-old convicted felon on the Texas 10 Most Wanted sex officer list has been caught in Houston.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says a tip led to the arrest of John Wayne Stoneham. The person who provided the information gets a $5,000 reward.