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The Associated Press

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Brian:

Can California legally require women on corporate boards?

California's first-in-the-nation law requiring women on corporate boards is being challenged in court this week on constitutional grounds → Read More

Wildfires torched up to a fifth of all giant sequoia trees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, leading to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth's largest trees, officials said Friday. → Read More

Wildfires torched up to a fifth of all giant sequoia trees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, leading to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth's largest trees, officials said Friday. Fires in Sequoia National Park and surrounding Sequoia National Forest tore through more than a third of groves in California and torched an estimated 2,261 to 3,637… → Read More

Tiny seedlings of giant sequoias rise from ashes of wildfire

SEQUOIA CREST, Calif. (AP) — Ashtyn Perry was barely as tall as the shovel she stomped into barren ground where a wildfire last year ravaged the California mountain community of Sequoia Crest and destroyed dozens of its signature behemoth trees. The 13-year-old with a broad smile and a braid running to her waist had a higher purpose that — if successful — she'll never live to see: to plant a… → Read More

Hope after wildfire: Tiny sequoias could grow into giants

SEQUOIA CREST, Calif. (AP) — Ashtyn Perry was barely as tall as the shovel she stomped into barren ground where a wildfire last year ravaged the California mountain community of Sequoia Crest and destroyed dozens of its signature behemoth trees. → Read More

Convicted killer Robert Durst transferred to prison medical facility

Convicted murderer Robert Durst has been transferred to state prison less than two weeks after being hospitalized on a ventilator with COVID-19 following his sentencing for the slaying of his best friend. → Read More

Robert Durst transferred to prison medical facility

Convicted murderer Robert Durst has been transferred to state prison less than two weeks after being hospitalized on a ventilator with COVID-19 following his sentencing for the slaying of his best friend → Read More

Memo: Initial reports of California oil spill came earlier

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard received multiple reports of a possible fuel spill off the Southern California coast earlier than previously disclosed and asked local authorities to investigate about 15 hours before its own personnel confirmed a large oil slick, which came from a leaking undersea pipeline, records show. The initial reports of a possible spill north of the… → Read More

'Soul-consuming': Victim's family reflects on Robert Durst's case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without a chance of parole for the murder of his best friend more than two decades ago. Durst, 78, was convicted in Los Angeles Superior Court last month of first-degree murder for shooting Susan Berman point-blank in the back of the head at her home in December 2000. → Read More

'Soul-consuming': Victim's family reflects on Durst case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without a chance of parole for the murder of his best friend → Read More

Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder of friend in 2000

Durst, 78, was convicted in Los Angeles Superior Court last month of first-degree murder for shooting Susan Berman point-blank in the back of the head at her home in December 2000. → Read More

Robert Durst sentenced to life for murder of best friend

New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for the murder of his best friend more that two decades ago → Read More

Durst faces day of reckoning in murder of best friend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bitterly fought murder trial of Robert Durst stretched over the better part of two years. His sentencing will be comparatively brief and could lack the fireworks that erupted between the lead prosecutor and defense lawyer. → Read More

Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murder of best friend

Robert Durst, the New York real estate heir, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of his longtime friend Susan Berman. → Read More

Durst faces day of reckoning in murder of best friend

The eccentric New York real estate heir faces a mandatory term of life in prison without parole Thursday for the first-degree murder of his best friend, Susan Berman. → Read More

Durst faces day of reckoning in murder of best friend

The eccentric New York real estate heir faces a mandatory term of life in prison without parole Thursday for the first-degree murder of his best friend, Susan Berman. → Read More

LIVE: Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murder of best friend

Durst, 78, was convicted last month in Los Angeles Superior Court of shooting Berman point-blank in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home just before Christmas 2000. → Read More

Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murder of best friend

Durst, 78, was convicted last month in Los Angeles Superior Court of shooting Berman point-blank in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home just before Christmas 2000. → Read More

Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murder of best friend

Durst, 78, was convicted last month in Los Angeles Superior Court of shooting Berman point-blank in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home just before Christmas 2000. → Read More

Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murder of best friend

Durst, 78, was convicted last month in Los Angeles Superior Court of shooting Berman point-blank in the back of the head in her Los Angeles home just before Christmas 2000. → Read More