The 2015 Special Olympics World Games will see a remarkable 6,500 athletes from over 165 nations competing in Los Angeles. Starting on Saturday, they (...)

 A file image of  US actor Bill Cosby. Photograph: AFP

Bill Cosby lost his latest bid to fend off a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 197(...)

File photograph of actor  Demi Moore. Photograph: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

A 21-year-old man has accidentally drowned in the swimming pool of a Los Angeles home owned by actor Demi Moore. Coroner’s official Fred Corral said (...)

A wildfire  in the Cajon Pass, California. Photograph: NBCLA.com/Reuters

Firefighters are battling a fast-moving blaze that swept across a freeway in a southern California mountain pass, destroying 20 vehicles and sending m(...)

Serena Williams leaves court with the Venus Rosewater Dish after her victory in the women’s singles against Garbine Muguruza. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

Almost before she had finished her centre court twirl and well practiced wave, Serena Williams was moving on. Before she had left the All England Club(...)

Luxury acommodation at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, setting for Pretty Woman

D espite its enormous cinematic history, Beverly Hills is less than 15sq km in size. That’s about two Phoenix Parks laid side by side, though it’s mor(...)

These are good times for buckwild musical adventure-seekers, and Miguel is certainly one of them. His previous brace of albums took the ro(...)

Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, who  was drafted number four overall by the New York Knicks, towers over NBA commissioner Adam Silver, at the Barclays Center in New York. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Basketball culture still reveres the tall man as Kristaps Porzingis, a 7ft 1in baller from Latvia, proved by becoming the most famous teenager in New (...)

A file photo of Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs. The rap mogul was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon - in this case, a kettlebell. Photograph: AFP

Rapper Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon at the University of California Los Angeles on Monday, college (...)

 US film composer James Horner photographed during an interview in Vienna, in 2013. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/EPA 0:54

Oscar-winning Titanic composer James Horner has died in a plane crash in Southern California. A single-engine plane registered to the 61-year-o(...)