A counter-demonstrator steps on a pinata during a President Donald Trump rally in Los Angeles, California. Photograph:  David McNew/Getty

Here on the west coast of the United States, the daily drama of Washington politics and the presidency of Donald Trump can seem a world away.  C(...)

Singer and actress Demi Lovato was taken to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday suffering from a suspected overdose. File photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

US pop singer Demi Lovato is awake after she was taken to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday suffering from a suspected overdose, according to media re(...)

R&B singer Chris Brown: history of violent conduct. Photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

The R&B star Chris Brown has been arrested in Florida on a charge of felony battery. On Thursday the singer and rapper performed a concert on his (...)

Frances McDormand attends the Governors Ball  at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Photograph: Eric Jamison/Invision/AP

A man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s best actress Oscar from an official after-party has been arrested, Los Angeles police said. Terry Bryan(...)

‘This threat is imminent, ... it is very specific,’ the Los Angeles police chief  told a news conference. Photograph: Getty Images

Federal and Los Angeles officials said on Monday they had been alerted by authorities in another country to a “specific” threat against the city’s Red(...)

Demonstrators protest Donald Trump’s election  in Union Square, Manhattan, New York City. Photograph: Yana Paskova/New York Times

A second round of protests was planned across the US on Thursday - a day after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of big cities after Dona(...)

OJ Simpson holds up his hands to the jury showing leather gloves that prosecutors say he wore the night of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman during his trial in Los Angeles in a 1995 file photograph. Photograph: Sam Mircovich/Reuters

Los Angeles police said on Friday they were conducting tests on a knife that was claimed to be found on a property owned by athlete OJ Simpson. It i(...)