Speeding tickets: Droogie, a hacker, had hoped to confuse California police computers. Photograph: iStock/Getty

An American hacker has ended up with more than $12,000 (€10,700) in speeding tickets after setting out to test the cybersecurity of car licence plates(...)

Nipsey Hussle: his LP Victory Lap was nominated this year for best rap album at the Grammy Awards, losing to Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy.  Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Wire

The Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles on Sunday. Nipsey(...)

File photograph from 2007 of Kevin Spacey, who is being sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a masseur. File photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Kevin Spacey is being sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a masseur. The Oscar-winning actor — who is being investigated by police in the US and U(...)

Volunteers rescue horses at a stable during the ‘Lilac fire’ in Bonsall, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structure(...)

The Weinstein Company headquarters in Tribeca, New York City. A subpoena seeks all documents, records and correspondence related to complaints of sexual harassment or discrimination from the studio. File photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

The studio co-founded by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company, is under investigation by New York’s top prosecutor. The stat(...)

Kanye West has been hospitalised for exhaustion. Photograph: Matt DetrichUSA Today/Reuters

Kanye West was taken to hospital suffering from “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration”, according to celebrity website TMZ. T(...)

Recording artist Chris Brown poses at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, California, April  2016. File photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

US police say singer Chris Brown has emerged from his Los Angeles home after officers responding to a woman’s call for help served a search warrant. (...)

A screenshot taken from the video uploaded to social media.

A man suspected of robbery was shot and killed by the police in Los Angeles on Sunday during a confrontation that was captured on video in a downtown (...)