A gunman opened fire inside a US shopping mall, killing at least two people and terrorising holiday shoppers before shooting himself, police said.
Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his titles and banned from competitive cycling after declining to fight doping accusations in the United States.
Los Angeles police on Saturday again questioned Michael Jackson's doctor, while the family of the pop music icon ordered its own private autopsy.
OJ Simpson, who was cleared of murder in the 1990s, was convicted on all charges in his Las Vegas kidnapping and robbery trial on Friday.
The jury in OJ Simpson's kidnap and robbery trial reached verdicts in the case on Friday night against the former football star.
An earthquake struck just east of Los Angeles on Tuesday, rocking tall buildings and rattling nerves across Southern California.
Christian Brando, the eldest son of Hollywood icon Marlon Brando who made worldwide news in 1990 by shooting dead his sister's boyfriend, died on Saturday at the age of 49. Brando, son of of the Oscar-winning screen star and Welsh actress Anna Kashfi, died early on Saturday of complications from pneumonia.
A sports collector told a Las Vegas courtroom on Thursday that United States "trial of the century" defendant OJ Simpson stormed his hotel room with armed men and stole dozens of items of memorabilia. Items stolen from Fromong's room included memorabilia from Simpson's own sporting career
California wildfires that have destroyed 1 300 homes and forced the evacuation of 500 000 people raged into a fifth day on Thursday, but firefighters seized on a break in the weather to largely halt the march of destruction. About 15 fires still blazed across the southern part of the state, lighting up the night sky.
A wave of fast-moving wildfires engulfed a massive swath of southern California on Monday, destroying hundreds of homes as more than 250 000 people were told to evacuate. At least 13 fires, whipped by dry, gale-force Santa Ana winds blowing unchecked over the lower half of the state, torching 81 000 hectares.