• Councilman Joe Buscaino, left, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, and Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson celebrate after a city council vote in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. The Los Angeles City Council cleared the way Tuesday for Garcetti to strike agreements for a 2024 Olympics bid, putting the city on the verge of becoming the U.S. contender after Boston's awkward collapse. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Los Angeles back from dead as US candidate for 2024 Olympics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is the official U.S. nominee for the 2024 Olympic games — a dramatic turnaround for a city that just two months ago was considered out of the running.

  • This April 26, 2002 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows Todd Ashker, a validated leader of the Aryan Brotherhood, who has been in the Security Housing Unit since 1992.  Ashker, who is serving a life sentence for the second-degree murder of a fellow inmate at Folsom State prison in 1987,  is the first named inmate in a class-action lawsuit over solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

    Advocates hope California’s solitary settlement spreads

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread.

  • Los Angeles Angels' Kole Calhoun, right, is congratulated by Mike Trout after hitting a solo home run off Oakland Athletics pitcher Dan Otero during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Calhoun’s HR helps Angels end losing streak, beat A’s 6-2

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun had three hits, including his 21st home run of the season, to back a strong start by Matt Shoemaker, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Tuesday to snap a four-game losing streak.

  • Raiders to go with Howard at right tackle

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — With less than two weeks before the Oakland Raiders’ season-opener, Austin Howard doesn’t have much time to ease into his role as the team’s starting right tackle.

  • In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, UCLA Ishmael Adams runs during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. UCLA cornerback Adams has been arrested on suspicion of taking a phone from an Uber driver. UCLA’s media relations office confirmed Adams’ arrest Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Adams was arrested early Sunday, Aug. 30, morning when he allegedly used force to take the phone, according to Tod Tamberg, the assistant director of UCLA’s media relations and public outreach office. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

    Arrested CB Adams suspended indefinitely by No. 13 UCLA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA suspended cornerback Ishmael Adams indefinitely on Tuesday following his arrest last weekend on suspicion of felony robbery.

  • Cal looking for turnaround season after 3 years of losing

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — With just nine wins, no bowl games and two head coaches, it has been a trying three years for the senior class at California.

  • US Olympic Committee selects Los Angeles as replacement candidate for 2024 games

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — US Olympic Committee selects Los Angeles as replacement candidate for 2024 games.

  • The Latest: Los Angeles City Council backs 2024 Olympics bid

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest on the city of Los Angeles’ proposed bid to host the 2024 Olympics (all times local):

  • California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.

  • Nebraska AP high school football rankings

    Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week’s result and this week’s opponent. The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune. Class D1: Andrew Bottrell, North Platte Telegraph. Class D2: Nick Blasnitz, Hastings Tribune.