ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Los Angeles Angels could have wilted without the presence of their most intimidating hitter in the lineup. But for the second consecutive night playing without Mike Trout as he recovers from a minor calf injury, the Angels rolled to a victory over the rival Houston Astros, 7-2 on Tuesday. The Angels exacted the bulk of their damage in a first inning that, between the ...

LOS ANGELES - The leader of La Luz del Mundo church remained impassive in a Los Angeles courtroom as a witness for prosecutors described a video that he alleged showed Naason Joaquin Garcia participating in a sexual threesome involving a minor. State law enforcement officer and forensic examiner Steven Stover testified during a Superior Court hearing on Monday that the video, which he said was ...

NEW YORK - After nearly two decades of shattering bats, Mariano Rivera is prepared to take his place in baseball immortality. The 49-year-old will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. The all-time leader in saves is the first player to receive 100% of the vote and be inducted as a unanimous Hall of Famer. "No, I'm not used to it (being the first unanimous player voted in)," ...

WASHINGTON - Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the independent-minded jurist whose bright bow ties and courteous manner symbolized an old-fashioned style of integrity, died Tuesday. He was 99. Although he joined the court as a centrist Republican, he emerged in his later years as the leading voice of its liberal bloc. Stevens retired in 2010 after more than 34 years on the ...