A Los Angeles County woman has become the first local person to acquire the Zika virus through sexual contact after her partner returned from Mexico, public health officials announced Thursday.
Her partner, a male resident, traveled to Mexico and developed symptomatic Zika infection in early November, health officials said. His partner didn’t travel to Mexico but developed the Zika infection after he returned to Los Angeles.
Since 2015, there have been 122 cases of Zika infection reported in Los Angeles County. Of those, 121 people acquired the virus from the bite of an infected mosquito during travel to areas where Zika
Charles Manson’s body is at the center of controversy after his demise spurred claims by two men who say they have the right to inherit the mass-murderer’s belongings and bury his remains.
Santa Clarita resident Michael Channels, 52, met Manson in the Corcoran State Prison in the Central Valley in 2002 after sending him about 50 letters. A few months after their meeting, an envelope landed in the mail with a will that Channels says bequeathed the notorious serial killer’s possessions to his pen-pal.
But Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, 41, isn’t so sure. He hasn’t given up trying to claim the remains of Manson, 83,
Film guide for box-office releases and ongoing movies
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‘American Assassin’: (R) (for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity) Dylan O’Brien brings a youthful freshness to the role of a counterterrorism operative in this international thriller whose holes are compensated for with action. (The Associated Press) 1 hour, 51 minutes. Grade: */**
‘mother!’: (R) (for strong disturbing violent content, some sexuality, nudity and language) Jennifer Lawrence gives the best performance of her career as a woman whose idyllic existence is shattered when her home is invaded by her poet husband’s worshipful cult. (The Associated Press) 2 hours.