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LeBron James Knows Lakers' Playoff Push Won't Be Easy: 'I Love Being Uncomfortable'
LOS ANGELES - LeBron James is not OK with what happened with the Los Angeles Lakers heading into the All-Star Break. He's not comfortable with the losing record they bring into the second part of the season. He's not happy that the turbo-boost he'll
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UFC Legend Georges St-Pierre Set To Announce His Retirement
UFC legend Georges St-Pierre will announce his retirement Thursday morning at Montreal's Bell Centre, officials connected to the event said Wednesday. The 37-year-old Canadian has been training occasionally during the last month at trainer Freddie Ro
Los Angeles Times6 min readPolitics
Putin Edges Closer To Renewed Arms Race
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the Trump administration Wednesday against basing intermediate-range missiles in Europe, saying that Moscow would respond by deploying new weapons of its own that could directly target Washington. Alth
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Doyle McManus: 'America First' Increasingly Looks Like America Alone
WASHINGTON - The annual Munich Security Conference is usually a somnolent affair, a ritual renewal of vows between the United States and its European allies. This year was different. Germany's outgoing chancellor, Angela Merkel, finally said what she
Los Angeles Times3 min readScience
Small, Icy And Elusive: Scientists Discover A New Moon At Neptune That Voyager Missed
When Voyager II flew past Neptune in August of 1989 it revealed a complex system of 13 moons, six of which had never been seen before. Thirty years later, scientists say the space probe missed one. Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope, astronom
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Rondo And Paul Will Face Each Other For First Time Since Brawl
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers' Rajon Rondo and Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul will share the Staples Center court on Thursday night in their first meeting since they came to blows on Oct. 20 during the Lakers' regular-season home opener. The
Los Angeles Times5 min readSociety
'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Goes From Victim To Accused Liar
CHICAGO - In little more than three weeks, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett went from a sympathetic victim of a racist, anti-gay attack to an accused liar whose allegedly staged assault further roiled divisions across the country. Smollett, 36, was cha
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Clippers Aren't Interested In Waiting To Make Playoff Push
LOS ANGELES - Several times after the final buzzer sounded this season, Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has walked straight from the court and into a weight room. There, wearing his game shorts, sneakers and a tank top, he lifts for 15 to 20 minutes.
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Commentary: Black People Are Better Dressers Than White Folks. There's A Reason
Black people are better dressers than white folks. At least that's what my Grandma Ada always taught me. As a colored girl growing up in the early '60s in Virginia, I loved eavesdropping on Grandma's conversations as she connected the dots of life. H
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Trump Prevails As Mexican Officials Stop Caravan At Texas Border And Ship Migrants To Other Cities
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico - Last week, a caravan of 1,800 Central American migrants arrived in this isolated Mexican border city, where police ushered them into a makeshift government shelter at a shuttered factory surrounded by chain-link fence. As con
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Justin Turner Feeling 'Psychotic' After Dodgers' Back-to-back World Series Losses
PHOENIX - Two days after Manny Machado waved the final, feeble swing of the 2018 World Series, Justin Turner pointed his car toward Dodger Stadium. He lives in Los Angeles during the offseason, so the drive was not far, and the idea of wallowing disg
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Barbra Streisand, José Andrés, Queen Latifah To Introduce Best-picture Oscar Nominees
Oscars producers have provided some clarity on who's doing what during Sunday's host-less Academy Awards telecast and enlisted a roster of diverse movie-lovers to do it. The fourth round of presenters was announced Wednesday and was billed as "eleven
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California's Black Market For Pot Is Stifling Legal Sales. Now The Governor Wants To Step Up Enforcement
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Before he was elected governor, Gavin Newsom was instrumental in legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California. Now, as he settles into office, he faces the challenge of fixing a system that has been slow to bloom. News
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Supreme Court Bolsters Right Of Owners To Fight Against Police Seizures Of Vehicles
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday strengthened the rights of Americans to fight police seizures of vehicles and property, ruling the Eighth Amendment's ban on "excessive fines" applies to states and localities, not just the federal governme
Los Angeles Times3 min read
American Airlines Offers Helicopter Rides And Private Lounges For Super VIPs
American Airlines has just banished two of the most annoying aspects of flying out of Los Angeles International Airport: traffic gridlock and the long security screening line. But it won't be cheap. In the latest effort by the airline industry to cat
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Movie Guide: Capsule Listings
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
California Lawmakers Propose Soda Tax, Outlawing Super-size Sugary Drinks
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California restaurants and stores would be prohibited from selling "Big Gulp"-style sodas and consumers would face taxes on sugar-sweetened soft drinks under bills announced Wednesday by five state lawmakers to address a "public
Los Angeles Times3 min readSociety
Judge Orders Roger Stone To Court Over Harsh Instagram Post
WASHINGTON - As a provocative Republican operative and former adviser to President Donald Trump, Roger Stone has always described his political strategy as "attack, attack, attack." But when Stone went on Instagram to harshly criticize the federal ju
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Why The Oscars Have Become More Important Even As Viewership Has Shrunk
Quite a few people were unhappy with a column I wrote in which I suggested that the film academy's recent decision to present Oscars in four categories during the commercial break was not a cataclysmic crime against cinema. Those who were not busy si
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Le'Veon Bell Will Leave Steelers And Become An Unrestricted Free Agent
The bell has tolled for Le'Veon Bell's career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said the team will not use the transition tag on Bell, meaning he'll be an unrestricted free agent when the free-agency signing period
Los Angeles Times9 min readPolitics
How Scientist's Disputed Views About Pollution Are Shaping EPA
In early 2018, a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA, Clint Woods, reached out to a Massachusetts toxicologist best known for pushing a public health standard suggesting that low levels of toxic chemicals and radiation are good for people. "I w
Los Angeles Times5 min readScience
Wet Winter Mostly Wasted In California
LOS ANGELES - California's wet winter has dumped at estimated 18 trillion gallons of rain in February alone. But much of it is simply going down the drain. In what has become a source of much concern in a state prone to droughts and water shortages,
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Commentary: Sanders Won Already, So Why Is He Running?
Is there another outsider who yanked an unwilling political party further in his or her ideological direction in a shorter period of time than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)? I mean, other than Donald Trump. Back when he was polling in single digits at
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Padres Make Machado A Big Deal
PHOENIX - The news baseball waited for all winter finally broke Tuesday morning, minutes before the Los Angeles Dodgers began their first full-squad workout of 2019 at a frigid Camelback Ranch. Manny Machado, the four-time All-Star infielder last see
Los Angeles Times2 min readSociety
Editorial: No, There's No #MeToo Exception For LGBTQ
It should be clear by now that people can't justify their inappropriate sexual behavior by claiming that they're fond of locker-room talk or that they came of age in a bygone era with different mores. That's just as true for the LGBTQ community as fo
Los Angeles Times2 min readSociety
DNA Leads To Arrest In 1973 Cold Case Killing Of 11-year-old Newport Beach Girl
LOS ANGELES - Nearly 46 years after the lifeless body of 11-year-old Linda Ann O'Keefe was found among the cattails in Newport Beach's Back Bay, police this week announced that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the girl's death. Orange C
Los Angeles Times6 min read
30,000 Venezuelans Cross Into This Colombian Town Each Day. Now It's The Scene Of An Escalating Aid Showdown
CUCUTA, Colombia - For the beleaguered people of Venezuela, this Colombian border town has served for years as a kind of safety valve - a way station en route from their reeling homeland, or a place to score food, medicine and other basics no longer
Los Angeles Times2 min readPolitics
Editorial: Relax: Bernie Sanders And The Democrats Aren't Trying To Turn The US Into Venezuela
Judging from the dire warnings emanating from Republicans, the Cold War didn't end when the Berlin Wall fell. Boy, will historians be surprised. For example, witness President Donald Trump declaring during his State of the Union address, "Tonight, we
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Worried About A Slowing Economy, Fed Officials Want To Maintain A Key Stimulus Program
Amid growing worries about a slowing economy, Federal Reserve officials indicated at their meeting last month that they plan later this year to stop paring back a key stimulus program put in place in the wake of the Great Recession, according to minu
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Can Bernie Sanders Re-create The Magic? Vermont Senator Joins 2020 Democratic Race
WASHINGTON - The return of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to presidential politics this week will test how much the Democratic Party has truly shifted to the left as well as gauge the resilience of a self-proclaimed democratic socialist candidate whose
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