Los Angeles Times2 min readPolitics
Editorial: Devin Nunes Needs An Intervention To Stop His Unhealthy Lawsuit Habit
Just like everyone else, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) has the right to sue anyone he believes has done him harm. But lately the Central Valley congressman has been exercising that right to settle what appear to be political scores. It seems he has dev
Los Angeles Times5 min readSociety
Gov. Gavin Newsom Rejects Plan To End Overnight Jail Releases In California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Ten years ago, Mitrice Richardson was released from the Los Angeles County sheriff's Malibu/Lost Hills Station just after midnight, left to find her way home through a remote area, alone and on foot, with no money or phone. When
Los Angeles Times2 min readPolitics
Mexican Authorities Stop Caravan Of Migrants Attempting To Head North
MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities thwarted the latest caravan of migrants attempting to head north from southern Mexico with the hope of reaching the United States. Some 2,000 migrants from various nations - including Central American and African cou
Los Angeles Times7 min readSociety
Michael Hiltzik: America's Healthcare System Is Failing Because Competition Is Disappearing
The two major afflictions besetting the U.S. healthcare system are that its prices are too high, and that although big spending should give us better quality of care, it doesn't. These two conditions arise from the same cause: American healthcare is
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Hiking Trail Reopens, A Year And A Half After Kilauea's Eruptions And 60,000 Quakes
The popular Kilauea Iki Trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park recently fully reopened, a year and a half after Kilauea erupted and more than 60,000 quakes rattled the volcano's summit. The shaking last year damaged much of the park, including the p
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Are These End Times For Binge Culture?
After years of buildup, Apple will make its long-awaited push into original programming with the Nov. 1 launch of its streaming service, Apple TV+. Easily its most anticipated series is "The Morning Show," starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Withersp
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With An Ever Increasing Amount Of Options, How Much Do Different Streaming Services Cost?
A list of the existing and coming streaming services with their monthly fees and a total on what you would have to spend if you tried to subscribe to everything: Netflix: $8.99 basic, up to $15.99 for HD and multiple screens Hulu: $5.99, $11.99 with
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Commentary: Why Iran And The US Are At An Impasse And How To Reduce Mideast Tensions In Spite Of That
A lot of effort went in to trying to arrange a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and President Trump last month when they were in New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly. President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Boris J
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Elizabeth Warren, 70, Flaunts Her Fitness As Democratic Candidates' Health Becomes A Debate Issue
WASHINGTON - As hundreds of people gathered for a recent Elizabeth Warren rally in Rock Hill, S.C., the heat built so much that one woman in the crowd passed out before the event started. The 90-degree day did not appear to slow Warren: She bounded u
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Museum Of Selfies Coming To Vegas, But Don't Miss City's Other Insta Spots
Sick of your selfie self yet? Likely not. The Museum (and I use the term loosely) of Selfies opened last year in Hollywood as a place for anyone to Insta indulge. Now a second site will open in the Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 25
Los Angeles Times5 min read
Why Streaming Services Need To Embrace Game Design — And Give Users The Illusion Of Ownership
Long before Netflix unveiled interactive shows like "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" and "Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale," the service was experimenting with game-like techniques to keep viewers on its site. The very act of navigating the streamer
Los Angeles Times3 min readSociety
California Is First State To Push Back School Start Times
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California will become the first state in the nation to mandate later start times at most public schools under legislation signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom Sunday, a proposal designed to improve educational outcomes by giving
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Chargers Players Perplexed That Steelers' Anthem Was Played At Home Game
CARSON, Calif. - They'd already heard the chants, the cheers and the chaos, the Chargers well aware that their stadium had been overtaken by fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers. But now, with the arrival of the fourth quarter Sunday, they were hearing so
Los Angeles Times3 min readSociety
California Grants More Time For Filing Child Sexual Abuse Allegations Under New Law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Victims of childhood sexual abuse will have more time to report crime and file a lawsuit under a California law signed Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The legislation was introduced following widespread allegations of abuse of minor
Los Angeles Times6 min readPolitics
Ukraine Aid Delay Sparked Bipartisan Scramble To Keep Millions From Expiring
WASHINGTON - When the White House finally released $400 million in defense assistance it had withheld from Ukraine while pressuring its government to investigate President Donald Trump's political opponents, Republican and Democratic lawmakers had me
Los Angeles Times4 min readSociety
Angels' Eric Kay: People With 'Roles' In Tyler Skaggs' Death Must Take Responsibility
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Angels employee who reportedly provided opioids to Tyler Skaggs issued a statement Sunday saying that cooperating with federal authorities was "the right thing to do" and that "it's time for everybody to stand up and tak
Los Angeles Times2 min read
K-pop Star Sulli Found Dead At 25
Sulli, a South Korean pop star, actress and girl-group f(x) alum, was found dead Monday in her home. She was 25. Sulli's body was discovered after her manager visited her residence in Seongnam because she wasn't answering phone calls for hours, said
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Doyle McManus: It's Beginning To Smell A Lot Like Watergate
Give Richard M. Nixon credit: When he set out to sabotage his opponents in a U.S. presidential campaign, at least he hired Americans for the job. President Donald Trump outsourced his dirty tricks overseas, asking Ukraine to help destroy former Vice
Los Angeles Times6 min read
Ronan Farrow's 'Catch And Kill' Book Is Attacked By NBC News
NBC is launching a counterattack against investigative journalist Ronan Farrow's upcoming book "Catch and Kill," which accuses the network's news division of a coordinated effort to shut down his reporting on disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in
Los Angeles Times3 min readFood & Wine
Slow-braised Fresh Lima Beans Are Ready When You Are
As a pantry staple, you can't beat dried beans. They're cheap, store well for a long time, and are filling and hearty. But the thing is, I just don't have the patience for them. I often get the hankering for beans as soon as I'm hungry, and well, the
Los Angeles Times2 min readSociety
Editorial: Make It Harder For The FBI To Snoop On Americans' Conversations With Foreigners
When Congress reauthorized a controversial program last year that allows the government to scoop up the emails and video chats of foreigners abroad with possible connections to terrorism, it included provisions to safeguard the privacy of Americans o
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
California Extends New Protections To Immigrants Under Laws Signed By Newsom
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers continued the state's expansion of rights and protections this year for immigrants who enter the country illegally, with laws signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom allowing them to serve on government boards and commis
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Joe Biden May Be A Huge Target, But Nobody's Knocked Him Out Yet
By most reckonings, Joe Biden has had several pretty lousy months. His fundraising has been unimpressive. His performance in debates has ranged from poor to middling. He has repeatedly demonstrated his penchant for putting a foot where his molars sho
Los Angeles Times6 min read
The Radical Inclusiveness Of Rhiannon Giddens
Like a good gospel preacher midsermon, Americana musician Rhiannon Giddens becomes more and more impassioned when she talks about her ongoing efforts - a crusade, one might even call it - to promote the musical contributions of populations that have
Los Angeles Times3 min read
San Fernando Valley Residents Return Home As Saddleridge Fire Containment Grows
LOS ANGELES - Tens of thousands of Los Angeles residents who evacuated from the path of the Saddleridge fire returned home late Saturday and early Sunday, days after the wind-driven blaze tore through the hills at the northern edge of the San Fernand
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Chargers' Dismal Play Dooms Comeback Hopes In Loss To Steelers
CARSON, Calif. - With their stadium dominated by fans of the opposing team, the Los Angeles Chargers had to do something Sunday night to get the home crowd into the game. Instead, they immediately fell behind by two touchdowns for the second consecut
Los Angeles Times6 min read
Massive Opioid Case May End With Huge Settlement. Where Would The Money Go?
The largest civil trial in U.S. history is scheduled to begin in a matter of days, putting those who made, marketed, distributed and dispensed prescription painkillers under the legal spotlight. But those on the front lines of the opioid epidemic are
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Turkey Says It Can Fight Islamic State. Its Record Is Spotty.
AMMAN, Jordan - Foreign recruits of Islamic State, eager to migrate to the territory the militant group had carved out in Iraq and Syria, would prepare their staples - a phone, a solar charger, a few garments - before buying round-trip plane tickets
Los Angeles Times7 min readPolitics
Trump Orders Troops Out Of Northern Syria; Many Escape Islamic State Camps
AMMAN, Jordan - As President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of the 1,000 remaining U.S. troops from northern Syria, hundreds of Islamic State family members Sunday escaped from a detention camp managed by Syrian Kurdish forces amid a Turkish bar
Los Angeles Times6 min read
A Christian Enclave Proud Of Its Pork Confronts A Proposal To Attract Muslim Tourists
LAKE TOBA, Indonesia - The ground still occasionally trembles here, a reminder of the active volcano below that last erupted 75,000 years ago and blasted a crater out of the earth the size of Los Angeles. The violent explosion, which triggered a glob
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