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UFO Fans Stop Just Short Of Area 51
RACHEL, Nev. - Jebb McAfee drove down the narrow desert road as far as he could and parked near some other cars alongside the scrub brush. In front of him and his two friends was a barricade, a stop sign and a dream. The three had traveled all the wa
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Dylan Hernandez: Time Is Now For Chargers To Trade Gordon
LOS ANGELES - The sensible option would be to wait. Wait for Melvin Gordon to report, wait for the Pro Bowl running back to play his way back into rhythm, wait to deal with his unsolved contract situation. This is who the Chargers are. This is what t
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Angels Broadcaster Mark Langston Taken To Hospital After A Medical Emergency
HOUSTON - Angels radio broadcaster Mark Langston was transported to a Houston hospital after suffering a medical emergency at Minute Maid Park on Friday evening. Langston was alert and undergoing testing, the Angels announced. There was no further in
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UCLA Hopes To Replicate Leach's Success In Pullman
PULLMAN, Wash. - Mike Leach had to worry about weights before wins. When he arrived at Washington State before the 2012 season, eager to revive a football program that had not been to a bowl game in nearly a decade, some players were surprised to lea
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Rams' Everett Gets His Chance To Prove He's A Starter
LOS ANGELES_It's been a while since tight end Gerald Everett started for the Los Angeles Rams. He did it twice as a rookie in 2017 but played behind Tyler Higbee every game last season as the Rams made a run to the Super Bowl. With Higbee sidelined b
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Matt Fink Steps In For Injured Kedon Slovis And USC Defense Holds Off No. 10 Utah
LOS ANGELES - The scene felt so painfully familiar: USC's quarterback pasted to the turf, unable to get up, an anxious crowd collectively holding its breath, a lingering sense of dread settling over the Coliseum. Just three weeks earlier, JT Daniels
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Bill Plaschke: On Improbable Night, Trojans Live Up To Their Motto And Silence Critics
LOS ANGELES_The starting quarterback was flattened. The head coach was fired. The season was cooked. The penalties were dumb, the defense was disintegrating, and a football team was on the verge of a collapse that would have plunged a desperate progr
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Kershaw Rocked Then Rolls
LOS ANGELES_If getting ejected for complaining about a strike call from the dugout and storming onto the field to berate an umpire were to inspire the Los Angeles Dodgers like it seemed to Friday night, then manager Dave Roberts might want to try it
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Campaigning In Puerto Rico. Advocates Say That's Not Enough
Julian Castro chose Puerto Rico for his first campaign stop. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard visited the island to support protesters as they called for the island governor's removal. Sen. Amy Klobuchar stopped by a San Juan school damaged by Hurricane Maria. Man
Los Angeles Times2 min readPolitics
Cory Booker Could Soon Quit The Presidential Race, Aide Says
In a frank admission of his failure to gain much voter support, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker suggested Saturday that he might quit the race for the Democratic presidential nomination if he falls short of his fundraising goal for September. If he can't
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Trump Faces New Turmoil Over Whistleblower Complaint
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump appeared on the brink of a new scandal Friday over a whistleblower's complaint that reportedly involves Ukraine and accuses Trump of making an improper promise to a foreign leader over the summer. The controversy h
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Dan Guerrero To Step Down As AD At UCLA
LOS ANGELES - Dan Guerrero, the UCLA athletic director whose 17-year tenure has been accompanied by wild success in almost every measure besides the school's two biggest sports, will retire at the end of June. Guerrero's retirement plans became publi
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For Sian Clifford, Messy Sisterhood In 'Fleabag' Comes Easy With A Friend Like Phoebe Waller-Bridge
During her first week at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art about 16 years ago, Sian Clifford headed to the Tube and wound up in a car with a classmate named Phoebe Waller-Bridge. After eyeing each other tentatively, the women struck up a conversation
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Rams Cooper Kupp And Todd Gurley Well-armed For Stiff Competition With Tacklers
LOS ANGELES - It began as a typical Cooper Kupp reception. In last week's victory over the New Orleans Saints, the Rams' slot receiver lined up on the left side, and then broke toward the middle of the field, catching a pass from quarterback Jared Go
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The 'Saved By The Bell' Revival's Zack Morris Problem
A Bayside High with no Zack Morris? In the sage words of Principal Belding: Hey, hey, hey, what is going on here?! "Saved by the Bell" alum Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who starred as Morris, the preppy ringleader in the beloved NBC sitcom, says he was never
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Helton Believes Slovis Could Jump-start USC's Season Against Utes
LOS ANGELES_Three years ago, as tears fell throughout a crestfallen visiting locker room in Utah, a freshman USC quarterback spoke up. Sam Darnold had just been handed a last-second loss in his first collegiate start. The defeat to Utah left USC at 1
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Global Climate Strike: How Amazon workers forced Jeff Bezos' hand
Unlike some of its rival technology giants, Amazon.com Inc. has never claimed a loftier purpose than selling its shoppers what they want, quickly and cheaply. Its mission statement: to be "Earth's most customer-centric company." As political storms h
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Arash Markazi: A Behind The Scenes Look At How The Clippers Won Kawhi Leonard And Paul George
LOS ANGELES - Doc Rivers smiled as he sipped on a diet soda Monday night near a golf course in Los Angeles. "I have my first official dinner with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard tonight," he said, still giddy that the Clippers were able to land two of
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Virginia Heffernan: What's Behind Elizabeth Warren's Rise? It's The Logic, Stupid
When Elizabeth Warren addressed some 20,000 whooping fans in Manhattan on Monday night, she united two categories of voters that have unaccountably been pitted against each other: women and workers. Gesturing at the former Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
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Michael Hiltzik: In Landmark Session, California Legislature Shows What Progressive Lawmaking Looks Like
California is often identified as one of the most liberal states in the union - perhaps the most liberal. In the session just ended, its Legislature showed its willingness to live up to that standard. Among the measures passed in Sacramento were bill
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Commentary: Trump's Ukraine Whistleblower Flap Will Make Life Difficult For Future Presidents
Even with the benefit of investigative journalism, we still don't know for sure what "urgent concern" motivated someone in the intelligence community to complain about an action or actions by President Donald Trump. But the fact that the House Intell
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Sure Knows How To Accept An Emmy. Here's The Proof
Some people don't know how to say "Thank you." But Julia Louis-Dreyfus does. The actress has won so many Emmys - eight for acting, to tie with Cloris Leachman for most ever by a performer, a tie she may break at Sunday night's ceremony - she could be
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Hot Property: Kirsten Dunst Sells Her Home To Actress Annie Potts
LOS ANGELES - Kirsten Dunst's Toluca Lake home is staying in Hollywood hands. Actress Annie Potts was the buyer of the two-story, which sold last week for $4.55 million. Potts, known for her role as secretary Janine Melnitz in the original "Ghostbust
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Personal Electronic Devices Focus Of Conception Boat Fire Inquiry
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - When the Conception first hit the water in the early 1980s, the personal electronics revolution was decades away. Divers who boarded the 75-foot boat for excursions in the Channel Islands brought film cameras. There were no sm
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Mary McNamara: Is 'Downton Abbey's' Shift From TV Show To Movie A Dream Date Or Dark Ride?
Last night I dreamt I went to Downton again. Well, actually it wasn't a dream, it was a movie, a movie much like a dream in that I seemed always to be traveling through a series of overly appointed rooms in which ridiculous things happened and were s
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The Global Climate Strike Could Make History. Here's What You Need To Know
WASHINGTON - The Global Climate Strike is expected to be one of the largest environmental protests in history, and young people want to show they shouldn't be underestimated. On Friday, more than 5,000 youth-led demonstrations in 156 countries - incl
Los Angeles Times2 min readPolitics
HUD Chief Ben Carson Reportedly Made Dismissive Comments About Transgender People
WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson reportedly made dismissive comments about transgender people in San Francisco this week during President Donald Trump's trip to California. The Washington Post reports that HUD staff mem
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Q&A: What Is The UN Climate Change Summit?
Enough with the platitudes - it's time for world leaders to take concrete actions to avert a catastrophic heating of the planet. That's the message United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has delivered to the heads of state gathering in New
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Michael Hiltzik: Can Trump Legally Revoke California's Clean Air Waiver? Probably Not
President Donald Trump's latest attempt to stick his thumb in California's eye - the revocation of the state's treasured authority to set its own auto emissions rules - rests on very shaky legal ground, experts say. At the very least, the move to rev
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Protests Planned Worldwide Friday Calling For Action On Climate Change
SEATTLE - At Amazon's Seattle headquarters Friday, more than 1,600 workers plan to walk out, saying their employer is failing to do enough about climate change. In New York, where the United Nations Climate Action Summit convenes Monday, students in
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