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Chargers-Chiefs Scheduled For Mexico City During 2019 Regular Season
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Chargers will play internationally for the second consecutive year when they host their AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca during the 2019 season, the NFL announced Monday. The date and tim
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In Syria, Another Suicide Blast Targets US Forces And Israel Attacks Iranian Troops
BEIRUT - For the second time in a week, a suicide bomber targeted U.S. forces in Syria. On Monday, a car drove toward a joint U.S.-Kurdish convoy and exploded 11 yards from a checkpoint in the country's northeast. There were no American casualties, a
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MLK Day Activities Underscore Contrast Between Trump And 2020 Democrats
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump gave a fleeting, low-key nod to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the civil rights hero's national holiday Monday, while Democrats who may run against Trump in 2020 fanned out to public events across the nation fo
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What We Learned In The NHL Last Week: Capitals Continue Slide While Islanders Streak
What we learned from the last week of play in the NHL: ___ DEFENDING CHAMPIONS HIT A BUMP IN THE ROAD The Washington Capitals held a players-only meeting on Sunday after their 8-5 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks extended their losing streak to five, t
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Roberts Says Dodgers Need To Add A Right-handed Hitter
LOS ANGELES - Three weeks remain until Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers and catchers report for spring training at Camelback Ranch in Arizona. Traditionally, clubs are applying the finishing touches to their rosters at this point. But the last two offsea
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Saudis Maneuver For Dominance In Africa
BAGHDAD - Saudi Arabia stumbled to the finish line in 2018. Its war in Yemen got messier. Its reputation was severely damaged by the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Its regional rival Iran solidified its power in Syria. But as the old year gave
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Manny Pacquiao's LA Home Burglarized While He Fought In Las Vegas
LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao's Los Angeles home was burglarized last weekend while he was retaining his welterweight title with a convincing victory over Adrien Broner, two members of his promotional company said. Pacquiao's spokesman Fred Sternburg
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Films Look At War From Inside And Outside The Halls Of Power
There are moments in "Vice," a forbidding portrait of former Vice President Dick Cheney, and "Leave No Trace," a parable of an Iraq vet trapped with his demons in the Oregon woods, when the travails of recent American history are compressed into how
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Editorial: Trump Makes A DACA Offer Democrats Can And Should Refuse
In offering a compromise of sorts to end the partial government shutdown, President Trump invited the American public to join him Saturday in an exercise of blame-shifting. People should resist the impulse to hold anyone but Donald Trump responsible
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Editorial: If You Want To Save Mankind (or At Least Ease Traffic) You've Got To Pay A Toll
It's a widely held, even cherished, belief in California that freeways should be free. Free to drive on and free from traffic congestion. Obviously, that belief doesn't match the reality in Los Angeles. Take a look at any major highway during rush ho
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Rams Defeat Saints In Overtime To Advance To Super Bowl LIII
NEW ORLEANS - The Los Angeles Rams had a clear goal as they spent the offseason adding stars to a team that made the playoffs in 2017 and had young quarterback Jared Goff under salary control. They wanted to reach the Super Bowl. Coach Sean McVay and
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In The LA Teachers' Strike, Teaching Families Picket And Pinch Pennies
LOS ANGELES - By Wednesday, the Vargas family had fine-tuned an intricate dance, choreographed so that both parents and all three kids could support the Los Angeles teachers' strike. That morning, from about 6:30 to 9, parents Arnoldo and Maricela Va
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'Green Book' tops at PGA Awards
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "Green Book," a feel-good movie about two men - one white, one black - discovering their common humanity during a road trip through the Jim Crow South, won the Producers Guild of America's top honor Saturday night at the PGA A
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Did The Brainfeeder Label Revive Jazz? Founder Makes His Case
Leaning back in a patio chair behind his Laurel Canyon home on a recent sunny morning, the producer and label head Steve Ellison, who performs as Flying Lotus, was reflecting on a boast that his forward-thinking jazz and instrumental hip-hop record l
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Feigns Indifference To Manny Pacquiao Rematch, But We've Seen This Before
LAS VEGAS - The stubborn defiance is nothing new. The position of contentment in retirement that Floyd Mayweather Jr. expresses now was seen before in 2008, 2012 and 2015. Each time, when the riches of an enticing prizefight beckoned, he climbed back
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'Green Book' Becomes Oscar Favorite After Producers Guild Win
"Green Book," a feel-good movie about two men - one white, one black - discovering their common humanity during a road trip through the Jim Crow South, won the Producers Guild of America's top honor Saturday at the PGA Awards, cementing its place as
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Lakers' Lonzo Ball To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Ankle Sprain
LOS ANGELES - Lonzo Ball will miss four to six weeks after an MRI showed he suffered a Grade 3 sprain to his left ankle, the Los Angeles Lakers said Sunday. The sprain includes a torn ligament, which Rajon Rondo suffered to his right ring finger last
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Kamala Harris Makes It Official: She's Running For President
Kamala Harris, a first-term Democratic senator from California who captured national attention for her prosecutorial grilling of Trump administration officials, entered the 2020 presidential fray on Monday, casting her candidacy as a campaign to pres
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Going To Bali? Have Fun, But Contribute Too
UBUD, Indonesia - Given the situation, I was moving as fast as I could. I was walking cautiously on a foot-wide earthen berm separating water-soaked rice paddies. A big cross-body garbage bag banged against my hip as I clutched a 6-foot pole with a p
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Kamala Harris Was Shaped By The Crucible Of San Francisco Politics
When Kamala Harris looks back on her first campaign, a run for San Francisco district attorney, she remembers a brutal awakening. "San Francisco is hard-knocks politics," the freshly declared 2020 White House hopeful once said in an interview. "Peopl
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Mexico Struggles To Identify Victims Of Gas Pipeline Explosion That Killed At Least 85
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico - Diego Pena Linares arrived at a cultural center here Sunday to post a picture of his 21-year-old brother Cesar on a list of "disappeared" - those still missing two days after a gas pipeline explosion that killed at least 85 peo
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A Look At Likely Oscar Nominees Ahead Of Tuesday's Announcements
Oscar nominations arrive Tuesday, and with them the annual outpouring of elation and anger, thanks and fury, the creation and perpetuation of hashtags and a rampant misuse of the word "snub." "Roma" could become the first Netflix movie nominated for
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Sam Farmer: Jared Goff And Rams End Up Making The Biggest Noise In New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - The biggest game of Jared Goff's life began with a scramble. Before going on the field for his first series, in the deafening cacophony of the Superdome, the Los Angeles Rams quarterback realized the coach-to-quarterback earpiece was on
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Singapore's 'Kiasu' Culture Makes FOMO Look Like Child's Play
SINGAPORE - Long before Americans discovered FOMO - the fear of missing out - Singaporeans were fixated with its more excessive forebearer, kiasu. Taken from the Chinese dialect Hokkien, kiasu translates to a fear of losing out, but encompasses any s
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Bill Plaschke: LA Has Super Bowl Team For First Time In 35 Years As Rams Beat Saints In Overtime
NEW ORLEANS - They danced around the silence. They leaped into the hush. As Greg Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal sailed through the dead middle of the uprights on a Sunday afternoon at the deafening Superdome, the sudden quiet that descended upon the c
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Remember The Subprime Mortgage Mess? $1.2 Trillion In Risky Corporate Debt Is Flashing Similar Warning Signs
WASHINGTON - Indebted borrowers increasingly take out high-interest, adjustable-rate loans that are packaged into securities and sold to investors eager for a better rate of return. Everything's fine while the economy is growing. But when it slows, t
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Clippers Buck The Odds In Victory Over Spurs
SAN ANTONIO - They were missing two of their top scorers, and yet the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 103-95 despite the odds being stacked against them. They had lost five consecutive games and didn't look so good in the process,
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Another Suicide Attack Targets US Forces In Syria; Israel Strikes At Iranian Presence There
BEIRUT - U.S. forces were targeted again Monday when a suicide bomber drove a car toward a joint U.S.-Kurdish convoy and blew it up 11 yards from a checkpoint in northeastern Syria. There were no U.S. casualties, according to a statement from the U.S
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Marathon Weekend Bargaining Sessions Continue In LA Teachers Strike
LOS ANGELES - Teams from the teachers union and the Los Angeles Unified School District worked long hours over the weekend to settle a teachers strike that has so far cost students five days of normal instruction. Hopes have been rising for a quick r
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Commentary: Call It What It Is — Moral Turpitude
David Chase, the creator of "The Sopranos," once described his show as one in which all of the characters lied, all the time. "Everything that everybody says is untrue," Chase told me. "Complete falsehoods, self-justifications, rationalizations, outr
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