Los Angeles Times2 min readPolitics
Iran Dismisses Accusations Over Saudi Oil Site Attacks
BAGHDAD - The fires raging in Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil processing plant could portend a larger, regionwide conflagration between Iran and Saudi Arabia, analysts worry. What first appeared on Saturday to be a series of contained fires caused by drone
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Commentary: 'SNL' Deserves The Shane Gillis Backlash. It's Been Courting Liberals For Years
It was no parody when "Saturday Night Live" announced last week that the cast for its 45th season would include Bowen Yang, an openly gay Asian American comedian, and Shane Gillis, a comedian whose portfolio includes bigoted jokes about Asians and ga
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Sam Farmer: Saints' Drew Brees 'Concerned' About Severity Of Thumb Injury
LOS ANGELES - The New Orleans Saints are trying to come to grips with the thought Drew Brees could be gone for a while. Visit the Los Angeles Times at www.latimes.com
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Ric Ocasek, Frontman Of New Wave Pioneers The Cars, Dies At 75
The musician and producer Ric Ocasek, whose singing, songwriting, style and demeanor as leader of Boston rock band the Cars helped define the American new wave movement of the late 1970s and early '80s, has died. He was 75. Ocasek's death was confirm
Los Angeles Times2 min readFood & Wine
The Best Plum Jam Recipe Is Also The Easiest To Make
For the past five years, I've spent my late-summer birthday making plum jam. Parties are fun. Cake is good. But all I want is the quiet pleasure of standing over the stove, stirring and staring as the violet fruit transforms from thin, bursting bubbl
Los Angeles Times2 min readSociety
Editorial: Firing The Judge In Brock Turner Sex Assault Case Was A Step Toward Mob Rule
A few questions for the spineless school bureaucrats who just fired tennis coach Aaron Persky because of a controversial sentence he handed down when he was a judge: You do realize, don't you, that Persky was the judge in the 2015 sex assault case ag
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California Bullet Train's Mishandling Of Land Deals Adds To Mounting Costs And Delays
LOS ANGELES - California's bullet train project confronts an array of political and financial challenges, but its biggest problem involves mismanagement of land acquisitions, which has contributed to construction delays, cost increases, litigation an
Los Angeles Times4 min readSociety
Consumer Confidential: When A Hospital Sling Costs 900% More Than Amazon's Price, Something Is Very Wrong
Cathy Birker-Hake tripped over a hose in her Valley Village backyard not long ago, dislocated her shoulder and made a beeline for the emergency room. "It was one of those really stupid accidents," she told me, still embarrassed to have needed urgent
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Doyle McManus: Worries That Democrats Will Go Too Far In Primaries Appear Unfounded
At the outset of the presidential campaign, Democratic Party elders worried about an epidemic sweeping from one primary state to the next: a sudden plague of litmus tests. At coffee klatches and town halls, activists pushed candidates to embrace prog
Los Angeles Times10 min readFood & Wine
The Only Four Cakes You'll Ever Need For Entertaining
Someone asks you to bring a dessert to a block party, birthday or barbecue. Or you're heading out of town for a weekend getaway. Or you just need something to keep all the kids happy on a Saturday night. There's really only one answer and it's a thin
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Two-thirds Of California College Students Struggle With Costs And Work-school Balance, Survey Finds
Nearly two-thirds of California students say their biggest obstacle to succeeding in college are costs, including tuition and living expenses, and juggling work with school, according to a survey released Sept. 12 by the California Student Aid Commis
Los Angeles Times4 min readFood & Wine
What's Frenchie Dressing? The Best Mustard Vinaigrette You've Ever Had
I'm completely obsessed with the green beans at Hippo. I know it has beans and nuts and serrano chiles, but I suspect that the "Frenchie dressing" is what puts these beans over the top. My attempts at reverse engineering this dish have been futile. P
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12 Millones De Pastillas Y 700 Muertes: Cómo Unas Pocas Distribuidoras De Pastillas Ayudaron A Avivar El Infierno De Opioides De EU
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Poco después de asumir el cargo de director médico del Centro de Cirugía y Atención de Urgencias en el este de Tennessee en 2012, el doctor Marc Valley se dio cuenta de que estaba supervisando a traficantes de drogas ilegales en ba
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Editorial: Enough With The Corporate Welfare. California Can Stop The Tax-break Arms Race
Desperate for jobs and revenue, cities have long offered tax breaks to lure companies to set up shop inside their borders or to stop employers from leaving. But in recent years, municipalities have increasingly been getting caught in tax-break biddin
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Brian Wilson Shakes Off Concerns With Confident, Star-studded Hometown Show
LOS ANGELES - Brian Wilson fans had several reasons to breathe a sigh of relief after the hometown performance the Beach Boys' creative leader delivered Thursday at the Greek Theatre. First and foremost, Wilson was in solid voice and mood after givin
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Rams And Chargers' Future Home Now Has A Name: SoFi Stadium
LOS ANGELES - As construction continues on the NFL's most expensive stadium by far, the $5 billion Inglewood venue has reached a major milestone. The place now has a name: SoFi Stadium. LA Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park has part
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Commentary: Bernie Sanders Got It Right At The Debate. Trump Is Scared Of The NRA
Early last week there were murmurings of meetings between President Trump and members of Congress interested in some limited gun reforms, with a whisper that there might be an announcement Thursday. Well, Thursday came and went. Still nada on gun ref
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Rams Make Quick Work Of Saints After Drew Brees Exits With Injury
LOS ANGELES - The sizzle in the highly anticipated matchup between the Rams and the New Orleans Saints lasted less than one quarter Sunday at the Coliseum. Saints quarterback Drew Brees was forced to leave the game because of a hand injury suffered d
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
New Reporting Details How FBI Limited Investigation Of Kavanaugh Allegations
WASHINGTON - As Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh prepares for his second year on the Supreme Court, new reporting has detailed how the limits ordered by the White House and Senate Republicans last year constrained the FBI investigation into allegations of
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Kenta Maeda Notches Save, Kenley Jansen Gets The Dodgers' Win
NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Dodgers were reeling when Jedd Gyorko stepped into the batter's box to pinch-hit in the eighth inning of their 3-2 win Sunday night. They had spent seven innings wasting prime scoring opportunities against New York Mets rig
Los Angeles Times5 min read
Neighbors Are Using These Smart Cameras To Track Strangers' Cars — And Yours
LOS ANGELES - On a quiet road south of Ventura Boulevard, two cameras on a pole watch over the road, facing opposite directions. A block away, another brace of cameras sit sentry. Together, they constantly film the two points of entry to a closed loo
Los Angeles Times4 min read
With The Rams, Fowler Has All The Right Moves
LOS ANGELES_The celebration is hardly understated. After Los Angeles Rams edge rusher Dante Fowler sacks a quarterback, he takes several dramatically long strides behind the line of scrimmage. He stands up straight and then bends forward as if bowing
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Ryu Dominates, But One Urias Pitch Dooms Dodgers As Bullpen Experiment Blows Up
NEW YORK - The eighth inning became another postseason test case for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. They were entangled in a scoreless tie with the New York Mets at Citi Field after Hyun-Jin Ryu and Jacob deGrom, two Cy Young contenders,
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Ailing Angels Lose Again As They Limp Toward Finish Line
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Brad Ausmus' pregame media session Saturday afternoon quickly turned into a glorified injury update. On an Angels team that seems to get more banged up by the day, there was plenty for the first-year manager to cover. Asked whether
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Vegetation Fire In Riverside County Prompts Evacuations
A 100-acre vegetation fire erupted Saturday in the Riverside County, Calif., community of Juniper Flats, prompting mandatory evacuations in the area, officials said. The fire broke out shortly before 6 p.m. in the 2100 block of Horseshoe Trail, accor
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Bill Plaschke: This Chip Is Sinking And So Are The Bruins
PASADENA, Calif. - At some point Saturday during another wilting night at the Rose Bowl, somebody involved in the UCLA athletic department surely asked the question. Maybe it occurred as quickly as the game's first play, in which Oklahoma quarterback
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Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: ___ Fiction 1."A Better Man," by Louise Penny (St. Martin's: $28.99) The story of a marriage straining under the weight of parenthood. 2."Where the Crawda
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Dan Woike: Why Shaun Livingston's NBA career mattered
The numbers say we shouldn't care all that much about Shaun Livingston. But the numbers aren't a complete representation of the truth. Basketball isn't just points - it has soul, it reveals character and requires sacrifice and perseverance. Those are
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The World Is Watching As California Weighs Controversial Plan To Save Tropical Forests
LOS ANGELES - Smoke is still rising from the Amazon as fires smolder in the world's largest rain forest. The blazes triggered a wave of global outrage over the loss of precious trees. But California says it has a plan to keep tropical forests standin
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Trump Rallies To Kavanaugh's Defense After New Sexual Misconduct Allegation Surfaces
WASHINGTON - President Trump vigorously defended Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday following a new allegation of sexual misconduct during the Supreme Court justice's college years, as some leading Democrats raised fresh suspicions that Kavanaugh was untruthf
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