Los Angeles Times5 min readInternational Relations
Ukraine Relinquishes Mariupol As Russia Attacks Both East And West
LVIV, Ukraine — With full control of the beleaguered port city of Mariupol well-nigh in hand, Russian forces kept up their assault Tuesday on eastern Ukraine, now the focus of a grinding conflict that bears the hallmarks of a grim war of attrition. I
Los Angeles Times3 min readInternational Relations
Russia Warns Finland And Sweden Over NATO As Strikes Pummel East Ukraine
LVIV, Ukraine — Russia on Monday warned Finland and Sweden that plans to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization were a "grave mistake," as Moscow's forces stepped up attacks in eastern and southern Ukraine. Sergei Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreig
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Indian Action Blockbuster 'RRR' Roars Back To Theaters For One-night Event
For movie fans in the know, there is life before "RRR," and there's life after "RRR." The three-hour-plus, Indian historical action blockbuster set in the 1920s is bursting with flying motorcycles, flaming arrows, brooding bromance and physics-defyin
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Day Of Dodgers Misfortune Ends With 12-10 Loss To Phillies In 10 Innings
LOS ANGELES — Friday the 13th was not a good day for the Dodgers. The misfortune began with the team placing Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day injured list in the morning and ended nearing midnight with a 12-10, 10-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillie
Los Angeles Times3 min readAmerican Government
Protesters Gather At Abortion Rights Rallies In California And Across US
LOS ANGELES — Joining demonstrators across the country, women’s rights activists gathered in downtown Los Angeles and elsewhere around the state Saturday as the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision leg
Los Angeles Times6 min readWorld
Troubles Mount In China Ahead Of Xi's Bid To Stay In Power
TAIPEI, Taiwan — When Xi Jinping strode into the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium in the winter, waving and bundled in a black jacket and mask, hundreds of Chinese spectators and performers cheered in what was meant to be the start of a victorious year fo
Los Angeles Times3 min readInternational Relations
Russian Commanders Taking Risks Under Growing Pressure, Report Says; Ukraine Puts Soldier On Trial
KRAKOW, Poland — As fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, Russian commanders are under growing pressure to make battlefield gains even if it means taking risks that can backfire, a British military intelligence assessment said Friday. The assessment cit
Los Angeles Times4 min readInternational Relations
Putin Refuses To Waver On East Ukraine; Finland’s Leaders Endorse NATO Bid
LVIV, Ukraine — As Finland’s leaders dealt him a blow by announcing their support for joining NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed his determination to maintain Moscow’s sway over eastern Ukraine as Russian forces pounded the area. Putin
Los Angeles Times4 min readSocial History
Senate To Vote On Abortion Rights; Democrats Hope To Send Message
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats plan to vote Wednesday on a bill to establish a federal right to abortion in hopes of drawing a sharp political contrast with Republicans who support the Supreme Court's expected ruling to undo the Roe vs. Wade decision.
Los Angeles Times4 min readWorld
Ukraine Retakes Territory In The East Amid More Russian Attacks
LVIV, Ukraine — Ukraine pressed its counteroffensive against Russian troops Wednesday, pushing them back from the northeastern city of Kharkiv in what observers say could bring a new phase to the conflict even as U.S intelligence officials warned tha
Los Angeles Times3 min readInternational Relations
Odesa Pounded By Multiple Missiles As Russia Hits Ukraine’s Ports
ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine — Russia’s ambitions to overtake southern Ukraine appeared to grow Tuesday as authorities reported the use of hypersonic missiles on the Black Sea city of Odesa and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on world powers to b
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Commentary: Russia Didn’t Learn From The Russo-Japanese War Of 1904-05. But Ukraine Can
On television and online, commentators reach furiously for comparisons to past conflicts for insights into the Ukrainian-Russian war. How will it ever end? At the same time, military analysts watch closely to see how lethal new technologies lead to g
Los Angeles Times6 min read
UC And CSU Are Unaffordable, And A 4-year Degree Isn't The Only Way To Succeed, Californians Say In Poll
LOS ANGELES — Most Californians believe the University of California and California State University are unaffordable, and they highly value community colleges and vocational training as alternative paths to career success, according to a statewide p
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It's Not Even Summer, And California's Two Largest Reservoirs Are At 'Critically Low' Levels
LOS ANGELES — At a point in the year when California's water storage should be at its highest, the state's two largest reservoirs have already dropped to critically low levels — a sobering outlook for the hotter and drier months ahead. Shasta Lake, w
Los Angeles Times4 min readInternational Relations
Putin Defends Invasion Of Ukraine During Display Of Russian Might
KYIV, Ukraine — With international pressure mounting and his invasion of Ukraine failing to make significant advances, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a strident speech Monday at an annual military parade in Moscow, accusing the U.S. and t
Los Angeles Times4 min read
What’s on TV This Week: ‘Hacks,’ ‘The Essex Serpent,’ ‘Dinosaur Apocalypse’ and more
SUNDAY Sexy singles take courtship cues from inhabitants of the animal kingdom in the new reality series “Love in the Jungle.” Anytime, Discovery+ It’s Mother’s Day, so don’t forget to call your mom and tell her to watch the new stand-up special “Chr
Los Angeles Times5 min readSecurity
Cryptography Pioneer Silvio Micali On Where Crypto Is Headed
Some 40 years ago, Silvio Micali and his colleague Shafi Goldwasser wanted to figure out how to play poker together on their phones. They needed a way to ensure neither could know the other player's hands. The two computer science graduate students a
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Bill Plaschke: Clayton Kershaw Has Surpassed Sandy Koufax As Dodgers’ Greatest Pitcher
LOS ANGELES — Spencer Torkelson flailed, and Dodger Stadium shook. Clayton Kershaw shoved his cap into the air, and Dodger Stadium screamed. The cool April air was filled with a whiff of greatness Saturday night as a sweating, jabbing Dodgers lefty p
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Clayton Kershaw Breaks Dodgers’ Strikeout Record In Loss To Tigers
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw entered the season chasing history. He finally caught it in the fourth inning Saturday when he fanned Detroit’s Spencer Torkelson to break Don Sutton’s Dodgers record for career strikeouts. But that was about all the Los
Los Angeles Times7 min read
A Long-forgotten Toxic Dump Site Is Raising New Worries For This Los Angeles Neighborhood
LOS ANGELES — In the summer of 1984, investigators peered into a cave dug beneath the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and found dozens of rusted 55-gallon barrels filled with toxic chemicals. Some of the barrels lay nearly empty after the
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Dodgers Mum On Trevor Bauer Suspension But Are Plenty Loud In Win Over Tigers
LOS ANGELES — The closest any Los Angeles Dodgers player came to commenting on Trevor Bauer’s two-year suspension Friday night was this exchange with Clayton Kershaw when reporters approached him at his locker before the game. Kershaw: “What’s this a
Los Angeles Times4 min readInternational Relations
Shelling Batters Ukraine’s East Amid Reports That Russia’s Offensive May Be Foundering
LVIV, Ukraine — Russian forces aimed a punishing artillery barrage Saturday at cities, towns and villages in eastern Ukraine, even as Western and Ukrainian military officials and analysts said Moscow’s much-vaunted military offensive in the country’s
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Helene Elliott: Dustin Brown Caps His Memorable Career As The 'Poster Child For The L.A. Kings'
LOS ANGELES — Dustin Brown wasn't the first person to arrive in Los Angeles with more hope than life experience, a shy teenager with a dream of becoming a star in a city that often humbles kids who were the best at whatever talent they'd developed in
Los Angeles Times3 min read
NFL Draft: Rams Picked New Starting Offensive Lineman Because He’s Badger Of Honor
LOS ANGELES — Brian Hill, who scouts Midwest college players for the Los Angeles Rams, this week told the team’s coaching staff that he would jump in the pool at their Hollywood Hills draft house if they selected Wisconsin offensive lineman Logan Bru
Los Angeles Times5 min read
To Survive Drought, Parts Of SoCal Must Cut Water Use By 35%. The New Limit: 80 Gallons A Day
LOS ANGELES — When the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California this week unveiled its strictest-ever water restrictions for about 6 million residents, it did so with an urgent goal in mind: a 35% reduction in water consumption, equating to
Los Angeles Times3 min read
NFL Draft: Quarterbacks 2-3-4 Wait Until Third Round As Record Receivers Taken
LAS VEGAS — Among the many new experiments in this year’s NFL draft, the league had an artist speed-painting portraits of the players as they were selected. Guy could have painted the Sistine Chapel in the time it took for the quarterbacks to come of
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Breaking Down The Eight NFL Draft Picks Rams Made And How They Fit
Los Angeles Times' Rams beat writer Gary Klein examines every NFL draft pick by the team: 6 feet 5, 308 pounds, Wisconsin, Round 3, Pick 104 — Notable: Bruss played at Wisconsin, which produced Rams right tackle Rob Havenstein and left guard David E
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Dylan Hernandez: Dodgers Knew Trevor Bauer Was Risk, And Now They're Paying The Price
LOS ANGELES — Trevor Bauer has made 17 starts for the Dodgers, and he probably won't make any more after he was suspended on Friday for two seasons for violating baseball's sexual assault and domestic violence policy. In which case, the Dodgers will
Los Angeles Times9 min read
Outdrawn By Angels, Outbid By Pirates, Dodgers Found Salvation 10 Years Ago Sunday
LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers were shopping for a veteran catcher. He could have been the starting catcher. He did not need to be a star. They were interested in bringing back Rod Barajas. He was coming off a season in which he had hit 16 home runs. He w
Los Angeles Times1 min read
Rams Bring Back Cornerback Troy Hill In Trade With Browns
LOS ANGELES — The Rams are not only using the NFL draft to acquire new players. General manager Les Snead used it to bring back a proven commodity. The Rams traded a 2023 fifth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for cornerback Troy Hill, who played a
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