Los Angeles Times3 min readCrime & Violence
Controversial California Church Damaged By Homemade Bomb; FBI Investigating
LOS ANGELES — The FBI and local authorities are investigating an improvised explosive device attack at an El Monte church that had been targeted by protests because of its anti-LGBTQ teachings. The attack took place early Saturday at First Works Bapt
Los Angeles Times4 min readAmerican Government
Analysis: Harris Headed Back To Senate, Whether She Likes It Or Not
Kamala Harris was never a creature of the Senate. Its marbled passageways weren't a destination, but a springboard. Harris saw the office of California governor as a preferable perch and, when the choice presented itself in 2015, had to be persuaded
Los Angeles Times3 min readAmerican Government
McCarthy Backs Away From Blaming Trump For Capitol Insurrection
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday that former President Donald Trump's words at a rally did not incite the violent mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, contradicting his previous comments that Trump bore responsibili
Los Angeles Times4 min readAmerican Government
After Capitol Assault, Corporate America Rethinks Role In Politics
WASHINGTON — Business leaders were among the first to condemn the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and former President Donald Trump’s role in egging on his extremist followers. It was an unusually swift and decisive response from a corporate world
Los Angeles Times4 min readMedical
California Sees Record-breaking Number Of COVID-19 Deaths
LOS ANGELES – California is continuing to see record-breaking deaths from COVID-19, a lagging indicator of the winter surge that is coming even as overall coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have flattened and started to slightly decline. The stat
Los Angeles Times1 min readAmerican Government
Schumer: Pelosi To Move Article Of Impeachment To Senate On Monday
WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said Friday. Pelosi’s decision to move the article will mark the li
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Clippers Dominate Late To Defeat Kings
Having watched his team give up at least 122 points in eight consecutive games, Sacramento coach Luke Walton set a small goal for his team before tipoff inside Staples Center. “I’ll settle for anything under 120 right now,” Walton said. He got his wi
Los Angeles Times4 min readChemistry
California Is Running Critically Low On COVID-19 Vaccines
LOS ANGELES — As California increases COVID-19 vaccinations, supply issues are becoming a critical problem, and some counties say they are rapidly running out. County officials say they have most of the resources — large vaccine centers and personnel
Los Angeles Times4 min readWorld
Twin Suicide Bombings Hit Baghdad, Killing 32 And Sparking Fears Of Islamic State Comeback
BEIRUT – A pair of suicide bombers hit a crowded market in Baghdad on Thursday, Iraq's civil defense agency said, killing at least 32 people, injuring more than 100 others and reigniting fears of a return to the days when such attacks were a daily
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UCLA Extends Pac-12 Unbeaten Streak With Narrow Victory Over Cal
BERKELEY, Calif. — Living dangerously continues to work for UCLA against some of the worst teams on its schedule. The Bruins walked off the court Thursday night still holding the distinction of being unbeaten in Pac-12 Conference play after survivin
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Lakers Manage To Show Some Of Their Championship Mettle In 115-113 Loss To Warriors
LOS ANGELES — Steve Kerr recognizes this. The Warriors coach saw it in Chicago, where he stepped into huge jump shots alongside Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen and again in San Antonio when Tim Duncan and David Robinson patrolled the frontcourt for
Los Angeles Times5 min read
Celebration Of Democracy Clouded By Fear On Eve Of Inauguration
WASHINGTON — When Lisa Benton-Short biked to work, before the coronavirus forced her to teach from home, she always tried to cross the National Mall near the Washington Monument. The path curves upward toward the base of the obelisk, and at the cres
Los Angeles Times4 min readMedical
California Hurtles Toward 3 Million Coronavirus Cases
LOS ANGELES — California is on the precipice of passing 3 million total coronavirus cases — a mind-boggling milestone that will arrive amid both promising signs that the pandemic has plateaued following a monthslong surge, as well as fresh concerns t
Los Angeles Times6 min readAmerican Government
In Lowest Moment Of Trump's Presidency, Millions Stick By Him
TUCSON, Ariz. – After four years of President Trump, Betsy Smith has no trouble reciting many of his faults. "He's inartful. He has a big personality. He uses the wrong words. He makes people angry," said Smith, who worked for 29 years as a police of
Los Angeles Times6 min readAmerican Government
While Facebook Banned Trump, Other Leaders Often Go Unpunished
SINGAPORE – A political leader uses social media to spread misinformation and hate. Followers are spurred to violence. People are killed. It is a toxic brew that has surfaced repeatedly across the world — in Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines
Los Angeles Times3 min read
How Fast Do You Cancel Streaming Services? It's Problem For Hollywood
Say you sign up for HBO Max to watch "The Flight Attendant." The eight-episode season concludes, and you browse for your next binge-viewing fix. Maybe you turn on "Wonder Woman 1984" or rewatch "The Sopranos." How long before you go to your Apple dev
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Hundreds In Publishing Sign Letter Objecting To Book Deals For The Trump Administration
More than 250 authors, editors, agents, professors and others in the American literary community signed an open letter last week opposing any publisher that signs book deals with President Donald Trump or members of his administration. Former DC Comi
Los Angeles Times3 min readBiology
Another New Coronavirus Variant Found Across California
LOS ANGELES — As the total number of coronavirus infections in California approaches 3 million, health officials said Sunday that a new strain — different from a highly contagious variant first identified in the United Kingdom — is popping up more fr
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Kings Blow Another Third-period Lead In Overtime Loss To Wild
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings fell in overtime for a second straight game to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night at Staples Center, losing 4-3 to open the season 0-0-2. Here are five takeaways from the season’s second game: —Another blown lead
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Clippers Still Rule In Kings’ Castle: Five Takeaways From Friday Night’s Victory
In a city where the Los Angeles Clippers have ruled for nearly a decade, there was no lost double-digit lead Friday, and no second-half suspense. A 33-8 run during a nine-minute stretch of the third quarter broke open a comfortable 138-100 Clippers v
Los Angeles Times3 min read
First-place UCLA Rallies To Beat Last-place Washington, Improves To 7-0 In Pac-12
LOS ANGELES — Tyger Campbell took the inbounds pass as a timeout was called, allowing the UCLA point guard to unleash his fury on a ball that he slammed to the court with both hands. The lifeless Bruins had just given up another layup to Washington,
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Shohei Ohtani Heads To Arbitration; Dylan Bundy And Andrew Heaney Reach Deals
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Two-way player Shohei Ohtani didn’t perform like the star the Angels had hoped would carry their rotation and lineup last year. He faltered at the plate. He wobbled on the mound. Playing in empty ballparks throughout the division, h
Los Angeles Times7 min readPolitics
Why Military, Law Enforcement Vets Joined Capitol Seige
An Air Force veteran from Southern California and ardent conspiracy theorist bent on war against the government. An Army psychological operations officer at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. A decorated, retired Air Force officer of 18 years from Texas who
Los Angeles Times5 min readMedical
Hardly Any Of Calif.'s Most Vulnerable Have Been Vaccinated Yet
LOS ANGELES — As public health officials scramble to clear a backlog of unused COVID-19 vaccine by opening the process to anyone 65 or older, new data shows they failed to quickly deliver shots to the vast majority of California's most vulnerable res
Los Angeles Times6 min readMedical
Can Bosses Make Their Workers Get Vaccine If They Don't Want To?
Most of the faculty at a southern Minnesota high school can't wait to get the shots that will protect them against COVID-19. But an instructor who teaches business classes said he's not ready to take it, and he fears that his refusal to get vaccinate
Los Angeles Times3 min read
UCLA Blows Out Washington State To Stay Unbeaten In Pac-12
LOS ANGELES — Mick Cronin had envisioned this for a while now, an efficient UCLA offense being supercharged by some of his struggling shooters all making a high percentage of baskets in the same game. The Bruins fully enjoyed that scenario Thursday a
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Disneyland Is Scrapping Its Annual Pass Program
The Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, closed for nearly a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are ending their annual pass program as we know it. The popular multi-tiered ticketing system, which shifted the culture of the two
Los Angeles Times3 min readAmerican Government
Late-night Hosts Joke Trump Impeachment 'Sequel' Was 'Worse Than The Original'
Everything was just peachy on the late-night TV circuit after Donald Trump was impeached for the second time during his presidential tenure. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives delivered the most bipartisan impeachment in United States history
Los Angeles Times6 min readMedical
1 In 3 LA Residents Have Been Infected By Virus, New Estimate Shows
LOS ANGELES – One in three Los Angeles County residents have been infected with the coronavirus, according to new estimates by county scientists, an astonishing sign of how rapidly the virus is spreading in the hard-hit region. The estimate, based on
Los Angeles Times4 min readNature
Global Warming: 2020 Ties 2016 As Hottest Year On Record
Global warming pushed temperatures to near-record levels in 2020, in effect tying 2016 as the hottest year on record, according to data released Thursday by U.S. science agencies. Last year’s average global surface temperature was 2.2 degrees Fahrenh
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