Los Angeles Times5 min readScience
Editorial: Climate Change Is Already Here. 2020 Could Be Your Last Chance To Stop An Apocalypse
Note: This is Part 1 of a three-part series on climate change. ___ The world is drifting steadily toward a climate catastrophe. For many of us, that's been clear for a few years or maybe a decade or even a few decades. But others have known that a re
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Middle America May Not Get Late-night Newcomer Lilly Singh. They Can Deal With It
LOS ANGELES - When YouTube superstar Lilly Singh decided to join NBC's late-night block - in the sleepless 1:35 a.m. slot previously held by Carson Daly - she kept the secret for months. She didn't tell friends; she didn't tell family. They learned a
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Editorial: Surviving Climate Change Means An End To Burning Fossil Fuels. Prepare Yourself For Sacrifices
Note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series on climate change. ___ The evidence, the expert advice, common sense - they all point to a single unavoidable conclusion: Humankind has dragged its feet for so long on the looming crisis of climate change t
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Runaway Emu Leads CHP On 30-minute Highway Pursuit
LOS ANGELES - A fugitive emu led California Highway Patrol officers on a brief pursuit before being taken into custody Friday. The southbound runaway was apprehended after a 30-minute chase along California 99 and taken to the Madera County Animal Se
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Tight Race And High Stakes For Israel's Netanyahu In Tuesday's Vote
JERUSALEM - For the second time in five months, Israelis went to the polls Tuesday for a national election that pits the country's longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, against a former military chief, Benny Gantz. In unprecedented do-o
Los Angeles Times6 min read
What 'Jojo Rabbit' Toronto Film Festival Award Means For Oscar Season
The buzz from the fall film festivals - Venice, Telluride and the just-wrapped Toronto - sometimes ends the Oscar best picture race even before the for-your-consideration billboards go up along Sunset Boulevard. When audience members clapped in uniso
Los Angeles Times4 min readTech
Did Your Rented E-scooter Suddenly Shut Down? Blame The Invisible Geofence
LOS ANGELES - Like scores of tourists who zip through Santa Monica on e-scooters every day, 21-year-old Elliot Stephenson had no idea there was a fence around the pier until he hit it. "I was cruising down the hill and lost power," the bewildered vis
Los Angeles Times6 min read
Best Of The 2019 Toronto Film Festival: There Was 'Parasite' And There Was Everything Else
TORONTO - The Telluride and Venice film festivals have ended and Toronto is winding down. Times film critic Justin Chang and entertainment columnist Glenn Whipp took a break between a few last-minute screenings north of the border to share their earl
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Powerhouse Agency Owner Endeavor Appears Set To Raise $600 Million In IPO
After much anticipation, Endeavor Group Holdings Inc., owner of the powerful WME talent agency, appears set for an initial public offering this fall, with a valuation of $8 billion. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissi
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Chargers Hopeful Adrian Phillips' Broken Arm Won't Keep Him Out All Season
LOS ANGELES - Anthony Lynn labeled his versatility "huge," likened his presence to being "a coach on the field" and called him "the captain of that secondary." The Los Angeles Chargers lost all that Sunday when safety Adrian Phillips suffered a broke
Los Angeles Times4 min read
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Takes Executive Action On Vaping And E-cigarettes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a crackdown on illicit e-cigarettes on Monday and plans to launch a state-sponsored public awareness campaign about the dangers of the devices amid a nationwide outbreak of serious lung illn
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Dodgers Closer Kenley Jansen's Two Clean Outings In A Row Trigger Optimism
NEW YORK - Kenley Jansen, tucked in a corner inside the visitors' clubhouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Thursday night, expressed a blend of excitement and relief. Things were clicking. For real this time. He was positive of it. Minutes earlier
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Sam Farmer: Ben Roethlisberger And Drew Brees Injuries Create Nightmares For Steelers And Saints
Most NFL teams would give their right arm for Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger or New Orleans' Drew Brees. Problem is, the talented right arms of Roethlisberger and Brees are out of service. Roethlisberger, 37, needs surgery on his right elbow that wi
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Trump Is Vague On Los Angeles Visit, Homeless Proposal
LOS ANGELES - President Donald Trump is set to arrive in California on Tuesday with little clarity over his plans to address the state's homeless crisis and growing doubts about how much the federal government could actually do to change conditions o
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Chris Erskine: In A Year Of Trauma, Finally Some Laughter And Tears Of Joy
My son's laugh makes me laugh. Lately, he's into these Bob Menery Instagram posts, audacious takes on sports in the language of a locker room. His late mother would never approve. But a huge laugh is a huge laugh - better than aspirin or Valium or Sc
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Commentary: Dianne Feinstein: The Senate Should Get To Vote On High-capacity Magazine Ban
In the early morning hours of Aug. 4, outside a crowded bar in Dayton, Ohio, a gunman fired at least 41 rounds in 32 seconds, striking 26 people. Nine of those victims died in the shooting. The gunman was able to fire so many rounds so quickly becaus
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Commentary: Finding Inspiration In An Anti-Nazi Resistance Group
As a historian of the Third Reich, I have found the comparisons made with increasing frequency between Trump's America and Nazi Germany deeply disturbing. Even subtracting the Holocaust from the equation, it's obvious that the Nazi dictatorship and A
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Gov. Gavin Newsom Defends His Actions On New California Vaccine Laws
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Gov. Gavin Newsom defended his actions on the newly enacted vaccine law Monday, downplaying questions about why he demanded additional changes to the contentious legislation after agreeing to sign it. Newsom said he "f
Los Angeles Times4 min readScience
Editorial: Wealthy Countries Are Responsible For Climate Change, But It's The Poor Who Will Suffer Most
Note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series on climate change. ___ Although the richest, most developed countries in the world are overwhelmingly to blame for the catastrophe of global climate change, they are not the ones who will suffer the most fr
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Halo Top Ice Cream Company Is Sold To Blue Bunny's Owner
LOS ANGELES - Two years after it became America's bestselling grocery store pint, Halo Top ice cream brand is being sold to one of the nation's biggest frozen treat companies, Wells Enterprises Inc. Wells Enterprises, based in Le Mars, Iowa, has sign
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 Times5 min readPolitics
Trump Says 'No Rush' To Respond To Attacks On Saudi Oil Facilities
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Monday that it appears Iran was behind air attacks on two major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but he emphasized that he wants to avoid a new Middle East war even as he stressed that the U.S. military is ready
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
Los Angeles Times2 min read
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
Los Angeles Times3 min read
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 Times2 min read
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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