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Angels Snap Rangers' Win Streak, 3-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jared Walsh nestled a 203-foot pop-up between Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus and left fielder Hunter Pence for a pinch-hit run-scoring single in the ninth inning Saturday night, capping a two-run rally that gave the Angels a 3-2 walk-
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
102-year-old Woman's Eviction Threat Sparks Investigation, Support From Schwarzenegger
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County is investigating whether an eviction notice sent to a 102-year-old woman at her longtime home in Ladera Heights violated temporary renter protections approved by lawmakers last year. Thelma Smith, 102, has rented in a
Los Angeles Times2 min readSociety
Stan Lee's Ex-business Manager Arrested In Arizona On Suspicion Of Elder Abuse
LOS ANGELES - Comics legend Stan Lee's former business manager was arrested Saturday in Arizona, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed. Keya Morgan, 43, is charged with five counts of elder abuse involving the late comics mastermind, includ
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Raptors Beat Bucks To Advance To NBA Finals For First Time
TORONTO - Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors into the NBA Finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. The Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in si
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Hyun-Jin Ryu Continues To Dominate And Dodgers Power Their Way Past Pirates
PITTSBURGH - The streak ended at 9:34 p.m. local time Saturday, 6:34 p.m. for those on the West Coast, at PNC Park after a rain delay of one hour and 48 minutes and a flawless first inning, on a mistake beyond Hyun-Jin Ryu's control. Josh Bell's lead
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' And Mati Diop's 'Atlantics' Make History At Cannes
CANNES, France - History was made and history repeated itself, albeit with a wicked twist, when Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite" won the Festival de Cannes' Palme d'Or on Saturday night. Bong, whose most recent films were "Okja" and "Snowpiercer," is the fi
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David Freese And Dodgers Rock Pirates Opener In 10-2 Win
PITTSBURGH - The Dodgers unveiled their starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday at around 3:45 p.m. local time. They were facing an opener for the third straight game so it was different than their usual configurations. Most notably, 26
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Kawhi Leonard Has Raptors On Brink Of NBA Finals With A Historic Postseason Run
MILWAUKEE - Early in his NBA career, after his once-creaky jumper had been rebuilt but before he'd become a bonafide superstar, Kawhi Leonard was just one part of a team that will be widely celebrated in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Los Angeles Times3 min readSociety
San Francisco Police Chief Reverses On Raid Of Journalist's Home And Apologizes
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott apologized Friday for his officers' raid of a journalist's home to identify a confidential source, and said he was referring his department's investigation into the leak of a report on public defender Jeff Adachi
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Even Trout Zones Out As Rangers Beat Angels, 4-3
ANAHEIM, Calif. - It had been more than two years since Drew Smyly won a big league game, the Texas Rangers pitcher missing the 2017 and 2018 seasons because of Tommy John surgery and going winless with a 6.51 earned-run average in his first eight ga
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Helene Elliott: WNBA At 23 Has Labor Issues, But Also A New Boss And A Plan To Stand Alone
LOS ANGELES - Terri Jackson remembers being confused as she got off the train on the way to see her first New York Liberty game. She had plugged the address of the Westchester County Center into her phone but saw nothing to indicate a WNBA arena was
Los Angeles Times6 min readPolitics
For Tripoli Residents, Snatches Of Normality In A Life Disrupted
TRIPOLI, Libya - It's Ramadan in Tripoli, and come midnight the streets around the Kabir public garden are a melee of bumper-to-bumper traffic. In the park, families hold post-fasting picnics, as teenagers roam in energetic clumps amid a panoply of k
Los Angeles Times2 min readPolitics
Trump Lands In Japan For First State Visit To New Emperor Naruhito
TOKYO - President Donald Trump landed in Tokyo on Saturday, the first of two trips here in coming weeks, on a largely ceremonial visit that marks a high point in Japan's efforts to woo the unpredictable American leader. The three-day state visit by t
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Even If California Spends Millions More On Homelessness, Here's Why Few Will Notice
LOS ANGELES - In a few weeks, Los Angeles is expected to report an increase in homelessness - the latest in a string of similarly dire reports from cities and counties across California. The pressure is on to find ways to get more people indoors quic
Los Angeles Times6 min readPolitics
Abortion Debate Sparks Women's Activism And Jumps To The Head Of 2020 Campaign Agenda
WASHINGTON - After Alabama's governor signed a near-total ban on abortion into law last week, a surge of women interested in running for office contacted EMILY's List, a political group that supports abortion rights. The Virginia Democratic Party saw
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
As He Faked Students' Resumes, Rick Singer Appears To Have Fudged His Credentials Too
LOS ANGELES - William "Rick" Singer was well into orchestrating an elaborate bribery and cheating scheme to slip his clients' children into elite colleges when he sat down for a deposition in Washington, D.C., in 2016. Asked why he should be consider
Los Angeles Times7 min read
Secret USC Records Reveal Dire Warnings About Gynecologist Accused Of Abusing Students
LOS ANGELES - Confidential records released this week show decades of warnings to the University of Southern California about Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime campus gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students. The documents span th
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Maryland And Florida Not Going Along With New Horse Racing Regulations In California
LOS ANGELES - As the most tumultuous meeting in Santa Anita's 85-year history creeps toward its close June 23, the one constant the past few months has been change, be it how trainers do their job, how horses do their work or how many days a week rac
Los Angeles Times4 min readTech
Doctored Video Of Nancy Pelosi Shows Social Media Giants Ill-prepared For 2020
Hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed a conference Wednesday, a distorted video of the California Democrat's conversation began spreading across the internet. The manipulated clip, slowed to make Pelosi sound as if she were slurring her wo
Los Angeles Times5 min read
Brexit-battered May Resigns; Battle To Replace Her Begins
LONDON - When Theresa May became Britain's prime minister in July 2016, only the second woman to hold the post, the vicar's daughter-turned-politician inaugurated her tenure with the brisk declaration: "Brexit means Brexit." Few political catchphrase
Los Angeles Times2 min readPolitics
Federal Judge In California Halts Trump's Plan To Build Parts Of Border Wall
LOS ANGELES - A California judge Friday granted a preliminary injunction sought by the Sierra Club and two other advocacy groups that sued to block construction of President Donald Trump's border wall. The groups had claimed that the Trump administra
Los Angeles Times2 min readSociety
Ashley Judd Not Interested In Weinstein Settlement, Says She Plans To See Him In Court
NEW YORK - The tentative $44 million settlement involving Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct allegations won't drop the curtain on all lawsuits filed against the movie mogul, some of his accusers said Friday. Ashley Judd, the first A-list actress t
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Jasmine Won't Go 'Speechless' In New 'Aladdin' Song. But Is It 'Let It Go'?
Princess Jasmine sang only one song in Disney's 1992 animated version of "Aladdin." And it was a duet. Sure, it was "A Whole New World," arguably the film's most famous song. But it wasn't her own. Now the headstrong princess has a lot more to say -
Los Angeles Times5 min read
How The 'Aladdin' Remake Redefines A Disney Princess With Naomi Scott's Jasmine
LOS ANGELES - Growing up in England, Naomi Scott, like so many other young girls, fell in love at an early age with Disney's animated heroines - particularly Mulan, Pocahontas and Jasmine from "Aladdin." But while those three are officially part of D
Los Angeles Times7 min read
In Netflix's 'The Perfection,' Allison Williams And Logan Browning Are Destined For Greatness
(Warning: The following article contains minor plot spoilers for the Netflix thriller "The Perfection." You'll see another warning before discussion of the film's last act.) In order to portray a pair of musical prodigies for Richard Shepard's psycho
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
With Anti-American Movies And Memories Of The Long March, China Digs In For A Struggle Bigger Than The Trade War
BEIJING - The 10-minute segment that ran on Chinese state television this week showed cadet trainees of the People's Liberation Army scrambling over towering walls, dragging enormous tires, crawling through mud and shouting motivational slogans as Pr
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Amy Sedaris Channels Her Vintage Aesthetic In Her Trump-free Analog Show 'At Home'
NEW YORK - Amy Sedaris' apartment, tucked away on a quiet block in Greenwich Village, is a riot of flea-market whimsy, decorated with paintings of her pet bunny rabbits, paper-flower garlands and a lamp made of hair color samples. The cheerful maxima
Los Angeles Times6 min read
Homeless Artist Wants To 'Be The Light' On LA's Skid Row
LOS ANGELES - He keeps his spray paint cans in an old cooler. His acrylic paints and chalk are stashed in a cracked milk crate. They are piled under a blue tarp beside two large dog kennels. A pair of well-trained pit bulls, Big Ugly and Space Ghost,
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Trump Returns To Japan For A Visit Heavy On Sumo And Symbolism
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump leaves Friday for his second trip to Japan - with a return visit planned next month - as both governments seek to repair an alliance that has seen cracks in the last two years. The three-day visit will feature seve
Los Angeles Times7 min read
An Iranian Refugee's Dream Finally Comes True. But He Can't Stop Thinking About Those He Left Behind
KENT, Wash. - Sirvan Moradi doesn't feel right. He knows he should be relieved to be in America. He knows he should be grateful to have escaped Iran, where his family was under threat for following a faith the government calls a "false cult." He know
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