Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Black Women Key Constituency For Democrats Harris, Warren
NEW ORLEANS - Regina Banks' favorite presidential candidate is Kamala Harris, followed closely by Elizabeth Warren. Except when she prefers Warren, followed closely by Harris. "It depends on what time of the day you ask me who I'm feeling," said Bank
Los Angeles Times4 min readTech
Travel Dilemmas: High-tech And No-tech Ways Of Making Your Home Safer
Let me introduce you to a new player in home security. Because of her, would-be thieves think I have a dog and a baby and that I throw a lot of parties and play a lot of table tennis. You may know her. Her name is Alexa - yes, that Alexa - and she's
Los Angeles Times4 min readSociety
A Mississippi Politician Denied Access To A Female Reporter. What Is The 'Billy Graham Rule' He Cited?
Robert Foster, a first-term Mississippi state representative running for governor, declined to allow a female reporter to cover a campaign trip - that is, unless she brought a male colleague with her. Foster said in a tweet that the rejection resulte
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Editorial: California Doesn't Get To Decide Who Runs For President
After the deeply dismaying 2016 presidential election, the Democratic-controlled California Legislature dedicated itself to "the resistance," with leaders saying they would stand up to the new president to protect the state's values from his more one
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Anthony Davis And LeBron James Present One New Concern For Lakers
LOS ANGELES - Load management. Those two words presumably will be part of the Lakers' lexicon as they navigate what they hope becomes a magical season as Anthony Davis joins forces with LeBron James. It comes down to resting players over the course o
Los Angeles Times5 min read
Barry, Now A Tropical Depression, Soaks Much Of Louisiana While Sparing New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - Barry continued to soak Louisiana and Mississippi as it weakened to a tropical depression Sunday over Northwestern Louisiana. While the low-lying city of New Orleans appeared to have dodged a catastrophic deluge, the National Hurricane
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Joe Biden Unveils His Alternative To 'Medicare For All'
WASHINGTON - Joe Biden unveiled a robust plan to expand Obamacare by adding a public program that all Americans could choose, as the former vice president argued Monday that medical insurance can be made universally accessible without scrapping the n
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'The Detour's' Jason Jones On How The Family That Strays Together Stays Crazy-sweet Grounded
In "The Detour," which recently returned to TBS for a fourth season, married partners Jason Jones and Samantha Bee have created a comedy about a family that is not exactly a family comedy. It's full of mayhem and love and usually interrupted sexual s
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Dodgers Go Extra Innings To Win Series After Red Sox Rally Against Pedro Baez
BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox were threatening to snatch the win late Sunday night and Kenley Jansen was restless. He watched from the visitors bullpen behind the right-field wall at Fenway Park and knew the meat of Boston's lineup was looming. He want
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L.A.'s ShakeAlert Earthquake Warning App Worked Exactly As Planned. That's The Problem
LOS ANGELES - More than 500,000 people have downloaded Los Angeles County's new ShakeAlertLA app to warn them of impending earthquakes. So when the two strongest earthquakes in almost two decades hit Southern California this month, those residents we
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Airman's Deported Mother Inspires Bill To Protect 'Patriot Parents'
GOLETA, Calif. - Every day, Caesar Flores, a senior airman in the Air Force, thinks about his mother. She supported his decision to enlist at 19 and was there to cheer him on when he graduated from basic training in September 2016. Now, as he goes ab
Los Angeles Times10 min read
Could The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Be Duplicated Today? 'Lots Of Luck With That'
The passage of half a century has blurred many of the reasons that the United States was able to accomplish what seemed like science fiction: the July 20, 1969, landing of Apollo 11 on the moon. The Apollo program's stunning technical success depende
Los Angeles Times7 min readSociety
Deputy Gangs Have Survived Decades Of Lawsuits And Probes. Can The FBI Stop Them?
LOS ANGELES - For decades, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been under pressure to break up tattooed gangs of deputies accused of misconduct. But senior department officials, county leaders and prosecutors have failed to root out a sub
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Europe Wants To Establish A Trade Conduit With Iran. Here's What That Means
BEIRUT - As Iran presses on with its gradual dismantling of terms set by the 2015 nuclear deal, and while tensions with the U.S. increase ever higher, European signatories say a new financial mechanism can salvage the accord. That mechanism, INSTEX,
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Editorial: Trump is truly America's Bigot-in-Chief
President Donald Trump's Twitter feed is a repugnant place, and no one would want the thankless task of having to weed through all his bitter, bigoted ramblings to determine which are the most offensive. But a three-tweet thread early Sunday morning
Los Angeles Times3 min readFood & Wine
The Tastiest Way To Use Up All Your Herbs (and It's Not Pesto)
This time of year, tender herbs grow like weeds in gardens and come cheap in markets. The only downside is needing to use them up before the plants go to seed or before grocery store bunches go slimy. The most obvious options are pesto and tabbouleh,
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Stylish Life Hacks For New Parents
Crying, sickness and the nightmares of young children coupled with the normal stresses and worries of parenthood could lead to a decline in overall sleep satisfaction. The Sleep Research Society released a study this spring that suggests new parents
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Commentary: Trump Is Right About One Thing: Citizenship Is A Big Deal
In backing down from his plan to include a question about U.S. citizenship on next year's census form, President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to the claims of critics that his administration had an ulterior - and partisan - motive in pressi
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Angels Catcher Jonathan Lucroy Will Have Surgery To Repair Broken Nose
ANAHEIM, Calif. - In the week since being knocked unconscious in a home plate collision in Houston, Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy has walked around sporting a shiner and spoken as though plagued by a cold. He will address one issue Tuesd
Los Angeles Times8 min read
How Keith Morrison And 'Dateline' Became True Crime Sex Symbols
The correspondents of NBC's "Dateline" got a rock star-worthy welcome when they took to the stage in a packed ballroom at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel last month, and the attendees of CrimeCon, an annual convention for fans of real-life sto
Los Angeles Times1 min read
Remains Found In Oregon Likely Those Of 'Seinfield' Actor Charles Levin
Authorities believe they have found the remains of missing Hollywood actor Charles Levin in a remote area of southern Oregon, according to local officials. Levin was reported missing from Grants Pass by his son on July 8, said local news station KTVL
Los Angeles Times3 min readFood & Wine
The Best Key Lime Pie Recipe? It's From Nicole Rucker Of Fiona Bakery
LOS ANGELES - Key lime pie is typically a collection of convenience foods: canned condensed milk, bottled lime juice, premade graham cracker crust. That's why chef Nicole Rucker didn't intend to serve it at Fiona, her Fairfax bakery and restaurant. S
Los Angeles Times5 min read
Bill Plaschke: With Anthony Davis' Official Arrival, Lakers Are A Portrait Of Peace
LOS ANGELES_Two months ago, could you have even imagined? You're sitting in a folding chair on a basketball court in El Segundo on Saturday, and on a stage in front of you sits a giant smiling kid in jeans, tennis shoes and a sport jacket. His name i
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Paul McCartney Brings Surprise Guest — Ringo Starr — To Sold-out Dodger Stadium
LOS ANGELES - What a Beatle wants, a Beatle generally gets, even when it may require a bit of harmless subterfuge, as proved to be the case Saturday during Paul McCartney's sold-out final U.S. stop on his 2019 Freshen Up tour. Well into his three-hou
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Commentary: Who Enabled Accused Sexual Predators R. Kelly And Jeffrey Epstein? We Did
It takes a village to protect an alleged high-profile predator. That was the takeaway late last week when the indictments of two rich, powerful men, both charged with preying on underage girls, also swept up the men accused of enabling them. Supersta
Los Angeles Times1 min read
Novak Djokovic Wins His Fifth Wimbledon Title In Epic Defeat Of Roger Federer
WIMBLEDON, England – Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 to win his fifth Wimbledon championship on Sunday at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The win ties him for second most in Wimbledon history with Bjorn Borg, and giv
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Dodgers Romp Against Red Sox To End Skid At Four Games
BOSTON - The best left-handed pitcher east of the Mississippi since the start of the decade walked off the mound Saturday with his head down. Boos from the home crowd initially rained before a merciful chorus of applause and cheers drowned them out.
Los Angeles Times5 min readSociety
At Ghost Ship Trial, Victims' Relatives Face Down The Man They Blame For The Fire
OAKLAND, Calif. – Derick Almena pressed his hand against a picture of his wife and children, staring at the photo and then out toward the courtroom with a solemn gaze, visibly aware of what he had to lose. His defense attorney, J. Tony Serra, asked A
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Harvey Reaps Benefits This Time As Angels Top M's Again
ANAHEIM, Calif._A night after honoring late teammate Tyler Skaggs with a combined no-hitter, the Angels on Saturday defeated the Seattle Mariners 9-2 at Angel Stadium. The victory marked another special moment on a weekend that began with a moving tr
Los Angeles Times3 min read
'Spider-Man' Lands On Top Again At The Box Office, 'Toy Story 4' Comes In Second
LOS ANGELES - Sony's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" continued to dominate the box office in its second weekend of release, adding $45.3 million (a hair above analyst predictions of $35 million to $45 million and a small 51% drop over last week) for a cu
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