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Price, Red Sox Bounce Back, Beat Astros 7-5, Tie ALCS 1-1
BOSTON - Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch sat on a dais in front of a sparse crowd of reporters on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park and called Boston Red Sox slugger Mookie Betts a ticking time bomb. Betts, the presumptive American League most valuab
Los Angeles Times3 min read
US, Canada To Play In CONCACAF Women's Championship Final After Producing Semifinal Routs
FRISCO, Texas - The CONCACAF Women's Championship will end Wednesday exactly as everyone knew it would when the tournament kicked off 10 days ago - with the U.S. playing Canada. Both easily won their semifinal games Sunday, with Canada blasting Panam
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Travel Dilemmas: Tax Law Can Trip Up Your Trip
If you have problems with unpaid taxes and the Internal Revenue Service is involved, you have troubles enough, so no need to pile on. But if you're thinking of taking a vacation to regroup or you need to travel abroad for business, your woes may not
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Power-play Drought Continues For Kings In 5-1 Loss To Senators
OTTAWA, Ontario - A redux near the Rideau Canal materialized in the opening minutes. Adrian Kempe rang a shot off the post at Canadian Tire Centre just after puck drop and looked like he was going to follow up his brilliant, two-goal performance here
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Bruins Take First Winning Step For Kelly
BERKELEY, Calif. - Defensive lineman Atonio Mafi pointed toward the throng of blue and smiled. Kicker J.J. Molson flapped his arms, urging everyone to sustain the decibel level. Tight end Caleb Wilson flung his white gloves to a fan perched above a r
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Astros Off To Flying Start With 7-2 Win Over Sale, Red Sox
BOSTON - Long before being ejected in the fifth inning for arguing a called strike, Boston Red Sox's first-year manager Alex Cora had a different problem to solve Saturday night at Fenway Park. He'd tabbed ace Chris Sale to start Game 1 of the Americ
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Verlander Outpitches Sale In Astros' Win Over Red Sox
BOSTON - Long before being ejected in the fifth inning for arguing a called strike, Boston Red Sox's first-year manager Alex Cora had a different problem to solve Saturday night at Fenway Park. He'd tabbed ace Chris Sale to start Game 1 of the Americ
Los Angeles Times6 min read
Eastern Conference Is Going Green
Dan Woike looks at how the Eastern Conference teams stack up (with predicted order of finish) 1. BOSTON CELTICS 2017-18: 55-27, second Coming: F-C Robert Williams III (draft). Going: N/A. The Celtics made the conference finals and went toe-to-toe wit
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Best-sellers
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: ___ Fiction 1."Lethal White," by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland Books: $29) Private eye Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott undertake a case that stretches f
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
No Matter How Californians Vote On Daylight Saving Time, Ballot Proposition Promises To Do Nothing
Two days before Californians vote next month, as clocks and watches will be reset, the central question of Proposition 7 will be clear: Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't have to change the time twice a year? Maybe the end of daylight saving time on No
Los Angeles Times3 min read
USC Hopes Colorado Matchup Is The Start Of A Run That Leads To Pac-12 Title Game
LOS ANGELES_Thursday night, the USC athletic department's official Twitter account attempted to set the stage for the weekend: "Coming out of the bye," @USC - Athletics said, "the Trojans have 7 games remaining this season, starting with Saturday's s
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Rams' Receivers Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp Expect To Play Against Denver Broncos
LOS ANGELES_Late in the first half of last week's game at Seattle, Los Angeles Rams receiver Brandin Cooks lay prone on the turf at CenturyLink Field after catching a pass and absorbing a violent hit. A few plays later, receiver Cooper Kupp's head hi
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Maldonado Won't Mind Trading In A Halo For A Ring
BOSTON - If he ever felt any apprehension joining the Houston Astros in the middle of a postseason run as he did this summer, former Angels catcher Martin Maldonado long ago dispelled it. He said on Friday evening at Fenway Park, where the Astros and
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Lakers Take Final Preseason Game Over Warriors As Starters Rest
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Maybe the equilibrium of the state of California depends on it, but the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors are typically at opposite ends of the NBA spectrum. When the Lakers had championship caliber teams, the Warriors w
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Walmart Agrees To Pay $65 Million To Settle Lawsuit Over Seating For California Cashiers
About 100,000 current and former Walmart cashiers in California might soon be eligible to receive slices of a $65-million settlement that the retailer has agreed to pay after being accused of failing to provide suitable seating for workers who want i
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Chiefs Get The Nod Over Patriots
The Los Angeles Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 9-6 (.600); season 45-31-2 (.592). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record ag
Los Angeles Times2 min readTech
Former NASA Contractor Hacked Into Women's Accounts, Threatened To Publish Their Nude Photos
LOS ANGELES - Richard Gregory Bauer didn't hide his identity when he gathered information to hack into the email and social media accounts of his female friends, family members and co-workers. In some cases, the U.S. attorney's office said, he told t
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Phillips Likes Broncos, But He's A Ram Now
LOS ANGELES_While overseeing one of the best defenses in NFL history, Wade Phillips won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos during the 2015 season. So the Los Angeles Rams' defensive coordinator has a soft spot for Broncos players such as linebacker
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Shutout Is Just A Call Away For Kings
MONTREAL - Even in the most depressing times of his career, Jack Campbell reserved a space in the back of his mind for nights like this. When he put his game under a microscope in Texas and Idaho it was difficult to see much light, but Campbell never
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Teacher Who Recounted Trump Aide Eating Glue As A Child Is Suspended
LOS ANGELES_A teacher who recounted how a senior aide to President Donald Trump ate glue as a third-grader is in trouble with her employers. The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has placed veteran teacher Nikki Fiske on "home assignment" w
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Robin Abcarian: Sexual Assault: How Much Has Really Changed?
On Thursday morning, Karen Pomer and I returned to Virginia Avenue in Santa Monica, a place that held many traumatic memories for her. It was on this block in October 1995 that Karen was raped in her car by a man who had abducted her at gunpoint as s
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Commentary: Don't Worry, All Is Not Lost. State And Local Activists Are Fixing Our Elections
Despair appears to be the common mood of the day. Everything is terrible. U.S. democratic norms have devolved so much that it seems impossible to know how to recover. Our political outcomes don't consistently reflect our true aspirations. Yes, the wh
Los Angeles Times4 min readScience
Commentary: Climate Politicking Isn't Working. We Need Climate Civil Disobedience
The small town of Bagley, Minn., looked set to be the scene for one of the nation's most interesting airings of the climate controversy this week. Three people went on trial there on Monday for shutting down a pipeline from Canada's tar sands in 2016
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Kesler Scores In Return But Ducks Fall
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Kesler hacked at the bouncing puck, and then he hacked some more. He hung around the net in his season debut and kept chopping until the puck popped past Antti Ranta, the first goal of the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 shootout loss to th
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Michael Hiltzik: The Plummeting Dow Teaches Trump About The Folly Of Bragging On A Stock Market Rise
President Trump may have been unaware of this, but there's a reason that smart presidents steer clear of boasting about stock market returns during their tenures: It's because the stock market has a way of biting braggarts in their most tender spots.
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Fyre Festival Promoter Sentenced To Six Years In Prison
A federal judge in Manhattan has sentenced Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland to six years in prison on multiple counts of fraud in connection to the event, which promised music and opulence but instead went viral over its sensational collapse. "T
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Jets Power Past Kings Despite Kovalchuk's First L.A. Goal
WINNIPEG - The game started out with the beaming smile from a 35-year-old who celebrated his 418th career goal like it was his first. Ilya Kovalchuk's face lit up as Drew Doughty and teammates joined him in the corner for Kovalchuk's first goal with
Los Angeles Times6 min read
Movie Guide: Capsule Listings
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Michael Hiltzik: Trump's USA Today Op-ed On Medicare Is Full Of Lies — But Does Anyone Really Believe He Wrote It Himself?
USA Today gave President Trump a big gift Wednesday by publishing a largely fact-free attack on the "Medicare for all" plan promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), disguised as an op-ed written by Trump himself. In strictly factual terms, the op-ed
Los Angeles Times3 min readSociety
Justice Department Approves $69-billion Merger Between CVS Health And Aetna
CVS Health Corp.'s plan to buy Aetna Inc. for $69 billion was cleared by U.S. antitrust regulators Wednesday, paving the way for the nation's largest pharmacy chain to acquire one of the largest healthcare insurers. The deal was approved because Aetn
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