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It's A Feel-good Night For The Lakers, From The Biggest To The Youngest
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - LeBron James had finished playing for the night when the crowd began to stir near the Los Angeles Lakers bench. Here, as in every arena, there were plenty of fans wearing his jersey. One woman in particular caught James' eye. Her nam
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Clippers Torched By Heat In Dismal Fourth Quarter
LOS ANGELES_The Los Angeles Clippers were outscored 30-8 in the fourth quarter and also lost coach Doc Rivers to an ejection during a 121-98 loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday night. The cheers from Heat fans began in the first quarter, when Dwyane W
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Manuel Makes Boxing History, Then Wins
LOS ANGELES_An emotional six-year journey proved worth every step for Patricio Manuel on Saturday when he climbed into the ring at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio to become the first transgender male boxer in U.S. history. Twelve minutes l
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Wilkes Makes Soothing, Winning Basket As Bruins Rally Past Irish
LOS ANGELES_Kris Wilkes was already hobbled with calf cramps when he rose for the three-point shot that could ease his pain. The ball had barely sunk through the net when Wilkes limped into the backcourt and slid to the court, the UCLA small forward
Los Angeles Times1 min read
Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: ___ Nonfiction 1."Becoming," by Michelle Obama (Crown: $32.35) The former first lady recounts her childhood in Chicago, meeting Barack and their years in
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In Leslie Moonves Sex Scandal At CBS, Portrait Emerges Of A Culture Of Fear, Entitlement — And Little Accountability
LOS ANGELES - Leslie Moonves was a television great. CBS Corp.'s former chief executive turned a moribund network into America's most-watched. He had a knack for picking hit shows, creating stars out of nobodies and making millions of dollars for inv
Los Angeles Times5 min read
The Stock Market's Severe Drop Could Be An Ominous Sign
Last week, it felt like the bottom dropped out of the stock market. The blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average fell 4.5 percent for the week, ending with a 559-point rout Friday that left the index in negative territory for the year. The benchmark St
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Pilots Of Fatal Lion Air Flight May Have Been Befuddled By Safety System Designed To Prevent Fatal Errors
Moments after taking off from Jakarta, the pilots flying Lion Air 610 realized they were losing control of their 737 Max jetliner, the newest, most fuel-efficient and most automated model of Boeing's mainstay aircraft. The jetliner's nose unexpectedl
Los Angeles Times5 min readSociety
Inspired By Mandela And King, Kenyan Group Helps Deliver Water And Fight Poverty In Slums
When Kennedy Odede was a teenager in Kenya living in the streets of Kibera, one of the world's biggest slums with tens of thousands of people struggling to survive, he got tired of feeling hopeless and angry over the inequality between the privileged
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
The Archaic Way California Reports Election Night Results Fuels Suspicions Of Fraud, Critics Charge
The morning after the Nov. 6 congressional midterm election in California, state, county and media websites reported that 100 percent of precincts had turned in their results. It was highly misleading: The final tally, released Friday, showed that a
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Kings' Youngsters Spark Rare Offensive Breakout
LOS ANGELES_The pure joy and emotional release from the Kings took on several forms. Nikita Scherbak knelt down to give a big fist pump. Matt Luff stood straight up and quickly jabbed the air with his fist. Jeff Carter's gap-toothed smile made for a
Los Angeles Times6 min readPolitics
After Years Of Election Fraud Complaints In Rural North Carolina, A Congressional Vote Dissolves Into Scandal
ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. - In the run-up to the Nov. 6 general election, North Carolina officials were so concerned about ballot fraud in Bladen County that they sent letters to every voter who requested a mail-in absentee ballot, warning them not to hand
Los Angeles Times6 min readPolitics
Chief Of Staff Kelly Leaving White House At End Of The Year, Trump Says
WASHINGTON - John F. Kelly, the retired four-star Marine general who became President Donald Trump's second chief of staff, will be leaving that post by month's end after struggling for a year and a half to bring order to a White House beset by chaos
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Bears' Trubisky Takes The Same Path As Goff
CHICAGO - They are represented by the same agency, so during the offseason quarterbacks Jared Goff and Mitch Trubisky shared a house for about a month while training in Newport Beach. Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, was coming off a Pro Bowl
Los Angeles Times5 min readSociety
Ex-Trump Lawyer Cohen Reveals New Russian Outreach In 2016 Campaign
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump secretly authorized his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to try to arrange a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in New York just three months after Trump had announced his White House bid, according to new disclosure
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Dylan Hernandez: A Class Act Joins A Class Organization
LOS ANGELES_Are you running the triangle offense? As his on-stage companions laughed, Derek Fisher started to answer. "That's a good question," he said, smiling. "I'm not going to tell everybody what we'll be doing before we see us." Fisher paused to
Los Angeles Times1 min read
Lakers Give Up 44 Points During Fourth Quarter In 133-120 Loss To Spurs
SAN ANTONIO - Before the Lakers played the San Antonio Spurs for the second time this week, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich expressed gratitude that he wouldn't have to face LeBron James again during the regular season. The Lakers might be just as happy n
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Bill Plaschke: Steve Alford Has The Team And Tools To Lead UCLA On A Longer Run And Save His Job
LOS ANGELES_The memory is still there. "Like it's yesterday," says Kris Wilkes. The snow falling outside the University of Dayton Arena. The quiet chill building inside the UCLA basketball team. The rage of St. Bonaventure. The resignation of the Bru
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Nothing's Holding Talib Back This Week
LOS ANGELES_After playing only one half in his return from an ankle injury, Aqib Talib aims to go the distance. The Los Angeles Rams cornerback intends to be on the field for every important defensive snap Sunday night against the Chicago Bears at So
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Spurs Use Big Fourth Quarter To Stop LeBron, Lakers
SAN ANTONIO - At some point in the second half of the Los Angeles Lakers' game here Friday night, part of the ceiling in the visitors' locker room at the AT&T Center caved in from the pressure of a leak caused by the day's persistent rain. The ceilin
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Wayward Ducks Need To Find Their Identity
ANAHEIM, Calif._The Ducks are more than 30 games into the season and still haven't developed an identity, at least in the mind of coach Randy Carlyle. He has a vision of what he wants their trademark style to be. "Blue-collar hockey. Good defensively
Los Angeles Times6 min readPolitics
Trump Administration Presses For Peace Deal In Afghanistan By April, But Prospects Appear Dim
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is pressing to open peace talks with insurgents in Afghanistan by April, a timetable driven by the president's mounting impatience with the stalemated 17-year-old war. The short-term goal, current and former offi
Los Angeles Times3 min readScience
Residents Fear Losing Capistrano Beach As Storms Chip Away At Their 'Piece Of Paradise'
DANA POINT, Calif. - Walking along a battered stretch of her beloved beach, Sandie Iverson ticked off the destruction from recent storms. The boardwalk and a seawall collapsed. Palm trees were ripped from their roots. As winter rains alight on Southe
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
John Kelly, Hired To Bring Order To White House, To Leave As Trump's Chief Of Staff
WASHINGTON - John Kelly, the retired four-star Marine general who became President Donald Trump's second chief of staff, will leave that post by the end of the month after struggling for a year and a half to bring order to a White House beset by chao
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Chilean Prosecutors Look At Rural Catholic Diocese For Evidence In Abuse Case
SANTIAGO, Chile - The offices of the Roman Catholic diocese in Chillan, a small agricultural city in southern Chile, recently had some unusual and unexpected visitors: Chilean prosecutor Emiliano Arias and 10 armed police officers. Arias walked brisk
Los Angeles Times2 min readSociety
CHP Officer's Bullet Killed Sheriff's Deputy Who Responded To Thousand Oaks Bar Shooting, Authorities Say
LOS ANGELES - The fatal bullet that struck Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus during a chaotic shooting scene inside Borderline Bar and Grill in November was fired from a California Highway Patrol officer's rifle, authorities said Friday. Helus
Los Angeles Times2 min read
Harvey Weinstein Tries New Tack To Get Rape Charges Dropped
In his latest attempt to undercut the criminal prosecution against him, Harvey Weinstein through his attorney sent a letter to the judge in the case Friday alleging that a woman he is charged with raping attended a movie screening with him and her fr
Los Angeles Times6 min read
Pat Manuel Will Make History As First Transgender Male To Fight Professionally In US
LOS ANGELES - When Patricio Manuel steps through the ropes and into the boxing ring just after 6 p.m. Saturday, few in the crowd at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio will know what a long and torturous trek he made to get there. They won't k
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Heisman Race Might Be Closer Than First Thought
It is a pass that Kyler Murray figures he has thrown "a million times." "Something we work on every day," he says. So when the Oklahoma quarterback saw his tight end covered one-on-one by a safety, he took a three-step drop and lofted a perfect strik
Los Angeles Times6 min read
Group Uses Caravans To Shine Light On The Plight Of Migrants — But Has That Backfired?
TIJUANA, Mexico - As a cold rain fell in Tijuana, a group of Central Americans faced off with Mexican police sent to block them from launching a hunger strike near the U.S. border. Leading the migrants were activists from the group Pueblo Sin Fronter
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