Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
US Housing Officials Withhold $80 Million From Los Angeles, Alleging Discrimination
LOS ANGELES - In an unwelcome turn for a city suffering from a homelessness crisis, federal housing officials said they have denied Los Angeles $80 million in funds, citing long-standing failures by local leaders to ensure that properties built with
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California Congresswoman Describes Tour Of Border Patrol Detention Center
As U.S. Customs and Border Protection faces growing criticism over migrant detention conditions, acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and dozens of members of Congress visited the agency's largest migrant detention facility Friday in Mc
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LAPD Investigates Claims Of Secret Recordings At Councilman Jose Huizar's Office
LOS ANGELES - An aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has been placed on leave amid a police investigation into possible illegal recordings made inside one of Huizar's offices, authorities said Saturday. Los Angles Police Department Capt.
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LZ Granderson: Sports Can't Be The Fantasy World We Use To Avoid Reality
LOS ANGELES - Before talking about Dan Le Batard's recent comments regarding ESPN's apolitical stance post-Jemele Hill, I first want to share a story about my friend Gwen Ifill, who passed away from cancer shortly after the 2016 election. The last ti
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Commentary: Trump Hopes That Fanning Divisions Will Keep Him In Office
No one could call President Donald Trump's race-baiting highly successful from a policy perspective. He has failed to deliver much funding or congressional support for his border wall, and immigrants continue to flow to the United States. The courts
Los Angeles Times2 min readPolitics
Los Angeles International Airport's Global Entry Enrollment Center Is Closed Because Staff Is At The Border
LOS ANGELES - The Global Entry enrollment center at the Los Angeles International Airport, designed to ease passage for travelers after an international flight, has closed its offices indefinitely to free Customs and Border Protection workers to work
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Puerto Ricans Press For Gov. Rossello's Resignation Ahead Of Major Protest Monday
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Alexa Padilla stood near the Puerto Rico governor's official residence, a historic 16th century structure known as La Fortaleza, on Saturday checking her phone for any word on whether Ricardo Rossello would resign. Nothing. "I
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Playoff Chase Is Taking A Wild Swing
LOS ANGELES_The absurdity of the National League wild-card race can be summed up in one sentence, which was not applicable as recently as a week ago: The San Francisco Giants are in it. Yes, the Giants. They have surged into contention through a comb
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L.A. Bullpen Still Weak Link, Blowing 6-0 Lead Before Beaty's Homer In Eighth Saves Day
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers would love to pry Felipe Vazquez from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Brad Hand from the Cleveland Indians or Will Smith from the San Francisco Giants before the July 31 trade deadline. Any of the three left-handed close
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Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: ___ Fiction 1."Where the Crawdads Sing," by Delia Owens (G.P Putnam's Sons: $26) A young woman living on her own in the coastal marshes of North Carolina
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CBS Stations Blacked Out For DirecTV Customers After Deal With AT&T Fails
Millions of DirecTV subscribers lost access to CBS programming late Friday after talks over a new distribution deal collapsed. CBS Corp. and AT&T Inc., which owns DirecTV, failed to reach an agreement by an 11 p.m. Pacific deadline. Without a contrac
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Judge Told Tesla To Release Evidence In Short Seller Trial. Instead, Tesla Dropped The Case
SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla claimed Randeep Hothi was a dangerous stalker who injured a security guard and endangered Tesla employees with his car. It asked a judge to slap Hothi with a restraining order. But Tesla dropped the suit Friday after the judge o
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British Open Spectator Hit By Ball After Kyle Stanley Doesn't Yell 'Fore'
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Golfer Kyle Stanley isn't being criticized for what he said - but for what he didn't. The controversy concerns something that happened during the second round of the British Open. First, Stanley accidentally struck a cour
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Britain Mounts Diplomatic Response For Iran To Release Tanker
LONDON - Britain mobilized a diplomatic broadside - but no immediate military action - against Iran on Saturday in retaliation for its seizure of the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's top diplomat in London was s
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Video Shows Murrieta Gas Explosion That Killed A Utility Worker And Injured 15 Others
A security camera captured a gas line explosion at a Murrieta, Calif., home on Monday that left a utility worker dead and 15 others injured. The video, captured on a neighbor's Ring camera and obtained by KABC-TV, shows the moment the blast rocked th
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Shane Lowry Leads British Open By Four Shots After Shooting 63
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Under slate-gray skies, with a passionate crowd cheering his every swing, Irishman Shane Lowry found something Saturday that no one else could: Daylight. Glorious daylight. Lowry distanced himself from the field by shooti
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Sheriff Alex Villanueva's Son Was Hired To Be A Deputy Seven Months After His Father Took Office
LOS ANGELES - When Alex Villanueva appeared onstage in December to be sworn in as Los Angeles County sheriff, his son was standing nearby cheering him on. Now, 33-year-old Johannes Jared Villanueva is working for the department as a deputy sheriff tr
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¿Asesino De Masas? ¿Líder De Un Culto? ¿Músico? El Hijo De Charles Manson Lucha Con El Legado De Su Padre
El hombre de voz suave con la sonrisa torcida y brillantes ojos azules quiere cambiar la forma en que el mundo piensa sobre su padre. Afirma que su padre ha sido malinterpretado durante medio siglo. Culpado injustamente. Vilipendiado erróneamente. El
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Angels Designate Struggling Pitcher Matt Harvey For Assignment
SEATTLE - A six-run outing Thursday night turned out to be Matt Harvey's downfall. The Los Angeles Angels designated the struggling right-handed pitcher for assignment Friday. When the Angels signed the 30-year-old Harvey during the offseason to an $
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LA Police Ticketed Drivers On Streets With Expired Speed Limits, Lawsuit Says
LOS ANGELES - Police officers in Los Angeles wrongly ticketed motorists on streets with expired speed limits, violating a law that bans the use of speed traps in California cities, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior
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Tension Rises As Iran Seizes Tanker
WASHINGTON - Iran's detention of two British-owned oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz sharply escalated tensions with London and Washington on Friday, increasing the odds that the two allies would undertake new military steps to protect shipping in
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Neil Armstrong Was The First Man To Walk On The Moon. Who Will Be The First Woman?
Fifty years after a military test pilot made the first striated boot prints in the thick gray powder of the lunar surface, NASA has an ambitious plan to send humans back to the moon by 2024. But this time there's a twist. The next time a pair of astr
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
What's Behind Iran's Aggression In The Strait Of Hormuz?
The seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is the latest example of how tensions between the U.S. and Iran have spilled into one of the world's most strategic and vital waterways for oil. S
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Presidential Field: The 700 Club?
There is just about every shade of politics you can imagine represented by the people who run for president. There is Vermin Supreme, the perennial candidate who wears a boot for a hat and wants to give everyone free ponies. Or 89-year-old Mike Grave
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Lakers Hire Quinton Crawford As An Assistant Coach
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers have added to coach Frank Vogel's staff by hiring Quinton Crawford as an assistant coach, according to people not authorized to speak publicly. Crawford worked as the head video coordinator and player development
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Hyun-Jin Ryu Provides Enough For Dodgers To Slip By Bottom-dwelling Marlins
LOS ANGELES - There was no earthquake like the 7.1-magnitute temblor that rattled Dodger Stadium on July 5, no strange atmospheric conditions or precipitation that would affect pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu's grip or footing on the mound. Still, something abo
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Trump Administration Backs Off Threat To Audit California Wildfire Fighting Agreement
LOS ANGELES - A growing dispute between the Trump administration and California firefighting agencies over millions of dollars in back pay has ended with both sides agreeing to maintain an existing cooperation agreement, according to officials. At st
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The Moon Landing: The TV Show Of The (half) Century
We went to the moon on television. Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, as the climax to a long-running series that began with President Kennedy's famous 1962 called shot - "We choose to go to the moon in this decade," a sound bite that seems to have f
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Movie Review: Roddy Doyle's 'Rosie' Is A Heartbreaking Tale Of An Irish Family's Resilience
Other films have bigger budgets and more glamorous stars, some even take home more awards. But few if any can quietly move you as much as "Rosie." A very fine socially conscious drama in the classic Irish tradition, "Rosie" tells a sobering tale that
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Alaska Is Reeling From Budget Cuts, Even As Governor Wants To Pay Each Resident $3,000
NAKNEK, Alaska - For the hundreds of salmon fishing crews plying Bristol Bay during this summer's sockeye season, public radio station KDLG is essential listening. They tune into 670 AM each evening for bulletins on the shifting boundaries of the fis
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