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Dodgers Stray From Successful Formula In Shutout Loss To Reds
CINCINNATI - The Dodgers have followed a successful recipe with near uniformity in recent weeks: Pounce on the opponent early, ride a quality outing from a starter and grant the bullpen room for error while playing crisp defense. The formula produced
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Warriors Rally In Second Half To Beat Trail Blazers For 3-0 Series Lead
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Trail Blazers couldn't shoot in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, nor close out Game 2, but two hours before Game 3 on Saturday, their most important home game in nearly two decades, their coach felt confident in
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LA's Museum Of Contemporary Art Receives $10 Million Gift, Will Make Admission Free
LOS ANGELES - The Museum of Contemporary Art announced Saturday that it will make admission free - a switch made possible by $10 million gift from MOCA board of trustees President Carolyn Powers. Powers made the announcement during dinner at the muse
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Griffin Canning Showcases His Prolific Promise In Angels' 6-3 Win Over Royals
ANAHEIM, Calif. - He's barely 23 years old, a freshly minted major league starter. But Griffin Canning, the Angels' most heralded pitching prospect in recent years, took the Angel Stadium mound for the second time since making his debut here almost t
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Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: ___ Nonfiction 1. "Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge
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Sports Leagues Hope To Win Where Criminal Justice System Hasn't On Domestic Violence
LOS ANGELES - In the days leading up to the arrest of Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias, Major League Baseball's effort to take on domestic violence was already grabbing the public's attention. On May 8 in Chicago, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell returned t
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Washington State Braces For Eco-friendly 'Human Composting'
SEATTLE - As Washington prepares to become the first state to legalize "human composting," not everyone is dying to turn their loved ones' bodies into garden-variety soil. Even the lawmaker who sponsored the bill awaiting action by the governor recei
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Trail Blazers Not Worried About 2-0 Deficit To Warriors With A Return Home
The Portland Trail Blazers claimed to be in a good mental state despite blowing a winnable playoff game Thursday night on the road against the back-to-back NBA champion Golden State Warriors. They said they have a strong psyche heading into Game 3 on
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Bucks' Antetokounmpo Dominates As Milwaukee Tops Raptors, 125-103
MILWAUKEE - The Bucks' leaders in points, rebounds, assists and steals this postseason were pictured on the giant scoreboard above Milwaukee's home floor Friday night. The team's leading scorer, Giannis Antetokounmpo, was pictured on the left. Next t
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Matt Harvey Snuffs Out The Royals' Hitting Power In Angels' 5-2 Win
ANAHEIM, Calif. - For weeks, perhaps all season, starter Matt Harvey had wobbled when on the mound for the Angels. He had run up his pitch count so early that manager Brad Ausmus pulled him out of games before he could finish five innings in all but
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Dylan Hernandez: Ohtani Might Be Angels' Wild Card
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Once known as the franchise that was squandering Mike Trout's gifts, the Angels have advanced to the next stage of their evolution. They are now also wasting Shohei Ohtani's talents. Ohtani's return to the lineup last week was suppo
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USC Gave Nearly $1 Million In Exit Pay To Medical School Dean Linked To Drugs
LOS ANGELES - The University of Southern California paid Dr. Carmen Puliafito, its former medical school dean, nearly $1 million in severance along with a bonus, according to tax filings disclosed this week. Puliafito was the subject of a Los Angeles
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Adieu, Le Grand K: The Kilogram To Be Redefined For The First Time In 130 Years
In a subterranean vault in a suburb of Paris lies a small, rarely seen metal cylinder known as Le Grand K. For 130 years, this golf-ball-sized hunk of 90% platinum and 10% iridium has served as the international prototype kilogram. That means it was
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
He Got Into Georgetown As A Bogus Tennis Recruit. Was He In On College Admissions Scam?
To hear his lawyers tell it, Adam Semprevivo has worked hard to earn high marks his whole life - both before and after his father paid $400,000 to ensure an unsuspecting Adam was admitted to Georgetown University as a bogus tennis recruit. He was mis
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
In Key Swing-state Rally, Joe Biden Condemns Trump As A 'Divider'
WASHINGTON - Joe Biden, holding the first large-scale rally of his 2020 presidential campaign, Saturday issued a broad call for national unity, denounced President Donald Trump as the "divider in chief" and plunged into a challenging new phase of com
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Smog Chokes Mexico City As Fires Fan Pollution
MEXICO CITY - A smoky haze that has blanketed this capital for the past week is fraying nerves, spurring health worries and generating criticism of elected officials. Authorities ordered Mexico City schools closed Thursday and Friday and urged people
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Galaxy Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Suspended For Two Games By MLS
LOS ANGELES - Major League Soccer's disciplinary committee has suspended Galaxy captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic for two games because of his actions in the team's loss to New York City FC last Saturday, a club official confirmed Friday. Ibrahimovic, who i
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Kenta Maeda's Injury Comes At Fortunate Time For Dodgers
CINCINNATI - Kenta Maeda was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with what the Los Angeles Dodgers called a left adductor contusion - or, in layman's terms, a left groin bruise - two days after the right-hander compiled 12 strikeouts and no walk
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Tiger Woods On Missing Cut At PGA Championship: 'Just Didn't Quite Have It'
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Late Friday afternoon, just as the ominous gray clouds lifted over the PGA Championship, the last vestiges of Masters magic burned away. Tiger Woods missed the cut. He didn't miss by much - one stroke over 36 holes - but the reali
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Another Horse Fatality At Santa Anita; 24 Thoroughbreds Have Died Since Dec. 26
Santa Anita's unprecedented run of six weeks without an equine fatality ended Friday morning when Commander Coil broke down during training with a shoulder injury and was subsequently euthanized. The Southern California track's streak had reached abo
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Dodgers Blast Reds With Four Home Runs, Rich Hill Pitches A Gem In 6-0 Victory
CINCINNATI - Rich Hill's first three starts this season were full of frustration. Frustration over tempo, frustration over command, frustration over results. The sage left-hander expected more from his 39-year-old arm than allowing 11 runs in 15 inni
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Mick Cronin Isn't A Fan Of Tough Talk, But He Wants UCLA To Be Tough
LOS ANGELES - The word most often used to describe Mick Cronin's teams is not one his players will hear him use. "I've never discussed being tougher," Cronin said Friday in his first meeting with reporters since being hired as UCLA's basketball coach
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Justin Turner Suffers Shin Injury And Won't Start Against Reds On Saturday
CINCINNATI - Justin Turner said he was moving around fine after taking a foul ball off his left shin in the third inning Friday. He initially went through the tests the Dodgers' training staff conducted without too much trouble and stayed in the game
Los Angeles Times8 min readPolitics
A Bizarre Takeover Of North Korea's Embassy In Spain Has An LA Man On The Run
NEW YORK - The North Korean Embassy in Madrid was a soft target. All it took was imitation handguns, fake business cards and some guile for a group of human rights activists to capture the embassy on the evening of Feb. 22. Over four hours, they took
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Review: 'The Sun Is Also A Star' Believes That Love Is The Answer
It's an open secret in publishing that young-adult fiction has gone viral because card-carrying adults as well as younger folks are drawn to the genre's purity of emotions and directness of action. In the cinematic universe, the "Twilight" and "Hunge
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Commentary: The FDA Is On A Collision Course With The Courts Over Imported Execution Drugs
The Justice Department has added another level of confusion to the nation's already muddled capital punishment system, advising the Food and Drug Administration that it lacks the authority to regulate the importation of drugs used in lethal injection
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Raptors' Defense Ran Out Of Steam Against The Bucks At The Finish Of Game 1
MILWAUKEE - You'd probably be too distracted by the size of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard, too enamored with their shot-making and ball-handling and trash-talking ability, to notice if you're sitting courtside. But from the nosebleed seats
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Review: 'John Wick 3' Expands The Wickverse With Another Artfully Ridiculous Body Count
The stone-cold killer in a bespoke bulletproof suit is back - and if you thought John Wick was good with a pencil, you should see what he can do with a book of Russian folklore in the stacks of the New York Public Library. The same goes for axes, gun
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'Big Bang Theory' Cast Dishes On Finale And Shares Show Secrets With Colbert
"The Big Bang Theory" cast knows series finales can't make everyone happy, but the seven principal cast members said that they're content with the heartfelt send-offs they got on Thursday. The geeky CBS sitcom took its final bow Thursday night after
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Tiger Woods' Masters-winning Nostalgia Dulled At PGA Championship
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Talk about Bethpage Blech. All those nostalgic sentiments churned up by Tiger Woods winning the Masters last month? Lost in the unforgiving, shin-high rough of the PGA Championship. He shot a two-over-par 72 in the first round at
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