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Kopitar Delivers Win For Kings In Battle Of Bottom Feeders
LOS ANGELES - Rickard Rakell delivered a gem. Anze Kopitar delivered a dagger. Not much, if anything outside of draft lottery positioning, was on the line when the Anaheim Ducks met the Los Angeles Kings for the third time this season, but a 4-3 shoo
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Best-sellers
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 U
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Rivers Deserves Coach Of The Year Accolade
LOS ANGELES - Before making the case for Doc Rivers as NBA coach of the year, let's take a trip back in time, to the summer of 1999, and a little place we like to call Orlando. After another disappointing finish to the season, the Magic front office
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Doyle McManus: The U.S. Has A Problem In Saudi Arabia, And It's Still Not Being Fixed
WASHINGTON - Almost six months after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, the man believed to have ordered the killing has cemented his position as President Donald Trump's closest ally in the Arab world. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, t
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He's Getting Into College Without The Help Of Wealth And Privilege — And It's Hard Work
LOS ANGELES - On the mantel in a South Los Angeles home, the lovingly arranged keepsakes reflect a family's pride. Damion Lester Jr. smiles broadly in his senior class portrait, decked out in the blue cap and gown of nearby George Washington Preparat
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
In A Vast, Dust-swept Landscape, Islamic State Caliphate Ends In Rubble And Wreckage
BEIRUT - Its militants believed they would conquer Rome, Paris and Washington. It sought to smash the century-old borders that defined the Middle East, and create a project whose central slogan was "Enduring and expanding." Instead, the culmination o
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This Psychologist Claims Google Search Results Unfairly Steer Voters To The Left. Conservatives Love Him
WASHINGTON - The idea that Google is subtly pushing masses of voters to the left has the ring of conspiracy, and thus the work of Robert Epstein is warmly embraced by conservative lawmakers - as well as a president - convinced big tech is plotting ag
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Once The Site Of Bernie Sanders' Last Stand, California Now Is Pivotal To His 2020 Prospects
LOS ANGELES_Tim Johnson hasn't stopped feeling the Bern. A committed Bernie Sanders acolyte since 2016, Johnson was at a University of California, Los Angeles labor strike on Wednesday to watch the senator make his first California appearance as a 20
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It Takes More Than Disgust And Outrage To Build A Case In The Admissions Fraud Scandal
LOS ANGELES - The college admissions bribery case has left people fuming. Stories of wealthy, well-connected parents allegedly paying large bribes to buy their kids seats in top-tier universities or high scores on college admission exams have stoked
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Tracing The Footsteps Of Las Vegas Gunman
LAS VEGAS - Some days, Stephen Paddock left an impression. Like the time he walked into the Sportsman's Warehouse in St. George, Utah, to buy guns wearing white gloves. Other times, he barely registered in a store clerk's mind. But purchase firearms
Los Angeles Times4 min readSociety
Mystery Parent Paid $6.5 Million To Get Children Into Top Universities
Of the many outrageous allegations by federal prosecutors in the college cheating scandal, one stands out. Someone paid $6.5 million to get his or her children into elite schools. But the identity of that parent - and details about which schools were
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Barbra Streisand Backtracks On Michael Jackson Remarks: 'I Am Profoundly Sorry'
Barbra Streisand on Saturday tried to clarify recent her remarks regarding two men who have accused Michael Jackson of sexually abusing them when they were boys, after Streisand's interview with the British newspaper the Times ahead of her London con
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Mueller Report Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy
WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr told Congress Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller did not find that Donald Trump's presidential campaign "or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia" in 2016. Barr also wrote in
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Mueller Is Silent At End Of Probe
WASHINGTON - The end of a sprawling investigation that has riveted the nation usually calls for a news conference from the person in charge, but Robert S. Mueller III chose a different approach Friday. The special counsel sent a security officer to t
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'Us' Shatters Box-office Records On Way To $70.3 Million Weekend
LOS ANGELES - The sole new wide release this weekend, Universal's "Us," came in first place at the box office with $70.3 million, nearly doubling analysts' projections of $35 million to $45 million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comsco
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Justin Turner Looks To End Dodgers' World Series Drought
PHOENIX - Five years ago, Justin Turner arrived at Camelback Ranch as a Dodger for the first time and didn't know where he was going. "I reported to the minor league side," Turner said. "It was early. We weren't even supposed to report yet. I was pro
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Thailand's Junta Leader Will Keep Grip On Power, Early Election Returns Indicate
BANGKOK - A party backed by Thailand's military government had a strong showing Sunday in Thailand's first elections since a 2014 coup and appeared likely to hold off opponents who campaigned on restoring democracy in the Southeast Asian kingdom. Wit
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Angels' Ohtani Is Going Batty
ANAHEIM, Calif._Shohei Ohtani would reject it and the Angels would never do it, not to mention the fans, who would deplore it. Still, the idea is worth contemplating, which is why the scout on the phone raised the possibility of Ohtani eventually bec
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Brandon Clarke Scores 36 Points As Gonzaga Takes Down Baylor, 83-71
SALT LAKE CITY - The plan that Baylor concocted, the strategy that was supposed to upset top-seeded Gonzaga, seemed logical enough. The underdog Bears hoped to play their particular brand of hard-nosed defense and battle for rebounds on both ends of
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Irvine And Oregon, Unlikely Second-round Opponents, Don't Feel Like Cinderellas
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Cinderella returns to the NCAA tournament floor Sunday at SAP Center. And so do the 13th seeds from charming, diminutive UC Irvine. When the Anteaters and Oregon meet in the second round of the South Regional, the teams will be com
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Lakers Might Be Out Of It, But McGee Is Not Letting Up
LOS ANGELES_On the night when the Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention, JaVale McGee had the best statistical game of his 11-year career. The 7-foot center was as active as he has ever been, leading to a career-high 3
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Southbound 5 Freeway In Gorman Reopens After Dozens Are Hurt In Multi-vehicle Crash
LOS ANGELES - All southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in Gorman were reopened Saturday night after a fiery multi-vehicle crash forced the closure of the roads for about four hours, clogging weekend traffic for miles, authorities said. The freeway was r
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Barr Not Ready To Give Congress Mueller's 'Principal Conclusions' In Russia Investigation
WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr apparently decided he was not ready Saturday to provide Congress with a summary of the "principal conclusions" from the Russia investigation. Barr received a confidential report from special counsel Robert M
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A Look At Every Team In The National League And Their 2019 Predicted Order Of Finish
NL WEST 1. LOS ANGELES DODGERS 2018 5/8 92-71, 1st in West Last year in playoffs 5/8 2018 You know the history: The team has gone three full decades without winning a title. They've never been closer than they were in 2017 and 2018, when they fell in
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A Look At The American League Teams And Their Predicted Order Of Finish
AL WEST HOUSTON 2018 5/8 103-59, First Last year in playoffs 5/8 2018 The loss of veteran starters Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton put a sizable dent in the rotation, but the Astros still have two dominant starters in Justin Verlander and Gerrit Co
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Dodgers Hope For Third Try At A Championship
PHOENIX - Manager Dave Roberts does not hesitate when posed the question. After two heartbreaks, after two chances to win the Los Angeles Dodgers' first World Series since 1988, what makes him believe this year's iteration will end its season in cele
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Angels Have Made Improvements — Including Locking Up Trout — But A Weak Rotation Could Again Keep Them From Contending
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Angels brought in a new manager. They overhauled their coaching staff. They committed nearly $430 million to a two-time most valuable player, signaling there is no intention to start roster-building from scratch with a team that ha
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UC Irvine Opens Its Cinderella Bid With Upset Over Kansas State In NCAA Tournament
SAN JOSE, Calif. - When the game was there to be won, with everyone watching and more than a few wondering, UC Irvine did the darnedest of things for a 13th seed. The Anteaters flexed, proudly and playfully posing, not unlike their junior shooting gu
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Southern Poverty Law Center Chief Announces Resignation Amid Internal Upheaval
The president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Richard Cohen, announced his resignation Friday, the latest in a series of high-profile departures at the anti-hate organization that have come amid allegations of misconduct and workplace discriminat
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Hill Hurt So Ryu Will Start Opening Day For Dodgers
PHOENIX - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts named Hyun-Jin Ryu the team's opening-day starter Friday, ending a monthlong mystery lengthened by injuries to the club's first three choices for the nod. The third injury was revealed Friday: Rich H
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