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Supreme Court overturns Robert McDonnell's bribery conviction

The Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, saying prosecutors did not prove he took significant official actions in exchange for the $175,000 in gifts and loans he received from a wealthy businessman. The court’s decision, by a unanimous vote,...

Trump's failed Baja condo resort left buyers feeling betrayed, angry

Brexit shows the U.S. needs a steady, experienced leader, Clinton says June 27, 2016, 6:27 a.m. GOP leaders start to question Donald Trump's qualifications for the presidency, while Hillary Clinton pushes to a strong lead against him in new polls. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won't say...

Supreme Court rules on abortion access: Live updates from the court plaza

Protesters have flooded the plaza of the Supreme Court as the court's eight justices prepare to announce their decision on how individual states can restrict a woman's access to an abortion.  The case in question comes from Texas and could determine when state-imposed health and safety regulations...

'Brexit' crates a headwind for U.S. economy but it's not a financial crisis, Treasury's Lew says

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union is a headwind for the U.S. economy but should not trigger another financial crisis, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said Monday. “The U.S. economy is doing pretty well. It’s performing in a stable, steady way even though there have been substantial headwinds,”...

'Game of Thrones' recap: An epic season finale full of fire and blood

The brutal “game” of ruling the Seven Kingdoms just became more cutthroat. For ruthless Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) sits on the Iron Throne -- after slaughtering most of her enemies at King’s Landing -- as HBO’s “Game of Thrones” concludes its sixth season. “The Winds of Winter” (Episode 60)...

Former high-ranking Sheriff's official to be sentenced for role in obstructing FBI probe

Paul Tanaka, once one of the most powerful law enforcement officials in Los Angeles, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Monday morning for interfering with an FBI investigation into jail abuses by sheriff’s deputies. A jury in April convicted the former L.A. County undersheriff of obstructing...

The PGA Tour's event at Riviera Country Club has a new name: the Genesis Open

The trifecta of change is complete for the PGA Tour event in Los Angeles. The tour is announcing Monday that the long-running event at Riviera Country Club will be known as the Genesis Open. Genesis Motors is the luxury-car spinoff company of Hyundai Motor America, which agreed in January to take...

UC Irvine survey finds concussions prevalent in water polo

A UC Irvine survey has confirmed that concussions appear to be prevalent in the sport of water polo, especially for goalies. More than a third of water polo participants reported sustaining a concussion during a game or practice, according to the poll conducted by UC Irvine researchers. The survey...

35 million dead in 35 years - and people are still dying from HIV/AIDS

This month marks 35 years since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first reported cases of a puzzling illness that was initially thought to primarily afflict gay men. The disease, which would eventually become a global pandemic known as HIV/AIDS, sparked widespread misunderstanding...

Today: When Baja's Trump Resort Went South. No Light at the End of the Chunnel.

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES When Baja’s Trump Resort Went South The Trump Ocean Resort in Baja California was supposed to feature 525 condos across 17 acres of land on bluffs 10 miles south of...

Essential Politics: Budget, Brexit, ballot

Pick any scale you like – state, national, global – and a good argument can be made that this is going to be a fascinating week to watch the intersection of policy and politics in California. Good morning from the state capital, I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers. While we could easily begin...

Trump's failed Baja condo resort left buyers feeling betrayed, angry

When Stephenee Simms heard in 2006 that Donald Trump was building condo towers in Baja, the lure of a posh weekend getaway on the rustic coast just south of Tijuana was hard to resist. Simms, then an aerospace purchasing agent living in Canoga Park, said she used her life savings to pay a deposit...

California Inc.: Looking beyond the Brexit vote

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business section. I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week. Trading resumes today under the cloud of Britain’s stunning decision to exit, or “Brexit,”...

Saving America from its meager retirement savings

The race is on to save Americans’ golden years. The aging of baby boomers, the looming funding crisis for Social Security and the meager size of many workers’ nest eggs — if they have one at all — have spurred candidates, lawmakers and experts to propose ways to boost retirement savings. Politicians...

Cost of keeping America safe from lone wolves shifts to business

The people handling security for the nation’s busiest malls and amusement parks are no longer retired cops. They are a 24-year veteran of the FBI, a former CIA operative and the one-time chief of counterterrorism for Scotland Yard. The theme-park industry’s annual security bill, already roughly $250...

As activists prepare to protest the RNC, the FBI comes knocking

About two dozen activists filled a small used-book shop on Cleveland’s west side for an unusual meeting: a training session on what to do when police knock on your door. The meeting started with a warning: assume that informants may be in the room. Jacqueline Greene and Jocelyn Rosnick of the National...

UK Treasury chief tries to calm markets amid 'Brexit' fears

Treasury chief George Osborne sought Monday to ease investor concerns about Britain's vote to leave the European Union, saying the U.K. economy is as strong as it could be to face the challenge. In his first public appearance since Thursday's referendum, Osborne stressed that Britain's economy...

Passion, politics and Prince: How the BET Awards captured a moment

The list of things you’ll encounter when watching the BET Awards and no other awards show is a long one, and of course it begins with black people speaking without interference to one another on national television. In the era of #OscarsSoWhite, it was a beautiful thing, indeed, to see actor Jesse...

Lionel Messi says he's retiring from international play

Lionel Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, grabbed his shirt, clenched his teeth and put both hands over his face.  A few minutes later he walked off the field, a dazed, pained look on his bearded face. The greatest player of his generation, perhaps soccer's best ever, he was still without...

Nationals place Stephen Strasburg on DL

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Washington Nationals because of an upper-back strain. The move is retroactive to June 16.  The team said a corresponding roster move wouldn't be made until Monday, when the Nationals open a three-game series at home against...

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