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Trump didn't win any friends in Europe

Europe, the last leg of President Trump’s first foray into international diplomacy, was supposed to be both a learning experience and an exercise in fence-mending with longstanding American allies disconcerted by his campaign mantra of “America First.” But Trump seems to have been little moved...

Forget about lobster. Baby eels are Maine's thing, and the feds are cracking down on illegal eel trafficking

It is just past midnight, rain clouds stalking a full moon, and Julie Keene, a 57-year-old grandmother, is out on a muddy riverbank in thigh-high rubber boots and a camouflage jacket, a headlamp strapped over her hair. As she wrestles with an oversize fishing net, Keene tells how she went from...

Saturday's TV Highlights and weekend talk shows: 'All for Love' on Hallmark Channel

SERIES Doctor Who The Time Lord (Peter Capaldi) leaps into action when a mysterious pyramid suddenly appears, portending the end of the world, on a new episode of the venerable British sci-fi drama. 9 p.m. BBC America We Bought the Farm This unscripted series about a Boston family that moved...

Everyone's a winner! Or what to take away from Montana's special election

Republicans were celebrating Friday, and relieved, and it was easy to see why: The party hung onto Montana’s sole congressional seat even though its candidate faced a freshly lodged criminal charge for physically assaulting a reporter on election eve. Though they fell short in yet another special...

Saddleback Church youth mentor accused of lewd conduct with teen boys

A youth mentor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest has been accused of acting inappropriately with two teenage boys while he volunteered there, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Ruven Meulenberg, 32, was arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts on...

Cannes 2017: 'Good Time' shakes up a modern festival by returning to the 1970s

For the last decade, the New York filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie have been making raw, low-budget movies, carving out a place in the U.S. indie film world but not much beyond that. So you wouldn’t necessarily? expect them to suddenly break out on the global stage of Cannes with a competition...

The challenges in setting up a California single-payer system are daunting — but not insurmountable

Let’s start with what we can almost all agree on: single-payer healthcare is the most effective system for achieving universal health coverage in the U.S. Single-payer would be cheaper and simpler than the ridiculous contraption we have now, a mishmash of employer, government and private plans...

India bans sale of cows for slaughter, a move designed to appease conservative Hindus

The Indian government has issued a nationwide ban on selling cattle for slaughter, the toughest measure yet imposed to protect cows, an animal that conservative Hindus regard as sacred. Under new rules issued this week, the government ordered that no cows or buffaloes could be traded at a livestock...

Missing from President Trump's budget: Funds for California's earthquake early warning system

President Trump’s budget would eliminate federal funding for an earthquake early warning system being developed for California and the rest of the West Coast which, if enacted, probably would kill the long-planned effort. The budget proposal for the year ending in September 2018 also seeks to eliminate...

We may never know who cut off Rep. Maxine Waters' microphone. Here's what we do know

A timeline of what happened when Rep. Maxine Waters was cut off during a state convention speech in Sacramento.

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the 1981 death of an infant, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time. Genene Jones, 66, has been serving concurrent sentences at a prison...

USC commit Matt Corral to train with USC, UCLA passers at this weekend's Steve Clarkson retreat

Thirteen years ago, quarterbacks coach Steve Clarkson and a group of families whose sons he tutored, including Matt Leinart, Jimmy Clausen and Ben Roethlisberger, decided to make a Memorial Day weekend getaway to Santa Barbara. “They had an annual chalk festival over at the mission in Santa Barbara,”...

A billionaire's think tank complains that Trump's budget doesn't cut Social Security and Medicare enough

President Trump’s budget landed with a thud this week on Capitol Hill, where even conservative Republicans pronounced it “dead on arrival” and quailed at its proposed sharp cuts to social welfare programs such as food stamps, Meals on Wheels and Medicaid. Yet some conservatives found plenty to...

A glowing orb and a not-so-glowing review of the GOP healthcare bill: Trump's week was filled with events he didn't control

President Trump’s nine-day trip to the Mideast and Europe, his first foreign excursion as president, hasn’t produced any diplomatic breakthroughs so far, but has generated some memorable images. There was Trump with his hands on a glowing orb in Saudi Arabia; First Lady Melania Trump appearing...

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