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The hidden casualties of war: civilian frontline workers

Driving on the New York State Thruway one morning in early 2013, my breathing slowed almost to a halt and I saw stars. As the needle inched up toward 65 miles per hour, I realized I was having another panic attack. I had them almost daily then, ever since the year before when a bomb had exploded...

Officials struggle to regulate legitimate and unsavory massage parlors

By day, a crew of masseurs at one of the San Gabriel Valley's many foot massage businesses offer to sooth the aches and pains of a mostly elderly and female clientele.

Why is California gasoline so expensive?

Gasoline sold in California costs more than in the rest of the U.S. - sometimes dramatically so. That's because the Golden State's market is isolated from outside fuel suppliers that might moderate prices. The fuel market here is an economic island, and occasionally circumstances combine to make...

Boxing offers opportunity to pay respects to the fading Sports Arena

The fate of the 56-year-old Los Angeles Sports Arena has been sealed, but there remains time for a curtain call or two before the wrecking balls roll in.

Oil refiners are manipulating California gas prices, consumer advocates say

Filling up at the pump is often painful in California, where drivers tend to pay more for gasoline than in most other states.

Watch Robert Streb putt with sand wedge in Greenbrier Classic [video]

Robert Streb proved you don't need all the clubs in your bag to shoot a good round of golf when he made five birdie putts on the back nine Sunday in the Greenbrier Classic to make a four-man playoff. 

California Inc.: Why California's gasoline costs more

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. Subscribe to the newsletter Looking Ahead Disney tax: In a hearing Tuesday, the Anaheim...

Lake Mead hits a new low, but the drought has a silver lining - tourism

As waters recede, the lake has given up long-submerged secrets -- a ghost town and B-29 bomber among them, history slowly revealed with the gentle care of an archaeologist's brush.

In the Persian world of 'ta'arof,' they make offers that will be refused

The Battle of the $18 Ice Cream Bill had a certain "Game of Thrones" quality to it.

S.F. officials worry about how Obamacare could affect vulnerable residents

Nearly 10 years ago, this county by the bay known for its progressive political leaps became one of the first in the nation to offer residents universal access to healthcare.

Snoop Dogg music video causes controversy among India's Parsis, organization files suit

A music video featuring the rapper Snoop Dogg and an Iranian pop singer has become the subject of a legal battle in India, where members of the Parsi community say it should be banned because it demeans their Zoroastrian religion.

Latino news media's advocacy role could help shape 2016 presidential race

When the nation's largest Spanish-language television network cut ties just over a week ago with Donald Trump, Univision executives said they were acting out of "a responsibility to speak up for the community we serve."

Wesson agenda looks a lot like a mayor's

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson spent the last 10 days sounding a lot like a mayor.

Critics of Iran nuclear talks see room for a tougher bargain

The Obama administration began its nuclear negotiations with Iran by insisting that Tehran halt production of all nuclear fuel, dismantle its nuclear infrastructure and roll back its missile program. In two years of bargaining, each of those demands has been dropped.

Filling L.A.'s new Broad museum is an art in itself

Joanne Heyler steps off the long escalator that runs through the belly and onto the third floor of the cavernous new Broad museum in downtown L.A. She sweeps her arm toward the gleaming white galleries. With heavy wooden crates containing art clustered along walls and in corners, she beams, even...

L.A. County Sheriff's Department investigates deputy-involved shooting

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deputy-involved shooting Sunday night in a residential area of Hawaiian Gardens.

Big day for All-Star starter Mike Trout and Angels

Even on a bad day, it is usually good to be Mike Trout on a baseball diamond, but it was hard to imagine life getting much better in a midseason road series than it was on Sunday.

Burt Shavitz dies at 80; founder of Burt's Bees natural cosmetics firm

Burt Shavitz, the co-founder of Burt's Bees - a natural-cosmetics giant built on lip balm and other body-care products - died Sunday. He was 80.

Law of average hits Dodgers, now 17-17 since June 1 after loss to Mets

When the National League announces its All-Star pitchers and reserves on Monday, the Dodgers could have more names called than any other team.

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