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For Weldon Kirui and other Kenyan marathoners, L.A. heat is no problem

Weldon Kirui may be one of the few marathoners in L.A. this weekend who is not concerned about the heat. "The temperature is nice. It's very cool," he said Friday after a leisurely morning training run around the Coliseum. "This is no problem." Kirui is an experienced world-class distance runner...

Mariachis and 'Cielito Lindo' welcome Pope Francis to Mexico City

Pope Francis arrived Friday night on his first trip as pontiff to the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country of Mexico, following a historic meeting in Cuba with the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church and looking ahead to a pointed and problematic mission. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto...

Coastal chief's ouster prompts bill to require transparency between lobbyists and panel

Reacting to the dismissal of the California Coastal Commission's executive director, Assembly members on Friday said they plan to introduce legislation to require people who lobby the commission to register with the state and disclose their clients with business pending before the powerful land-use...

Chino Hills tops list for Southern Section Open Division boys' basketball

Unbeaten Chino Hills (27-0) heads the list of 16 teams selected for the Southern Section Open Division boys' basketball playoffs announced on Friday. Final seedings won't be released until Saturday morning. The rest of the brackets will be released Sunday. The big surprise was that Montebello Cantwell-Sacred...

Insiders pass on early bid for O.C. Register

An investor group led by the chief executive of Freedom Communications will not be among the initial bidders for the bankrupt company, in a reversal from a plan first announced in November.Richard Mirman, chief executive of Freedom, which owns the Orange County Register, said Thursday that his...

Little-known Sung Kang shoots a record 60 to tie for lead at Pebble Beach

A couple of days ago, Ray Romano couldn't have picked PGA Tour pro Sung Kang out of a lineup on the driving range at Pebble Beach. Kang could hardly be offended. He had no clue who the Emmy Award-winning star of "Everybody Loves Raymond" was either. Told by friends he would be partnered with the...

Commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba could resume as early as this fall

The Obama administration will allow U.S. air carriers to start regular scheduled commercial flights to and from Cuba as early as this fall for the first time in more than 50 years, U.S. officials said Friday. Air travel could resume with up to 20 daily scheduled round-trip flights to Havana, and...

Astute 'Barcelona' at the Geffen Playhouse leaves audiences guessing

"Barcelona," a wily two-character drama by Bess Wohl, never becomes the play you think it's going to become. The playwright stays one step ahead of theatergoers — not to trick them, but to hold out for deeper truth. This Geffen Playhouse production, under the assured direction of Trip Cullman,...

Airlifts of assistance to begin across Syria

World leaders meeting in Munich, Germany, forged an agreement on Friday to begin aid drops to besieged areas of Syria and pursue a "cessation of hostilities," even as the country's embattled leader vowed to regain control over all parts of the country. According to a statement released by the U.S....

Tony Stewart has a bumpy rode ahead in final Sprint Cup season

The exit plan for Tony Stewart has gone horribly wrong. He never really wanted a parade of roses in this, his final NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Stewart, as many know, isn't big on touchy-feely moments. All he wanted to do was ride it out and race. That won't be happening any time soon. Stewart suffered...

A visit to the Floating Library in Echo Park Lake

On this sunny Friday, unseasonably gorgeous even for Los Angeles, I headed to Echo Park Lake to visit the new Floating Library. You don't need a card to borrow books from the Floating Library, but you do have to reach it. You can only get there by boat -- a pedal boat, specifically, which luckily...

Egypt doctors rally against police assaults

In Egypt's biggest public protest in more than two years, thousands of doctors gathered Friday to demand justice for two physicians allegedly assaulted by police. Their union, known as the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, announced that if the accused police officers are not brought to justice before...

Kobe Bryant is enjoying the moment at his final All-Star game

Kobe Bryant had taken four questions, including two in Italian, from media members crammed around him inside a hotel ballroom when a reporter from a Toronto radio station placed a shiny red bag on the table in front of the Lakers star and slid it toward him. Inside was a bottle of Brio, an Italian...

Brian Vickers is ready to race, at least in the Daytona 500

Meet Brian Vickers, the happiest man in the Daytona 500. "I can assure you that when the green drops next Sunday, I am going to enjoy it much more than anyone else on the race track," Vickers said Friday morning, his first official day as a member of Stewart-Haas Racing. Vickers' moment is preceded...

How will Mexican leaders, unused to a vocal church, handle the blunt-talking Pope Francis?

This week, as Mexico readied for the arrival of Pope Francis, a news conference at the Ministry of the Interior revealed a glimmer of the types of uncomfortable exchanges between reporters and officials that are sure to gain frequency in the coming days. Francis has repeatedly spoken out against...

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Bumblebee is finally getting his own 'Transformers' spinoff movie

Four movies is not enough! There are three more "Transformers" movies on the way, and one of them is a Bumblebee spinoff. What is there left to talk about in the world of rapidly transforming robots, it boggles the mind, but press on, indecipherable aliens. Paramount and Hasbro have revealed that...

David Oyelowo surprises students at Pan African film festival screening of 'Selma'

When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. biopic “Selma” hit theaters on Christmas in 2014, its studio Paramount Pictures announced that it would be screened free for nearly 300,000 middle and high school students. Over a year later, the Ava DuVernay-directed film continues to educate audiences, this...

Ducks face a big challenge when they play West-leading Blackhawks on Saturday

The Midwestern swing of the Ducks' trip has swung back, and now here comes a heavyweight. After Chris Stewart got knocked out and Ryan Getzlaf banged up in a deflating loss to Columbus on Thursday, the Ducks must face the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks in a potential playoff preview...

Letters: Did Cam Newton not understand the gravity of the Super Bowl?

Cam Newton entered the Super Bowl as MVP and left as MCP — most criticized player. He earned both. Sol Bialeck Van Nuys :: Nobody likes to lose, especially on the grandest stage of them all. But how you accept losing is equally important. As in life, we don't get everything we want. It is how we...

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