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Man with chainsaw wounds 5 in Swiss city; manhunt on for him

A man armed with a chainsaw wounded five people at a health insurer's office Monday in the northern Swiss city of Schaffhausen, police said, triggering a manhunt for a suspect described as aggressive and psychologically unstable. Suspect Franz Wrousis, 51, has two previous convictions for weapons...

Dodgers mailbag: With Clayton Kershaw injured, should the team acquire Yu Darvish?

The Dodgers are 68-31. That translates to a 111-win pace — but who cares. Who cares, because on Sunday afternoon, Clayton Kershaw went down with a back injury. He exited the game after only two innings. The initial diagnosis was tightness in his lower back, with more clarity to emerge after an...

Michael Phelps vs. a shark: Viewers fall for great white hype (and aren't happy about it)

Michael Phelps did not race against a great white shark. Even though the heavily promoted show that aired Sunday night on the Discovery Channel was called “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White,” that’s not what really happened. Turns out, the 28-time Olympic medalist raced against a simulated...

Dodgers Dugout: In the wake of Clayton Kershaw's injury, does anyone out there have Yu Darvish's phone number?

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and just how long do the Dodgers plan to stick with Alex Wood in the rotation? If you take away his first 11 wins, then he’s only 0-1. Not again Today’s newsletter was going to be about which left-handed reliever...

At least 24 killed, 42 wounded in car bombing in Kabul

A car bomb exploded in Kabul on Monday morning, striking a minibus carrying government employees and killing at least 24 people, officials said. The Afghanistan interior ministry said that an additional 42 people were wounded, all but one of them outside the bus. The Toyota Corolla packed with...

Parents of Charlie Gard say it's too late for him to get treatment in the U.S.

The parents of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old British baby who is suffering from a terminal illness, said Monday that they had withdrawn their application to allow him to be transferred to the U.S. because it was too late for treatment to save his life. Connie Yates and Chris Gard made the announcement...

How an L.A. native learned to stop worrying and love — OK, tolerate — India's monsoon

After the stultifying heat of April and May, Indians greet the onset of the annual monsoon like a long-lost relative, racing outside to be showered in its affections or gazing at it tenderly through a window while sipping hot tea. This, at least, is the response of characters in movies and television...

The big questions in the NFL as teams head into training camp

Football is a game of hunches. At this time of year, with rosters just taking shape, there are far more questions than answers. From relocated teams to rehabilitated players, to rookies looking to make a splash, there are all sorts of compelling story lines. Ten questions as we head into NFL training...

Bathroom bills in Texas show city-state divide

For Ashley Smith, the idea of entering a men’s restroom is absurd. The San Antonio architect and mother has long, sleek brown hair and often wears figure-hugging dresses and jewelry. Yet her birth certificate, like those of many transgender women, reads “male.” When Texas lawmakers met last week...

California Inc.: Fed expected to signal likelihood of September rate hike

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. We learned Friday that California’s economic engine quieted in June as employers reduced...

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