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Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'

President Obama marked the "solemn" anniversary of the 1915 massacre of more than 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, but stopped short Thursday of using the term genocide despite a 2008 pledge to do so as president.

Tony Parker's status uncertain for Game 3 against Clippers

Tim Duncan put it succinctly after Game 2 on Wednesday night, saying he was "very concerned" to learn that Tony Parker had tightness in his right Achilles' tendon that forced the San Antonio guard to depart late during the Spurs' overtime win over the Clippers.

'DWTS' alum Karina Smirnoff finds a tenant in pro basketball player

Professional basketball player Jeremy Tyler has found his offseason training spot.

Quake map puts new attention on Oklahoma, fracking wastewater

Even in an area that was becoming accustomed to earthquakes, a 5.6 temblor near Prague, Okla., in 2011 stood out. The shaking was strong enough to destroy 14 homes, cause a highway to buckle and slightly injure two people.

In 99-seat tussle, don't lose sight: Common goal is a healthy theater scene

One of the unrecognized ironies of the whole Actors' Equity brouhaha is that the union representing actors seems to understand better than most that the Los Angeles theater scene cannot remain hostage to actors who want the freedom to use the stage as a sideline.

Watch the Clippers' dunk line before their Game 2 loss to the Spurs

The Clippers are known for their high-flying act. To get themselves hyped for games, they do a pregame dunk line.

Etan Patz jury ends 7th day without verdict in 36-year-old murder case

Jurors deciding the fate of a former grocery store clerk charged in the slaying of 6-year-old Etan Patz ended their seventh day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict after requesting hours of testimony be read back to them.

Tribeca 2015: Offbeat romance 'Virgin Mountain' lands top prizes

Something’s rockin' in the state of Denmark. The country pulled off a near sweep of the top jury prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, though many of the films were about subjects far from Copenhagen.

Russell Crowe's 'Water Diviner' comes up empty and dry

With "The Water Diviner," Russell Crowe makes his feature directing debut with a big, sweeping period film with battle scenes, family drama, personal redemption, twists of fate and a darling ragamuffin boy for good measure. It's an unsurprisingly ambitious movie from the notoriously, proudly headstrong...

Jason Chung shows there's no such thing as giving up

The beat producer Jason Chung has had a rough few days, and you could see it on his face. The dark, menacing El Rey Theater set he delivered was meant to be the victorious homecoming after a cross-country tour to tease his forthcoming album, "Fated." But last week the artist, who records abstract...

'Bass Clef Bliss' doesn't focus enough on inspiring subject

Terrence Patridge, subject of the documentary "Bass Clef Bliss," is like many on the autism spectrum, someone who overcame an often-debilitating adaptability disorder to find a window to the world through his love of music.

Blame Sacramento, not LAUSD, for preschool cuts

To the editor: Sandy Banks' article about the woes of the preschool program in the Los Angeles Unified School District never hits on the fundamental reason that the school district is unable to fund it. ("L.A. Unified targets the wrong place to cut: preschool," April 21)

The minimum wage's less-than-racist origins

To the editor: Jonah Goldberg's analysis of who advocated for minimum wages, and why, is mind-boggling to say the least. ("Martin O'Malley's modern-day know-nothingness," op-ed, April 20)

Judith Miller did her job badly, sexism or not

To the editor: The Judith Miller "no apologies" book tour is playing up sexism, apparently because her disinformation campaign against her critics has had little success so far, and blaming her faulty reporting before the Iraq war on her "sources." ("Judith Miller: Sexism hindered, and helped,...

Numbers chaperoning words? Not to this poet

To the editor: Stephen Marche's fanciful essay on the increase of numerical orientation in literature is both historically questionable and oddly limited to "verse" to make his case. ("The act of writing in the age of numbers," op-ed, April 18)

Israeli responsibility for Palestinian misery

To the editor: Tamar Sternthal from the pro-Israel media watchdog CAMERA says that Israel is not responsible for the suffering of the Palestinians at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria or for any Palestinian suffering. ("Don't blame Israel for Palestinian misery at Yarmouk," Readers React, April...

'24 Days' a gripping, anguished account of a kidnapping

Knowing the outcome behind the true-life tragedy "24 Days" doesn't diffuse the horror, the tension or the sadness of watching one family's drama unfold day after agonizing day when a son is kidnapped and hope dies.

Giant magma reservoir mapped deep beneath Yellowstone supervolcano

You know that supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park? The one that, three times in the last 2 million years, spewed enormous amounts of ash over the North American continent? Scientists have discovered an enormous underground reservoir deep beneath the surface and have mapped it out for the...

For the record

"Giant" photo: In the April 12 Calendar section, the credit for a 1955 photograph of actor James Dean with local children in Marfa, Texas, that accompanied a Classic Hollywood column about the making of the film "Giant" was credited only to PBS. Photographer Richard C. Miller should also have been...

For LAUSD board seats choose Galatzan, Rodriguez, Vladovic and McKenna

On May 19, when Angelenos head back to the polls for runoff elections, there will be three L.A. Unified school board seats in play. Technically, four seats are being decided, but incumbent George McKenna is running unopposed.

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