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When is a casino a big casino? The question vexes Vegas, regulators

When Becki Johnson’s busy life as a wife, mother and executive assistant gets too hectic, she seeks a break from the madcap modern grind: She plays video keno.

Sling TV beefs up its basic lineup and adds a movie tier

Just how much does an online television service have to offer before it has a legitimate alternative to pay TV?

2 dead in California nightclub shooting

Two people were killed and several others were wounded early Wednesday in a shooting outside a nightclub in San Bernardino, California, police said.

Obamacare challengers' ridiculous claims head to the Supreme Court

Having saved the 2010 Affordable Care Act from a legal assault in 2012, the Supreme Court again finds itself holding the fate of Obamacare in its hands. The court is slated to hear arguments Wednesday in King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit that claims federal insurance subsidies should be available...

25 years after it happened, Hank Gathers' death still brings a shudder

On this, the 25th anniversary of the death of Hank Gathers, near midcourt in Gersten Pavilion at Loyola Marymount, before a packed house and during yet another LMU basketball victory rampage, we shall leave it to Erik Spoelstra to summarize the moment.

Rapper Big Freedia's career bounces in various directions

In the opening lines of the video for his 2014 single “Explode,” rapper Big Freedia outlines the precarious position he holds in the hip-hop industry.

Netanyahu offers little new to the Iran debate

When Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an invitation from House Republicans to address Congress on Iran, some expected the Israeli prime minister to offer damning new details about the nuclear agreement that appears to be taking shape. In fact, his speech focused less on the specific shortcomings...

A welcome decision limiting residency rules of Jessica's Law

The problem with California's version of Jessica's Law — one of the problems, anyway — is that it so severely undermines the ability of a sex offender to return safely and responsibly to society that it may well make the person more dangerous rather than less. The measure's...

Mysterious, dust-filled galaxy seems very mature for its age

Looking deep into the universe's past, astronomers have discovered a galaxy that’s surprisingly mature for its age. The star-forming galaxy A1689-zD1, described in the journal Nature, reveals that dust – the stuff we’re made of – might have been able to accumulate much...

L.A. measures to shift elections forge big lead

In a campaign where the issue of voter participation was front and center, two measures to bolster turnout by combining Los Angeles elections with state and federal contests sailed toward passage Tuesday, early results showed.

Police search for 5 people in connection with Reseda triple shooting

Los Angeles police were searching Tuesday night for five suspects in connection with a triple shooting in Reseda.

Real identity of homeless man killed by LAPD an international mystery

Like so many residents of Los Angeles' skid row, the homeless man shot and killed by police on Sunday had a complicated past marred by mental illness and crime.

10 years later, L.A.'s skid row remains an urban dystopia

On a cool, drizzly day 10 years ago, I met a lonely, afflicted soul in downtown Los Angeles who would eventually take me to places I'd never visited. Disney Hall, for instance, and the White House. And to the depths of skid row.

Arcadia officials cancel controversial trip to China

Amid rising tension about alleged foreign influence on city politics and development, Arcadia officials have scrapped a proposal to visit China and Taiwan and said they would reject money from three corporate donors that would have paid for the trip.

Backers of election charter amendments declare victory

Backers of two measures to shift Los Angeles city and school board votes to higher-turnout election years declared victory Tuesday evening after an initial count showed the measures had lopsided leads in absentee ballots.

Etiwanda beats Mater Dei at home, 52-49, to go to Open Division final

A rare event happened Tuesday night at Mater Dei's 9-year-old Meruelo Athletic Center — the Monarchs lost a home basketball game. It last happened in 2009 to Fairfax, and before that, the only other time was 2007 when Kevin Love visited as a high school senior from Oregon.

Lakers fans get to the bottom of it

It's official. The Lakers have gone through the looking glass. Good is bad, bad is good, up is down, and down is where folks are finally pulling their gold Lakers car flags, replacing them with something white.

Lakers lose, 104-103, to a Charlotte team that shows it wants it more

The Lakers used to have all sorts of problems on their annual trip here, most notably double-digit losses in back-to-back championship seasons when Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant were still in their prime and Derek Fisher would have laughed at questions about being a future NBA coach.

PUC President Michael Picker calls emails with utilities 'troubling'

Emails portraying overly chummy and questionable contacts between California utilities and state regulators are "troubling," the new president of the Public Utilities Commission told lawmakers Tuesday.

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