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How the Clippers are preparing for the NBA draft

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

As draft positioning goes for the Clippers, Doc Rivers doesn’t expect it to be the roaring 20s. There have been more misses than hits in those spots recently, though some impact players have emerged. Kenneth Faried went No. 22 to the Denver Nuggets in 2011. Taj Gibson was selected No. 26 by the...

California lawmakers criticize Congress for inaction on gun control

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Updates on California politics: Clinton lead shrinks as California votes are counted, female veterans' suicide bill heads to Obama June 22, 2016, 12:04 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government news. You can find our ongoing coverage of the California primary over...

C-SPAN isn't showing the House sit-in because lawmakers turned off the cameras

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Donald Trump asserts Hillary Clinton benefited while Americans suffered economically June 22, 2016, 11:32 a.m. Donald Trump counterattacks Hillary Clinton on her policies. Trump delivers broadside against Clinton: 'She gets rich making you poor' Trump owns up to his past financial mistakes, but...

Jack Fuller dies at 69; Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer and former Tribune Co. executive

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Jack Fuller, journalist, novelist and former president of Tribune Co.’s publishing division who shepherded the Chicago company’s 2000 acquisition of the Los Angeles Times’ parent, the Times Mirror Co., has died. Fuller died Tuesday in his Chicago home. He was diagnosed several months ago with cancer....

Iran's economy is running just fine - if you're a bigwig at a state-owned company

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

One Iranian newspaper has dubbed it “Payslip-gate.” A series of leaks has exposed astronomical salaries among top executives at state-owned companies in Iran, a sign of persistent inequality in an economy struggling to recover from international sanctions. The general director of state-run Bank...

Colombia and FARC rebels announce cease-fire deal in a major step to end a half-century of war

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels announced Wednesday that they have reached a deal on a cease-fire that would be the last major step toward ending one of the world's longest wars. Colombia's conflict has killed more than 220,000 people and displaced millions since 1964. But a 15-year,...

Watch live: Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton in speech

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Trump defends his bankruptcies, but admits it's not a strategy for the U.S. June 22, 2016, 7:46 a.m. Hillary Clinton continues to blast Donald Trump on his economic strategies, as Trump prepares to counterattack on Wednesday with a speech of his own in New York against Clinton's policies. Hillary...

Green Party candidate courts Sanders' supporters

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Trump defends his bankruptcies, but admits it's not a strategy for the U.S. June 22, 2016, 7:46 a.m. Hillary Clinton continues to blast Donald Trump on his economic strategies, as Trump prepares to counterattack on Wednesday with a speech of his own in New York against Clinton's policies. Hillary...

Two weeks after California's primary, Clinton's lead over Sanders narrows slightly while many ballots remain

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Trump defends his bankruptcies, but admits it's not a strategy for the U.S. June 22, 2016, 7:46 a.m. Hillary Clinton continues to blast Donald Trump on his economic strategies, as Trump prepares to counterattack on Wednesday with a speech of his own in New York against Clinton's policies. Hillary...

Michigan attorney general sues 2 companies over lead-tainted Flint water

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Michigan's attorney general is suing two companies, blaming them for Flint's lead-tainted water crisis.  Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette says he filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Genesee County Circuit Court against Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam. The suit says that the companies were...

IMF says U.S. should raise minimum wage, offer paid maternity leave and overhaul taxes

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast for the U.S. economy this year and said America should raise the minimum wage to help the poor, offer paid maternity leave to encourage more women to work and overhaul the corporate tax system to boost productivity. In its annual checkup of...

Marco Rubio expected to make his risky bid to remain in Senate official today

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Sen. Marco Rubio plans to announce Wednesday that he will seek reelection to the Senate, a risky political move and a reversal from his vow to return to private life following a failed White House bid, according to a source close to the senator. Rubio’s about-face launches a high-stakes gamble for...

Essential California: LAPD ordered to show compassion for homeless

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Good morning. It is Wednesday, June 22. There appears to be a deal in the works to sell the Ultimate Fighting Championship for $4.2 billion. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Going green The Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County will be phased out of operation...

2 dead after wrong-way driver plows into car in Lakewood; possible DUI

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Two people were killed Tuesday night after a wrong-way driver plowed into another car in Lakewood, authorities said. The crash occurred about 9:30 p.m. near Paramount and Del Amo boulevards, according to Sgt. James Jobling of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. According to the preliminary...

Long Beach firefighter accused of illegally dumping sewage

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

A Long Beach man and his recreational vehicle storage company in Imperial County were charged Tuesday with illegally disposing sewage and violating federal water laws. Federal prosecutors in San Diego allege that Kyle Vestermark, a firefighter with the city of Long Beach, and his company, Dunes...

Grandal's three-run homer is enough for Dodgers 3-2 win over Nationals

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The game reversed in an instant, two hours and 24 minutes of emptiness erased with one swing. Yasmani Grandal pumped his fist before he even touched first base, moments after his go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning disappeared over the center-field fence. A mob of giddy Dodgers greeted...

New Lakers Coach Luke Walton says, 'We're going to compete'

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The daunting task of trying to turn around the once proud Lakers franchise is not something that frightens Luke Walton. Instead, Walton said he has embraced the immense challenge that lies ahead for him as the new coach of the Lakers. This is the franchise that drafted Walton in 2003 and    with...

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell draws laughs in commercial, but not from Nick Young

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell is ready to make light of the Nick Young incident from last season — when Russell secretly taped Young discussing women other than his fiance and the video leaked on the Internet — but he still doesn’t want to say much about it. Foot Locker released a commercial Tuesday...

Astros beat Angels, 3-2, on Correa's single in ninth

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

 Carlos Correa hit a two-run single to right-center field with no outs in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.  After Huston Street (2-1) loaded the bases with two walks and an infield single, Correa laced a 3-2 pitch into...

O.C. money manager bilked Mark Sanchez and Jake Peavy out of millions, SEC alleges

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Three pro athletes, including Denver Broncos quarterback and USC alumnus Mark Sanchez, lost tens of millions of dollars in an investment scheme run by an Orange County money manager, according to a civil fraud case filed by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. Sanchez, San Francisco...

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