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Mexican band Tigres del Norte fined for singing about drug smugglers

It was a well-known ballad about Camelia the Texan — a woman who smuggles drugs into the United States and then murders her lover in a jealous rage — that got Los Tigres del Norte into trouble. The wildly popular band played the song — one of their many hits chronicling the lives of drug smugglers...

With season over, Ducks defensemen Lindholm and Vatanen both set to undergo shoulder surgery

The Ducks revealed a host of injuries when they conducted season-ending exit meetings Thursday, some that will affect next season. Defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen will each need shoulder surgery to repair torn labrums, general manager Bob Murray said. Lindholm will need four to five...

Trump scolds NATO allies for not spending more on defense

President Trump directly rebuked NATO allies for not paying their fair share of military costs, as they stood stone-faced nearby, and stopped short of reaffirming the alliance’s mutual defense pledge as the foreign leaders met Thursday for a celebration of unity. The unusually pointed remarks at...

Formula One's Fernando Alonso adds interest to this year's Indy 500

After a rousing celebration of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 last year, the question naturally followed: How could the 101st version of the legendary race be more than an anticlimax? Turns out one answer is Fernando Alonso. Alonso, a two-time Formula One champion who’s having a middling...

Jerry Perenchio: 'Perhaps the most philanthropic person I’ve ever worked with,' LACMA chief says

Media mogul and philanthropist Jerry Perenchio, one of the richest men in Los Angeles, lived in a Bel Air mansion filled with art — paintings by Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Pablo Picasso. And among those who reacted to news Wednesday that Perenchio had died at 86 was the Los Angeles County...

Get close to animatronic Cosmo (and Rocket) inside Disneyland's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' ride

Key to lighthearted and zany tone of Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout is its abundance of furry animals.

CAA and China's Bona Film Group create $150-million film fund

Hollywood talent giant Creative Artists Agency and Chinese studio Bona Film Group have created a fund to finance movies with an initial investment of $150 million, the firms said Thursday. The fund, co-managed by CAA and Bona, will focus on English-language films, Chinese co-productions and Chinese-language...

Retailers help lift stocks to new records; Best Buy leaps 21%

U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers such as Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset weakness in energy stocks caused by a plunge in oil prices. Stocks are on their longest winning streak in three months as retailers,...

Getting down to the basics in Peter Brook's 'Battlefield'

Peter Brook’s “Battlefield,” which opened at the Wallis on Wednesday for a brief run through Sunday, is itself the ultimate brief run. It is the last word in concentrated compression by theater’s greatest condenser. “We look for indefinably precise things,” Brook told The Times 30 years ago as...

Can a new killer whale attraction help rescue SeaWorld?

A symphonic score fills the former Shamu Stadium at SeaWorld, the tempo building suspense as footage of an icy landscape in Antarctica moves across a 140-foot-wide screen. A little off cue, an 8,000-pound orca named Keet appears, speeding along the perimeter of the pool as waves crash over where...

Lonzo Ball will not work out for the Celtics, hasn't ruled out other workouts

Leading up to the draft, Lonzo Ball will work out for the Lakers, who have the second overall pick, and he will not work out for the Boston Celtics, who have the first overall pick, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge told a Boston radio station. Although it’s possible the Lakers will be Ball’s...

U.S. airstrike set off explosion that killed at least 105 civilians in Mosul, Pentagon finds

A two-month investigation into a U.S. military airstrike in Iraq that caused some of the worst civilian casualties in decades found that the attack inadvertently set off explosives that gutted a sprawling apartment block and killed at least 105 civilians — far fewer than survivors and other witnesses...

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