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War of words -- and bombs -- shakes Yemen

With Saudi Arabia beefing up its forces along the frontier with Yemen, rival Iran on Monday unleashed some of its harshest rhetoric yet in denouncing the month-old Saudi-led military campaign against Yemen’s Shiite Muslim rebels.

Model sues, says Bay Area police broke bones in her face during arrest

A model has filed a suit in which she claims Bay Area police officers slammed her to the ground and broke four bones in her face. Footage from police security and body cameras recorded at least part of the incident.

White House correspondents dinner: Social media buzzes over #nerdprom

The  White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner, nicknamed the "nerd prom,"  had social media users buzzing over Cecily Strong's jokes, Keegan-Michael Key's "anger translator" bit and more.

Overturned gas tanker forces shutdown of 710 Freeway in Bell

Both directions of the 710 Freeway were shut down on Sunday after a gasoline truck overturned and ignited, sending a plume of black smoke that was visible from miles away, authorities said.

L.A. County firefighters deployed to Nepal to aid in search and rescue

A team of 57 Los Angeles County firefighters have been deployed to Nepal to aid in search and rescue efforts after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal.

Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs: Game 4 preview

The Clippers will play the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. PDT in San Antonio. The Spurs have a 2-1 lead in the series after having won the last two games of the best-of-seven series. 

GOP's latest Benghazi-related inquiry could benefit Hillary Clinton

As Congress pursues its latest investigation of Hillary Rodham Clinton's missing emails and the role they may have played in the security lapses in the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, not every Republican is delighted by the prospect of dragging her to Capitol Hill for a skewering.

Prospect of Brian Williams returning to 'NBC Nightly News' is fading

Brian Williams’ future as anchor of “NBC Nightly News” is still undecided, but it’s looking bleak.

Baseball notes: Kansas City's Yordano Ventura suspended seven games

Four Kansas City Royals players and two from the Chicago White Sox were suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in a brawl Thursday in Chicago. Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was handed a seven-game suspension, fellow starter Edinson Volquez was given five games, outfielder Lorenzo Cain...

Desalination plants aren't an easy solution for California drought

As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore.

Kings' Drew Doughty a finalist for NHL's Norris Trophy

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is one of three finalists for the NHL's Norris Trophy, joining P.K. Subban of Montreal and Erik Karlsson of Ottawa.

Grass-roots campaign to make kids, education top priority

A new children's advocacy group on Monday launched a multimillion-dollar grass-roots campaign to improve health, education and access to technology for youngsters in California and across the nation.

Retired Cop Reunited With The Newborn He Rescued From A Dumpster 25 Years Ago

54 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

A man is reunited with the police officer that rescued him from a dumpster when he was a newborn. [ more › ]

'Baywatch' Star Accused Of Stabbing Westlake Neighbor In Stomach

54 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

Former 'Baywatch' star, Jeremy Jackson, was arrested over the weekend for allegedly stabbing his neighbor in the stomach with a knife in Westlake. [ more › ]

HBO's 'Montage of Heck' Humanizes Rock God Kurt Cobain

54 minutes agoUnited States / Los Angeles : LAist

Montage of Heck the much-talked about documentary exploring the life of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain premieres on HBO May 4 is an experimental exploration that delves deep into the psyche of a complex and creative genius. But it’s also at its core, a rock doc, filled with incredible music. [ more › ]

Bruce Jenner's very public transition

To the editor: It's encouraging to read that Bruce Jenner's widely watched interview Friday night may raise national awareness and acceptance of transgender persons. ("Transgender community, allies see Jenner interview in positive light," April 25)

For ticket revenue, target drivers, not pedestrians

To the editor: I relate to Eduardo Lopez, who received a $197 ticket after attempting to cross a street during the red blinking "don't walk" signal to catch a bus. ("Struggling student a victim of high fines and misdemeanors," April...

Do drones make it too easy to wage war?

To the editor: It is appropriate that the government and the media revive the drone debate. There have been many unintended casualties from drone attacks, and these are always shocking. ("U.S. must explain necessity of drone strikes," editorial, April 24)

UCLA is right to welcome Cornel West

To the editor: I am a supporter of Israel — of its survival and social development. A dear member of my family gave generously to Technion (Israel's MIT) for just those reasons. ("Some Jewish activists don't want Cornel West at UCLA conference," April 24)

Junk food and junk science: the case of aspartame and Pepsi

PepsiCo, evidently testing the notion that junk science can be good marketing, announced last week that it was removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from most of its diet sodas in the U.S.

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