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Sandy Koufax expects Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw to win in postseason

In camp to observe the Dodgers’ first full-squad workout on Thursday, Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax said he didn’t think Clayton Kershaw’s disappointing performance in the playoffs detracts what he accomplished in the regular season.

Ukraine, separatists say they are pulling back heavy weapons

Ukrainian defense officials and leaders of the separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine announced Thursday that they were moving tanks and other heavy weaponry away from the front lines in a belated effort to abide by the conditions of a European-brokered peace agreement.

Slain Fox exec was in 'mutual combat' with alleged killer, lawyer says

A convicted drug dealer whose wife was linked to 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith has pleaded not guilty to murder in Smith’s death.

Last words of transgender woman killed in South L.A. key to probe, police say

The last words spoken by a 21-year-old transgender woman shot to death in December were integral to detectives working on her case, police said Thursday after they announced the arrest of a suspect in the killing.

Some Jerk Stole Lupita Nyong'o's Pearl-Covered Oscars Dress From Her Hotel Room

Someone stole Lupita Nyong'o's Oscars dress right out of her hotel room in West Hollywood earlier this week. [ more › ]

Los Angeles Beer Week moves to June, adds new venue

Heading into its seventh iteration, the weeklong celebration of craft brewing culture in Los Angeles is moving from September to June, and the signature kickoff festival hosted by the L.A. Brewers Guild will move from Chinatown to Exposition Park.

Baseball: It's back to studying signs for ECR

With the bases loaded and one out on Wednesday in a season-opening game against Narbonne, El Camino Real appeared to attempt a suicide squeeze. The problem was the runner from third never took off and the ball was bunted too hard, resulting in a double play.

Laurie Becklund: a reporter until the end

To the editor: It is with great sadness and admiration that I read former Times journalist Laurie Becklund's posthumous op-ed article on dealing with metastatic breast cancer. She was brave to tell all that the emperor had no clothes. ("As I lay dying," op-ed, Feb. 20)

Argentine judge rejects prosecutor's case against President Fernandez

A judge on Thursday dismissed a now-dead prosecutor's allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner attempted to cover up the alleged involvement of Iranian officials in a 1990s bombing in the Latin American country.

Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Thomas might be just what the Lakers need

If Lakers followers leave just enough room between squeezed eyelids, Karl-Anthony Towns might look like a familiar player.

Man arrested in death of transgender woman in South L.A., police say

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a transgender woman in Chesterfield Square in South Los Angeles.

'Empire' recap: Coming out and respectability politics

The brothers of “Empire” are all over the place, for better or worse. In the latest episode, Hakeem, Jamal and Andre each take important steps on their personal journeys.

Stand Up! 6 Ways to Get Moving that Don't Require a Gym Membership

By Adam Perlman, MD The research keeps rolling in: Sitting for long periods of time every day is not good for our bodies. A new study published last month raised the stakes even higher. People who spend the majority of their waking hours...Show More Summary

Even bumblebees 'merge' their memories

Bumblebees are just as guilty of merging memories as NBC anchor Brian Williams, it turns out.

Hyun-Jin Ryu remains sidelined for Dodgers' first full-squad workout

As the Dodgers walked over to the practice fields at Camelback Ranch for their first full-squad workout of the spring Thursday, Hyun-Jin Ryu remained sidelined because of stiffness in the middle of his back.

Woman held as sex slave, 3 arrested in Northern California, officials say

Three men in Sonoma County have been arrested for kidnapping and holding a woman in captivity, raping and beating her for weeks before she managed to escape, authorities said.

Florida State freshman scores 30 points in under five minutes

When's the last time a college basketball player scored 30 points in less than five minutes?

Google invests $300 million in fund for residential solar power

Google Inc. is making another large investment in renewable energy, but this time average homeowners could be the ones reaping the benefits. 

From torture to terrorism: How DEA case led to extraordinary rendition

Of all the cases of troubling corruption and stunning violence that have characterized the war on drugs in Latin America, few linger as powerfully among U.S. drug agents as the case of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who vanished on a busy street in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1985 while walking to meet...

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