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Trevor Siemian is named Peyton Manning's successor as Broncos' starting quarterback

Trevor Siemian will be the quarterback leading the Denver Broncos’ defense of their Super Bowl championship, winning the starting spot over 2016 first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch and veteran Mark Sanchez. If the Broncos cut Sanchez, as some expect, they will save $3.5 million and a conditional...

In Clinton Foundation scandal, Hillary didn't avoid the ‘appearance' of conflict

The first thing you need to know about the Clinton Foundation is that it's not, contrary to what Donald Trump said last week, “the most corrupt enterprise in political history.” It's not even close. Nor is it, as Trump also claimed, “Watergate all over again.” The Republican candidate has a gift...

French mayors defy court order to lift burkini ban

Mayors along the French Riviera are defying a court order to lift the ban on full-body bathing suits known as burkinis. A test case last week in which France's State Council ruled that outlawing the swimming apparel was a "serious and manifestly illegal violation of fundamental freedoms.” Though...

Essential Politics: The Clintons and the Nigerian billionaire

A Nigerian billionaire and a famed basketball player drew the most attention on the presidential campaign trail over the weekend. I’m Christina Bellantoni. Welcome to Essential Politics, in what might be the final quiet week of this election. On the front page of the Los Angeles Times on Sunday,...

Calvin Harris didn't thank Taylor Swift for song she wrote

Watch live updates from the MTV VMAs: Beyonce's head-turning entrance and Kim Kardashian's conversation-starter of a dress Aug. 28, 2016, 7:04 p.m. MTV's VMAs are here! But we may as well call them the Beyonce awards with how many awards she's nominated for. That would be a whopping 11. Adele comes...

Carl Icahn buys 2.3 million Herbalife shares, flouting Bill Ackman's prediction

A long-running feud over Herbalife Ltd. between billionaire hedge fund managers Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman heated up Friday, with Ackman saying that Icahn was looking to sell his stake in the Los Angeles maker of nutritional supplements and Icahn saying that's not the case. Icahn said Friday afternoon...

Anti-fracking activists hit a roadblock in Colorado

The secretary of state says two initiatives to crack down on fracking didn't get enough signatures to make the ballot. Activists disagree.

No, Ice Cube does not back Donald Trump

Campaign 2016 updates: Clinton aide Huma Abedin to separate from Anthony Weiner after his sexting Aug. 29, 2016, 12:50 p.m. Abedin announced the end of her marriage after new sexually charged photos of Weiner surfaced.Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin splits from husband Anthony Weiner after latest...

BHP Billiton evacuates some staff on storm threat

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BHP Billiton on Monday said it had evacuated some non-essential personnel from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as a precaution against Tropical Depression No. 9.

Possible 'neighbor dispute' led to deadly triple-shooting in Lake View Terrace, police say

An ongoing dispute between neighbors apparently sparked a drive-by shooting in Lake View Terrace on Sunday night that left two men dead, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.  Gunfire was reported about 9:30 p.m. in the 11000 block of Jouett Street, said Officer Tony Im. Witnesses reported...

Football: Week One schedule

Thursday, September 1st CITY NONLEAGUE Bell at Grant, 7 p.m. Belmont at Lincoln, 7 p.m. Chavez at Reseda, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Granada Hills Kennedy, 7 p.m. Dymally at Washington, 7 p.m. Eagle Rock at Hawkins, 7 p.m. El Camino Real at Venice, 7 p.m. Fairfax at West Adams, 7 p.m. Granada Hills at...

Chargers finally sign top draft pick Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa, the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft this year, signed with the San Diego Chargers on Monday, according to multiple media reports. The deal is fully guaranteed for four years and $25.8 million, with a $17 million signing bonus, NFL.com is reporting. Last week, the Chargers took their...

Moments before LAX panic, officers confront man dressed as Zorro

A man dressed as Zorro and carrying a plastic sword was confronted at gunpoint by police at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday, just moments before a false report of an active shooter sent passengers stampeding from multiple terminals. Airport police responded to Terminal 7 on Sunday at about 8:40...

FYF 2016: Grace Jones plays a set for the ages

James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem was the headliner at FYF Fest on Sunday. But he knew his place in music history.  “If you missed Grace Jones, you [screwed up],” the LCD Soundsystem frontman said, minutes into his band’s set. “We used to get booked as the cleanup act, where the headliner would play,...

Football: Four ineligible players at Corona Centennial given three options

Four football players who transferred from Upland to Corona Centennial and were declared ineligible on Friday have three options, Southern Section spokesman Thom Simmons said. They can attend another school and sit out the opening month of the season. They can return to Upland and be eligible immediately....

Kendra Scott jewelry brand branches into beauty with new nail lacquer collection

Kendra Scott is entering the beauty category with the introduction of a nail polish line, Kendra Scott Lacquer. A collection of 23 shades including a top coat and base coat, Kendra Scott Nail Lacquer  hit retail August 26 at kendrascott.com and in all 46 Kendra Scott boutiques. The polishes were...

Investigation finds Samarco dam failed due to liquefaction

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) - An investigation launched by Brazilian miner Samarco, and its owners Vale SA and BHP Billiton, into the cause of a dam spill last November found the dam collapsed due to liquefaction, a presentation said on Monday.

Fitbit's new Adventures feature virtually transports users to Yosemite

Fitbit Inc. unveiled a series of virtual “adventures” to pair with its fitness-tracking wristbands Monday as the company tries to maintain its sales momentum. Fitbit Adventures, a new feature on the San Francisco company’s mobile app, allows users to virtually experience such “challenges” as hiking...

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway. The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The agency says 323 animals were killed, including...

Do reforms to California's energy regulator go far enough?

Essential Politics: Gov. Brown signs bill to fast-track development, Hillary Clinton's 'alt-right' attack used to target congressman Aug. 29, 2016, 9:55 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. We've got a number of big stories that we're following:...

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