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Donor of $10 million to have name put on hedges of Rose Bowl field

A Rose Bowl by any other name would keep college football’s most iconic venue viable for decades to come. The Pasadena City Council has unanimously approved a proposal to put the name of a prominent UCLA alumnus on the hedges that surround the Rose Bowl field after Richard “Tod” Spieker agreed...

A brave soldier and one horrible day: two lasting memories of Iraq

As I fumbled with the straps of my body armor, an Iraqi gentleman looked at me kindly and said, “You look nervous. Is this your first time here?” I nodded: I was indeed apprehensive. Though Los Angeles Times colleagues who had covered wars had offered me practical advice — “Always be paranoid,...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes south of New Zealand: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 magnitude struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

How Patina teamed with ex-cons to cook for celebrities at the Emmys

The sight of the team preparing salads for the Primetime Emmys Governors Ball dinner, the largest formal sit-down dinner in North America, resembled a laboratory more than it did a kitchen. On Sunday evening, some 250 cooks were working in the L.A. Convention Center’s heavily air-conditioned prep...

Chargers look to lock down victories after coming apart at the end of games

On the drive to and from the Chargers’ practice facility, there’s a big blue reminder of their situation through the first two weeks of the season. The team’s new home in Costa Mesa sits across the street from IKEA — the Swedish meatball and furniture chain that demands its customers stay organized...

NFL: Browns put receiver Corey Coleman on injured reserve after surgery

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman has been placed on injured reserve after having surgery on his broken right hand. Coleman broke his hand for the second time in a year on Sunday in a loss at Baltimore. The injury came almost exactly a year to the day from when he broke his hand during...

New Jersey Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer, but expects to keep playing

New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the team's doctor said can largely be treated with medication. Boyle has been away from the team during training camp while getting diagnosed. On a conference call Tuesday,...

UCLA and USC finalize 2017-18 basketball schedules

The UCLA and USC basketball teams on Tuesday each released game dates and times for the upcoming basketball season, and each will have every game televised on an ESPN channel, FS1, Pac-12 Networks or CBS. The Pac-12 Conference schedule has promoted the local rivalry, which has gained new relevance...

More than 120 birds dead at Suncor-owned Canada oil sands mine

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - More than 120 birds in Canada's oil heartland of Alberta were killed after getting caught in a pond of oil sands byproducts operated by the country's largest producer Suncor Energy Inc, the local regulator said on Tuesday.

EPA labs across U.S. face consolidation as budget cuts loom

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is consolidating research and testing laboratories to cut costs, sparking criticism the move will undercut its ability to respond to regional disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.

Threatened Amazon reserve already being mined: Greenpeace

A huge nature reserve in Brazil's Amazon rainforest that the government wants to open to foreign mining companies already suffers from illegal mining activity, Greenpeace said Tuesday.

Monsoon rains paralyze air, street traffic in Mumbai

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Torrential rains lashed India's financial hub Mumbai for the second time in weeks on Tuesday, flooding low-lying areas and paralyzing traffic at the country's second busiest airport after a plane overshot the runw...

Houston was built for cars. What happens when Harvey destroys 250,000 vehicles?

Many low-income people are stuck at home, unable to afford a replacement vehicle and get back to work.

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