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Nicolas Cage, Alice Kim are separated after nearly 12 years of marriage

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim, who got married nearly 12 years ago, have been separated since January, his rep confirmed to The Times on Friday. The two started dating in February 2004 after meeting at an L.A. restaurant where she was a waitress. They were engaged two months later and said “I do”...

After Orlando mass shooting, Orange County kicks off gay parade Saturday with tighter security

Just two weeks after a gunman shot 49 people dead and wounded 53 at an Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub, Orange County kicks off a gay parade with beefed-up security. The parade will be the highlight of O.C. Pride Week, with at least 30 groups marching along a route in Santa Ana just short of a mile,...

U.S. states, Rockefellers clash with House panel on Exxon climate probes

HOUSTON (Reuters) - With many U.S. states proceeding with investigations of Exxon Mobil Corp's record on climate change, the attorney general of Massachusetts and investment funds of the Rockefeller family on Friday told a Congressional committee it lacked powers to oversee those probes.

Jim Mora's absence from prospect camp due to separation from wife

UCLA Coach Jim Mora was absent from a prospect camp held on campus earlier this week. On Friday, the Times learned Mora’s absence was because he and his wife, Shannon, are separating.  Mora’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, released a statement on behalf of the Mora family.  “After much thought and careful...

Post-Brexit, U.K. favorite for prime minister is Trump-Lite on climate change

Former London Mayor Boris Johnson isn’t exactly a climate denier. But he’s something.

N.Y.C. Nature: Why the Sweet Scent of Japanese Honeysuckle Signals Trouble

Introduced to North America in 1862, and once recommended for erosion control, the vine reproduces at rapid speed making it a threat to rare plants.

It was her turn to evacuate

Live updates: Erskine fire kills two, forces evacuations, and threatens 1,500 homes in Kern County June 24, 2016, 12:17 p.m. At least two people were reported killed and 100 structures destroyed by a wildfire racing across Kern County that grew to 19,000 acres in less than 24 hours and quickly...

Hulu announces premiere dates for 'The Mindy Project' and newcomers 'Chance' and 'Shut Eye'

Streaming service Hulu has revealed dates for its fall programming schedule, including the return of “The Mindy Project” and the new series “Chance,” starring Hugh Laurie. “The Mindy Project” begins its fifth season on Oct. 4 with 16 new episodes, which will appear weekly. “Chance,” a thriller...

Fateful O'Hare Airport pizza meeting sealed 'Brexit' vote deal, British media says

Brexit live updates: What's happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 24, 2016, 12:42 p.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace...

Three reasons Americans should care about 'Brexit'

Brexit live updates: What's happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 24, 2016, 12:42 p.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace...

Melatonin battles disease, comes back stronger to top of older horses division

David Hofmans watched intently as his talented 3-year-old colt, Home Run Kitten, was a mild upset winner in a 6½-furlong turf race at Santa Anita in the first month of 2014. But his gaze dropped back to the third-place finisher, the beaten favorite, and he knew he wanted that horse. Through Bob...

Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs find that collaborating isn't always easy

When singer/songwriter k.d. lang had a notion to form a supergroup, her inspiration was the Traveling Wilburys, an act that counted the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne as members.  So she shot emails to two contenders: Neko Case, whose breathtaking lyricism...

Editorial on 'Brexit' vote: Do not underestimate angry voters

Brexit live updates: What's happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 24, 2016, 12:42 p.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace...

British scientists are freaking out about 'Brexit' too

The United Kingdom’s decision to exit the European Union has affected all aspects of British society – even science.  On Friday, the Royal Astronomical Society, which works to advance science research in the U.K., took a break from promoting new findings in astronomy and geophysics to weigh in...

What do Trevor Story, Bo Jackson and eight others have in common?

Colorado shortstop Trevor Story is the 10th rookie since 1986 to have at least 18 homers before the All-Star break. The others: Jose Canseco, Wally Joyner, Bo Jackson, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Albert Pujols, George Springer, Jose Abreu and Joc Pederson…. All eight runs in Monday’s Colorado Rockies-Miami...

Essential Politics: Clinton and Trump look beyond their bases in a polarized country

For all the talk about divisions within the two major parties over their presumptive nominees, the story of the past month has been the speed with which voters in both have fallen into line: The most recent polling averages show Hillary Clinton receiving eight in 10 Democratic votes and Donald...

Laila Lalami explains how to procrastinate (hint: you're off to a good start)

At the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books some years ago, I heard a writer claim that he gets up at 6 a.m. every day, does 50 push-ups, drinks a pot of coffee, and then sits down to write. He seemed very proud of this fact, as I suppose he ought to be, but I confess I looked at him the way one...

See Kim Kardashian's 'twin': Her son, Saint West

Kim Kardashian has proclaimed son Saint West to be her “twin” after posting a cutie-patootie picture of the kidlet online late Thursday. “[Y]eah we have the same eyes. def a good mix of both of us but he is more me, I think...," she tweeted in response to followers' comments. "I mean North's baby...

'Brexit' vote makes it cheaper for U.S. travelers to head to U.K. this summer

Brexit live updates: What's happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 24, 2016, 11:39 a.m. Britons voted Thursday to leave the 28-nation European Union, a stunning decision that appeared to defy economic reason and cast doubts over the future of the bloc that been a bulwark for peace...

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