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Friday statewide vote count tops 8 million from the June 7 primary

Updates on California politics: Kamala Harris nabs gun control endorsement, healthcare workers ballot measure to limit hospital CEO salaries nixed by Sacramento judge June 24, 2016, 5:52 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're...

What investment managers are saying

Brexit live updates: What's happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 24, 2016, 5:05 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...

Are California companies vulnerable to 'Brexit' turmoil?

Brexit live updates: What's happening now that Britain voted to leave the EU June 24, 2016, 3:09 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...

Uber is making surge pricing more transparent - but a little less obvious

Many an Uber passenger has been shocked by the cost of a ride as a result of the company’s controversial surge-pricing policy.  That might change under a new “no surprises” approach to fares that the ride-hailing giant announced Friday. Uber isn’t doing away with surge pricing – its strategy of raising fares...

Massive exodus of Iraqis from Fallouja overwhelms aid groups

It was still morning when Ismail Taha and his family fled their neighborhood in Fallouja on foot and reached a dirt road on the northwestern tip of the city. That was when the bomb exploded. The blast killed his wife and three daughters. Taha was left blind with shrapnel wounds where his eyes used...

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...

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