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'Paper Towns' and 21 other books to read before you see the movie

On Friday, "Paper Towns" premiered in theaters. In it, a teenage boy (played by Nat Wolff) goes on a road trip to find popular girl Margo (Cara Delevingne), who mysteriously disappears with only a few cryptic clues as to where she's gone. It's based on the YA novel by John Green, who also wrote...

Courthouse fire in Pasadena could hamper services, delay traffic

Court services could be affected Monday after an early morning blaze erupted inside the Pasadena Courthouse.

Obama: Huckabee's 'oven' comment shows pattern of GOP's 'outrageous attacks'

President Obama inserted himself deeply into the election season from this remote locale on Monday, blasting the political rhetoric of Republican presidential candidates and what he called a culture of "outrageous attacks" tolerated by the GOP.

Touches of home help Venice clinic put young patients at ease

When Yana Barba stepped into the Venice Family Clinic's new children's health center this month, what she found was not a typical doctor's waiting room.

In Alhambra, demographic shift reaches the grocery store

As classic diners and soda fountains gave way to double-decker strip malls packed with Chinese restaurants, Margie Myers, a resident of Alhambra for 64 years, didn't say much.

Violent weekend in South L.A. leaves 11 wounded, 1 dead

Fed up with a recent rash of gang violence in South Los Angeles, Naima Smith gathered a group Saturday at a Baptist church on Hoover Street to talk about ways to bring peace to their neighborhood.

Sexual assault measures aim to unify colleges' responses in California

Responding to inconsistent policies on sexual assaults at college campuses, California lawmakers are considering a package of proposals to address the issue, including one that would require schools to disclose more information about disciplinary actions taken against student offenders.

Inspired by art: Designers celebrate LACMA's 50th with wearable creations

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is celebrating its 50th anniversary in high style, with plans to  launch an expanded Wear LACMA collection on Nov. 4 featuring clothing, accessories and perfume created by 19 L.A. fashion designers using the museum's permanent collection as inspiration.

'Hamilton' offers American history with a hip-hop beat

More than a few students over the years have wished they were listening to hip-hop instead of learning about American history.

For Dodgers and Angels, some July trades have worked and some, well ...

The Dodgers are chasing a starting pitcher, or two. The Angels covet a left fielder. Both teams would like to add a relief pitcher.

Rampage by militants in northern India kills 6

Heavily armed militants rampaged through a town in northern India on Monday, opening fire on a restaurant, cars and a health center and killing at least six people before holing up inside a police station where they were exchanging gunfire with army soldiers, officials said.

To sort or not to sort? That is the recycling question

A reader wants to know whether "single stream" recycling is more efficient than the usual sort-paper-and-plastic approach. Umbra digs up the answer.

What kind of meathead are you?

Get a sense of your carnivorous footprint on the environment.

Today: Locking Up Families.

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times.  The Obama administration is in trouble with a federal judge over the way it locks up immigrant families; and the LAPD could be facing a tough test in South L.A. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. Subscribe to the newsletter...

Earthquake of 6.9 magnitude strikes Alaska's Aleutians: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring magnitude 6.9 struck the Aleutian Islands in the U.S. state of Alaska late on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Jeb Bush tries to be really, really fair

He recently called for cutting tax credits for wind, solar, oil, and gas. Here's what he'll call for next.

Fiat Chrysler to buy back Ram pickups as part of settlement with U.S.

Fiat Chrysler will buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal with U.S. safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls.

U.S. companies pledge financial, political support for U.N. climate deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirteen big name American companies on Monday were to announce $140 billion in low-carbon investments to lend support to a global climate change deal in Paris in December, the White House said.

Zack Greinke's scoreless streak ends at 45 2/3 innings; Dodgers lose

His scoreless-innings streak having ended Sunday in the Dodgers' 3-2, 10-inning defeat to the New York Mets, Zack Greinke was asked to reflect on the most dominant stretch of his 12-year career.

James L. White dies at 67; wrote screenplay for Ray Charles biopic 'Ray'

When James L. White was being raised by a single mother in rural Kentucky, he was taunted by children who chanted, "Who's your daddy?"

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