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At a White House reception, Trump has a pat on the back for FBI Director James Comey

Trump aide describes inflated crowd count as 'alternative facts' Jan. 22, 2017, 3:54 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Senior Trump advisor defends false claims of inauguration crowd size Trump reacts to women's marches for the first time Secretary...

Hudson Swafford claims first PGA title with win at CareerBuilder Challenge

Hudson Swafford won the fittingly named CareerBuilder Challenge on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, following three straight birdies with a closing par for a one-stroke victory.  Swafford shot a five-under 67 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to finish the three-course, pro-am event at 20-under...

Nathan Chen, all of 17, wins the U.S. men's figure skating title

Nathan Chen followed a record-setting short program with a near-flawless free skate featuring five quadruple jumps Sunday to become the youngest men's U.S. figure skating champion in more than five decades.  The 17-year-old Chen, performing to “The Polovtsian Dances,” became the first skater in...

Falcons demolish Packers in NFC Championship, 44-21, will play in Super Bowl XLI

No need to implode the Georgia Dome. The Atlanta Falcons pretty much blew the lid off the soon-to-be-mothballed venue Sunday, demolishing the Green Bay Packers, 44-21, in an NFC championship game that turned out to be a three-hour, towel-swirling party. The signature play came in the third quarter,...

Football: California Showcase is set for Feb. 11; players get to show off to college recruiters

The California Showcase that brings together college coaches from Division II, Division III and NAIA football programs from around the country to try to spot high school football seniors will be held on Feb. 11 at the Orange County Great Park. It's free for high school seniors to attend. In the...

Lakers' season takes another turn in Dallas, this time for worst loss in franchise history

Nobody would have blamed the Lakers on Sunday if they walked off the American Airlines Center court at halftime, made a bee line for the team bus and bolted to the airport for a flight home. An eventual 122-73 loss to the lowly Dallas Mavericks was clearly over after two quarters, and the Lakers...

Clippers' Jamal Crawford knows this is not the time for him to struggle

They were indecisive a couple of times on offense Saturday night against Denver, leaving Jamal Crawford with the difficult task of having to bail out the Clippers during a time when his own offense has veered off course. Crawford has been one of the NBA’s best shot-makers over his 17-year career,...

A warning about the L.A. River during the rain

Southern California weather updates: Latest storm could be strongest since 2010 Jan. 22, 2017, 2:36 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning that the storm hitting Southern California on Sunday could be the strongest since 2010. The heaviest rain is expected this afternoon and evening, with...

'Split' shocks the box office - and Vin Diesel's 'xXx' sequel - with a $40-million debut

Competing with a presidential inauguration, multi-city marches and big-budget Hollywood productions, M. Night Shyamalan’s creepy psychological thriller “Split” pulled off a surprising victory its opening weekend, pulling $14.6 million Friday for an estimated weekend gross of $40.2 million. The...

Kings carry lingering injuries into game against Rangers

Darryl Sutter carefully approaches the topic of injuries, and that didn’t change in the bowels of Madison Square Garden on Sunday morning.  “Nic Dowd’s fine,” the Kings Coach said, a coy smile forming at the sides of his mouth. “He’s enjoying New York.” Dowd is day-to-day because of a lower-body...

Critic's Notebook: 'The Big Sick' offers an early cure for the festival blues

Sundance 2017 updates: 'The Big Sick,' from Judd Apatow and Kumail Nanjiani, emerges as a film to watch and sells for $12 million Jan. 22, 2017, 1:50 p.m. Though the March on Main is still very much on the minds of the filmmakers and attendees of the Sundance Film festival, attention has turned...

Sundance and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith foundation team up

Sundance 2017 updates: 'The Big Sick,' from Judd Apatow and Kumail Nanjiani, emerges as a film to watch and sells for $12 million Jan. 22, 2017, 1:50 p.m. Though the March on Main is still very much on the minds of the filmmakers and attendees of the Sundance Film festival, attention has turned...

'I ain't got no love': Why Donald Trump's musical choices matter

The words felt like private thoughts found in an old diary and newly exposed to fresh air. “If you try acting sad, you’ll only make me glad.” “I ain’t got no love, I ain’t the kind to meet.” “Regrets, I’ve had a few — but then again too few to mention.” Yet this wasn’t the sour fruit of opposition...

Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner on 'The History of Comedy'

Sundance 2017 updates: 'The Big Sick,' from Judd Apatow and Kumail Nanjiani, emerges as a film to watch and sells for $12 million Jan. 22, 2017, 1:50 p.m. Though the March on Main is still very much on the minds of the filmmakers and attendees of the Sundance Film festival, attention has turned...

Diplo talks about celebrity culture in Cuba

Sundance 2017 updates: 'The Big Sick,' from Judd Apatow and Kumail Nanjiani, emerges as a film to watch and sells for $12 million Jan. 22, 2017, 1:50 p.m. Though the March on Main is still very much on the minds of the filmmakers and attendees of the Sundance Film festival, attention has turned...

Galaxy opens training camp with a new boss and a new outlook

Plastic sheeting covered the floor and furniture in the players’ lounge adjacent to the Galaxy locker room on Friday and the smell of fresh paint wafted into the hallways. A new landlord had taken over the property and he was not shy about redecorating. “It’s a new team,” said Curt Onalfo, who...

The Great One happy to share spotlight with a cast of 99 other all-time greats

No. 99 won’t be announced as No. 1 when the NHL completes its introduction of the 100 greatest players of its first century, a marquee event leading up to Sunday’s All-Star game at Staples Center.  Actually, the 67 men who will be honored Friday at the Microsoft Theater — like the 33 recognized...

San Diego's aging Horton Plaza, once a landmark of urban design, is losing luster and tenants

The late author Ray Bradbury imagined humans living on Mars, “firemen” on a mission to burn books — and a radical attempt to reshape downtown San Diego. In his 1970s essay, “The Aesthetics of Lostness,” the Los Angeles science fiction writer extolled the joys of exploring safe yet stimulating urban...

The latest from the National Weather Service in L.A.

Southern California weather updates: Latest storm could be strongest since 2010 Jan. 22, 2017, 12:49 p.m. The National Weather Service is warning that the storm hitting Southern California on Sunday could be the strongest since 2010. The heaviest rain is expected this afternoon and evening, with...

A terrorist attack in Germany could have hurt Angela Merkel politically. So far, it hasn't

Until recently, the conventional wisdom in Berlin held that a major terrorist attack attributed to one of the more than 1 million refugees and migrants allowed into Germany since mid-2015 would spell doom for Chancellor Angela Merkel, who faces a reelection bid in September. Then, on Dec. 19, just...

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