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What you need to know about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

On Friday, President Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, becoming the only sitting U.S. president to visit the first city targeted in a nuclear attack. While the exact details of Obama's trip have yet to be revealed, deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said last week that the president would...

Today: Silicon Valley vs. Trump. Viacom's 'Game of Thrones.'

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES Trump Train Bypasses Silicon Valley There’s no love lost between Donald Trump and Silicon Valley. Trump’s statements about immigration and trade, his threat to boycott...

Patrick Soon-Shiong, already trying to cure cancer, dives into a newspaper takeover fight

Patrick Soon-Shiong has developed a reputation for big ideas. His boldest mission is to fix the healthcare system and turn cancer into a treatable condition using super computers, genomics and "big data." But it’s Soon-Shiong’s business acumen and adept skills as a negotiator that have made him...

Documents: IOGCC-Spawned Loophole Creating Frackquake Crisis Faces Federal Lawsuit

Attachment Size Drilling Waste Lawsuit.pdf 342.39 KB On May 4, several environmental organizations filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), calling for an end to the regulatory exemption it carved out...Show More Summary

Essential Politics: The Jerry Brown factor

When it comes to endorsements in California Democratic politics, Gov. Jerry Brown is about as good as it gets. At least, that’s what Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris hopes. Good morning from the the state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers, and election day in the Golden State is now just...

Wells Fargo plans to launch mobile-wallet service

The burgeoning mobile-payment industry that allows consumers to buy stuff in stores with their smartphones has been led by technology giants such as Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. Now, Wells Fargo & Co. wants a piece of the action. The San Francisco-based bank is expected to announce Tuesday...

The date on the milk carton says it's expired, but is it?

Think how many times you've checked a carton of milk or wedge of cheese in your fridge and saw that it had passed the date on the package. The typical response is to throw it away. However, experts say the problem is often not with the food or beverage but with the system used for notifying consumers...

A boarding school in India saves girls from lives of prostitution

In the bare dirt courtyard of a low-slung building in a small farming village, a group of girls chase one another in a round of kabaddi, a local schoolyard game a bit like Red Rover. It could be any small village school in a desperately poor rural area of India - except that these girls have barely...

Donald Trump has done the unthinkable: Unite Silicon Valley

In a place normally preoccupied with drafting code and dazzling investors, suddenly everyone in Silicon Valley has an opinion about the presidential election. And it tends to be the same opinion. The innovation economy has a serious distaste for Donald Trump. The masters of this world complain that his...

Pit collapse kills at least 13 in Myanmar jade-mining district

YANGON (Reuters) - A collapse at an illegal mine killed at least 13 people in Myanmar's northern Kachin State, a resident involved in rescue efforts said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of deadly accidents to hit the jade-mining area.

Interview: Shell Must be ‘Held Accountable to the Future Now’ Says Indigenous Delegate from the Gulf of Mexico

“ It is time that Shell be held accountable for the damages it has done on our communities and environment,” says Monique Verdin, an indigenous resident of the Louisiana coast and member-elect of the United Houma Nation Council. Verdin...Show More Summary

California's seeing a surge in voter registration - but the impact on the June election isn't clear

California, the state with a well-earned reputation for disinterest in things political, has been overrun by a vast and historic burst of new voters. And those voters will storm the polling places, rescuing the state from its usual self-flagellation over poor turnout and determining the winner...

Obama touts his vision for deeper U.S. relationship with Vietnam: 'Hearts can change'

President Obama held up a generation of Vietnam War veterans as an inspiration for young Vietnamese people on Tuesday, arguing they are proof that “hearts can change” and urging the two nations to move from conflict to partnership. In a speech to university students, Obama pointed out Vietnam veteran...

Kenley Jansen's burden grows, and the Dodgers closer accepts it

His contract is expiring. His future is at risk. The next few months will chart the course for the rest of his career. One might think Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers’ giant bearded closer of a man, would want security, safety and statistics. Instead, he wants the ball. “I love the challenge, man,’’...

Nick Tropeano delivers again as Albert Pujols blasts two-run homer in Angels' 2-0 win

For the Angels, May 6 was a black Friday indeed. Their ace, Garrett Richards, hit the disabled list. The depth chart on their team website listed three starting pitchers.Little more than two weeks later, the Angels actually have depth. C.J. Wilson is on his way back. Tim Lincecum is coming soon....

Sitting out not for Angels star Mike Trout

The Angels need Mike Trout to be an iron man. Fortunately for them, he plans to play every game this season.“That’s the goal,” he said.Trout has played in 107 consecutive games, 45 this season. He ranks as the most valuable player in the major leagues, based on the WAR (wins above replacement)...

Firefighters protect Canada's oil sands battling 1,100 C flames

(Editor's Note: Please be advised that the last paragraph contains language that some readers may find offensive)

Strongest El Nino in nearly 20 years now over: Australia weather bureau

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The strongest El Nino in nearly 20 years, that has persisted through 2016 is now over, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday.

Cambodia takes solace from plow ceremony amid worst drought in 50 years

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - As the worst drought in half a century delays rice planting in Cambodia, a pair of oxen on Tuesday delved into rice, corn and bean bowls at an annual plowing ceremony in an omen for good harvests for those crops in the year ahead.

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