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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...

Sundance: Revisiting the Smiths of Montana

On one level, the outstanding Sundance drama “Walking Out” tells a very simple father-son wilderness survival tale. But just below the surface, roiling emotional complications add meaning and difficulty at every turn. Similarly, the story of how this film, which premiered Saturday night in Sundance’s...

Trump is dismissive of women's marches but acknowledges right to protest

Trump aide describes inflated crowd count as 'alternative facts' Jan. 22, 2017, 12:07 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...

Deadly storms kill 16, trigger tornado threat across U.S. South

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A dangerous weekend weather system has killed at least 16 people in the U.S. South, as Georgia officials on Sunday reported a dozen fatalities and severe thunderstorms and tornadoes menaced several states.

2017 City Section sports Hall of Fame inductees announced

The fourth class of inductees for the City Section sports Hall of Fame will take place on Sunday, April 23, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Culver City. This year's class: Aquatics: Bob Bennett, Birmingham '61; Donna Wennerstrom, Chatsworth '78; Don McKenzie, Grant '65; Georgia Coleman, Poly '29. Golf:...

Trump pledges aid for storm-hit Georgia, Florida and Alabama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pledged federal assistance for Georgia, Florida and Alabama after the southeastern states were hit by severe storms.

It's a bird! It's a plane! Therein lies the problem at Lebanon's international airport

The bird hunters stepped nonchalantly over plastic bottles, wrappers and other detritus, unconcerned by the noise they made as they patrolled this shabby-looking section of Lebanon's coastline. But, save for the occasional passenger jet lumbering out of Beirut’s international airport a mere 500...

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