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Donor of $10 million to have name put on hedges of Rose Bowl field

A Rose Bowl by any other name would keep college football’s most iconic venue viable for decades to come. The Pasadena City Council has unanimously approved a proposal to put the name of a prominent UCLA alumnus on the hedges that surround the Rose Bowl field after Richard “Tod” Spieker agreed...

A brave soldier and one horrible day: two lasting memories of Iraq

As I fumbled with the straps of my body armor, an Iraqi gentleman looked at me kindly and said, “You look nervous. Is this your first time here?” I nodded: I was indeed apprehensive. Though Los Angeles Times colleagues who had covered wars had offered me practical advice — “Always be paranoid,...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes south of New Zealand: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 magnitude struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

How Patina teamed with ex-cons to cook for celebrities at the Emmys

The sight of the team preparing salads for the Primetime Emmys Governors Ball dinner, the largest formal sit-down dinner in North America, resembled a laboratory more than it did a kitchen. On Sunday evening, some 250 cooks were working in the L.A. Convention Center’s heavily air-conditioned prep...

Chargers look to lock down victories after coming apart at the end of games

On the drive to and from the Chargers’ practice facility, there’s a big blue reminder of their situation through the first two weeks of the season. The team’s new home in Costa Mesa sits across the street from IKEA — the Swedish meatball and furniture chain that demands its customers stay organized...

Exclusive: Here are the Energy Companies Represented by Trump’s Nominee to Head FERC

President Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ) has, as a corporate attorney, personally represented a host of energy and utility companies, many of which do business that is directly impacted by FERC ’s decisionmaking. Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood abortionist’s license suspended for failing to comply with state law on 13-year-old’s abortion

A Kansas abortion doctor is blaming Planned Parenthood after his medical license was suspended for failing to comply with a state law to preserve fetal tissue taken from a 13-year-old sexual abuse victim after her abortion. Under state...Show More Summary

NFL: Browns put receiver Corey Coleman on injured reserve after surgery

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman has been placed on injured reserve after having surgery on his broken right hand. Coleman broke his hand for the second time in a year on Sunday in a loss at Baltimore. The injury came almost exactly a year to the day from when he broke his hand during...

New Jersey Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer, but expects to keep playing

New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the team's doctor said can largely be treated with medication. Boyle has been away from the team during training camp while getting diagnosed. On a conference call Tuesday,...

UCLA and USC finalize 2017-18 basketball schedules

The UCLA and USC basketball teams on Tuesday each released game dates and times for the upcoming basketball season, and each will have every game televised on an ESPN channel, FS1, Pac-12 Networks or CBS. The Pac-12 Conference schedule has promoted the local rivalry, which has gained new relevance...

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker yes: "What food item do you really enjoy that others usually toss out without eating?"The orange slices that often come on a plate as a breakfast garnish at diners.

Gogoro Raises $300M to Build Electric Scooters and Battery Swapping Networks

A bold idea to make low-carbon transport more accessible just hit a major milestone. On Tuesday afternoon, startup Gogoro­ -- which makes electric scooters and builds battery-swapping networks to charge them­ -- announced that it has raised $300 million from a group of investors including Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management. Show More Summary

Pro-Life Ads Expose Radical Position of Pro-Abortion Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring

Pro-life advocates are working to expose Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s radical pro-abortion stance. Herring, who is running for re-election, supports late-term abortions on viable unborn babies and forced taxpayer funding of abortions, according to the Susan B. Show More Summary

More than 120 birds dead at Suncor-owned Canada oil sands mine

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - More than 120 birds in Canada's oil heartland of Alberta were killed after getting caught in a pond of oil sands byproducts operated by the country's largest producer Suncor Energy Inc, the local regulator said on Tuesday.

Think Men Shouldn’t Have an Opinion About Abortion? Consider This

Discussions about important topics can become less about ideas and more about the people who express them. That’s often true in the abortion debate. Supporters of abortion don’t always defend abortion or critique the pro-life position. Sometimes they offer criticisms of individuals who are pro-life instead. They attack pro-life people rather than the pro-life argument. […]

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