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Protest heats up; police begin to mobilize outside Trump rally

Live updates from Donald Trump rally in Anaheim: One person ejected from convention center as program begins May 25, 2016, 1:46 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics and our coverage of Donald Trump's appearance in Anaheim less than two weeks before California's presidential primary. We'll be covering...

Stocks climb for the second day as energy companies jump

U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors continued to recover some confidence in the health of the global economy. That sent oil prices higher and gave energy companies a boost, while materials companies also climbed higher.  In Europe, a round of new rescue loans for Greece was unfrozen, eliminating...

Daily Dose of Cute

Some people have the world on a string. Others not so much. Although that looks like a straw wrapper hanging off her head, it's actually a piece of ribbon (her favorite thing), which was originally the handle of a giftbag that she nearly...Show More Summary

South Carolina governor signs law banning abortions after 20 weeks

Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization. The only exceptions are if the mother's life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus can't survive outside the womb. Doctors face up to $10,000...

Tribune investor calls Soon-Shiong deal 'disturbing ... distasteful'

In the wake of Tribune Publishing's blockbuster announcements that it has rejected a sweetened buyout offer from rival Gannett Co. and brought L.A. billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong on board as an investor, one of the company's major shareholders is crying foul. In a letter sent Tuesday to Tribune's...

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by a warm breeze.Recommended Reading:Flor: [Content Note: Transphobia; violence; anti-immigrationism] TLC Condemns New Immigration Detention Center in TexasKiki: [CN: Disablism; misogyny] #MillionsMissing...Show More Summary

Forget the poll: 'Redskin' offends, and the NFL should drop the name

The battle over whether the word “redskin” is a pejorative took an odd twist with a poll by the Washington Post that found 9 in 10 self-identified Native Americans weren't offended by the term. Then came a New York Times initiative that drew more than 2,000 responses, heavy on Native Americans...

Trump touches on immigration, 2nd Amendment and his hair

Live updates from Donald Trump rally in Anaheim: One person ejected from convention center as program begins May 25, 2016, 1:46 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics and our coverage of Donald Trump's appearance in Anaheim less than two weeks before California's presidential primary. We'll be covering...

Case Keenum knows he's listed as Rams' starting QB - in pencil

The trade to the top of the NFL draft did not unnerve him, the No. 1 pick was not a surprise and the aftermath, Case Keenum said, would not change the way he approaches his job. Keenum was the Rams’ presumptive starting quarterback going into off-season workouts. Nearly five months later, as the...

Whooooooooops! Email SNAFU Alerts Media Trump Plans to Hit Clinton on Whitewater

The revival of the '90s attacks continues!This is just sad on so many levels:Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo on Wednesday morning emailed a researcher at the Republican National Committee asking him to "work up information on HRC/Whitewater as soon as possible. Show More Summary

Police maintain peace outside as Trump rally wraps up

Live updates from Donald Trump rally in Anaheim: One person ejected from convention center as program begins May 25, 2016, 1:46 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics and our coverage of Donald Trump's appearance in Anaheim less than two weeks before California's presidential primary. We'll be covering...

Univision anchor criticized for speaking Spanish and discussing Trump in Cal State Fullerton address

Univision anchor Maria Elena Salinas did not think she would incite any controversy when she delivered a small part of her commencement address at Cal State Fullerton in Spanish, or when she discussed the media's role in covering presidential candidate Donald Trump. But Salinas was briefly heckled...

Trump backers say they support his stance on immigration, independence from PACs

Live updates from Donald Trump rally in Anaheim: One person ejected from convention center as program begins May 25, 2016, 1:46 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics and our coverage of Donald Trump's appearance in Anaheim less than two weeks before California's presidential primary. We'll be covering...

Peacekeepers try to calm things down outside rally

Live updates from Donald Trump rally in Anaheim: One person ejected from convention center as program begins May 25, 2016, 1:46 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics and our coverage of Donald Trump's appearance in Anaheim less than two weeks before California's presidential primary. We'll be covering...

Former dental technician pleads guilty to sexual battery of female patients in San Diego

A former San Diego dental technician accused of groping female patients while they were under anesthesia pleaded guilty Wednesday to 13 felony and misdemeanor charges, including sexual battery and sexual penetration. Luis Alfonso Ramos, 36, admitted charges related to incidents involving 13 victims...

Here's Little Big Town's bouncy new collaboration with Pharrell Williams

Last year the country foursome Little Big Town crept onto pop radio with “Girl Crush,” its steamy waltz-time ballad about a woman who wants to drown herself in another woman’s perfume. Now the group is pushing even harder for a Top 40 breakthrough: For its upcoming album, “Wanderlust,” Little Big...

Robert Glasper mines the Miles Davis archive on the inside-out tribute 'Everything's Beautiful'

"The jazz community kind of kills the alive to praise the dead," Robert Glasper told The Times in a 2012 interview for his album “Black Radio.” In addition to being successful enough to spawn a sequel, that record forged a path through jazz, R&B and hip-hop so inviting that a number of albums released...

The Realities of Pet Ownership Among Homeless Youth

A few weeks back I was at a drop-in center for homeless youth and I observed the following between a homeless youth and his dog. "Nina, sit." Dog sat. "Nina, down." She flattened to her belly. "Nina, crawl." She scooted forward a few...Show More Summary

Congress: Support, Don't Stymie, Student Health and Nutrition

Approximately every six years, the federal government goes through a major reevaluation and reauthorization of its child nutrition laws. And so this year we are looking to Congress and the president to pass legislation that will help...Show More Summary

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