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Iraqi forces push into western Mosul in fight against Islamic State extremists

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:35:00 PST

Lt. Col. Riyadh Atshaan, his ginger mustache glinting in the afternoon sun, adopted an avuncular tone as he relayed his orders into the walkie-talkie.

“Don’t clump together in groups. Wear your helmets and bulletproof vests. Keep your head down,” he said.

His men began to unload their rifles and...

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Letters: OK, Magic, Lakers' fans are waiting (but not patiently)

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:25:00 PST

To blame Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak for the Lakers’ recent problems and inability to compete is ridiculous. Jeanie Buss is equally responsible and now will be accountable for the future and what happens under the direction of Magic Johnson. 

How much time is Jeanie giving herself to turn things...

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Angels reliever Andrew Bailey didn't waste much time as a free agent this off-season

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:15:00 PST

In 1969, St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt Flood started carving the path toward free agency in professional sports, and in 1976, it became official: After six years of major league service, ballplayers could choose their next team on their own.

Angels reliever Andrew Bailey might be one...

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Sorry, EBay fans. Man who destroyed Trump's Walk of Fame star has returned brass pieces to police

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:15:00 PST

The man who smashed President Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a sledgehammer and pickax last year won’t be auctioning off the brass pieces as he had hoped. Instead, he’s returned the metal bits to police, his attorney said.

After destroying the star, James Otis took the TV emblem at its...

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Immigration officials abruptly announce end to controversial contract at Santa Ana Jail

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:15:00 PST

Under mounting pressure from immigrant rights leaders, Santa Ana officials announced last year their plan to end a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to house immigration detainees.

In preparation, they curtailed the number of beds available for federal detention and said they planned...

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Suspension lifted for Orange County student who recorded professor's anti-Trump comments

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:05:00 PST

The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees has directed Orange Coast College to revoke its suspension of a student who secretly video-recorded his human-sexuality professor calling President Trump’s election victory “an act of terrorism.”

The student, Caleb O’Neil, “will continue to...

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Kansas shooting shocks an Indian city where 'every other house' has someone in America

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:00 PST

The shooting death of an Indian man in a possible hate crime in suburban Kansas City has shocked his family and his hometown of Hyderabad, which sends thousands of students and professionals to the United States every year. 

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was shot along with an Indian co-worker Wednesday...

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U.S. stocks rally to set another record after slow start due to investor jitters

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:00 PST

A late push helped U.S. stocks finish higher Friday after indexes spent most of the day lower. There was far more selling than buying on Wall Street overall, but the Dow Jones industrial average managed to extend its winning streak to an 11th day and set another all-time high.

Energy companies...

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Gamer dies while attempting 24-hour stream for charity

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:55:00 PST

Police are investigating the death of a popular Virginia gamer who died during the home stretch of a 24-hour marathon video game session he was streaming online to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

News outlets report that 35-year-old Brian Vigneault was about 22 hours into playing “World...

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Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom asks Trump for cooperation with California on marijuana regulation

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:50:00 PST

Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento Feb. 24, 2017, 1:50 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: The California Republican Party will host its convention...(image)



Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:50:00 PST

Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento Feb. 24, 2017, 1:50 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: The California Republican Party will host its convention...(image)



Bernie Custis, modern pro football's first black quarterback, dies at 88

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:50:00 PST

Bernie Custis, regarded as modern professional football's first black quarterback, has died. He was 88.

Custis made pro football history on Aug. 29, 1951, when he became a starter with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who confirmed his death Thursday.

He starred at quarterback at Syracuse and was selected...

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Trump's popularity at CPAC gathering, which he shunned a year ago, shows how he's conquered conservatives

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:35:00 PST

A year ago, Donald Trump skipped the nation’s preeminent conference of conservatives, underscoring the friction between the populist candidate and many of the warring factions in his party during a heated presidential primary season.

Friday, Trump returned to the Conservative Political Action Conference...

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Pentagon prepares to give the White House a stepped-up battle plan against Islamic State

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:30:00 PST

Pentagon strategists are putting final touches on a stepped-up battle plan against Islamic State and are due to offer President Trump options as early as Monday to accelerate the war against the militants in Iraq and Syria, officials said.

The month-long strategic review, which Trump requested...

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Friendship and the elephant in the room: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on hosting the Spirit Awards

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:15:00 PST

The dress code for the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which take place Saturday afternoon in a tent by the beach in Santa Monica, is  “festive and relaxed,” which might be a good description for the event itself.

Though Oscar-nominated movies such as “Moonlight,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Jackie”...

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FBI joins search for Sylmar boy who vanished during powerful storm

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:05:00 PST

The FBI has joined the search for a 14-year-old boy who disappeared from the streets of San Fernando last week during a powerful storm.

At a news conference Friday morning, Los Angeles police said they hoped that the addition of FBI investigators would help them track down Elias Rodriguez.

“Our...

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UFC moves up Honda Center pay-per-view card to July 29

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:00:00 PST

The UFC announced Friday it will move up its scheduled UFC 214 card at Anaheim’s Honda Center to July 29.

The card, which originally was moved from Jan. 21 to Aug. 5, will mark the organization’s first Southland visit since the June 4 UFC 199 at the Forum, when Orange County-trained Englishman...

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Calendar Letters: Life-changing books

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:55:00 PST

I wept as I read Rigoberto Gonzalez’s  moving essay about the importance of books as he was growing up [“The Power of the Printed Word,” Feb. 19]. The library was my salvation during a challenging childhood as well — I found books that guided me to a career in the arts (including the screenplay...

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The films of Ukraine's Sergei Loznitsa invite a closer look at history

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:45:00 PST

Few people know how to navigate a crowd quite like Sergei Loznitsa. Whether he’s using a carefully positioned tripod or thrusting his handheld camera directly into the fray, the Belarus-born Ukrainian director has an unusually sharp, patient eye for swarming human multitudes, their physical configurations...

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With 'Fantastic Beasts,' costumer Colleen Atwood conjures her 12th Oscar nomination

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:45:00 PST

“Early on, people would say that their wives could probably do what I did.”

Colleen Atwood laughed softly into the phone as she spoke of her career as one of the most Oscar-celebrated costume designers of all time. “It’s sometimes underrated in terms of the level of skill it takes to accomplish,”...

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The luxury housing that Measure S would stop doesn’t actually require many evictions

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:40:00 PST

Eve Hars, undergoing chemotherapy for Stage 3 breast cancer, was facing eviction.

A developer had purchased her rent-controlled Echo Park bungalow to level it and build new housing.

Hars recounted her story in a recent campaign ad paid for by supporters of Measure S, the March 7 ballot measure...

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Conflict or cooperation with President Trump? Gov. Jerry Brown sees an opportunity for both

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:39:00 PST

Essential Politics: California Republicans gather for their state convention in Sacramento Feb. 24, 2017, 1:50 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: The California Republican Party will host its convention...(image)



Meet the Oscar-nominated sound editor who helped 'Arrival' sound like no other alien movie

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:30:00 PST

In a typical sci-fi movie about extraterrestrials, there are certain kinds of sounds you’d expect to hear: electronic bleeps and bloops, whooshing spaceships, the slithering of slimy aliens, some pew-pew-pew laser blasts. 

But as anyone who’s seen it will tell you, “Arrival” is not a typical sci-fi...

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Essential Education: Financial aid applications are due in less than a week

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:28:00 PST

Essential Education: Financial aid applications are due in less than a week Feb. 24, 2017, 12:28 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: L.A. Unified is holding financial aid workshops through Saturday. The deadline for applying...(image)



CSU students told to call campus cops if stopped by immigration officers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:28:00 PST

Essential Education: Financial aid applications are due in less than a week Feb. 24, 2017, 12:28 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: L.A. Unified is holding financial aid workshops through Saturday. The deadline for applying...(image)