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The low-key dominance of Lois Smith, star of new film 'Marjorie Prime'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Walking through a driving blizzard last January, the actress Lois Smith took the arm of an agent and posed a directional question.

“So is this where I should step?” Smith asked as her foot hovered above a treacherous curb in the old town of Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival. “It...

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Collected edges heavily favored Arrogate to win Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:15:00 PDT

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was his usual cool self with $1 million on the line in the Pacific Classic on Saturday at Del Mar.

Wearing designer sunglasses, a blue sports coat, a light red shirt, tan pants and loafers, Baffert was either texting on his smartphone or smiling as he greeted fans...

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President and First Lady to skip Kennedy Center honors after several artists vow protest

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:53:00 PDT

Foes of White House advisor Steve Bannon welcomed his abrupt departure Friday, but warned that the administration's cutting of ties with the architect of President Trump's populist agenda did not go far enough."There is one less white supremacist in the White House, but that doesn't change the...(image)






Counter-protesters block neo-Nazi march to Berlin prison

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:40:00 PDT

Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.

Police in riot gear kept the neo-Nazis and an estimated 1,000 counter-protesters apart as the two sides staged competing...

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Lessons learned at Cal State Fullerton have taken C.J. Ankrum to the Little League World Series

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:40:00 PDT

C.J. Ankrum is as hard and direct as a fastball under the chin.

“I would not describe C.J. as warm and fuzzy,” his wife, Mindy, said Saturday. “He’s not.”

So if you’re satisfied with good instead of great and don’t mind getting a participation ribbon instead of a gold medal, he’s probably not the...

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'There is no race that's superior': Orange County pastor denounces white nationalists during Harvest festival

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:10:00 PDT

A popular Southern California pastor denounced white nationalists and called for a “spiritual awakening” as he kicked off an annual Christian retreat in Anaheim this weekend attended by more than 25,000 people.

“For the followers of Jesus Christ, there is no place for racial bigotry or prejudice...

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With more rain on the way, death toll in Sierra Leone mudslides rises to more than 450

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:20:00 PDT

Survivors picking through the debris of Sierra Leone's deadly mudslides were facing the reality Saturday that most, if not all, of the hundreds of people missing are dead, as relief and aid efforts intensified.

The death toll is already above 450 from the flooding and mudslides in the capital,...

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Drive has always outweighed size for Chargers' Desmond King

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:20:00 PDT

The helmet was comically large, punishing a slight 6-year-old’s neck. The shoulder pads looked wider than the hashmarks on the field. But if you peeled away each layer of oversized equipment — and you were patient enough — you’d eventually get to a future NFL football player.

“I was the smallest,”...

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'Thank God nobody got hurt': Boston protesters gather peacefully a week after Charlottesville violence

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:15:00 PDT

They arrived by trains, buses and cars, carrying signs and wearing T-shirts in defiance of bigotry and hate.

“I'm Jewish and have never confronted this kind of hate,” Sarah Lutz, 29, of Quincy, Mass., said as she marched in downtown Boston on Saturday. “And then to come here and see all these people...

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MLB notes: Umpires wear white wristbands to protest 'abusive player behavior'

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:15:00 PDT

Major League Baseball umpires wore white wristbands during games Saturday, protesting “abusive player behavior” after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez.

The World Umpires Association announced the action, saying...

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New outfielder Curtis Granderson finds a role in Dodgers' 3-0 victory over Tigers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:10:00 PDT

When he heard the news, Curtis Granderson could not decide whether to smile. Around 11:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, he sat inside New York Mets manager Terry Collins’ office at Citi Field. With him were Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson. They told him he would no longer be a Met, an organization...

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Soul-saving on Venice Beach

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:05:00 PDT

Christian group Disciples on the Move offers free bus service from skid row to Venice Beach, where participants could be baptized in the Pacific Ocean.(image)









Venezuela congress rejects what it denounces as government takeover

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:10:00 PDT

Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress on Saturday rejected a government bid to usurp many of its powers, vowing to continue its legislative agenda and denouncing the move against it as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro.

“This is a parliament in resistance against an armed military dictatorship,”...

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Doug Ghim follows father's advice, all the way to U.S. Amateur final

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:05:00 PDT

He didn’t hold on for too long to the intense bitterness of that crushing defeat from three years ago, but the pain of that moment has never been far from Doug Ghim’s mind. Saturday, he purged it from his memory bank.

Ghim, the seventh-ranked amateur golfer in the world, defeated Theo Humphrey,...

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The solar eclipse is giving us an excuse to throw a party: Here's how to do it

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:00:00 PDT

If once-a-year holidays are special enough to warrant a party, why not pull out all the stops for an event that hasn’t happened in nearly 40 years?

On Aug. 21, for the first time since 1979, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse, with the moon positioning itself between the Earth...

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The solar eclipse is giving us an excuse to throw a party: Here's how to do it

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:00:00 PDT

If once-a-year holidays are special enough to warrant a party, why not pull out all the stops for an event that hasn’t happened in nearly 40 years?

On Aug. 21, for the first time since 1979, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse, with the moon positioning itself between the Earth...

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The Dodgers' front office swings for the fences with acquisition of Curtis Granderson

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:55:00 PDT

It happened again. They did it again.

Late innings, out of nowhere, a screaming line drive, a sprint toward home, dust flies, fans gasp, victory appears.

It happened again. The Dodgers’ front office did it again.

The magic of this wondrous baseball team is nearly being matched, walk-off for walk-off,...

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Running back Stephen Carr shines at USC's scrimmage

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:50:00 PDT

Stephen Carr turned the corner on a stretch run to the defense, then scooted inside a defensive back trying to keep contain. It took three USC defenders to finally bring him down.

“I see you, seven!” a teammate on the offensive sideline burst out, referring to Carr’s uniform number.

It was difficult...

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Police focus manhunt on Moroccan ringleader of cell that carried out Spain attacks

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:50:00 PDT

A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, as authorities narrowed in on who radicalized a group of young men in northeastern Spain.

Investigators searched...

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Golf roundup: Henrik Stenson claims one-stroke lead at Wyndham Championship

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:45:00 PDT

Henrik Stenson shot a four-under-par 66 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship.

The 2013 FedEx Cup champion and 2016 British Open winner was at 16-under 194 at Sedgefield in Greensboro, N.C., with a round left in the PGA Tour's last regular-season event of the season.

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Laguna Beach crowd protests America First! rally set for Sunday

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:45:00 PDT

A group of about 300 people from around Orange County gathered in Laguna Beach on Saturday as a preemptive response to a right-wing rally planned in the city Sunday.

The counter-protestors called their demonstration at Main Beach a show of solidarity and strength before the America First! rally,...

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