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Supreme Court to decide whether immigrants jailed for past crimes can be detained pending deportation

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:05:00 PDT

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide another case testing the Trump administration’s power to arrest and jail immigrants facing deportation, including long-time lawful residents who committed minor offenses years ago.

The justices will review a class-action ruling from California that held...


Is Kathy Griffin's comeback upon us? She just sold out Carnegie Hall

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:15 PDT

As of Monday afternoon, her website noted that "few tickets remain" for the June 26 show. "It is indeed sold out," Griffin's spokesperson told The Times. "Every so often a single seat will become available. If you go on the website and see a single seat available it is either obstructed view or...(image)

Long Beach Opera raises life's questions, loudly, in Stewart Copeland's 'Invention of Morel'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:00 PDT

The new Stewart Copeland-Jonathan Moore opera “The Invention of Morel” from the mavericks at Long Beach Opera comes with a boatload of issues to ponder. Here are just a few: Is unrequited love worth dying for? Does science know what’s good for us? Is eternal life desirable?

The opera’s characters...


Airlines propose long list of rules to kill or revise as part of Trump deregulation initiative

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:54:00 PDT

Nearly an hour after her American Airlines flight was scheduled to leave Honolulu International Airport, passenger Lisa Hill heard the pilot announce that a maintenance problem would delay the takeoff.

The pilot gave fliers the option of getting off the plane but Hill, who was flying to Boston...


Ticket proceeds for seat where Kirk Gibson's '88 World Series home run ball landed will help Parkinson's research

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:50:00 PDT

The Dodgers and former World Series hero Kirk Gibson have joined forces on a ticket-price increase that should be easy for fans to rally around.

Gibson, whose dramatic Game 1 walk-off homer off Oakland Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley catapulted the Dodgers toward their last championship in 1988,...


Facebook says you 'own' all the data you post. Not even close, say privacy experts

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:45:00 PDT

If you were surprised to learn that Facebook simply handed out the personal data of more than 50 million users — data that ended up in the hands of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign — you have every reason to feel bushwhacked.

Facebook gives its service away worldwide in return for people posting...


Supreme Court turns down gerrymander appeal from Pennsylvania's GOP

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:45:00 PDT

The Supreme Court refused Monday to block a new election map for Pennsylvania that gives Democrats a chance to win four or more congressional seats in November.

The justices turned down a second and final appeal from Pennsylvania’s Republican leaders, who defended the gerrymandered districts that...


SpaceX may have big manufacturing plans for the Port of Los Angeles

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:45:00 PDT

SpaceX has entered into preliminary negotiations with the Port of Los Angeles for a lease that would expand the Hawthorne space company’s port facilities to manufacture “large commercial transportation vehicles.”

Port and company officials would not comment on what exactly would be built on the...


California's fire-scarred communities are bracing for the biggest storm of the season

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:40:00 PDT

An atmospheric river that forecasters are billing as the biggest storm of the season is expected to drench Southern California beginning Tuesday night and will bring with it the potential for mud flows and widespread flooding, the National Weather Service said.

The storm, which is fueled by warm,...


Dior confirms Kim Jones will be new artistic director at Dior Homme

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:30:00 PDT

Kim Jones is to present his first collection for Dior Homme in June as its new artistic director of ready-to-wear and accessory collections.

This confirms an earlier report on that Jones, previously men’s artistic director at Louis Vuitton, would succeed Kris Van Assche in the plum role....


Un auto autónomo Uber atropella fatalmente a un peatón en Arizona

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:28:00 PDT

Un automóvil autónomo de Uber Technologies Inc. atropelló y mató a una mujer en Arizona el domingo por la noche, en lo que probablemente sea la primera muerte de un peatón que involucra a un vehículo sin conductor. En respuesta, Uber detuvo rápidamente sus autos autónomos a medida que se investiga...


Sadam Ali-Liam Smith title fight will accompany Canelo-GGG HBO replay

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:05:00 PDT

New junior-middleweight champion Sadam Ali’s first title defense after wresting the belt from four-division champion Miguel Cotto will serve as HBO’s May 12 complement to its scheduled Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin replay.

Ali (26-1, 14 knockouts) will meet former champion Liam Smith (26-1-1,...


Desafiando a Trump, California se convirtió en 'estado santuario'. Ahora una ciudad quiere dejar de serlo

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:01:00 PDT

Desde que California se convirtió en el centro de la resistencia a la represión del presidente Trump contra la inmigración indocumentada, las llamadas políticas ‘santuario’ han echado raíces en California. El movimiento abarcó todo el estado con el Proyecto de Ley Senatorial 54, una iniciativa...


James Comey's book, not yet released, has already hit Amazon's bestseller list

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:50:00 PDT

Former FBI Director James Comey's book doesn't come out until next month, but it's already climbing Amazon’s bestseller list.

“A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” scheduled for release by publisher Flatiron Books on April 17, was ranked No. 2 overall on Amazon's bestseller list as of...


Street vendor robbed, beaten in South L.A., stepson says

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:50:00 PDT

A street vendor was beaten while preparing to sell fruit in South Los Angeles on Sunday morning, according to a GoFundMe page set up by his stepson.

A group of seven people — six men and one woman — robbed Pedro Daniel Reyes and three other vendors at 31st and San Pedro streets around 5 a.m., the...


Trump busca más de $ 20 millones en daños de Stormy Daniels

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:47:00 PDT

El presidente Trump busca más de $ 20 millones en daños y perjuicios por parte de la actriz porno que está tratando de anular el trato que le exige guardar silencio sobre su supuesto romance con él, según documentos judiciales presentados el viernes por sus abogados.

Stormy Daniels ha incumplido...


Watch Blue Ivy fluster dad Jay-Z by making a $19,000 bid at an art auction

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:46:45 PDT

TV personality Star Jones emceed the live auction at the second annual Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles and egged on the young star. But she ultimately pronounced filmmaker Tyler Perry the winner at $20,000, according to Vanity Fair. Blue, who wore a gilded mommy-and-me look to the decadent event, didn't...(image)

Trump talks up combating opioids, yet his funding shortfall and Medicaid cuts would blunt his plans

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:45:00 PDT

President Trump promoted steps to combat opioids on Monday in New Hampshire, the state with the first presidential primary and one he has long used to highlight the drug problem devastating communities nationwide.

His administration released in advance of his trip a three-page list of proposals...


After McCabe's firing, all signs point to Trump trying to end Mueller's investigation

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:40:00 PDT

To the editor: The firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe after repeated attacks on him by President Trump is a worrying sign of the erosion of the rule of law. (“McCabe firing isn't likely to end Trump's war with the Justice Department and FBI,” March 17)

If McCabe’s firing turns out to have...


Jim Carrey's potshot at Sarah Huckabee Sanders fires up social media

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:35:00 PDT

Jim Carrey, who hasn’t been shy about his political opinions on social media since taking a step back from the entertainment industry, found himself in hot water among conservatives over the weekend when he took a shot at White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

His hand-drawn portrait...


Justice Department's effort to halt AT&T-Time Warner merger goes to trial as both sides spar over evidence

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:30:00 PDT

The high-stakes antitrust showdown over AT&T Inc.’s planned $85 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc. began in a Washington courtroom Monday as both sides sparred over some key issues that signaled their legal strategies.

Opening arguments aren’t scheduled until Wednesday in a trial U.S. District...


Trump adds conservative lawyer to his legal team

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:15:34 PDT


Glen Campbell home in Agoura Hills features a high-end recording studio

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:00:00 PDT

An Agoura Hills home that was owned by late country singing star Glen Campbell is for sale at $920,000.

The three-car garage of the traditional-style house was converted into a high-end recording studio containing a live tracking room, a vocal booth and a control room complete with isolation booth...


What we learned from the Ducks' 4-2 win over New Jersey

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:00:00 PDT

The Ducks scored a third consecutive victory with a 4-2 defeat of the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. The Devils' roster is comprised of five former Ducks skaters, and three of them scored points (Patrick Maroon, Kyle Palmieri and Sami Vatanen), but the Ducks managed to hold them to just 17 shots....