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Judge blasts Astros in ALCS Game 3

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:45:00 PDT

Three pitches into Monday’s fourth inning, Aaron Judge galloped onto Yankee Stadium’s warning track and crashed into its right-field wall to retrieve a deep drive off the bat of Houston’s Yuli Gurriel. As he did, Judge’s bulging torso pushed up against an advertisement that foretold the night’s...

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Vin Scully talks about Justin Turner's home run, and watching rather than working the playoffs

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:20:00 PDT

In this first season of the rest of his life, Vin Scully watched the ball take flight on television Sunday night from the comfort of his home. The center fielder went back, back, back …

No, of course not. Scully never did resort to a signature line, or a sickly sweet phrase he had dreamed up a...

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Tuesday's TV highlights: 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' on KTLA Channel 5.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:00:00 PDT

SERIES

NCIS The team gets a new member as Maria Bello (“ER”) joins the cast as a forensic psychologist brought to headquarters by Vance (Rocky Carroll, who also directed this new episode). Her arrival vexes Gibbs (Mark Harmon), since she’s the only person on his team who doesn’t answer to him....

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A bone shard, a molar, an artificial hip — the grim task of finding victims of the California fires

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:57:00 PDT

The Sonoma County Search and Rescue Team arrived Sunday on Dover Court around 2:30 p.m. The neighborhood was gone. There was nothing recognizable as a home, except the chimney, and the rough outlines of a foundation.

They had very little to go on. They knew her name was Mary. She was elderly. And...

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Jesus Campos, Vegas security guard shot before rampage, appears to have vanished

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:50:00 PDT

The story seemed straightforward: The unarmed security guard approached Stephen Paddock’s room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, distracting the gunman and potentially saving lives.

With a gunshot wound to his leg, he helped point officers to the gunman’s location and stayed...

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NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge’s contract extended by Spurs

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:45:00 PDT

The San Antonio Spurs have reached an agreement with LaMarcus Aldridge on an extension that will keep the five-time All-Star under contract for an additional three years.

A person with knowledge of the agreement told the Associated Press that Aldridge will exercise the $22-million player option...

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Trump endorses a short-term fix to Obamacare

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:25:00 PDT

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Rams understand Adrian Peterson is older but still a threat

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:25:00 PDT

He might have been riding the high from intercepting a pass in the Rams’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

And he was no doubt unaware of what was happening across the country in the Arizona Cardinals’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

So when Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman was...

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California politics news feed

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:05:00 PDT

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College: Investigation ongoing, Rick Pitino is ousted

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:05:00 PDT

Rick Pitino has been able to roam the sidelines as Louisville’s high-profile men’s basketball coach, even defiantly at times, holding onto his job amid a series of highly embarrassing missteps off the court.

Things looked bleak this time around, with a seemingly inevitable departure looming in...

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Controversial Cadiz water pipeline gets OK from federal government

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:55:00 PDT

In an about-face, the federal government has given Cadiz Inc. the go-ahead to lay a pipeline for its proposed desert water project in an existing railroad right-of-way.

The decision by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management follows other Trump administration moves to eliminate a legal hurdle erected...

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UCLA coach Jim Mora doesn't want players to stress about tackling problems

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:55:00 PDT

Don’t worry about it?

That might be part of the solution to the UCLA football team’s epic tackling difficulties.

Bruins coach Jim Mora said Monday that he sensed growing unease among his defensive players about their seasonlong struggles bringing down ballcarriers, in part because the team made...

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Mining Mexican cinema for its music: How songs and scores lend power to the picture

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:05:00 PDT

Every April, thousands of Mexicans flock to the grave of Pedro Infante. They bring flowers and tequila and sing songs made famous by the charismatic singer and film star who died in 1957. Many spend the night.

“He’s almost like a saint,” said Daniela Michel, director of the Morelia Film Festival...

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Power plant developer pulls the plug on its natural gas project in Oxnard

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:05:00 PDT

The developer of a proposed natural gas power plant in Ventura County asked state regulators Monday to suspend review of the plans, effectively ending the controversial project.

In response to regulators’ recommendation this month to reject the project, NRG Energy asked the California Energy Commission...

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L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez faces conflict-of-interest complaint over $285,000 in payments

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:00:00 PDT

The charter school network that L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez co-founded and ran for years has filed a complaint with state regulators alleging that Rodriguez had a conflict of interest when he authorized about $285,000 in payments drawn on its accounts.

Officials at Partnerships to Uplift...

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State Treasurer John Chiang extends sanctions on Wells Fargo for another year

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:00:00 PDT

The state of California will continue its financial sanctions against Wells Fargo for a second year following a string of new disclosures about bad practices at the bank since its sham accounts scandal unfolded.

State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate John Chiang said Monday that revelations...

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New York state trooper who investigated the disappearance of Robert Durst's wife testifies in L.A. murder case

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:00:00 PDT

Robert Durst’s wife, Kathleen, told her divorce attorney shortly before she vanished decades ago that the eccentric millionaire “threatened to kill her,” a retired New York state trooper who investigated her missing person case testified Monday.

The trooper, James Harney, is one of several witnesses...

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As evacuations are lifted in Calistoga, some remain on edge: 'We're still not not out of the woods'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:50:00 PDT

Things went too bad too fast with the wine country fires for Mark Skinner to think he can relax now that evacuation orders in Calistoga have been lifted.

All he has to do is face southwest and point.

In the distance — but not that far away — smoke continues to rise as stubborn flames burn through...

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Weinstein criminal probes growing in New York and London, but so far no cases in L.A.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:50:00 PDT

Sex crimes detectives in New York and London are investigating allegations from at least five women who say they were raped or sexually assaulted by movie producer Harvey Weinstein, but so far no police reports have been filed in Los Angeles.

Two sources not authorized to discuss the inquiries...

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Clashes around oil-rich Kirkuk raise specter of a new civil war in Iraq

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:40:00 PDT

Gunfire and explosions rang out Monday as Iraqi forces moved to wrest a contested city and its oil fields from a Kurdish militia, raising the specter of another civil war in a country still battling Islamic State.

The government forces said they were under orders to avoid violence and had coordinated...

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Trump calls for short-term Obamacare fix and reaches out to Republican leaders

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:40:00 PDT

President Trump threw his weight Monday behind a measure to fix parts of Obamacare, the first time he has voiced approval of a specific legislative approach to do so and an abrupt turnaround on a bipartisan effort to preserve key elements of the healthcare system that he has sought to repeal.

Trump’s...

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SUV crashes into L.A. children's museum after driver is fatally shot

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:40:00 PDT

An SUV crashed into the Discovery Cube in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon after the driver was fatally shot, police said.

Authorities are looking for the shooter, who opened fire from a white truck and fled on Glenoaks Boulevard, said Officer Sal Ramirez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police...

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A bone shard, a molar, an artificial hip — the grim task of finding victims of the California fires

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:00 PDT

The Sonoma County Search and Rescue Team arrived Sunday on Dover Court around 2:30 p.m. The neighborhood was gone. There was nothing recognizable as a home, except the chimney, and the rough outlines of a foundation.

They had very little to go on. They knew her name was Mary. She was elderly. And...

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