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The inferno that won't die: How the Thomas fire became such a monster

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:00 PST

The fire that won't die: How the Thomas Fire become such a monster(image)

Black voters are key to Democratic hopes in Alabama's Senate race. Will they turn out?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:55:00 PST

Two minutes into Sunday’s invocation, after blessing the sunshine and recent snowfall and its swift melting, the pastor turned to the political contest that has riveted the nation’s attention on the Deep South.

He asked the Lord to lift up the country, from the White House to City Hall, and asked...


In a year when women's stories dominate, HBO's 'Big Little Lies' leads the TV pack in Golden Globe nominations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:55:00 PST

Tales of women in conflict, including “Big Little Lies,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Feud: Bette and Joan” dominated the TV nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globes on Monday.

True to form, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which hands out the Golden Globes, honored an eclectic mix of new...


Monday's TV highlights: 'The Gifted' on Fox

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:45:00 PST


Kevin Can Wait Kevin (Kevin James) botches his effort to help Vanessa (Leah Remini) get a date with a handsome personal trainer (guest star Eduardo Verastegui) in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS

The Great Christmas Light Fight In this double episode, Florida neighbors pit their elaborate holiday...


Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:44:00 PST


Essential Washington

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:44:00 PST


Trump's accusers are back, and this time they're demanding that Congress do something

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:35:00 PST

On Monday in New York City, three of the 16 women who came forward to publicly accuse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault returned to demand congressional action. They have watched a parade of powerful men toppled from exalted positions, and they wonder why...


Bruce Brown, who turned surfing into a cultural phenomenon with 'The Endless Summer,' dies at 80

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:25:00 PST

Bruce Brown, a pioneering filmmaker who helped introduce America to surfing with a story of two friends chasing after the perfect wave in "The Endless Summer,” has died.

Brown, who long ago had retreated to a ranch near Santa Barbara to spend his days surfing, riding motorcycles and racing sprint...


Westside home of late 'Rocky' director John Avildsen lists for $8 million

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:20:00 PST

The longtime home of the late John G. Avildsen, director of “Rocky” and “The Karate Kid” films, has come on the market in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $7.995 million.

The three-parcel spread, which encompasses about two acres, centers on a 1940-built traditional-style home with seven...


Mario Batali steps away from 'The Chew' and his restaurants after sexual misconduct allegations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:10:00 PST

Celebrity chef Mario Batali is stepping away from the TV show “The Chew” and the day-to-day operations of his restaurant empire after a report detailed sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women spanning at least two decades.

Batali did not deny the allegations against him, saying in a statement...


Despite lagging winds, monstrous Thomas fire still threatens Carpinteria, Montecito

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:10:00 PST

Wind gusts that helped push a massive wildfire into Santa Barbara County this weekend were growing weaker Monday, but authorities say the week-old Thomas fire still threatens the coastal enclaves of Carpinteria, Summerland and Montecito.

After watching the fire race west over the Ventura County...


U.N. monitor on extreme poverty tours skid row in L.A.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:50:00 PST

A ghostly chant of “Bill of Rights, Bill of Rights” drifted out of a sidewalk tent as the United Nations monitor on extreme poverty walked the streets of skid row as part of a national tour investigating human rights conditions for the poorest U.S. citizens.

Philip Alston, an Australian and a New...


Vasyl Lomachenko won't join Terence Crawford in lobbying for fighter of the year

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:40:00 PST

Vasyl Lomachenko has proven himself willing to engage in any fight offered him, except the the one that’ll be decided outside the ring.

Minutes after overwhelming fellow two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux, who quit on his stool after the sixth round Saturday night at the Theater...


Anthony Anderson 'humbled' by third Golden Globes nomination

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:38:00 PST


Is the Supreme Court finally ready to tackle partisan gerrymandering? Signs suggest yes

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:35:00 PST

Is the Supreme Court about to cause great political upheaval by getting into the business of policing the worst partisan gerrymanders? Signs from last week suggest that it well might.

At the very beginning of its term back in October, the court heard oral arguments in Gill vs. Whitford, a case...