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America First! group plans rally against illegal immigration in Laguna Beach

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:10:00 PDT

Capping a week of tensions across the nation following the deadly clash between far-right protesters and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., demonstrators were gathering in Laguna Beach on Sunday afternoon at the site of a planned “America First!” anti-immigration rally.

The rally on Main...

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Pebble Beach 2017: Guts, glory and glamour at Concours D'Elegance

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:05:00 PDT

Dawn broke over the Monterey Peninsula and found the 18th fairway at historic Pebble Beach Golf Links decorated with a sampling of the most beautiful motor cars ever made.

The annual Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance, which caps the Monterey Car Week, attracts only automotive superlatives. Entrants...

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Doc Redman rallies from two holes down to win U.S. Amateur

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:40:00 PDT

Doc Redman rallied from two holes down with two to play and won the U.S. Amateur on Sunday, beating Doug Ghim on the first extra hole.

Ghim was 2 up heading to the 35th hole of the two-round final at Riviera Country Club, but Redman made a stunning 60-foot eagle putt to win the hole with the tournament...

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Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar capture second straight Manhattan Beach Open title

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:30:00 PDT

Any fan of the Southern California lifestyle knows Manhattan Beach has it all: surf, sun and sand.

The weekend added something else to the mix — world-class beach volleyball.

The 58th AVP Manhattan Beach Open wrapped up Sunday afternoon, with Emily Day and Brittany Hochevar beating Nicole Branagh...

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St. John Bosco, Mater Dei top The Times' preseason high school football rankings

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:30:00 PDT

As the high school football season begins this weekend, there’s little debate about which two teams should be in consideration to start out as No. 1 in Southern California.

It’s the same two from last season, Bellflower St. John Bosco and Santa Ana Mater Dei.

They split two games in 2016, Mater...

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A shocking crime in Chicago — and the suspects have ties to leading universities

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:30:00 PDT

A former Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee lured a 26-year-old man into a Chicago high-rise and stabbed him dozens of times to fulfill an elaborate, violent sexual fantasy, prosecutors said Sunday.

Wyndham Lathem, a former associate professor of microbiology, and...

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Trump to announce new strategy — and probably more troops — for Afghanistan

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:00:00 PDT

President Trump has settled on a new military strategy in Afghanistan after months of bitter internal debates by his national security team and will announce a plan Monday expected to provide U.S. commanders with additional troops and broader authority to pursue militant forces.

Trump is expected...

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The slapstick, the telethons, 'L-a-a-a-dy!' — comic and philanthropist Jerry Lewis dies at 91

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:00:00 PDT

For decades, Jerry Lewis’ star had been as bright as any comedic force in America. His partnership with Dean Martin forged the hottest comedy team of an era, and his films were embraced by audiences raised on his manic, over-the-top, rubber-faced routines.

Then, as if by design, he shifted gears...

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Curtis Granderson homers for Dodgers, but Detroit ends their winning streak, 6-1

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:45:00 PDT

The flirtation with history lasted five innings. Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander permitted only one walk. Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda did not allow a Tiger to reach base. The first 25 batters of the game failed to reach base, a streak that ended when Yasiel Puig walked in the fifth. Rare is the...

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Iraqi forces launch offensive that could cost Islamic State a strategic stronghold

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:55:00 PDT

Fresh off their victory in Mosul, Iraqi forces Sunday launched their campaign to reclaim the city of Tall Afar, Islamic State’s last major bastion in the northern part of the country.

Its loss would deny the group a major resupply — or escape — route to the border with Syria, 60 miles to the west....

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Will Power repeats IndyCar win at Pocono Raceway

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:50:00 PDT

Will Power masterfully protected the inside line and blocked Josef Newgarden from ever making the decisive pass over the final 10 laps Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

Power pumped his fist and celebrated another win that moved him up in the IndyCar record book. His focus soon shifted from the way he...

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Today in Entertainment: Miley Cyrus' transformation continues; Robert Plant announces new solo album

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:49:00 PDT

WATCH: The full interview with the 'Hamilton' creative team here MORE "HAMILTON"The birth of 'Hamilton,' told by the man who was in the room where it happenedHe's your Aaron Burr, sir: 'Hamilton' star Joshua Henry on why kids in the audience bring him to tearsNew details on the $10 'Hamilton' ticket...(image)






Golf roundup: Henrik Stenson shoots a 64 to win the Wyndham Championship

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:40:00 PDT

Henrik Stenson won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, closing with a six-under-par 64 for a one-stroke victory in the final event of the PGA Tour regular season.

The 2013 FedEx Cup champion finished at 22-under 258 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C, breaking the course's 72-hole record...

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With just with carved wood or terra cotta, one artist makes the miniature feel monumental

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:15:00 PDT

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U.S. lays out ambitious schedule for NAFTA talks as opening round concludes

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:00:00 PDT

After the opening round of talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, at least this much is known: The U.S. is pushing for comprehensive changes and racing to meet a tight political calendar.

In a joint statement issued Sunday upon conclusion of the first session, trade officials...

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NBA looking into Pacers' allegations that Lakers tampered with Paul George

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:00:00 PDT

The Lakers are being investigated by the NBA over allegations of tampering with All-Star forward Paul George that were brought forward by the Indiana Pacers, the NBA announced Sunday.

The investigation, which has been going on since May, stemmed from comments Magic Johnson made on “Jimmy Kimmel...

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Trump's support hasn't collapsed, but he's increasingly alone

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:35:00 PDT

In the annals of the modern presidency, few chief executives have been as alone as President Trump appears now — shunned by major business leaders, at odds with his party’s congressional leadership and deeply estranged from more than half the nation.

Polls taken in the past week, since Trump made...

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No, Trump's support hasn't collapsed, but yes, he's increasingly alone

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:35:00 PDT

In the annals of the modern presidency, few chief executives have been as alone as President Trump appears now — shunned by major business leaders, at odds with his party’s congressional leadership and deeply estranged from more than half the nation.

Polls taken in the past week, since Trump made...

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Jesse Jackson: Electoral college must be abolished

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:35:00 PDT

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Sunday gave a strong endorsement to the movement for removing monuments to leaders of the Confederacy and called for the electoral college to be abolished.

Speaking at the Islamic Center of Southern California, Jackson blamed the electoral college system, giving disproportionate...

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With his home country in crisis, L.A. Phil's Dudamel finds himself the target of Venezuelan president

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:15:00 PDT

Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic music director who has slowly been pulled deeper into the political and economic crisis of his native Venezuela, helped to win the release of a musician-protester detained by the government, a source close to the negotiations said.

Dudamel was involved...

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