Trapped under the rubble, the fate of earthquake victim 'Frida Sofia' captivated Mexico. But it seems she never existed - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

As rescue efforts enter a third day, Mexicans have been captivated by the fate of earthquake victim “Frida Sofia,” a young girl supposedly trapped under the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen School i...

Woman barges into Kardashians' WeHo boutique with gun, returns later with machete - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

A woman barged into the Kardashians’ clothing boutique in West Hollywood on Thursday, pulling out a revolver and pointing it at the sales staff while knocking over merchandise. Los Angeles Count...

On last day of summer, California is hit by unusual snow and hail storms - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Snow fell in Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel hazardous. Sixteen vehicles cr...

Francisco Lindor and the Indians deal a big blow to Angels' playoff hopes - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The Angels have gone through several rolls of duct tape trying to hold their team together, somehow remaining in playoff contention despite an endless string of injuries that has depleted their ro...

Kim Jong Un says 'deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Trump “deranged” and said in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats. Kim said that Trump is...

Words and Pictures: Viral artist Harmonia Rosales' first collection of paintings reimagines classic works with black femininity - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Harmonia Rosales’ work has gone viral — which is both a good and bad thing. The Afro Cuban artist's oil painting "Creation of God" — modeled after Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" with ...

Wall Street equity fund buys control of $1.7-billion Burbank Media District portfolio - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Wall Street private-equity titan Blackstone is buying majority ownership of the Burbank Media District’s biggest office portfolio in a deal that values the properties at $1.7 billion. The six of...

Facebook will provide ads bought by Russian company to congressional committees probing Trump ties - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Responding to mounting pressure to reveal details about Russian-paid propaganda on its platform, Facebook said it would share more than 3,000 ads linked to Russia with congressional panels investi...

A look inside boxing judging with an eye toward fixing it - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Oscar De La Hoya had one question after hearing judge Adalaide Byrd’s 118-110 scorecard favoring his fighter Canelo Alvarez over unbeaten, middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in Saturday’s ...

Trump announces new sanctions against North Korea, but China's role remains key - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

President Trump announced Thursday a new round of sanctions against North Korea as he struggles to confront that country’s determination to build a nuclear arsenal. After threatening earlier thi...

Disgraced ex-Patriots player Aaron Hernandez found to have CTE and early brain atrophy - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Five months after Aaron Hernandez hung himself in a prison cell with a bedsheet while serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, the former New England Patriots tight end has been diagnosed ...

In Mexico, scenes of both desolation and hope as death toll reaches 274 - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Scenes of desolation and rejoicing unspooled Thursday at the sites of buildings crumbled by Mexico’s deadly earthquake, which killed at least 274 people and galvanized heroic efforts to reach th...

Mammoth's first snow of the season coats roads and village. Tahoe hit early too - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

It's snowing in the Sierra. Then again, when isn’t it snowing in the Sierra? Mammoth Lakes got more than a dusting Thursday in the first snowfall of the season, with three inches reported in the...

After months of challenges and controversy, Trump's travel ban expires Sunday — and a new one may be coming - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Days before the expiration of President Trump’s much-contested travel ban, the White House is reviewing a security report that aides say could serve as the basis of a new, and perhaps broader, v...

Southern California native Shane Harper is one of many local products trying to make a mark in NHL - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

The memory is so fresh in Shane Harper’s mind that the details come right to the surface when he tells the story. As a kid growing up in Valencia, Harper played hockey at the Kings’ former pra...

German Chancellor Merkel's unflappable style may carry her to an election victory Sunday - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

After Angela Merkel was splattered with a ripe tomato hurled by a protester at a recent campaign rally, the German chancellor stayed as cool as a cucumber. Unflappable even in the face of rising r...

Dodgers get a scare in 5-4 victory over the Phillies, but they clinch a tie for West title - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Fatigued on their trudge toward clinching the National League West, and irritated by an ineffectual performance against the Philadelphia Phillies this week, the Dodgers ended their three-city trip...

Trump announces new sanctions against North Korea - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Aaron Hernandez posthumously diagnosed with 'severe' CTE - The Week

Former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide in his prison cell while serving a life sentence, has been posthumously diagnosed with the degenera...

Facebook to give Congress political ads bought by Russians - The Week

Facebook will give Congress copies of the more than 3,000 ads purchased through Russian accounts during the 2016 election, Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch announced Thursday in a blog post. "W...

The week's good news: September 21, 2017

- The Week

1. A chihuahua-dachshund mix named Sir LaRue Winnieschnitzle — aka Chewbarka — saved several lives when he alerted his family to a fire about to engulf their Florida home. James and Theresa Parson...

Tom Hanks tried to pawn his David S. Pumpkins role off onto Chris Hemsworth - The Week

If Tom Hanks had gotten his way last fall, the world would've been a very different place. Former Saturday Night Live castmember Bobby Moynihan has revealed that Hanks didn't really want to play the ...

A new draft of the Republican health-care bill would reportedly let Alaska and Hawaii keep ObamaCare - The Week

Republicans have just days left to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with only 50 votes and no Democrats. With two no votes already — Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky....

As many as 276 more children could've been born if Flint's water weren't contaminated, study claims - The Week

A new study in the wake of the Flint, Michigan, water contamination crisis uncovered unsettling trends in fertility rates and fetal deaths during the time period the city was grappling with high leve...

Trump to sign executive order allowing the Treasury Department to target companies, individuals that trade with North Korea - The Week

President Trump announced a new executive order on Thursday that will allow the Treasury Department to target companies and individuals that trade with North Korea, CNN reports. "It is unacceptable t...

The trailer for the new Wes Anderson film Isle of Dogs is here, and it is oh-so delightfully kooky - The Week

Director Wes Anderson returns in 2018 with Isle of Dogs, his first film since 2014's Grand Budapest Hotel, and the highly anticipated trailer has just landed. Isle of Dogs marks Anderson's return to ...

North Korea compares Trump's U.N. speech to the 'sound of a dog barking' - The Week

North Korea's top diplomat didn't seem fazed by President Trump's vow to "totally destroy" the country if it threatens the U.S or its allies. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters W...

Undocumented immigrant parents arrested after taking baby to hospital for emergency surgery - The Week

An undocumented mother and father living in North Brownsville, Texas, were told by their local hospital that their 2-month-old son needed emergency stomach surgery that required them to travel to the...

This 8-year-old boy keeps rescuing stranded swimmers - The Week

A British boy is being hailed as a hero after rescuing five beachgoers in the span of just two days. Steffan Williams, 8, was kayaking in the sea, close to a treacherous stretch of coastline where th...

As Mosul recovers from ISIS rule, a book festival blossoms - The Week

Mosul is coming back to life. Two months after Iraqi forces drove ISIS from the city following a brutal occupation, its residents have staged an impromptu book festival at the gutted Mosul University...

Spicer says he never 'knowingly' lied while press secretary - The Week

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer swears he never "knowingly" lied to the American people during his tenure in the Trump administration. In an interview Thursday with Good Morning Americ...

Equifax has been sending customers to a phishing website - The Week

The personal information of 143 million Americans might have been compromised in a massive cybersecurity breach at the credit-reporting service Equifax reported earlier this month, and in the interve...

Sean Spicer 'documented everything.' Robert Mueller wants to talk to him. - The Week

As the Russia probe continues to expand, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has informed the Trump administration that he is interested in speaking to former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Of p...

The daily business briefing: September 21, 2017

- The Week

1. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday night that someone hacked its computer database on company filings last year, accessing private information that could have been used to trade ...

Lindsey Graham admits his health-care bill has 'imperfections,' urges colleagues to vote for it anyway - The Week

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the co-sponsor of the Republican health-care bill, was overheard on his cell phone at Reagan National Airport calling on colleagues to vote for the legislation despite "...

10 things you need to know today: September 21, 2017

- The Week

1. Mexicans on Wednesday rushed to rescue survivors buried under rubble from dozens of buildings that collapsed in Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which struck near Mexico City. The quake left at ...

SEC says 2016 hack could have enabled illegal stock trading - The Week

Late Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission said that it discovered last month that a 2016 hack of its computer filing system for publicly traded companies "may have provided the basis for...

What is an Anunnaki? and 5 other questions for the impending apocalypse - The Week

As talk of nuclear war ramps up, technology spirals toward science-fiction, and natural disasters batter the globe, many people don't require a fervent belief in Christian numerology to fear that the...

Republicans' phony love affair with state government - The Week

If you ask Republicans why exactly they support the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill that is their last chance to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they'll struggle to offer a specific reason. These are...

Football is great - The Week

I like to think of myself as a very casual fan of America. I do not vote or say the Pledge of Allegiance or stand for the National Anthem except when I am afraid of scandalizing companions who wouldn...

Exploring forgotten Macedonia - The Week

Each week, we spotlight a dream vacation recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is Macedonia. (Courtesy image) Macedonia is one of Europe's best-kept secrets, said...

5 great alarm clocks for reluctant wakers - The Week

1. Ruggie ($99) Because repeatedly hitting the snooze button only makes you feel groggier, Ruggie helps snooze addicts kick the habit. The pressure-sensitive foam mat won't stop blaring until you ge...

Why the Republicans' new health-care bill is a big fat lie - The Week

My mother once told me: Never assume mendacity when stupidity is a sufficient explanation for someone's behavior. This adage is being put to the test by Senate Republicans' fourth and final bill to r...

Why Paris' desperate craving for the Olympics is so utterly French - The Week

Persistence has paid off for Paris, which was finally awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics after mounting a bid for every Games for nearly 15 years. It was a telling quest for validation for a country th...

The burglars who broke into the FBI and brought down J. Edgar Hoover - The Week

Read more on this story from our friends at MentalFoss.com. If you enjoyed this story, you might also like: How Superman helped foil the KKK The man who picked Victorian London's unpickable lock The ...

The ugly history of American immigration - The Week

President Trump is looking to remake American immigration. And like many of the white men who have occupied the Oval Office before him, he wants to do it in his own image. The White House recently re...

Sen. Jeff Flake tells Stephen Colbert why he's voting for Graham-Cassidy despite his bipartisan reputation - The Week

Senate Republicans are planning to vote next week on the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill, and they can only lose two Republican senators to squeak it through with the vice president's tie-breaking vo...




free log