Fiascos and fumbles: Oscar organizers stumble to restore glory

First it was the furor over a proposed new «popular» film category, then it was the fiasco over planned host Kevin Hart, and last month …

Russia’s Gazprombank freezes accounts of Venezuela’s PDVSA: source

Russian lender Gazprombank has decided to freeze the accounts of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and halted transactions with the firm to reduce the risk …

China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang: researcher

A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data leak flagged …

President Trump receives update on China trade talks

President Donald Trump received an update on trade talks with China on Saturday at his Florida retreat after discussions in Beijing saw progress ahead of …

Saudi crown prince heads for Pakistan amid India tensions

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is due to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday at the start of his tour of South Asia and …

Fractures, trauma, amputations: What medics see when they rescue migrants at the border

We found her in a ditch a few steps away from the rusted border fence on the east side of Nogales, Ariz., an inch-and-a-half laceration …

One in 10 companies going public say climate change is a risk to their business

When Levi’s recently filed to go public, its registration documents dutifully listed all the potential risks to its business, such as shifting market demand and …

Black people are better dressers than white folks. There’s a reason

Black people are better dressers than white folks. At least, that’s what my Grandma Ada always taught me. As a colored girl growing up in …

Funeral in Argentina for Premiership football player Emiliano Sala

Local hero is cremated in hometown

Trump is getting it right on Venezuela. In fact, he needs to double down

With President Trump publicly denouncing the “turmoil” in Venezuela last week, the United States is inching further toward a showdown with President Nicolás Maduro’s regime. …

If California wants to prepare for the coming Alzheimer’s epidemic, it must pass this legislation

To the editor: Maria Shriver’s Feb. 11 op-ed article reiterates California’s unpreparedness to face Alzheimer’s disease as an urgent public health issue. A new bill …

Long before City Hall rats, L.A. has struggled with the rise of typhus

Los Angeles officials this month called for an investigation into a vermin infestation at City Hall, after at least one city employee was diagnosed with …

Albuquerque’s $133-million electric bus system is going nowhere fast

Shortly after being elected in 2017, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller stood on one of the passenger platforms for ART, the city’s ambitious new $133-million all-electric …

The political cult of the late Lyndon LaRouche just wouldn’t leave this reader alone

To the editor: If the Democratic Party ever had a Donald Trump, it was Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr., who died Feb. 12. I had heard …

The dignified way for Elizabeth Warren to respond to Trump’s bigoted ‘trail’ and ‘Pocahontas’ taunts

To the editor: One of President Trump’s only gifts is his ability as a bully to find a soft spot in his enemies, give it …

An L.A. councilman promoted a charity. Should he have disclosed the donors?

When the North Valley Family YMCA invited donors to its annual fundraising dinner, it was the smiling face of Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander …

This LAX-adjacent ghost town is now ‘priceless coastal real estate’ for rare owls

When the Los Angeles beachfront community of Surfridge disappeared decades ago to make way for the jet age, nature was slow to reclaim the sandy …

Trump’s bromance with Kim Jong Un faces a reality check as the nations discuss nuclear disarmament

Persuading North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear weapons will be a long and grueling process that will require President Trump …

Israel’s Netanyahu stirs a hornets’ nest in Poland

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s participation in the U.S.-sponsored Middle East conference in Warsaw ended on a discordant note. Over the course of two days …

Halting HIV by 2030 is a challenge. Here’s why it’s especially tough in the South

By midmorning, a line snaked out the door of AID Atlanta’s Midtown clinic. It was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and the waiting room was …

Demanding impeachment is undemocratic. If you want to defeat Trump, do it at the polls

To the editor: The steady stream of letters to the editor advocating impeachment proceedings against President Trump have one underlying theme: They want Congress to …

If Abraham Lincoln held onto his kindness during great turmoil, so can you

To the editor: A huge thanks to David Blankenhorn for reminding us that our country has survived even more divisive times than those in which …

Take a look behind the credit-score numbers game

Dear Liz: I recently got an email from my credit card issuer stating my credit score had just dropped 21 points. Having a good credit …

Airbus warns of no-deal Brexit, says has spent tens of millions preparing

Airbus said on Sunday it would have to make «difficult decisions» about future investment if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal, …

Gantz: I stand with Netanyahu against Iran, he will stand with me when I am PM

«Israel is part of the solution, not the problem,» Benny Gantz said at the Munich summit on Sunday.

Gantz: ‘Hezbollah is the most dangerous organization in the world’

«Israel is part of the solution, not the problem,» Benny Gantz said at the Munich summit on Sunday.

Watch: Girl, 11, makes tearful climate plea: ‘I love our planet and I don’t want it to ever stop’

This is the moment an emotional 11-year-old girl broke down in tears during a climate change rally.

Trump: EU must take back 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria

US doesn’t want to watch ‘fighters permeate Europe’ with caliphate ‘ready to fall’, says president Donald Trump has told the EU it must take back …

Iran’s foreign minister says risk of war with Israel is ‘great’

«The risk is great and the risk will be even greater if you continue to turn a blind eye to severe violations of international law,» …

Japan PM Shinzo Abe was asked to nominate Donald Trump for Nobel Prize by US, media reports

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after being asked to by Washington, a Japanese …

Tourist destinations are trying to deter “low value” travelers with new taxes

Countries and cities have generally tried to encourage tourism—based on the premise that holidaying visitors and the money they spend fosters economic development. But in …

The best breakup songs for your recently ended relationship

Breakups aren’t easy, but being single (and possibly heartbroken) doesn’t mean you are alone. In fact, now you’re in the company of some of the …

The home coffee-brewer’s dilemma: grind at home or buy pre-ground?

For coffee, oxygen is the enemy. The rich, tantalizing smell of freshly ground beans is also the scent of flavor dispersing. “That aroma of coffee …

‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out

The crisis over sexuality in the Catholic Church goes beyond abuse. It goes to the heart of the priesthood, into a closet that is trapping …

Qatar: Palestinian issue core stumbling block to ties with Israel

“The core issue between Qatar and Israel is the Palestinian issue,» Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said.

Michael Che Says He Wants To See Trump’s ‘Dumbass Wall’

The «Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update» co-anchor confesses that he’s tired of making jokes about the president.

Political and social films triumph at Berlin Festival

The awards ceremony marked the end of Dieter Kosslick’s career as Berlinale director after 18 years.

Meet Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, the transgender Indian demigod ‘bringing Hinduism back’

When Lord Rama, hero of the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana, returned to the city of Ayodhya after 14 years in exile, he found a crowd …

‘Absolutely abhorrent’: Far-right march in Sofia to honour pro-Nazi general

Around 2,000 of them strode through the Bulgarian capital for the annual Lukov March.

Benjamin Netanyahu taps Israel Katz as acting foreign minister

Netanyahu has held the Foreign portfolio since the 2015 election, but the state told the High Court on Thursday that he will relinquish it on …

Netanyahu taps Transport Minister Katz as new foreign minister

Netanyahu has held the Foreign portfolio since the 2015 election, but the state told the High Court on Thursday that he will relinquish it on …

Stephen King Offers $10,000 For A Trump Border Wall Debate

Fellow writer Don Winslow has challenged the president to a debate to prove Trump’s «narrative» is a «flat-out lie.»

Gov. Newsom pushes for new ties with Mexico as Trump fights to build a wall

As President Trump pushes Mexico further away, declaring a national emergency to force the construction of a wall along the border, Gov. Gavin Newsom and …

Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a key test on his embrace of a new California water tax

Thirty-four words written into California law a few years ago take a strong stance on the most basic of human needs: “It is hereby declared …

Land Mines Block Saudi-Led Assault in Yemen, Killing Civilians

Hundreds of thousands of land mines have stymied the Saudi-led forces in Yemen, and could pose a danger to civilians for decades to come.

‘SNL’: Chuck Schumer And Nancy Pelosi Relish Trump’s Dealmaking Failure

The Senate minority leader and House speaker said the president «really did whip our butts» in the border wall deal.

Alec Baldwin is back as an emergency-declaring Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’

With the President declaring a national emergency to secure funding for his border wall this week, there was little doubt what would be the target …

Brexit billboard crusaders: Four ‘working dads’ are holding politicians to account

Four ‘working dads’ are the billboard campaigners holding politicians to account over Brexit armed with ladders, roller brushes and ‘damning statements from leaders’.

Venezuela’s self-declared president mobilises volunteers to fetch US humanitarian aid

Juan Guaido give ultimatum to army to release supplies

La Cañada boys’ basketball wins double-overtime thriller to advance to CIF championship

IRVINE — The La Cañada High boys’ basketball team did all it could to advance to a CIF Southern Section championship. The Spartans rallied from …

Matt Roy makes big call but Kings can’t answer bell in 4-2 loss to Bruins

Matt Roy didn’t think twice about alarming his parents. A late-night phone call will usually do that, but Roy had good reason to stir some …

US Defence looks for funds for Trump’s ‘national emergency’ wall

United States Defence says it is possible although unclear whether the Pentagon will devote all its military construction pool of $US3.6 billion to the border.

We get the journalism we deserve

More than ever, we need good journalism to support fact-based debate. But the business of publishing is in crisis. The most recent job cuts—some 2,000 …

Sharp rise in methane levels threatens world climate targets

Experts warn that failure to act risks spike in global temperatures Dramatic rises in atmospheric methane are threatening to derail plans to hold global temperature …

Warsaw-Jerusalem tensions rise over ‘Nazi link’ claims

Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments cause anger in Poland ahead of summit Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempts to build friendly relations with central European nations are …