R.J. Scaringe, set to build Rivian electric trucks in Normal, Ill., follows Elon Musk’s Tesla template — mostly

Rivian Automotive founder R.J. Scaringe approached deep-pocketed Saudi investors in late 2011 with an audacious proposal. The young entrepreneur confessed he had no experience running …

Cubs and several Muslim groups announce effort to combat Islamophobia

The Cubs and the the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Monday announced a joint agreement to combat Islamophobia, bigotry and racism. “We …

Aurora residents walk four miles in the snow from mass shooting site to police station to thank officers

Casildo Cuevas did not mind walking four miles in the cold and sleet Sunday. Neither did two dozen other people, who trekked from the Henry …

U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay

The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic …

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died

Merkel successor cleans up as Putzfrau Gretel in carnival role

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer reprises role as cleaning lady during festivities in home state of Saarland Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of Germany’s Christian Democrat party, returned to …

Army to be ‘ruthless’ against tampering in Nigeria’s postponed vote: Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence.

Lightsaber Dueling Is Now Recognized As a Competitive Sport in France. No, Really

(BEAUMONT-SUR-OISE, France) — Master Yoda, dust off his French, he must. It’s now easier than ever in France to act out “Star Wars” fantasies, because …

World stocks lifted to 2 1/2-month highs by trade optimism

Hopes for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2 1/2- month highs on Monday, …

World stocks lifted to 2 1/2-month highs by trade optimism

Hopes for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2 1/2- month highs on Monday, …

See Behind the Scenes as the Statue of Liberty’s Original Torch Moves to Its New Home

Coated in its signature green patina, gazing over New York City with its burning torch held high, the Statue of Liberty’s image reoccurs in popular …

Manny Machado and Bryce Harper: Phillies and Padres are in hot pursuit — but what about the White Sox?

Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, the two biggest free agents in baseball, remain unsigned even as spring training is well underway. But suddenly the activity …

A short-track star from Connecticut finished eighth in the Daytona 500

Ryan Preece’s first race as a NASCAR Cup full-timer was a successful one.

Florida 6th-grader arrested after confrontation over pledge

A Florida sixth-grader faces charges of disrupting a school function and resisting arrest after a confrontation that followed his refusal to stand for the Pledge …

A brief history of presidential downtime—from Roosevelt to Trump

No one doubts the job of president of the United States is stressful and demanding. The chief executive deserves downtime. But how much is enough, …

Do dollar stores help the poor with cheap, vital staples? Or block out grocers and trigger food deserts?

Vanessa Hall-Harper, a lifelong resident of this city’s poorest area, has viewed the opening of dollar stores in recent years with trepidation. The stores were …

Isis Briton compares Manchester bombing to western airstrikes

Shamima Begum says she regrets innocent people died in attacks in both UK and Syria The east London schoolgirl who left the UK to join …

Alec Baldwin: Trump’s ‘SNL’ Attack May Be ‘A Threat To My Safety’

The actor wondered about the president’s intentions for assailing his role in the TV comedy.

Chinese surveillance company tracking 2.5m Xinjiang residents

Internet expert exposes unsecured database believed to be targeting Muslim minorities A Chinese surveillance company has been tracking the movements of at least 2.5 million …

Man on death row accused of spying in Pakistan ‘must be freed’, India tells UN court

Islamabad should be ordered to immediately free an Indian man sentenced to death for alleged spying in Pakistan, India’s lawyers told the United Nation’s top …

Stephen Miller Gets Fact-Checked By Chris Wallace On Fox News

Trump adviser Stephen Miller struggled to back up his justification for a national emergency on the southern border.

Obama Quietly Gives Advice to 2020 Democrats, but No Endorsement

Former President Barack Obama has been counseling Democratic candidates on how to win the White House in 2020. But he has no plans to pick …

How to watch the 2019 Oscars on TV and online

The 91st Academy Awards are this Sunday (Feb. 24) at 8pm US Eastern time. Like last year, there is no clear favorite for best picture: …

How to watch the 2019 Oscars on TV and online

The 91st Academy Awards are this Sunday (Feb. 24) at 8pm US Eastern time. Like last year, there is no clear favorite for best picture: …

At L.A.’s only cookbook shop, a former fine-dining chef draws chefs, home cooks and crowds

For people who love food and cooking, certain spaces are sanctuaries. We gravitate to cramped kitchen corners rather than dining room tables and to seats …

California attorney general wants oversight in hospital sale to Santa Clara County

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra is asking a federal district judge in Los Angeles to place a hold on the sale of two struggling hospitals …

7 great American cookbook shops

Cookbooks are a big part of the food community, and the shops devoted to them function as civic hubs, not unlike neighborhood farmers markets. Because …

Morning Briefing: Fans don’t want Luke Walton fired

We asked readers of our new daily sports newsletter (which you can sign up for on our website) to take part in an informal poll: …

Hilltop, MCA co-founder Jules Stein’s onetime estate, eyes a buyer

Hilltop, a Lake Arrowhead estate once owned by MCA co-founder Jules Stein, has come on the market at $14.25 million. The 3.85-acre compound, which the …

‘So many lies’: Trump attacks McCabe over explosive CBS interview

Ex-FBI deputy director discusses Comey firing and Russia links The Threat review: FBI memoir takes aim at ‘mob boss’ Trump Donald Trump returned to the …

Swedish student fined for anti-deportation protest that went viral

Elin Ersson received a £250 fine for refusing to take her seat on a plane in Sweden last year A Swedish student who livestreamed her …

EU parliament’s centrist coalition set to lose majority, poll finds

European People’s party and Socialists & Democrats have run parliament for 40 years The “grand coalition” of centre-right and centre-left that has run the European …

Germany bans Wirecard ‘shorting’ as prosecutors probe FT journalist

Germany’s financial watchdog has banned «short» selling of Wirecard shares due to volatility in the payments firm’s stock following reports in the Financial Times which …

‘Very Illegal Act.’ Trump Lashes Out at FBI Officials Involved in Russia Probe

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is suggesting that key officials involved in the Russia probe were engaged in “treasonous” behavior. Trump is …

Darren Criss Marries Mia Swier In A ‘Glee’-ful New Orleans Wedding

The «American Crime Story» star has been on a personal and professional role lately.

Israel justice system let down abuse victims, it’s time to do the right thing

Shamima Begum: ISIS teen must be ‘allowed’ to return to UK, says friend’s father

A British teenager who fled the UK to marry a member of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria should be allowed to return, said …

What does Singapore PM-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat’s 2019 budget say about an early election?

In the weeks leading up to Singapore’s budget, expectations were running high for Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s first major policy speech since being designated …

With Phylicia Rashad, ‘This Is Us’ offers a different portrait of a mother and daughter

The dynamics between mothers and daughters are well-explored territory on NBC’s hit family drama “This Is Us.” And its newest episode adds another portrait to …

V4 summit canceled in Jerusalem after Poland quits over Holocaust crisis

Poles furious after acting Foreign Minister Israel Katz quotes former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir to the effect that ‘Poles imbibe antisemitism from their mothers’ milk.’

Summit cancelled as Israel and Poland row over Holocaust

Israeli foreign minister accuses Poles of hatred towards Jews in remarks described as ‘racist’ by Polish PM Poland’s prime minister has accused Israel’s foreign minister …

Labour centrists quit party, recalling failed 80s experiment

It didn’t work in the 1980s — will a new group of Labour rebels ‘fix politics’ or hand power to the Conservatives for a decade?

New Hampshire woman found dead had suffered ‘multiple sharp injuries’

New Hampshire authorities say a woman found dead had suffered «multiple sharp injuries.»

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Justin Turner feeling ‘psychotic’ after Dodgers’ back-to-back World Series losses

Two days after Manny Machado waved the final, feeble swing of the 2018 World Series, Justin Turner pointed his car toward Dodger Stadium. He lives …

As Venezuela spirals downward, South America struggles to absorb its migrants and refugees

Latin American countries are straining to cope with an influx of Venezuelan immigrants, a tide of humanity that is expected to increase in 2019 as …

Hollywood faces uncertainty in China as the film business slows

When the U.S. and China struck a landmark deal in 2012 to pry open the Asian country’s vast film market, Hollywood salivated. The hard-fought agreement …

California Inc.: For some Apple contractors, it’s survival of the fittest

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories …

Today: Trump, the Wall and the Waiver

President Trump has repeatedly bypassed a slew of environmental laws to speed up construction of border barriers. TOP STORIES Trump, the Wall and the Waiver …

The Sports Report: NBA All-Star game recap

Howdy everyone, and welcome to the Monday edition of the Los Angeles Times daily sports newsletter. My name is Houston Mitchell and I’m your host …

34 games into his Bulls tenure, Jim Boylen’s intensity hasn’t changed a bit: ‘Push them without being combative’

During a timeout as the Bulls earned a rare home victory over the Grizzlies on Wednesday to head into the All-Star break on a positive …

Cubs’ week ahead includes Tom Ricketts’ annual speech, labor talk and the Cactus League opener

The week ahead for the Cubs: Opening chapter Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts will address the team before its first full workout Monday before holding court …

V4 summit cancelled in Jerusalem after Poland quits over Holocaust crisis

Poles furious after acting foreign minister Israel Katz quotes former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir to the effect that «Poles imbibe antisemitism from their mothers’ milk.»

7 Lawmakers Quit U.K.’s Labour Party Over Brexit and Anti-Semitism

Seven lawmakers resigned from the U.K.’s opposition Labour party on Monday morning, in what they described as an act of protest against the party’s Brexit …

Israel-Poland crisis: To solve it, we need diplomatic nuance and finesse

‘It is really astonishing that the newly appointed foreign minister of Israel quotes such a shameful and racist remark. Utterly unacceptable.’