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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- American consumers arent the only ones struggling with higher healthcare costs. CVS Healths proposed $69-billion purchase of health insurer Aetna is driven in part by the companies efforts to get control over more of the costs they face, and to make
President Trump still wants his wall. Minutes after he signed a stopgap measure to give Congress two more weeks to negotiate a spending deal and avoid a government shutdown, the president renewed his call for lawmakers to fund his signature campaign
Los Angeles City Council meetings are often criticized as political theater, but Wednesdays hearing really was a show. Two comedians posed as surfer bros at the hearing, testifying against a city proposal to crack down on house parties. Calling himse
In October, President Trump once again promised to reduce drug prices for American consumers a pledge hes repeatedly made since campaigning for office. He said drug companies are frankly getting away with murder and that his administration is going t
Jacklyn Mann, 29, sifted through the charred metal and debris of her former house Friday afternoon with her brother, Ben Mann, 26, and father Roger Mann, 60. The family is among the first residents on their block to return to the Ventura neighborhood
As the Lakers losses began to accumulate, the most famous parent of any of their players began to make his voice heard in more biting ways. Lonzo Balls father, LaVar, felt that it was time to speak about the coaching his son received he felt the staf
The constant presence of vivid sunflowers is one reason actor Jason George loves the living room in his Studio City home. Every weekend George, who plays Dr. Ben Warren on Greys Anatomy, and his family buy a bouquet of the cheery florals his wifes fa
The first collaboration between Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones should be a union that makes audiences cheer, particularly with an experienced filmmaker like Ron Shelton at the helm. Unfortunately, Just Getting Started isnt the produ
Flipping through Gerrick D. Kennedy's reprisal of the late 20th century gangsta movement, I had a loud guffaw when brotha quips, the N.W.A were to hip-hop what the Sex Pistols were to rock. The hip-hop to punk analog is well rehearsed because, as the
Gregory Porter is never seen performing without his signature flat cap, and on Wednesday night the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist opened a concert by tipping it to some of the earlier artists whod inspired him. Onstage at downtowns Theatre at Ace Hotel
Al Horford scored 18 points, Kyrie Irving had 16 and the Boston Celtics got past the host Detroit Pistons 91-81 on Sunday. The Pistons have lost six games in a row for the first time since late in the 2014-15 season. Boston shut down the Pistons afte
Its the showdown NFL fans have been waiting for since the 2016 NFL draft. Rams quarterback Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick, and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 pick, play against each other for the first time Sunday at the Coliseum
As Doc Rivers eased his way down from his coachs office with a sheet of paper in his hand of Fridays practice schedule, he casually looked into a side room where his players were either working out or milling about. Rivers stopped for just a moment a
Hello! Im Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. As awards season moves along, Times writers Justin Chang and Glenn Whipp sat down to take a reading following the voting of a few critics gro
The first half of Saturday nights CIF Division 1-A regional playoff game might as well have been called the Jermar Jefferson Show. In the first two quarters, Narbonnes Jefferson ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns, caught three passes for 65 yards
Clippers guard Milos Teodosic was scheduled to practice again Friday, but he was not expected to play Saturday afternoon against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center. Teodosic went down with a plantar fascia injury to his left foot in the second
At a time when the Supreme Court is willing to debate whether a gay wedding cake is free speech, its easy to hear about 29Rooms and not know what it is. Housed in a gigantic tent in a parking lot in downtown Los Angeles, the conglomeration of 29 inst
The Angels pulled off a massive surprise Friday by earning the commitment of Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani. The process of pursuing the 23-year-old pitcher and hitter became an all-out sweepstakes this off-season, with nearly all Major League Base
Santa Barbara County was under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday as fire crews fought to keep the destructive blaze from the regions picturesque beach communities. Authorities said the out-of-control blaze had scorched 230,000 acres by Sunday evening
Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum turned 86 Friday, and his age-defying energy is seen in his passion for the boxing matches hes scheduled or is closing in on for early next year. Arum, who co-promotes New Zealands World Boxing Organization heavyweigh
Firefighters hoped to make more progress Saturday against wildfires burning from Ojai to Oceanside, destroying more than 500 structures and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee from their homes. As Santa Ana winds finally died down Friday, crews wer
Every day, it seems, Milos Teodosic edges closer to playing again. And yet every day the Clippers present an injury update, it seems, there remains an uncertainty about when the point guard will resume playing. But the latest injury report by the Cli
Good morning. Im Paul Thornton, and it is Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Here is a continuously updated map of the Southern California wildfires currently burning (you can move the map down to see the affected areas in San Diego County). And, yes, its less
If youve seen Coco (and its closing in on $300 million at the box office worldwide, so perhaps you have), you might have left the theater with the song Remember Me stuck in your head. Will the Oscars be humming that same tune next year? Welcome to th
Those fitness resolutions will do you no good if they lead you to visit the likes of Hooman Melamed. As an orthopedic spine surgeon, Melamed sees the downside of efforts to get strong and fit. Exercising the wrong way can put a person out of commissi
The light appeared one day on the utility pole outside my house. I didnt notice it until the sun went down and a harsh glare streamed through the living room window. I was perplexed. This was not a dark street. It already had a full complement of str
The Warner Bros. film executive in charge of production on the studios DC superhero films is stepping down after the disappointment of the big-budget movie Justice League, in the latest shake-up related to the blockbuster franchise. Jon Berg, co-pres
The Warner Bros. film executive in charge of production on the studios DC superhero films is stepping down after the disappointment of the big-budget movie Justice League, in the latest shake-up related to the blockbuster franchise. Jon Berg, co-pres
As firefighters continue to battle the Creek fire Thursday, hundreds of workers are holding down the fort and fork at base camp. On the third day of the fire, firefighters, inmates and support personnel lined up at Hansen Dam Recreation Center at 5 a
The crowded field of candidates running to succeed Sunil Gulati as president of the U.S. Soccer Federation just got a bit more crowded with former national team goalkeeper Hope Solo announcing she is joining the race. I know exactly what U.S. Soccer
Theres an eloquent handmade quality to Arthur Miller: Writer, filmmaker Rebecca Millers engagingly intimate portrait of her famous father. Its a sense of pieces being fitted together, not unlike the furniture parts that the late playwright is seen sh
Its no spoiler to note that I, Tonya ends the way many Hollywood biopics end, with a quick glimpse of the real-life individual we have just seen skillfully impersonated for the past two hours in this case, the disgraced former figure skater Tonya Har
A shooting at a high school in a small New Mexico town left two students and the suspect dead, authorities said Thursday, as schools throughout the area remained on lockdown as a precaution. State police did not release any details about the shooter
Authorities Thursday said a womans body was found in a burn area near Ojai, as firefighters continued to battle several massive wildfires in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The 96,000-acre Thomas fire burned even further along the coast of Ventura