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    Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers cleared to play Sunday against the Bills


    The streak lives. Philip Rivers will make his 195th consecutive start Sunday after the Chargers quarterback was cleared by an independent neurological consultant to play against the Buffalo Bills in StubHub Center. The 35-year-old veteran, who has not...

    The streak lives. Philip Rivers will make his 195th consecutive start Sunday after the Chargers quarterback was cleared by an independent neurological consultant to play against the Buffalo Bills in StubHub Center.

    The 35-year-old veteran, who has not missed a game since taking over as starter...

    Gracie Gold withdraws from U.S. figure skating championships


    Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Gracie Gold, who finished fourth at the 2014 Winter Olympics and was considered a potential medalist in Pyeongchang, South Korea, withdrew from the U.S. figure skating championships on Friday, citing ongoing...

    Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Gracie Gold, who finished fourth at the 2014 Winter Olympics and was considered a potential medalist in Pyeongchang, South Korea, withdrew from the U.S. figure skating championships on Friday, citing ongoing treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder....

    Tesla's Semi and Roadster impress, but 'production hell' raises doubts about follow-through


    Elon Musk wowed the world with the introduction of a new Tesla Semi heavy-duty truck Thursday night, as well as a sexy new $200,000 Roadster sports car that goes from zero to 60 mph in an unheard-of 1.9 seconds. The Roadster was a surprise, intended,...

    Elon Musk wowed the world with the introduction of a new Tesla Semi heavy-duty truck Thursday night, as well as a sexy new $200,000 Roadster sports car that goes from zero to 60 mph in an unheard-of 1.9 seconds.

    The Roadster was a surprise, intended, Musk said, to “give a hard core smackdown to...

    Steve Aoki is known for ‘caking’ his music fans, but getting them dressed is his latest move


    DJ Steve Aoki is going beyond the music with the U.S. launch of his high-end men's streetwear label, Dim Mak Collection, at selects Saks Fifth Avenue stores. This year, he has been busy launching a number of fashion collaborations including ones with...

    DJ Steve Aoki is going beyond the music with the U.S. launch of his high-end men's streetwear label, Dim Mak Collection, at selects Saks Fifth Avenue stores. This year, he has been busy launching a number of fashion collaborations including ones with Happy Socks and Converse Tokyo.

    Essential Washington


    Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio show anchor said that he had forcibly kissed her and later groped her on a 2006 USO tour, actions that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said should trigger a sexual harassment...

    Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio show anchor said that he had forcibly kissed her and later groped her on a 2006 USO tour, actions that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said should trigger a sexual harassment investigation.Leeann Tweeden, a news anchor on KABC-AM's...

    Letters: Fans don't feel super about UCLA's young men of steal


    The three knuckleheads said “I'm sorry” for being caught stealing items in China, The head coach said “I'm sorry” I have to indefinitely suspend the three knuckleheads from basketball … which means "until Pac-12 conference play starts.” The...

    The three knuckleheads said “I'm sorry” for being caught stealing items in China,

    The head coach said “I'm sorry” I have to indefinitely suspend the three knuckleheads from basketball … which means "until Pac-12 conference play starts.”

    The AD said “I’m sorry”I have to return my BBB shoes back...

    Portion of Glenneyre Street in Laguna to temporarily close


    A portion of Glenneyre Street between Agate Street and Bluebird Canyon Road in Laguna Beach will close to cars on Nov. 28, according to the city. The closure will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. so the Laguna Beach County Water District can work on its...

    A portion of Glenneyre Street between Agate Street and Bluebird Canyon Road in Laguna Beach will close to cars on Nov. 28, according to the city.

    The closure will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. so the Laguna Beach County Water District can work on its equipment.

    Detours will be in place for vehicles...

    Al Franken photo is 'really bad,' says Trump, but president remains silent about Roy Moore allegations


    President Trump has steadfastly refused to answer questions about Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama accused of molesting a teenage girl and making advances on others decades ago. Yet mere hours after a radio broadcaster accused...

    President Trump has steadfastly refused to answer questions about Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama accused of molesting a teenage girl and making advances on others decades ago. Yet mere hours after a radio broadcaster accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat, of groping...

    'We all started screaming': Two boys killed, mother seriously injured when sheriff's vehicle careens onto sidewalk


    Dropping to a knee, Luis Hernandez lit a small white candle and placed it beside a bed of flowers near the intersection where his little brothers’ lives ended the night before. “I got the call and I didn’t believe it,” he said, wiping away tears...

    Dropping to a knee, Luis Hernandez lit a small white candle and placed it beside a bed of flowers near the intersection where his little brothers’ lives ended the night before.

    “I got the call and I didn’t believe it,” he said, wiping away tears Friday morning. “I just didn’t believe it.”

    Hernandez’s...

    Christmas arrives at Hogwarts Castle, and so has all that new Harry Potter merchandise


    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood is adding a holiday light show that splashes images of falling snow, flying owls and wizards on broomsticks on the 200-foot Hogwarts Castle. The new show, the first Christmas celebration...

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood is adding a holiday light show that splashes images of falling snow, flying owls and wizards on broomsticks on the 200-foot Hogwarts Castle.

    The new show, the first Christmas celebration at the Harry Potter land, is free with admission,...

    Ojai Music Festival's artistic director to retire


    Thomas W. Morris, the artistic director of the Ojai Music Festival since 2004, will retire in 2019, the festival announced Friday. Morris, who will serve through the 73rd installment of the festival, said the time is right for his departure. “The...

    Thomas W. Morris, the artistic director of the Ojai Music Festival since 2004, will retire in 2019, the festival announced Friday.

    Morris, who will serve through the 73rd installment of the festival, said the time is right for his departure.

    “The decision to finish my work here was a difficult...

    Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'I a.m. Elizabeth Smart' on Lifetime


    SERIES Sesame Street Elmo, Big Bird, Rosita, Alan, Julia, Nina and the rest of the neighborhood gather to appreciate all the Thanksgiving traditions, cultures and delicious foods their community has to offer in the season premiere of the venerable...

    SERIES

    Sesame Street Elmo, Big Bird, Rosita, Alan, Julia, Nina and the rest of the neighborhood gather to appreciate all the Thanksgiving traditions, cultures and delicious foods their community has to offer in the season premiere of the venerable children’s show. 9 a.m. HBO

    Saturday Night Live...

    Congressional critics slam State Department as rudderless


    When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his first official trip to Myanmar on Wednesday, he largely ignored the country’s widespread human rights abuses. Security forces have conducted or allowed what critics call systematic rape and murder against...

    When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his first official trip to Myanmar on Wednesday, he largely ignored the country’s widespread human rights abuses.

    Security forces have conducted or allowed what critics call systematic rape and murder against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, leading to a refugee...

    Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams


    Nov. 16, 2017, 9:44 p.m. Football: Thursday's scores Eric Maddy Thursday, November 16thSOUTHERN SECTIONDIVISION 11QuarterfinalCovina 42, Westminster 28DIVISION 13QuarterfinalWestminster La Quinta 56, Webb 28 Baseball Nov. 16, 2017, 7:46 p.m. In...

    Nov. 16, 2017, 9:44 p.m. Football: Thursday's scores Eric Maddy Thursday, November 16thSOUTHERN SECTIONDIVISION 11QuarterfinalCovina 42, Westminster 28DIVISION 13QuarterfinalWestminster La Quinta 56, Webb 28 Baseball Nov. 16, 2017, 7:46 p.m. In appreciation of MVP Giancarlo Stanton, the pride of...

    Alaska Airlines cites Trump policy change in ending service to Cuba from L.A.


    Alaska Airlines cited new travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration as the main reason the carrier plans to end service from Los Angeles to Cuba. Alaska began its daily Los Angeles-to-Havana flights Jan. 5 and plans to fly the last plane to...

    Alaska Airlines cited new travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration as the main reason the carrier plans to end service from Los Angeles to Cuba.

    Alaska began its daily Los Angeles-to-Havana flights Jan. 5 and plans to fly the last plane to the island nation Jan. 22, 2018, the airline...

    The L.A. Phil is modern even when it's Baroque


    “The Messiah” and “Christmas Oratorio” may be waiting in the wings, but Handel and Bach are already at hand. The season of the Baroque has begun, and it’s proving that it can be the timeliest of music if we let it. The Los Angeles Philharmonic,...

    “The Messiah” and “Christmas Oratorio” may be waiting in the wings, but Handel and Bach are already at hand. The season of the Baroque has begun, and it’s proving that it can be the timeliest of music if we let it.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, for one, is wrapping its signature 12-hour new-music...

    $6,000 gym shoes designed by Pharrell Williams stolen in Irvine


    Police Friday asked for the public's help in tracking down two suspects who robbed an Irvine resident of a pair of gym shoes designed by singer Pharrell Williams that are worth at least $6,000. The victim, whose name was withheld, posted an ad on...

    Police Friday asked for the public's help in tracking down two suspects who robbed an Irvine resident of a pair of gym shoes designed by singer Pharrell Williams that are worth at least $6,000.

    The victim, whose name was withheld, posted an ad on Craiglist to sell the pair of limited-edition Adidas...

    Calendar Letters: A ‘Murder’ most fine


    Regarding “‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Fine Actor, So-So as Director” [Nov. 10]: I liked the movie more than the reviewer did. I especially loved the philosophical ending and the destabilizing effect on Poirot. You get the feeling that for all...

    Regarding “‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Fine Actor, So-So as Director” [Nov. 10]: I liked the movie more than the reviewer did. I especially loved the philosophical ending and the destabilizing effect on Poirot. You get the feeling that for all his prowess as a detective, he’s never had a case...

    Retailer stocks rise again, but tech leads other stocks lower


    Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to Thursday's gains. A slew of retailers — including discount chain...

    Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to Thursday's gains.

    A slew of retailers — including discount chain Ross Stores, shoe store Foot Locker and clothing...