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Russia warns U.S. after downing of Syrian jet, calling it act of aggression

Russia’s defense ministry said Monday that it was withdrawing from a Syrian airspace agreement with the United States in retaliation for the U.S. downing of a Syrian jet, and would begin considering any U.S.-led coalition planes flying west of the Euphrates River as targets. Moscow, the closest...
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They're voracious, nonnative and getting closer to the Great Lakes. Latest Asian carp discovery is a cause for worry
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
A commercial fisherman pulled a live Asian carp out of a northern Illinois river last week about 9 miles from Lake Michigan, prompting a furious dragnet to determine whether more of the voracious fish have evaded electric barriers designed to keep them...
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A look behind the scenes as the Lakers prepared to draft Lonzo Ball
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:15:00 +0200
The famous pancakes always came with strawberries, and LaVar Ball didn’t change that just because there were VIPs in his house. So after Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka watched Lonzo Ball go through...
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Urban-style upgrade planned for Warner Center complex as Woodland Hills gets citified
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
One of Warner Center’s one-story rambling office parks is poised to go vertical as a new era of urbanization unfolds in the Woodland Hills neighborhood. The proposed $1-billion development by Adler Realty Investments Inc. is one of many big real estate...
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Barbie, are you ready for man-bun or dad-bod Ken?
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:00:00 +0200
Last year when El Segundo-based Mattel unveiled a bumper crop of new Barbies, including curvier, taller and more petite versions of its flagship fashion doll, one social media commenter quipped, “But what about #dadbod Ken?” referring to the perfectly...
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Iran bans women's Zumba aerobics classes
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 22:10:00 +0200
Iran has banned women from dancing, cycling, watching soccer matches, listening to certain music and now … Zumba. That’s right. The Islamic Republic’s Shiite leaders announced this week that, under religious law, the 17-year-old Colombian dance...
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European Union fines Google a record $2.7 billion
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record $2.72 billion fine on Internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said Tuesday that "Google has abused its market dominance as...
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It’s time for the folks upstairs to step to the plate for the Dodgers
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:45:00 +0200
More than half of the regular season has yet to be played and it doesn’t feel premature to declare this is the year. This is the year the Dodgers can return to the World Series. Actually, no. That isn’t strong enough. This is the year the Dodgers...
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Homer-happy Dodgers can’t solve homer-prone Ricky Nolasco
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:30:00 +0200
The 10-game winning streak of the Dodgers, a stretch of baseball that vaulted the club to the top of the National League West, fizzled out Monday evening. The pitching staff of the Angels snuffed out their crosstown rivals in a 4-0 victory at Dodger Stadium...
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America’s Cup is won by Kiwis in a 7-1 rout
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:15:00 +0200
Redemption for a gutty crew of five New Zealanders and one Australian was reached on the turquoise waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound, four years and 3,000 miles removed from one of the most brutal collapses in sports. With a mixture of ingenuity and national...
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NBA: He put the ‘O’ in OKC; now Russell Westbrook is MVP
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:05:00 +0200
Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA. Westbrook was voted most valuable player Monday night after setting a record with 42 triple-doubles during his historic season. He led the league with a 31.6-point...
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MLB: K-Rod signs with Nationals
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:55:00 +0200
The Washington Nationals have agreed to a minor league contract with right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez, according to multiple reports Monday. Rodriguez, released last week by Detroit after posting a 7.82 ERA this season, is a six-time All-Star...
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College World Series: Singer strikes out 12 in Gators' 4-3 win
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:45:00 +0200
Florida got a dominant performance from Brady Singer, a big defensive play when LSU was threatening and just enough offense. Now, after a 4-3 win in Game 1 of the College World Series on Monday night, the Gators are one win from their first national...
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Former Mighty Ducks Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya will carry bond into Hall of Fame
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:35:00 +0200
Three years into retirement following a glorious NHL career, Teemu Selanne is still as fast as ever. He’s also still linked to friend and former Mighty Ducks linemate Paul Kariya, an enduring bond they will carry into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Selanne,...
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Angels are not buying analytics report on Albert Pujols
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:35:00 +0200
The Angels are not averse to analytics. They have six full-time analytics staffers, up from zero two years ago. But there are days when analytics make you shake your head, and Monday was one of those days for the Angels. According to Fangraphs, Albert...
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A showdown between Texas and local officials centers on the state's 'sanctuary' cities ban
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:20:00 +0200
Hundreds of immigrant advocates gathered outside a federal courthouse here Monday as local officials from across Texas squared off for a legal showdown with the state and federal governments over the state’s new anti-‘sanctuary’ city law. Mayors,...
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