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Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering: Can it be used to create favorable voting districts?

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a closely watched challenge to partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin and decide whether it is unconstitutional for party leaders to entrench themselves in power with carefully drawn electoral maps. The case of Gill vs. Whitford is to be heard in the fall,...
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NFL: 49ers GM says Reuben Foster’s future hinges on case
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:45:00 +0200
General manager John Lynch said the San Francisco 49ers will be patient as linebacker Reuben Foster deals with domestic violence charges but stressed “if these charges are proven true, if Reuben indeed hit this young lady, he won’t be a part of our...
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For Walker Buehler, a solid start
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:40:00 +0200
Did you hear him? The first major league start for the Dodgers’ ace of the future filled Chavez Ravine with a concerto of leather. Walker Buehler landed his fastballs in catcher Yasmani Grandal’s black glove Monday night with such a distinct sound,...
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Walker Buehler throws heat at Miami
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:35:00 +0200
The jewel of the Dodgers farm system steadied himself in the center of their ballpark. Walker Buehler cradled a baseball in his right hand and tucked it inside his glove. He exhaled as he prepared to throw the first pitch of the first start of his career....
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NBA: Rockets take off with 50-point third quarter
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:20:00 +0200
James Harden gave Houston quite the jump-start with 22 of the team’s 50 points in the third quarter, as the Rockets cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 in Minneapolis on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series....
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Walker Buehler impresses in first start as Dodgers win 2-1
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:20:00 +0200
The jewel of the Dodgers farm system steadied himself in the center of their ballpark. Walker Buehler cradled a baseball in his right hand and tucked it inside his glove. He exhaled as he prepared to throw the first pitch of the first start of his career....
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Angels put the O’s in Astros
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:20:00 +0200
Eleven days ago, he was pitching in double A for a team called the BayBears. Monday, he struck out Houston’s Carlos Correa in the eighth inning with the tying run on base to help the Angels beat the reigning World Series champions, 2-0. “I thought...
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Angels bounce back with win over hot Astros
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:50:00 +0200
Eleven days ago, he was pitching in double-A for a team called the BayBears. Monday, he struck out Houston’s Carlos Correa in the eighth inning with the tying run on base to help the Angels beat the reigning World Series champions, 2-0. “I thought...
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Three missing Mexican students were slain, their bodies dissolved in acid
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:50:00 +0200
Three Mexican film students whose disappearance last month sparked large-scale protests in the city of Guadalajara were beaten, killed and their bodies dissolved in acid, Mexican authorities said Monday. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with...
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NHL playoffs: Maple Leafs force Game 7 with 3-1 win
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:45:00 +0200
The Toronto Maple Leafs won this one for their city. Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots Monday to lead the Maple Leafs to a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the first-round series. The victory came hours after 10 people...
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Astros blow chance to let Yuli Gurriel make amends to Southland Asian American community
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:15:00 +0200
Shortly after Zack Greinke reported to his first spring training with the Dodgers in 2013, the team said the right-hander would address his well-documented problems with anxiety once and once only. So one day in February, he shared his story with a group...
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UCLA's women's gymnastics team wins a national title and brings out the best in the sport
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:20:00 +0200
After checking the scoreboard too often and not seeing the standings in the order they had hoped, members of UCLA’s women’s gymnastics team stopped looking up and instead looked within themselves. One of the “Super Six” teams that advanced to...
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Todd McNair was victim in NCAA scheme to 'hammer USC', lawyer argues as trial opens
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:05:00 +0200
Almost seven years after former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair sued the NCAA for defamation, jurors filed into a wood-paneled room on the fifth floor of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on Monday morning. They clutched a cup...
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Justin Anderson's call-up by Angels really hits home
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:35:00 +0200
He was so excited and blindsided by the news that he was being promoted to the Angels that Justin Anderson admitted he broke down. He was distracted to the point where he didn’t realize until a short time later that the story was even better. Anderson...
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Mike Williams is aiming for a healthy dose of football in Year 2 with Chargers
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0200
It’s been nearly a year, but Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams said it doesn’t feel quite that long ago. He was with family and friends celebrating being selected No. 7 overall in the 2017 NFL draft — a night he’ll never forget. “You only...
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Saying 'I was wrong,' Armenia's prime minister resigns amid large-scale protests
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:55:00 +0200
Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 years, resigned Monday as prime minister after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest his political maneuvering to cling to power in this former Soviet republic. The stunning development touched...
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