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South African President Jacob Zuma resigns under pressure from ANC

South African President Jacob Zuma bowed to intense pressure from his party and resigned Wednesday, ending nearly nine years of rule marred by corruption scandals and fiscal mismanagement that shamed the party of Nelson Mandela and inflicted serious damage on one of Africa’s biggest economies. ...
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Chipotle headquarters moving to Newport Beach
Thu, 24 May 2018 02:40:00 +0200
Chipotle Mexican Grill will move its headquarters from Denver to Newport Beach this year, the restaurant chain announced Wednesday. The announcement comes about three months after Chipotle announced it had selected Brian Niccol, the former head of Irvine-based...
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JetSuite strikes a deal for hybrid electric planes with start-up Zunum Aero
Tue, 22 May 2018 00:50:00 +0200
Irvine charter jet operator JetSuite will add hybrid electric planes to its fleet starting in 2022. It is the first substantial commercial order of an aircraft technology that could cut fuel costs and emissions, and make flights quieter. The planes, which...
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Will Trump's pick to run EPA in California show up for work?
Fri, 18 May 2018 02:20:00 +0200
The White House may have finally found someone to take on the stress of overseeing President Trump’s fossil fuel-friendly environmental agenda in the heart of hostile territory: California and nearby states. But there’s one glaring problem. The guy...
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Trump spends a holiday weekend in Washington, firing off tweet attacks on the Russia investigation and the media
Sun, 27 May 2018 18:55:00 +0200
Even as he reached a critical moment in his diplomatic efforts with North Korea and celebrated the release of a prisoner from Venezuela, President Trump spent much of Memorial Day weekend tweeting angrily from the White House about the media and the Russia...
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Francesco Molinari wins BMW Championship by two shots over Rory McIlroy
Sun, 27 May 2018 18:50:00 +0200
Rory McIlroy’s victory charge came too late at Wentworth as Francesco Molinari delivered a clinic in front-running to win the BMW PGA Championship by two shots with a four-under-par 68 on Sunday. McIlroy, who led by three strokes at halfway, entered...
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Daniel Ricciardo overcomes power loss to win Monaco Grand Prix
Sun, 27 May 2018 18:30:00 +0200
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo steadied his nerve when victory threatened to escape him again as he overcame a significant midrace power loss to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday. Better known for his attacking prowess and razor-sharp...
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Could blockchain have solved the mystery of the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak?
Sun, 27 May 2018 16:00:00 +0200
The first food poisoning cases came to light in late March — eight patrons of fast-food restaurants in New Jersey suffered bloody diarrhea and cramps that sent them rushing to hospitals. More than two months later, one person is dead in California,...
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These sisters know how to throw a good Hollywood party
Sun, 27 May 2018 15:00:00 +0200
Miatta David Johnson, 41, and her sister, Massah David, 38, are the brains behind MVD Inc., a boutique creative marketing firm that plans parties for celebrities.
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Decision time: Supreme Court will soon rule on gay rights, gerrymandering, unions
Sun, 27 May 2018 15:00:00 +0200
The Supreme Court is heading into the final month of its term, facing decisions on gerrymandering, unions, gay rights, abortion and President Trump’s travel ban. This term’s best-known case is a culture wars clash that pits equal rights for gay customers...
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When buying a car, be strategic with your money. Here's how
Sun, 27 May 2018 12:05:00 +0200
Dear Liz: My son, 27, has a 2009 car that needs a new engine and is not running. The engine would cost $6,100 to replace, which is money he doesn’t have. He owes $10,000 on his car loan at 6% interest. The car would be worth only about $4,500 if it...
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LeBron James and Cavaliers head to Boston looking for an elusive road win in Game 7
Sun, 27 May 2018 10:00:00 +0200
LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won't get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly...
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Rafael Nadal — King of Clay — is the target of young guns at French Open
Sun, 27 May 2018 09:30:00 +0200
It's an oft-cited and oft-updated stat in men's tennis: The so-called Big 4 — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray — have won 47 of the past 52 Grand Slam titles, a run of dominance that began in 2005. Add in Stan Wawrinka to...
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Dodgers fall to Padres 7-5 after giving up three leads
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:00:00 +0200
The Dodgers have weathered their crisis. They are coming for the National League West, and they are coming hard. Or, perhaps, the division is coming back to them. Either way, the summer at Chavez Ravine looks a lot less bleak than it did on the first...
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Softball: Washington cruises into World Series
Sun, 27 May 2018 07:55:00 +0200
Taran Alvelo pitched a three-hit shutout for Washington, which beat Alabama 6-0 on Saturday to advance to its second straight Women’s College World Series. Avelano struck out eight over seven complete innings for the fifth-seeded Huskies, who swept...
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Mike Trout has first five-hit game in 11-4 win over Yankees
Sun, 27 May 2018 07:00:00 +0200
It was a career night (so far, at least) in a career that already has produced so many nights. Mike Trout set personal bests with five hits and 11 total bases in a game during which the result — an 11-4 Angels victory — was an addendum. “It’s...
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