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L.A. Times headlines
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 19:46:04 GMT
Experts say his death should not be interpreted as a failure of COVID-19 vaccines in the broader population.
Biden administration urges Supreme Court to suspend Texas abortion law
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 17:27:14 GMT
The Justice Department files an emergency appeal urging the Supreme Court to suspend the Texas law that has banned most abortions there.
Colin Powell, America's first Black secretary of State, dies at 84
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 01:02:27 GMT
Colin Powell, the first Black secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dies of COVID-19 complications after bout with blood cancer.
Column: For Nancy Pelosi, maybe one last chance to do something really, really big
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:00:53 GMT
Passing President Biden's agenda would be a huge test for Nancy Pelosi, one of the most effective House speakers in history.
Podcast: A matter of a piñon
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:00:10 GMT
The piñon nut is a beloved snack of the American Southwest, surrounded by traditions. But the harvest is getting smaller and smaller.
Despite promises to lift some Trump sanctions, Biden leaves Cuba in deep freeze
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 11:00:48 GMT
Despite campaign promises on Cuba, President Biden has not opened paths on the remittances and travel some say would most help islanders.
These clinics in Mexico are trying to stop abortions by duping women
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:00:31 GMT
Antiabortion groups lure in women by advertising abortions. Then the pressure campaign to continue pregnancy begins.
Kidnapping of American missionaries in Haiti highlights the perils of religious workers abroad
Mon, 18 Oct 2021 02:25:37 GMT
From the Philippines to El Salvador, there is a long history of American missionaries facing violence while trying to spread their religions abroad.
Will Matthew McConaughey run for governor of Texas?
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 10:00:58 GMT
Since spring, actor Matthew McConaughey has been considering a run for governor of Texas, but he has not committed.
Second Opinion: Refrigeration alone can't solve the 'last mile' problem for COVID vaccines
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 10:00:12 GMT
Humanitarian aid groups have experience countering myths and misinformation to overcome vaccine hesitancy in low-income countries.
Missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, U.S. religious group says
Sun, 17 Oct 2021 05:22:37 GMT
Several U.S. missionaries including children were kidnapped in Haiti, according to the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.
Former President Clinton expects to be discharged from Orange County hospital on Sunday
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 22:43:06 GMT
Clinton, 75, was admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday after feeling fatigued.
Mexico's new culture war: Did a pyramid light show 'decolonize' or rewrite history?
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 17:30:36 GMT
Monument removals and a replica of the Templo Mayor pyramid infuriated critics, but can Mexico's populist government spark an Indigenous cultural renaissance?
The seedy world of private lending in 'Squid Game' is a real temptation in South Korea
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 10:00:22 GMT
The popularity of "Squid Game" is inseparable from South Korea's very real crisis of mounting household debt, gaping inequality and a weak social safety net.
U.S. pledges to pay relatives of innocent Afghans killed in drone strike
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 03:08:50 GMT
The State Department is trying to relocate the some of the family members to the United States. Ten people, including seven children, were killed in the blast.
FDA panel endorses a booster shot for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 16:33:19 GMT
U.S. health advisors unanimously endorsed Johnson & Johnson's request to offer a second dose to its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine.
Boy Scouts sex abuse victims vote on $1.9-billion settlement plan
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:00:31 GMT
Opponents of the plan say the settlement lets the Boy Scouts off the hook for billions in damages from decades of abuse.
Podcast: The story of an unsung Black Panther
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:00:12 GMT
Barbara Easley-Cox describes what she experienced as a member of the Black Panther Party, from California to Algeria to North Korea and beyond.
Former President Clinton recovering from an infection, remains hospitalized in Orange County
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 01:41:41 GMT
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is with the 42nd president of the United States at UC Irvine Medical Center, sources confirmed.
Experts ask Congress for more offshore oil oversight as California cleanup continues
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 12:00:40 GMT
Thousands of miles of inactive oil pipelines have been abandoned on the seafloor. Aging platforms pose an additional risk.
Op-Ed: OK, boomers, you have the time, money and skills to work for the common good
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 10:00:54 GMT
Older Americans — experienced Americans — owe it to themselves and their kids and grandkids to push the nation in a better direction.
Biden administration hosts Israel and UAE in move to build on Abraham accords
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 18:24:16 GMT
Biden administration tries to build on Trump-era accords between Israel and a few Arab or Muslim nations as Blinken hosts Israeli and Emirati officials.
Pregnant women were kept out of clinical trials. That left them vulnerable to COVID-19
Wed, 13 Oct 2021 10:00:55 GMT
A long-standing tradition of keeping pregnant women out of clinical trials is having serious consequences with regard to COVID-19.
Congress raises nation's debt limit, but thorny December deadlines loom
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 23:15:33 GMT
House votes to lift debt limit, but only for a few months. A redo in December will be harder.
Op-Ed: Did the vandals who scrawled an anti-Israel slogan in UCLA's Bunche Hall know the history?
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 10:00:48 GMT
Bunche Hall's namesake, Angeleno and UCLA grad Ralph J. Bunche, was the first Black person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, for bringing about an armistice in Palestine.
An errant U.S. drone strike killed 10 members of their family. They're still awaiting compensation
Tue, 12 Oct 2021 09:00:02 GMT
U.S. officials called the errant drone strike that killed 10 in Afghanistan a 'tragic mistake.' The family is still waiting for it to be rectified.
For these young people in privileged parts of the world, the pandemic was an opportunity
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 09:00:02 GMT
The pandemic pushed the world's poor into direr straits, but for some young people it launched careers and improved chances for wealth. The diverging fates of young adults point to the increased inequalities the pandemic has revealed in a world facing dramatic change.
California's offshore oil rigs are decades old, and industry resists decommissioning them
Sun, 10 Oct 2021 12:00:22 GMT
Oil spills are likely to increase as fossil fuel use tapers, and oil companies put off upgrades to aging infrastructure, experts say.
Column: Congress has a chance to take bipartisan action on Facebook. Don't let it slip away
Sun, 10 Oct 2021 11:00:28 GMT
Here are three bipartisan steps Congress could take right now to reduce the harm social media platforms cause. Will they act?
The Nobel Peace Prize recognizes the growing dangers faced by journalists
Sat, 9 Oct 2021 05:16:49 GMT
The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists for their fearless reporting resonated in newsrooms worldwide.
Podcast: On the front lines of the homicide epidemic
Fri, 8 Oct 2021 12:00:42 GMT
U.S. homicide rates have jumped during the COVID-19 pandemic. Milwaukee has one of the biggest increases. Today, we visit the city's most affected community.
Biden administration is expected to enter a new security agreement with Mexico
Thu, 7 Oct 2021 19:55:53 GMT
The Biden administration's anticipated arrangement with Mexico would tackle the most violent drug cartels and migrant smugglers.
Democrats are divided over how much Biden's agenda should benefit the wealthy
Thu, 7 Oct 2021 15:15:06 GMT
Centrist Democrats, led by Sen. Joe Manchin II, drive a debate over whether Biden's large government expansion bill is too generous to the wealthy.
Column: America's democracy seems to need radical changes. But what are the chances, really?
Thu, 7 Oct 2021 10:00:51 GMT
With Washington unable to act because of partisanship and enmity, many Americans are hunting for solutions.
California lawmakers demand more info from two federal agencies on massive oil spill
Wed, 6 Oct 2021 22:00:16 GMT
Federal lawmakers are demanding more information on the massive oil spill off the coast of California as a legislative battle looms over whether to include a ban on future offshore drilling in a scaled-down $3.5-trillion bill.
A pageant like no other: 'Can you imagine Miss USA or Miss Universe butchering a sheep?'
Wed, 6 Oct 2021 10:00:09 GMT
The Miss Navajo Nation Pageant showcases deep knowledge of culture, customs and language along with skills needed to thrive in the modern world.
Column: The problem isn't raising taxes, it's spending, spending, spending
Tue, 5 Oct 2021 10:00:48 GMT
The debt is real. If Americans are taxed to pay for the trillions already spent, they'd be less likely to say spend more.
They were hoping to win Fulbright scholarships. Then the Taliban took over, and the U.S. went silent
Tue, 5 Oct 2021 10:00:08 GMT
Afghans short-listed for the prestigious scholarship say they've been forgotten since the Taliban took power. Deadlines loom to apply to U.S. schools.
Pfizer vaccine's protection wanes over time, and not because of Delta, study says
Tue, 5 Oct 2021 02:29:38 GMT
A new study confirms the dramatic erosion of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine's protection against breakthrough infections.
Column: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema makes liberal heads explode. And that's just fine with the Arizona Democrat
Mon, 4 Oct 2021 12:00:09 GMT
Freshman Sen. Kyrsten Sinema campaigned as an independent and is acting that way.
One Puerto Rican's quest for statehood leads to a racial awakening
Sun, 3 Oct 2021 13:00:41 GMT
Puerto Rican Kemuel Delgado hates having 'one foot in and one foot out' of America. But race wasn't on his mind when he began pushing for statehood.
What happened to Texas' tilt from red to blue? That's a gray area
Sun, 3 Oct 2021 10:00:10 GMT
Conservative legislation and executive actions confounded expectations for Texas as it diversified and attracted Californians.
Traffic lights gone dark. Factories shut down. What caused China's power crisis?
Sat, 2 Oct 2021 10:00:35 GMT
Sudden blackouts have highlighted vulnerabilities in China's power sector and economy: overreliance on coal and overemphasis on growth, which coincided with rising coal prices this year to create a nationwide energy shortage.
Democrats contend with how to scale down Biden's social safety net plan
Fri, 1 Oct 2021 23:33:34 GMT
President Biden and many Democratic lawmakers wanted the biggest social investment in history. Here's a look at what compromise could mean.
Haitians in Chile: Rough going for many prompts large-scale migration toward U.S.
Fri, 1 Oct 2021 23:11:49 GMT
Many Haitians headed to the U.S.-Mexico border have lived for years in Chile. But life in the South American nation has not been easy for many.
14 stories behind the best pictures of the month
Fri, 1 Oct 2021 16:00:54 GMT
In September, Los Angeles Times photojournalists covered the fallout of the U.S. withdrawal of Afghanistan as the Taliban took control, watched as fire threatened California's giant sequoias, followed the candidates in the final days of the state's recall election, stood on the red carpet of the Emmys and saw a mother recovering from COVID-19 finally connect with her newborn son.Below are the stories behind these photos and others published over the last month as told by the photographers who took them.
An American road trip through troubled times
Fri, 1 Oct 2021 12:00:52 GMT
A journey of friendship travels through a country of pain and beauty
Podcast: Texas abortion law makes this Kansas clinic busier than ever
Fri, 1 Oct 2021 12:00:35 GMT
People desperate to end their pregnancies travel hundreds of miles to Trust Women Wichita. One tells her story. We also hear from staff and antiabortion activists.
Merck says its experimental pill cuts COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths by half
Fri, 1 Oct 2021 10:28:03 GMT
Drugmaker Merck says its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.
Litman: The Supreme Court returns on Monday. How far from the mainstream will Trump's appointees take us?
Fri, 1 Oct 2021 10:00:04 GMT
Will Trump's appointees risk the court's standing and establish their reputations as partisan hacks? Watch the Mississippi abortion case to find out
Democrats pressure Hollywood producers to negotiate 'in good faith' with crew union
Fri, 1 Oct 2021 02:15:01 GMT
Rep. Adam B. Schiff and Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Bernie Sanders wade into Hollywood's biggest labor fight, telling AMPTP to negotiate with IATSE crews.
Appellate court allows Biden administration to keep expelling families under health law for now
Thu, 30 Sep 2021 23:14:17 GMT
A lower court had given the Biden administration until Thursday to halt its use of Title 42 to expel migrants meanwhile the lawsuit proceeded.
House delays vote on infrastructure bill amid fractious negotiations
Thu, 30 Sep 2021 13:53:12 GMT
Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancels planned vote on President Biden's infrastructure plan as Democratic negotiations continue.
Olympic medalist and USC swimmer Klete Keller pleads guilty to Capitol riot charge
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 20:49:36 GMT
Five-time Olympic medalist Klete Keller stood out in his U.S. Olympic team jacket amid the crowd that entered the Capitol rotunda on Jan. 6.
Q&A: Why COVID-19 booster shots turned out to be more complicated than vaccines
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 17:51:08 GMT
Approving COVID-19 booster shots seemed like a slam dunk, but two influential advisory boards raised a host of complicated questions.
Philippine 'Angels of the Sea' use their voices to repel Chinese ships
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 15:36:50 GMT
The Philippines introduces an all-female coast guard radio unit as it challenges Chinese aggression in the South China Sea after years of inaction.
Britney Spears' conservatorship hearing today could change everything
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 12:00:52 GMT
Britney Spears' team returns to court for a hearing that will address her father's role in her 13-year conservatorship saga. Here's what to expect.
Nicholas Goldberg: Think vaccine mandates are controversial? What if police held you down and injected you?
Wed, 29 Sep 2021 10:00:10 GMT
It's shocking that local Chinese authorities are immunizing people against their will. That violates a bedrock principle of bioethics.
More than 400,000 Americans have received COVID-19 booster shots, White House says
Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:43:27 GMT
At least 400,000 Americans have received a COVID-19 booster shot and nearly 1 million have scheduled appointments, White House officials say.
ABC TV stations launch 'Our America: Equity Report'
Tue, 28 Sep 2021 16:23:01 GMT
ABC reporting project takes a comprehensive look at inequities in America.
Military leaders testify 'strategic failure' followed years of mistakes in Afghanistan
Tue, 28 Sep 2021 10:00:27 GMT
Top U.S. military leaders testify the war in Afghanistan ended in 'strategic failure' after a long series of Pentagon mistakes and miscalculations.
Britney Spears' lawyer goes off on dad: 'Mr. Spears has crossed unfathomable lines'
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 21:45:35 GMT
After a new documentary raised surveillance allegations, Britney Spears' attorney, Mathew Rosengart, isn't cutting Jamie Spears any slack.
Podcast: Author Min Jin Lee on casual racism and finding truth
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 12:00:34 GMT
Novelist Min Jin Lee discusses leaving her legal career, expressing Asian pride at a time of hate crimes, dealing with people whose stances you dislike and working to change the world, five minutes at a time.
Nicholas Goldberg: Airports to passengers: Do it yourself
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 10:00:40 GMT
My first trip overseas since the pandemic offered a stark reminder of how workers are being replaced by robots and automation.
Photos: Activists hit the streets worldwide to demand action on climate change
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 17:07:58 GMT
Young people around the world on Friday spilled onto streets, city squares and local parks to demand a recognition of the threats climate change poses
Biden hails booster shots as next level in pandemic protection
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:16:25 GMT
President Biden spoke from the White House the morning after federal regulators endorsed COVID-19 booster shots for many Americans.
Earthquake: 6.1 quake registered near Adak, Alaska
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:18:40 GMT
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was reported Friday morning at 4:52 a.m. Pacific time 114 miles from Adak, Alaska.
Election day in Germany: Check your device for advice
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:00:55 GMT
About 20 million German voters were expected to turn to their phones or other online devices for app advice on which candidates to pick on Sunday.
The unassuming power of Germany's Angela Merkel. What does she leave behind?
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 12:00:43 GMT
Angela Merkel, a once-obscure scientist who claimed the global spotlight, leaves a mixed legacy as her 16-year tenure as Germany's chancellor ends.
The bursting 'Ka-bubble': Taliban extremism is remaking a once-cosmopolitan Kabul
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:00:09 GMT
Restless Kabul residents ponder what remains and what changes in the Afghan capital after more than a month of Taliban rule.
'They shouldn't be here': Texas border town divided by Haitian influx
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 01:39:25 GMT
U.S. Special Envoy to Haiti Daniel Foote resigned with a scathing letter criticizing the treatment of Haitian migrants and deportations from a Texas border camp.
Kamala Harris presses India's Modi gently on human rights in historic meeting
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:17:02 GMT
Vice President Kamala Harris invoked familial ties to India as she pressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on human rights in a departure from the Trump administration.
Podcast: Our nation's Haitian double standard
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:00:56 GMT
As Central Americans wait in Mexico for the U.S. to hear their asylum cases, Haitians in the U.S. are being expelled.
For Haitians, color-coded tickets are key to escape from Border Patrol camp
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 03:30:02 GMT
U.S. authorities are allowing Haitian migrants at a massive camp in Texas who hold blue and yellow numbered tickets to remain in the country.
Civil and human rights leaders decry treatment of Haitian migrants at southern border
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 20:06:04 GMT
A letter sent to President Biden on Wednesday criticized the White House's immigration policies for inflicting "cruelty on Black, Brown and Indigenous immigrant communities."
Haitian migrants pour out of U.S. into Mexico to avoid being sent back home
Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:15:28 GMT
As word spreads of expulsions, Haitians in the U.S. stream back across the Rio Grande to Mexico to avoid being put on a plane back to their homeland.
Podcast: Biden shut a migrant camp. Then this bigger one appeared
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:00:53 GMT
Central American migrants are waiting in Mexico, hoping the U.S. will grant them asylum. Here's what it's like for them.
Op-Ed: For a generation born into climate change, hope isn't an option. Activism is
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:00:36 GMT
If you're 25 years old, you grasp the near certainty of climate catastrophe. Then you fight it, because what choice do you have?
Confined to U.S. border camp, Haitian migrants wade to Mexico for supplies
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:08:07 GMT
Migrants say they've been forced to traverse the river daily to buy food because they're not allowed to cook in the camp and the U.S. has failed to provide any real sustenance.
Photos: Over 650,000 white flags commemorate pandemic's toll on the U.S.
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 01:10:42 GMT
The "In America: Remember" art installation, a concept by artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg, includes blocks of small white flags planted across 20 acres of grass at the National Mall in Washington.
Photos: U.S. begins removing Haitian migrants, but they continue to flock to Texas border
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 20:55:49 GMT
Haitian migrants continue to pour into Texas. But hoping to avoid deportation, many decide to cross the Rio Grande back to Mexico.
Biden to face United Nations General Assembly after crises with Afghanistan, France
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 13:29:19 GMT
At the United Nations summit, President Biden must attempt to repair damaged U.S. credibility and alliances after Afghanistan and amid COVID.
Podcast: Abortion rights spread in Latin America
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:00:39 GMT
Some Latin American countries are loosening or scrapping their abortion laws, even as access to abortion shrinks in the U.S. It's a dramatic flip of circumstances.
Litman: The Jan. 6 House Select Committee is the last, best hope against GOP lies
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 10:00:56 GMT
The House committee is playing for keeps against the GOP's falsehoods — that there was no insurrection, that the mob was peaceful and that the 2020 election was stolen.
Here's how the most- and least-vaccinated states fared against the Delta variant
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 10:00:23 GMT
In the five states with the lowest levels of vaccination, the COVID-19 death rate this summer was more than triple the rate in the five states where vaccination is most common.
Stability in Israel, as Bennett reaches the 100-day mark
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:00:29 GMT
Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett 100 days into the job.
U.S. begins removing Haitian migrants, but they continue to flock to Texas border
Sun, 19 Sep 2021 21:16:26 GMT
The Border Patrol confronts massive, growing camp of Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas.
On the front lines of the U.S. homicide epidemic: Milwaukee faces historic violence
Sun, 19 Sep 2021 12:00:06 GMT
Homicides have skyrocketed across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Milwaukee has seen one of the largest spikes.
Op-Ed: Just teach the truth about America's less-than-glorious history
Sun, 19 Sep 2021 10:00:01 GMT
A series of myths keep white America from owning up about race, bias and ourselves.
As China's property giant Evergrande veers toward collapse, its unpaid debts spark protests
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 17:29:19 GMT
China Evergrande is struggling with more than $300 billion in debt. At its Shenzhen headquarters, angry suppliers and investors demand overdue pay.
The new Texas abortion law is becoming a model for other states
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 10:00:14 GMT
The new Texas law restricting abortions has prompted local legislators to pursue new measures on gun rights, immigration and other divisive political issues.
Big gap between Pfizer, Moderna vaccines seen for preventing COVID hospitalizations
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 03:47:19 GMT
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine does a significantly better job of preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations compared with Pfizer's shot.
Tens of thousands of Haitian migrants are trapped in southern Mexico
Sat, 18 Sep 2021 00:54:35 GMT
There are so many Haitians in Tapachula that the Mexican city can seem like a slice of the Caribbean. Under U.S. pressure, Mexican authorities won't let them leave.
Pentagon reverses self, says Kabul drone strike was a 'tragic mistake'
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:14:37 GMT
The Pentagon has retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians last month in Afghanistan.
For many Texans, it's a long drive out of state for abortion
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:00:02 GMT
Propelled by a very restrictive abortion law, Texas women are traveling farther afield for abortions.
An arms race is heating up on the Korean Peninsula. Is the window for diplomacy closing?
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:00:35 GMT
Analysts say the ratcheting up of military might between North and South Korea raises the possibility of misunderstandings that could spiral to dangerous consequences.
'The last battle for Myanmar': Citizens take up arms in bid to topple junta
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 02:25:49 GMT
Months after the Feb. 1 coup, citizens are fighting back against Myanmar's brutal military. Many say international pressure has yielded no results.
In Afghanistan's war-torn countryside, America's exit means one thing: Peace
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:00:07 GMT
Afghanistan's rural areas bore the brunt of the last 20 years of war. The Taliban's takeover has brought calm, but a humanitarian crisis is brewing.
China and France assail U.S.-Australia deal on nuclear-powered submarines
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:26:58 GMT
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken defends a U.S.-Australia submarine deal, seen as part of President Biden's strategy to counter China's influence.
Op-Ed: Gen. Milley did the wrong thing for honorable reasons. We need new rules for starting nuclear war
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:00:41 GMT
The context matters, but if the Woodward and Costa allegations are true, Gen. Mark Milley flouted the bedrock principle of civilian control of the military.
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