• By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    OH NO, OHTANI? NOT REALLY. ANGELS WILL BE FINE

    The Shohei Ohtani news might have captured the headlines in Southern California on Tuesday, but did you catch the Drew Smyly news?...

    Chicago
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    VIRGIN ATLANTIC TELLS FIRST-CLASS FLIERS: STEAL OUR HOLIDAY SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS

    Virgin Atlantic's little plane-shaped salt and pepper shakers with feet were introduced 15 years ago. Now the airline tells passengers...

    Wellness, Holiday, Airlines
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    WHERE TO FIND GOOD VEGAN FOOD IN LAS VEGAS? VEGANS, BABY TELLS ALL

    Creator Laura Edelman identifies restaurants that offer plant-based dishes, from the Strip to out-of-the-way locations.

    Restaurant, Las Vegas, Food
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    NET NEUTRALITY'S REPEAL MEANS FAST LANES COULD BE COMING TO THE INTERNET. IS THAT A GOOD THING?

    With federal regulators poised to repeal net neutrality rules this week, your internet service provider would be allowed to speed up...

    Home
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    AMERICAN THEMES, FROM CIVIL WAR TO LOBSTER BAKES, SET FOR 2018 U.S. RIVER CRUISES

    Retrace the footsteps of explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in the Pacific Northwest, go on lobster bakes in Maine, or sail...

    Wine, Cruise, Dining
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    THAT $450-MILLION DA VINCI? YOU CAN SEE IT AT LOUVRE ABU DHABI

    The museum , the only offshoot of the Louvre, opened Nov. 11. Its inaugural exhibition, “One Louvre to Another: Opening a Museum for...

    Museum
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    TWITCH WILL STREAM NBA G LEAGUE GAMES AND LET ITS LIVESTREAMERS DO PLAY-BY-PLAY

    Twitch made its mark as the place to watch video gamers in action. But over the past two years, the Amazon-owned property has expanded...

    Watches, Watch
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    HOOT AND HOLLER IN UCLA'S PAULEY PAVILION, THE HOOP HEAVEN THAT HONORS JOHN WOODEN

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    'STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI' WILL BE A FORCE BUT LIKELY NOT ENOUGH TO LIFT BOX OFFICE SALES OVER LAST YEAR

    Ticket sales in the United States and Canada are estimated to fall 2% to 4% compared to last year's record, according to comScore....

    Star
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    ESSENTIAL CALIFORNIA: COOKING FIRE AT A HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT SPARKED SKIRBALL FIRE

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It's Wednesday, Dec. 13, and here's what's happening across California:...

    Cooking, Home
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    'COCO' REMAINS ATOP CHINESE BOX OFFICE IN A STRONG WEEKEND FOR ANIMATED FILMS

    “Coco” continued a remarkable run in China last week, hauling in an additional $52.2 million in ticket sales to retain the country's...

    Weekends
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    WILL WORKERS FACE DEPRESSED WAGES AFTER THE MASSIVE AETNA-CVS MERGER?

    To the editor: In your Dec. 11 editorial, “ CVS and Aetna say their massive merger is needed to keep prices down. That remains to be...

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    PHARMACIES NOW CAN OFFER BIRTH CONTROL TO WOMEN WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION, BUT FEW DO

    A new law in California allows women to pick up birth control pills from pharmacies without a doctor's prescription. But more than...

    Women
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    BASHING MUELLER WON'T MAKE THE RUSSIA PROBE GO AWAY

    To the editor: When Robert S. Mueller III was appointed special counsel by the Justice Department earlier this year to investigate...

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    TODAY: ALABAMA ROLLS WITH DOUG JONES

    Until Tuesday, Alabama hadn't elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 25 years. Is it a sign of something bigger to come? TOP STORIES...

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS THAT CAN SAVE AMERICA FROM ITS OBESITY CRISIS

    To the editor: Christine Vaughan and Tamara Dubowitz advocate placing an additional tax on high-calorie drinks that have added sugar....

    Food, Drink
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    THE BIRTHER PRESIDENT TOURS A CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM. REALLY?

    To the editor: Among the many actions taken by President Trump that made him an unwelcome presence at an opening ceremony for Mississippi's...

    Tour, Museum
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    WOOKIE HERE: 'STAR WARS' MERCHANDISE THAT WILL MAKE YOU A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

    The stylish tie-ins with "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" include a white-hot, limited-edition Rag & Bone collection, Christian Louboutin...

    Watches, Star, Watch, Collection
  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    TRUMP, AFTER ENDORSING TWO LOSERS IN ALABAMA: 'I WAS RIGHT'

  • By LA Times   -   Dec 13, 2017

    MEET DOUG JONES, THE LAW-AND-ORDER DEMOCRAT WHO WON ALABAMA'S SENATE SEAT

    The odds of any Democrat capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama are steep at best, but Doug Jones was uniquely suited to pull off...