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For nearly all 115 minutes of “The Death of Louis XIV,” the hypnotically grueling new film from the Catalan writer-director Albert Serra, we are peering into a royal bedchamber at 18th century Ver
SERIES Girl Starter The aspiring female entrepreneurs vie for a prize package worth $100,000 in this competition series’ freshman-season finale. 7 p.m. TLC Ginormous Food Host Josh Denny tries a
India lost the tag of the fastest growing economy to China in the March quarter with a GDP growth of 6.1 per cent, which pulled down the 2016-17 expansion to 7.1 per cent.
World leaders closed ranks Thursday, vowing to press on with the fight against global warming, even as President Trump said he was pulling the United States out of a landmark climate agreement. In
Leo Varadkar, a doctor and Ireland’s minister for social protection, may be close to becoming the country’s next prime minister, also known as the taoiseach. Varadkar, who would be the country’s f
The Ducks and assistant coach Paul MacLean have “mutually parted ways” following the expiration of MacLean’s contract, the team announced Thursday. MacLean spent the last two seasons with the Duck
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has closed sale on the Cecil B. DeMille estate, a Los Feliz mansion once owned by the early filmmaker, according to real estate sources not authorized to co
A jury Thursday found three Northern California correctional officers guilty of second-degree murder in the 2015 fatal beating of a mentally ill inmate. After a two-month trial, Santa Clara County
The medical innovation known as an InternalBrace that could help Mike Trout expedite the projected six-to-eight week recovery timeline for his torn left thumb ligament is encouraging but somewhat
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Max Holloway’s 10-fight winning streak has been an arduous grind that has featured tests against a devastating puncher, a skilled mixed martial artist and an acrobatic former champion. The journey
Tesla’s Elon Musk and Disney’s Robert Iger both said they were resigning from White House advisory councils after President Trump announced Thursday that he is withdrawing the United States from t
When he hears his phone ring, Seon Jin Kim’s whole body flinches and his ears perk up. A 62-year-old diabetic with diminishing eyesight, he bounds up the stairs and dives for the phone. This could
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Scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, have detected the signal from a cataclysmic collision between two black holes that lie 3 billion light-years away
In one of the indelible moments of the Watergate scandal, White House Counsel John Dean can be heard on a secretly recorded Oval Office tape warning Richard Nixon of a cancer on his presidency: th
In a graceful test flight Thursday, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo dropped from its carrier aircraft and arced through the air. After a few minutes of flight, the glinting space plane emptied a 2,
Griffin Canning’s pitching demeanor should come with a disclaimer: Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely intended. The UCLA junior right-hander doesn’t wear jersey No. 55 fo
Thirty-three years ago this month, on June 18, 1984, the day dawned hot and stifling in Orgreave. By the time the sun had gone down that evening, a pitched battle.
A lone gunman with an M4 rifle attacked a hotel and casino complex in the Philippines’ capital early Friday, triggering fears that terrorists were behind the raid, but the country's national polic
Public health experts want to remind President Trump that a warmer climate will mean more cases of asthma, cancer and infectious diseases, among many other things.
Even as Los Angeles continues to push for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, it seems bid leaders are compiling a list of concessions they could seek in return for taking the 2028 Games instead. Ma
Speculation over what Apple will do to compete in the home hub market is spinning up ahead of Apple's annual developers conference next week, where many analysts expect Apple will confirm a projec
British industry is on a roll, on a rolling mill to be precise. Not only are the mills at British Steel’s vast steel works in Scunthorpe running at nearly full capacity again but they are making mon
A man shot and killed by officers outside a Wal-Mart in Hesperia had stolen a car hours earlier, authorities said Thursday. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as Jam
The departure of Antonio Horta-Osorio’s vastly remunerated chief spin doctor Matt Young leaves the newsworthy Lloyds chief without a spokesman. No shortage of possible replacements. 
Elon Musk said he was resigning from two White House advisory councils after President Trump announced Thursday that he is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. “Leaving Paris is not good for
On the same day that President Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, environmentalists took consolation in the closure of three large coal-fired power plants
Two superhero films hit theaters this weekend that feature heroes who are similarly valiant and who share a struggle as aliens in a foreign land attempting to align their altruistic values against
In a crowd of stoic, professionally beautiful partygoers, Caroline Vreeland is talking about taking a break from the social scene and social media. “My plan is to just go dark,” said Vreeland, who
Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios had a bad day at the French Open on Thursday, and his racket paid the price. The 18th-seeded player was doing just fine against unseeded South African Kevin And
The U.S. will pull out of the Paris accord on global warming, President Trump announced Thursday, offering a statement of unabashed nationalism as he turned away from a global leadership role in t
When a group of Laguna Beach High students heard what people in the landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso do to get water, they knew they couldn’t turn their backs and say it was someone
Hank Azaria has logged three decades voicing beloved characters like Moe, Apu and Chief Wiggum on “The Simpsons.” He did Monty Python’s “Spamalot” on Broadway and had a breakout role in Mike Nicho
A person was killed Thursday after a plane crashed in the rugged hills northwest of Ventura, fire officials said. The crash was reported just before noon near the 101 Freeway and Taylor Ranch, jus
L.A. Dance Project’s founder and artistic director Benjamin Millepied used his artistic vision to help dancers make an impression at Marfa. For the troupe’s “Marfa Dance Episodes” last weekend in
It was supposed to be a simple job ad. Oregon’s biggest city was seeking a new police chief, and the mayor had posted a lengthy description online describing what he wanted in the hire. But two wo
It never pays to make impetuous comments on social media — at least not when you’re a judge. That’s the lesson Orange County Superior Court Judge Jeff Ferguson learned this week when he was public
Yogis try day after day to improve their practice and now Wearable X is offering yoga pants embedded with electronics meant to help finesse their alignment. With the help of 50-plus yoga instructo
The Galaxy’s injury woes continued to mount Thursday with the team saying goalkeeper Brian Rowe will miss six to eight weeks with a groin injury. That comes a day after the team announced center b
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change accord flies in the face of his rallying cry to “Make America Great Again.” It will make America sicker, poor
Falling just short of being so bad it’s good, “Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter” is a shameless low-budget “Terminator”/“Star Wars”/“Mad Max” knock-off that will have to settle for being merely godawf
The U.S. will pull out of the Paris accord on global warming, President Trump announced Thursday, offering a statement of unabashed nationalism as he turned away from a global leadership role in t
A North Carolina man thought he was "going to die" when members of his evangelical church beat and choked him for two hours to expel his "homosexual demons," he testified Thursday. Matthew Fenner
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Why settle for “Pirates of the Caribbean” when you can have the pirates of the Ming Dynasty? Set along the Chinese coast during the 16th century, the lively “God of War” is a character-driven batt
“The Exception” is a handsomely mounted World War II-era romantic thriller, enlivened by vibrant performances and vivid sexual encounters and inspired by a little-known footnote to history, the st
The withdrawal process could take four years to complete, meaning a final decision would be up to the American voters in the next presidential election.
The name Ophuls is one of the most justly revered in French cinema, and “Shadows of the 20th Century: Ophuls Film Festival” offers Los Angeles audiences the opportunity to put the work of two grea
The U.S. will pull out of the Paris accord on global warming, President Trump plans to announce, relinquishing the country’s leadership role in the international fight against climate change. The
The documentary “Cruel and Unusual,” directed by Vadim Jean, dives into the hellish nightmare of a trio of prisoners who were unjustly confined to solitary in Lousiana’s Angola prison; one of the
With an eye toward a potential Middle East peace deal, President Trump on Thursday issued a wavier that delays moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem for at least six months, a decision in
We’ve seen many stories and theories about artificial intelligence, enough to know that it’s likely computers will gain some sort of sentience one day. But how will that happen? How will humans re
With the animated kids' comedy 'Captain Underpants' in theaters June 2, stars Kevin Hart, Ed Helms and Thomas Middleditch talk potty humor, underwear and using the "poop" word.
Brian Cox, in a towering, Oscar-caliber performance, proves the literal beating heart of “Churchill,” a superb look at iconic statesman Winston Churchill’s torturous days leading up to the pivotal
Tehran, June 1, IRNA – Governor of Central bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif in a meeting with Australian Ambassador to Iran Ian Biggs in Tehran on Thursday underlined that the caution practiced by t
Witnesses say gunshots and explosions have been heard at a mall, casino and hotel complex near Manila's international airport in the Philippine capital. Philippine police rushed to the Resorts Wor
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