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LA Times National News
Feb 21, 2024

Biden, at Culver City stop, announces $1.2 billion in student debt forgiveness
The student debt announcement was Biden's final event during a two-day swing in the Los Angeles area. He headlined a major fundraiser the previous night.



LA Times National News
Feb 21, 2024

'Rust' movie shooting trial begins after bumpy road to prosecution
The criminal trial for 'Rust' armorer, Hannah Gutierrez, begins this week. She faces a prison sentence of three years if convicted of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.



LA Times National News
Feb 21, 2024

Wary of hackers, Biden orders new cybersecurity measures at U.S. ports
President Biden has signed an executive order and created a federal rule aimed at better securing the nation's ports from potential cyberattacks.



LA Times National News
Feb 21, 2024

Abcarian: Would you expect a firefighter to run into a burning building to save a frozen embryo?
In a Bible-infused ruling, Alabama's Supreme Court has held — dangerously and preposterously — that frozen embryos are 'children.'



LA Times National News
Feb 20, 2024

Russia arrests L.A. woman for treason after she gave $50 to Ukraine, employer says
A Russian American woman from Los Angeles is held in Russia on treason charges, apparently over a donation to a charity for Ukraine.



LA Times National News
Feb 20, 2024

Russia detains L.A. woman on treason charges, allegedly over $50 donation to Ukraine group
A Russian American woman from Los Angeles is held in Russia on treason charges, apparently over a donation to a charity for Ukraine.



LA Times National News
Feb 20, 2024

Russia detains Los Angeles resident, a dual U.S.-Russian citizen, on treason charges
A Russian American woman from Los Angeles is held in Russia on treason charges, apparently over a donation to a charity for Ukraine.



LA Times National News
Feb 20, 2024

Russia detains Los Angeles woman, a dual U.S.-Russian citizen, on treason charges
A Russian American woman from Los Angeles is held in Russia on treason charges, apparently over a donation to a charity for Ukraine.



LA Times National News
Feb 20, 2024

Bedbugs check in to some popular Las Vegas hotels. Guests may leave with new travel companions
Health inspectors in Las Vegas confirmed bedbug sightings at the Encore, Venetian, Excalibur Hotel & Casino and Mirage.



LA Times National News
Feb 20, 2024

Is widow Yulia Navalnaya the new face of Russian opposition?
Yulia Navalnaya is emerging as a potent symbol. But with Putin as a foe, prospects for action are daunting.



LA Times National News
Feb 20, 2024

Supreme Court turns down challenge to N.Y. rent control with implications for California
Justices decline to hear landlords' claim that rent controls in New York City and potentially beyond violate the Constitution's ban on government taking of private property.



LA Times National News
Feb 20, 2024

Supreme Court turns down property rights challenge to rent control in New York and California
Apartment owners lose bid to say rent control laws in New York and California violate the Constitution's ban on the taking of private property by government.



LA Times National News
Feb 20, 2024

Biden arrives in Los Angeles today for fundraiser at Israel supporter's home
The event at the home of media mogul Haim Saban is part of the president's three-day swing through California in advance of the primary election on March 5.



LA Times National News
Feb 20, 2024

Biden, at a Los Angeles fundraiser, says 2024 election offers a stark choice
The event at the home of media mogul Haim Saban was part of the president's three-day swing through California in advance of the primary election on March 5.



LA Times National News
Feb 19, 2024

Goldberg: No, Donald Trump does not equal Alexei Navalny
The right wing's grotesque exercise in Soviet-style propaganda slanders Joe Biden and America itself.



LA Times National News
Feb 19, 2024

Column: Trump wanted to pull the U.S. out of NATO. In a second term, he's more likely to try
Trump hasn't officially won the Republican nomination. But he's already throwing his weight around on foreign policy — and Republicans in Congress are falling in line.



LA Times National News
Feb 19, 2024

Calmes: Blocking Ukraine aid is no way to put America first
'History is watching,' says President Biden, and it is. Not that the MAGA 'America first' disciples in Congress care.



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2024

Column: We hold these truths to be self-evident — the Golden State is still golden. And yes, we are Americans
A poll indicated many Americans believe California is on the decline and some say it's not even "American." Columnists Mark Z. Barabak and Anita Chabria explain why it's still the Golden State.



LA Times National News
Feb 17, 2024

Porter defends ad highlighting little-known GOP rival in Senate race
Porter's digital ads argue that little-known GOP attorney Eric Early is the true Republican in the Senate race.



LA Times National News
Feb 17, 2024

Former CBS chief Leslie Moonves to pay $11,250 fine to settle L.A. ethics case
Under the terms of the L.A. Ethics Commission case, the former CBS boss admitted to inducing 'a city official to misuse his position to attempt to create a private advantage for Moonves.'



LA Times National News
Feb 16, 2024

Litman: How the massive New York business fraud verdict will do real damage to Trump's empire
Judge Arthur Engoron ordered the ex-president to pay over $350 million in penalties and barred him from doing business in the state. It's a huge blow to his puffed-up brand.



LA Times National News
Feb 16, 2024

Column: How the massive New York business fraud verdict will do real damage to Trump's empire
Judge Arthur Engoron ordered the ex-president to pay over $350 million in penalties and barred him from doing business in the state. It's a huge blow to his puffed-up brand.



LA Times National News
Feb 16, 2024

Putin foe Alexei Navalny dies in prison, Russian authorities say
Alexei Navalny, Russia's best-known opposition figure, who recovered from poisoning he blamed on the Kremlin, has died in an Arctic prison colony, authorities say.



LA Times National News
Feb 16, 2024

Putin rival Alexei Navalny dies in prison, Russian authorities say
Alexei Navalny, Russia's best-known opposition figure, has died in a prison colony, authorities say. Biden and other Western leaders blame Putin.



LA Times National News
Feb 15, 2024

Could a single synthetic molecule outsmart a variety of drug-resistant bacteria?
Scientists have created a synthetic molecule that appears capable of attacking a broad range of bacteria that have become dangerously resistant to workhorse medicines.



LA Times National News
Feb 15, 2024

Is the Mexican government hiding how many people have gone missing?
Critics say the government of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is trying to downplay how people have disappeared in recent years.



LA Times National News
Feb 14, 2024

'Rust' movie armorer's alleged drug use to be included at trial
Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed faces 18 months in prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of 'Rust' in Oct. 2021.



LA Times National News
Feb 14, 2024

Calmes: Biden's polls aren't great. How much is the media's fault?
The media's 'but his age' meme is its way of evening the score with its criticisms of Donald Trump. Would Biden's approval ratings look better without the bothsides-ism?



LA Times National News
Feb 14, 2024

Risk for chronic fatigue soars among those who had COVID-19, study says
People who have had COVID-19 have a significantly higher risk of suffering chronic fatigue than those who haven't had the disease, a new CDC study shows.



LA Times National News
Feb 14, 2024

Inside the plan to diagnose Alzheimer's in people with no memory problems — and who stands to benefit
People without memory problems could be diagnosed with Alzheimer's under a plan by an influential scientific panel dominated by members with ties to drug companies.



LA Times National News
Feb 14, 2024

Column: No graveyards, no ice cream shops. Some experienced advice on how Biden should handle the age issue
President Biden isn't the first presidential candidate to face doubts about his mental and physical capacities. Veterans of the Dole and Reagan campaigns recall how they addressed the age issue.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2024

Why replacing Biden with Newsom or some 'mythical perfect Democrat' is unlikely
Anyone hoping California Gov. Gavin Newsom or some other Democrat will take Joe Biden's place on the 2024 presidential ballot is likely to be disappointed.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2024

'Behind the times': Washington tries to catch up with AI's use in healthcare
Policymakers are starting to puzzle over how to regulate artificial intelligence in healthcare — and likely to mess it up, the AI industry thinks.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2024

What is Alaskapox? The disease has claimed its first fatality
An elderly man in Alaska has become the country's first person confirmed to have died of Alaskapox. Here's what you should know about the disease.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2024

Gazans in Rafah watch Israeli bombs move closer with nowhere left to run
Gazans crammed into Rafah along the Egyptian border have no place to escape as Israeli attacks hit closer to the once safe-zone in a final bid to rescue remaining hostages.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2024

Column: The climate scientist who just won a $1-million judgment against climate change deniers
How a leading global warming scientist won $1 million from right-wing climate change deniers -- and gave heart to foes of pseudoscience everywhere.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2024

Feds move to ease FAFSA financial aid chaos, but no quick fix emerges
The irony is that the new FAFSA is supposed to make things easier and faster but has resulted in the opposite. Federal education officials are scrambling to help.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2024

Why Bob Iger's second act at Disney is looking brighter after a rough start
Just months ago, it looked as though Disney CEO Bob Iger was struggling in his return to the legendary Burbank company. Now, he is on offense again as the company faces two boardroom challenges.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2024

A movie star, a suicide and a nation's war on drugs
A movie star known for the Oscar-winning 'Parasite' got caught up in South Korea's anti-drug fervor. He maintained his innocence until the end.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2024

RFK Jr. apologizes to family for Super Bowl ad that invoked President John F. Kennedy
A super PAC spent millions to air an ad supporting the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during the Super Bowl.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2024

Biden trolls Taylor Swift-NFL conspiracy theorists after Super Bowl: 'Just like we drew it up'
A Super Bowl tweet by President Biden appeared to poke fun at those who believe that he, Taylor Swift and the NFL conspired for a Chiefs win over the 49ers in Vegas.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2024

Mayorkas interview: DHS head talks about impeachment, border and growing up in L.A.
At Homeland Security headquarters, Mayorkas told The Times about his Los Angeles upbringing, his thoughts on the impeachment vote and the challenges before him.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2024

The prison that helped build 'the city at the end of the world'
At the southernmost tip of Argentina's Patagonia sits 'the prison of the end of the world.' The country banished prisoners here in the early 1900s to colonize the region.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2024

Opinion: Many Americans believe migrants bring fentanyl across the border. That's wrong and dangerous
Illicit imports of the opioid drug responsible for a fatal overdose crisis largely come from Mexico. But U.S. citizens bring most of it through legal ports of entry.



LA Times National News
Feb 11, 2024

An unlikely friendship is tested by war. Can it survive?
Teenage friends Angelina, who is Palestinian, and Adar, who is Jewish Israeli, talk about the Hamas attacks on Israel and Israel's war on Gaza. 'It's OK to disagree.'



LA Times National News
Feb 11, 2024

Love them or loathe them, pinyon-juniper woodlands are a growing biofuel battleground
The pinyon pines and juniper trees that fill the high desert, seen by many as an invasive scourge, are drawing interest as a source of renewable energy.



LA Times National News
Feb 10, 2024

Calmes: Will that special counsel report light a fire under Biden the Elderly?
President Biden can't get any younger. But he can show and Democrats can tell voters that he's competent.



LA Times National News
Feb 10, 2024

La Niña on the horizon? California's wild weather year could get even weirder
There's a 55% chance La Niña could develop between June and August, and a 77% chance it could develop between September and November, NOAA said.



LA Times National News
Feb 09, 2024

Column: Biden's memory is failing. So is Trump's. The question is whose flaws are more dangerous
Biden's memory sometimes fails. Trump's does, too. Voters face a choice between two elderly men with flaws. But the problems they pose aren't equal.



LA Times National News
Feb 09, 2024

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Hawaii's Big Island; felt as far away as Honolulu
The quake, which occurred at 10:06 a.m. Hawaii time, produced 'very strong' shaking near the epicenter, as defined by the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale.



LA Times National News
Feb 09, 2024

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Hawaii's Big Island; no tsunami threat expected
The quake, which occurred at 10:06 a.m. Hawaii time, produced 'very strong' shaking near the epicenter, as defined by the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale.



LA Times National News
Feb 09, 2024

Five Marines killed in Southern California helicopter crash are identified
The five — two enlisted men and three officers — were all younger than 30 years old. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.



LA Times National News
Feb 09, 2024

Five ways the Supreme Court could rule for Trump on the 14th Amendment
Supreme Court justices advanced at least five paths they might take to rule in Trump's favor. Here they are.



LA Times National News
Feb 08, 2024

Opinion: The Supreme Court seems likely to let Trump run. It will have to ignore the Constitution
The justices heard oral arguments on Colorado's decision to disqualify the former president for insurrection under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.



LA Times National News
Feb 08, 2024

Defiant after impeachment vote, Mayorkas tells The Times the effort 'does not rattle me'
Embattled Homeland Security secretary says his years as a federal prosecutor in L.A. helped prepare him for the verbal missiles he now faces in Washington.



LA Times National News
Feb 08, 2024

He took on L.A.'s street gangs. For Mayorkas, impeachment 'does not rattle me'
The embattled Homeland Security secretary says his years as a federal prosecutor in L.A. helped prepare him for the verbal missiles he now faces in Washington.



LA Times National News
Feb 08, 2024

Supreme Court appears wary of blocking Trump from Colorado ballot
The justices sound favorable to Trump's position, suggesting they will clear the way for him to appear on the Colorado ballot despite the Jan. 6 insurrection.



LA Times National News
Feb 08, 2024

Supreme Court leans in favor of Trump's bid to run again despite Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol
The Supreme Court justices gave a favorable hearing to ex-President Trump, suggesting they will clear the way for him to seek election despite the mob attack on the Capitol.



LA Times National News
Feb 08, 2024

Supreme Court today considers whether Trump can be disqualified because of Jan. 6 insurrection
Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Trump can be disqualified and removed from the ballot because he "engaged in insurrection" after losing the 2020 election.



LA Times National News
Feb 08, 2024

Why is it OK for rich guys to steal my work?
As the news media continues to spiral under financial pressures, the obvious solution — preventing internet platforms from profiting from news content without payment — lacks public support.



LA Times National News
Feb 07, 2024

'Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour' coming to Disney in March
The concert film will hit the Walt Disney Co. streaming service in March after grossing more than $260 million at the global box office.



LA Times National News
Feb 07, 2024

Halfway through Medicaid purge, enrollment is down about 10 million
Since last April, states have removed more than 16 million people from their Medicaid programs in a process known as the "unwinding," according to KFF estimates compiled from state-level data.



LA Times National News
Feb 07, 2024

How a California Republican helped tank Mayorkas' impeachment vote
California Republican Rep. Tom McClintock bucked his party to vote against impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.



LA Times National News
Feb 07, 2024

California's air pollution fight just got tougher: New EPA standards raise the bar on soot
The U.S. EPA is tightening national standards for fine particulate matter — a health threat that has been linked to lung and heart disease.



LA Times National News
Feb 07, 2024

Abcarian: In a righteous world, Trump couldn't run. Does the Supreme Court live in that world?
The 14th Amendment says no one who engaged or supported insurrection deserves to hold office. That ought to include Trump



LA Times National News
Feb 06, 2024

Budget cuts to Mars Sample Return mission prompt hundreds of layoffs at JPL
A hiring freeze wasn't enough to avoid layoffs after NASA ordered cuts to the MSR mission. Some 530 employees and 40 contractors will lose their jobs.



LA Times National News
Feb 06, 2024

Opinion: What King Charles' cancer diagnosis means for the modern monarchy
King Charles and the Princess of Wales' publicized health issues have made them more popular — but can that last for an institution built on opaqueness?



LA Times National News
Feb 06, 2024

Julia Turner resigns from executive role at Los Angeles Times
Turner, a thoughtful editor, led entertainment coverage and encouraged her staff to elevate its journalism to become an essential read by culture aficionados, Southern California residents and people who work in the industry



LA Times National News
Feb 06, 2024

Boeing 737 Max 9 plane that lost door plug was missing bolts, NTSB says
A report from the NTSB said the Ontario-bound Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 plane was missing bolts when its door plug blew out in midair.



LA Times National News
Feb 06, 2024

Trump's claim of presidential immunity rejected by D.C. appellate court
A federal appeals court rejected Donald Trump's claim that former presidents should be shielded from prosecution on criminal charges.



LA Times National News
Feb 06, 2024

ICE kept a California immigrant in solitary confinement for two years, study finds
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement used solitary confinement more than 14,000 times from 2018 to 2023, a report found.



LA Times National News
Feb 06, 2024

Opinion: Republicans blocking Ukraine aid should consider this hero — and hang their heads in shame
Republicans blocking aid to Ukraine should consider the bravery of advocate Maksym Butkevych, who was captured by Russia after joining his country's defense.



LA Times National News
Feb 06, 2024

Opinion: My Ukrainian friend risked all for values House Speaker Mike Johnson only claims to hold dear
Republicans blocking aid to Ukraine should consider the bravery of advocate Maksym Butkevych, who was captured by Russia after joining his country's defense.



LA Times National News
Feb 05, 2024

4 found safe after avalanche at Nevada ski resort
The same severe storm system that's moving through California has caused an avalanche at a ski resort in southwestern Nevada, and "several people" are missing, according to Las Vegas police.



LA Times National News
Feb 05, 2024

California Sen. Padilla splits with Biden on proposed immigration, foreign aid package
Padilla says border state Democrats weren't part of negotiating the immigration bill, which he says makes extreme changes to the asylum process.



LA Times National News
Feb 05, 2024

Why are Nevada Republicans voting twice this week? And does it matter?
Nevada Republicans can vote two times in the GOP presidential nominating process. Nikki Haley will likely get the headlines while Donald Trump wins the state's delegates.



LA Times National News
Feb 05, 2024

In the Mexican city that once perfumed the world, a push to revive vanilla
In Papantla, Mexico, once a major vanilla-producing city, the spice is still strongly tied to people's identity.



LA Times National News
Feb 05, 2024

Kamala Harris was tapped to fix the immigration crisis. Then the problem shifted
Immigration experts say the Biden administration picked the wrong immigration strategy, choosing a plan that failed to anticipate the shifting nature of migration.



LA Times National News
Feb 05, 2024

Column: Will Biden's 'Goldilocks' airstrikes against Iran-backed militias work?
U.S. airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias and Houthi rebels aim to deter attacks without starting a war with Iran. Any effect is likely to be short-lived.



LA Times National News
Feb 05, 2024

The vanilla queens of Mexico
Vanilla is deeply rooted in the identity of Papantla, a city in eastern Mexico where reinas of festivals are anointed with a vanilla-made crown.



LA Times National News
Feb 04, 2024

How Kamala Harris found her groove. And why being vice president is still tough
After a historic ascent to the vice presidency and humbling descent into disdain, Harris seems to have found her footing in a familiar role: prosecuting attorney.



LA Times National News
Feb 03, 2024

Biden skips visit to South Carolina for presidential primary, stops in L.A. instead
President Biden swooped into Los Angeles with an opaque schedule the night of the South Carolina primary.



LA Times National News
Feb 02, 2024

Opinion: Is Narendra Modi's India still a democracy?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brand of militant Hindu supremacy has replaced political pluralism as India's dominant ideology.



LA Times National News
Feb 02, 2024

What happened with Trump's trials in January
Former President Trump faces four criminal trials and several civil trials this year as he seeks reelection. Here are the key developments in January.



LA Times National News
Feb 02, 2024

Did Israel's dramatic raid on a West Bank hospital violate the rules of war?
Experts say Israel's deadly raid on a West Bank hospital may have violated international laws, including a ban on combatants posing as doctors or civilians.



LA Times National News
Feb 01, 2024

Schiff's latest ad boosts Republican Senate rival Steve Garvey. Rep. Katie Porter hates it
Days before Californians will be mailed ballots, Rep. Adam B. Schiff's latest ad acts as if Rep. Katie Porter doesn't exist.



LA Times National News
Feb 01, 2024

Calmes: Mayorkas isn't to blame for border mess. House Republicans should impeach themselves
Governing amid the chaos of the migrant crisis in Texas, California and along the southern border isn't an impeachable offense.



LA Times National News
Feb 01, 2024

A decade-old Scalia dissent is now driving the Texas-Biden dispute over illegal immigration
Citing Justice Antonin Scalia, Texas says it can arrest migrants who cross the border illegally, as a test of federal supremacy over immigration enforcement heads back to the Supreme Court.



LA Times National News
Feb 01, 2024

A Scalia dissent is now driving the Texas-Biden dispute over illegal immigration
Citing Justice Antonin Scalia, Texas says it can arrest migrants who cross the border illegally, as a test of federal supremacy over immigration enforcement heads back to the Supreme Court.



LA Times National News
Feb 01, 2024

An old Scalia dissent is driving Texas' immigration dispute with Biden
As a test of federal control of immigration enforcement heads to Supreme Court, Texas cites the late justice in claiming it can arrest migrants who enter without documentation.



LA Times National News
Feb 01, 2024

The planet is dangerously close to this climate threshold. Here's what 1.5°C really means
Every bit of planetary warming will have impacts beyond those already occurring, including biodiversity loss, longer heat waves and extreme rainfall.



LA Times National News
Feb 01, 2024

Is Israel at risk of becoming a pariah in the Middle East again? Maybe not
Israel was making progress in gaining recognition and ties with Arab countries, but the war in Gaza may shuffle the normalization equation.



LA Times National News
Jan 31, 2024

Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in 'Rust' shooting
Alec Baldwin is released on his own recognizance after pleading not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in 'Rust' shooting.



LA Times National News
Jan 31, 2024

A Jackie Robinson statue was stolen and burned. An MLB donation is helping secure another one
A statue honoring Jackie Robinson was stolen from a Kansas park. Pieces of it were found in a trash can fire Tuesday, a day before his 105th birthday.



LA Times National News
Jan 31, 2024

A day before Jackie Robinson's 105th birthday, parts of his stolen statue found burning in Kansas
A statue honoring Jackie Robinson was stolen from a Kansas park last week. Pieces of it were found in a trash can fire on Tuesday, a day before his 105th birthday.



LA Times National News
Jan 31, 2024

The Tropicana, one of Las Vegas' oldest casinos, will cash out its chips in April
The future home of the MLB's Athletics will be built where the Tropicana first opened in 1957. The casino has been featured in several movies, including 'The Godfather.'



LA Times National News
Jan 31, 2024

Abcarian: Want a good book? Try one your 9th grader isn't allowed to read
The right-wing hysteria over books with sexual, violent or racial themes is ridiculous. Not that the left, even in California, is entirely innocent



LA Times National News
Jan 31, 2024

Murder of presidential candidate in Tijuana 30 years ago still obsesses Mexico
The son of slain presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio asked that his killer be pardoned, but President Andrés Manuel López Obrador refused.



LA Times National News
Jan 31, 2024

Opinion: No matter what Israel does, Hamas can't be defeated in Gaza. Iran can rebuild it
No war in the Palestinian territory can prevent the terrorist group from regrowing unless the U.S. and others block Tehran from financing successors.



LA Times National News
Jan 31, 2024

Opinion: The only way to stop Hamas is to stop Iran from rebuilding it
No war in the Palestinian territory can prevent the terrorist group from regrowing unless the U.S. and others block Tehran from financing successors.



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