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Honda's new CRF450L motorcycle straddles the road and dirt, but may struggle ... 18 Jan 2019 at 10:00am -

For years, dual-sport riders have dreamed of the perfect dual-sport motorcycle, the just-right Goldilocks bike that would be as capable in the dirt as it is on the street, and conquer the mountain trails and city traffic with equal ease.

Most offerings lean too heavily one way or the other. This...



Will Chiefs or Patriots be left out in cold after AFC championship game? 18 Jan 2019 at 8:00am -

The icicles that formed on his beard early in the game were a novelty. The loss of pliability in a helmet that became more difficult to put on and take off throughout the frigid afternoon was a nuisance.

But as cold as it was for the 1981 AFC championship game known as the ?Freezer Bowl,? it wasn?t...



Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou awaits her fate in house-arrest splendor 18 Jan 2019 at 8:00am -

Meng Wanzhou steps out of her $4.2-million mansion, a GPS monitor strapped to her ankle, and slips into a chauffeured black SUV. Then she?s off, largely free to roam the shops and restaurants within 100 square miles of Vancouver, Canada, until her 11 p.m. curfew.

So goes another day of house arrest...



Office tenants keep growing in Los Angeles despite fears of economic slowdown 18 Jan 2019 at 8:00am -

Office leasing in Los Angeles County stayed strong in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is expected to perform well in the months ahead despite concerns that the market may soften because of a possible economic slowdown.

Signing some of the biggest leases were expanding entertainment companies such...



It?s election season in Israel and, yes, it?s already chaotic 18 Jan 2019 at 6:30am -

Israel?s intense electoral season, which will culminate in a vote April 9, started in earnest on Thursday, when the man most polls show to be Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu?s top rival finally spoke.

After weeks of silence, Benny Gantz, 59, a former army chief of staff who announced months ago...



The shutdown isn?t just hurting workers. The entire U.S. economy is faltering 18 Jan 2019 at 6:10am -

The longer the shutdown continues ? it?s entering its fifth week, with no end in sight ? the tougher it is for the roughly 800,000 unpaid federal workers and an estimated half a million unpaid federal contractors to make ends meet. Yet those of us who are still collecting wages in the private sector...



Trump?s Syria policy is dangerously incompetent 18 Jan 2019 at 6:05am -

The deaths of four Americans in a suicide bombing in Syria this week is not necessarily an argument against President Trump?s plan to withdraw 2,000 U.S. troops from that country. Even if the attack were orchestrated by Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility, it?s the sort of terrorist...



Don?t slow down plans to end money bail 18 Jan 2019 at 6:05am -

California?s landmark law to end money bail was to take effect in October, but now is delayed for an additional 13 months because a referendum put forward by the bail bond industry to repeal the law qualified for the November 2020 ballot. It?s infuriating, but it?s no surprise. A nationwide empire...



Tesla plans 7% staff cut and says the road ahead ?is very difficult? 18 Jan 2019 at 6:05am -

Saying the road ahead was "very difficult," Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the company would be cutting its staff by about 7%.

The maker of electric cars and solar panels notified its employees about the staff cuts and other plans in an email posted on Tesla Inc.'s website.

Musk said Tesla...



Singapore?s ?kiasu? culture makes FOMO look like child?s play 18 Jan 2019 at 6:00am -

Long before Americans discovered FOMO ? the fear of missing out ?Singaporeans were fixated with its more excessive forebear, kiasu.

Taken from the Chinese dialect Hokkien, kiasu translates to a fear of losing out, but encompasses any sort of competitive, stingy or selfish behavior commonly witnessed...



Why can?t Trump make deals? No one trusts him anymore 18 Jan 2019 at 6:00am -

Sen. Mitch McConnell was jolted with a fresh reminder of President Trump?s capriciousness last month: The majority leader persuaded Republican colleagues to take a politically difficult vote to temporarily fund the government, but not a border wall, only to see Trump withdraw support ? initiating...



Sharapova ousts defending champion Wozniacki at Australian Open; Federer, Tsi... 18 Jan 2019 at 2:25am -

Maria Sharapova showed that she's ready to be a Grand Slam factor once again, eliminating defending champion Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the Australian Open's fourth round.

Sharapova's victory Friday was built on aggressive groundstrokes that gave her a 37-10 edge in total winners.

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Lakers erase 17-point deficit in overtime victory over the Thunder 18 Jan 2019 at 2:25am -

When the stakes were at their highest, the young Lakers excelled and the veteran-laden Oklahoma City Thunder crumbled.

When they could have let the moment, the hostile crowd and the talent they faced on the other team overwhelm them, the young Lakers found the kind of poise they?d been seeking...



LeBron James continues to lead All-Star voting 18 Jan 2019 at 2:05am -

As LeBron James continues to rehab from a groin injury, fans are making sure it has no bearing on the Laker star?s fate as an All-Star captain.

The NBA announced Thursday that the All-Star draft will be televised Feb. 7 and that James and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo continue to...



College basketball: Zach Norvell helps No. 5 Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 18 Jan 2019 at 1:45am -

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 17 points and No. 5 Gonzaga used a stout defense to beat Loyola Marymount 73-55 on Thursday night, the eighth consecutive win for the Bulldogs since a pair of losses knocked them out of the top spot in The AP Top 25.

Brandon Clarke added 13 points, Corey Kispert 12 and Rui...



Goalie Jack Campbell, a former Stars? first-round pick, makes 29 saves to spa... 18 Jan 2019 at 1:40am -

He treated warmups like it was another game in this building, which it was in some sense.

Jack Campbell had served as backup goalie at American Airlines Center, and that was as he began to patch his career back together through heavy periods of doubt, negated by hard work. He didn?t look at the...



Pac-12 basketball: Rob Edwards helps Arizona St. hold on to edge Oregon St. 7... 18 Jan 2019 at 1:00am -

Rob Edwards' 13 points included two clutch free throws in the final seconds, and Arizona State held on to hand Oregon State its first Pac-12 loss of the season, 70-67 on Thursday night.

The Sun Devils (12-5, 3-2 in Pac-12) have won 10 straight games over the Beavers at Wells Fargo Arena.

Zylan...



Re-tooled Ducks snap 12-game skid, top Wild 3-0 18 Jan 2019 at 12:20am -

Burdened with a franchise-record losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks got a spark after a roster makeover. The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate.

John Gibson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season, Adam Henrique and Rickard Rakell scored 11 seconds apart...



NBA: Wizards beat Knicks in London on goaltending call 17 Jan 2019 at 11:35pm -

Allonzo Trier goaltended on Thomas Bryant's layup with 0.4 seconds remaining, giving the Washington Wizards a 101-100 victory over the New York Knicks at The O2 Arena on Thursday night.

Bradley Beal had 26 points and nine rebounds, and Otto Porter Jr. added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Wizards....



Ndamukong Suh finally looks like player who can help Rams tackle Saints 17 Jan 2019 at 11:35pm -

The Rams gave Ndamukong Suh a one-year, $14-million contract to add another dominant presence to their defensive line.

It appeared to be a solid, if unspectacular investment during the regular season. Suh stood out at times, but as part of a front that featured star Aaron Donald he was not a game-changer.

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?El Chapo? Guzman?s former mistress tells of drug lord?s naked tunnel escape 17 Jan 2019 at 11:30pm -

The former mistress of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified about his naked run through a secret tunnel that started under his bathtub, having to trim the pant legs of the famously short drug kingpin, and her work for the Sinaloa cartel. The former Mexican lawmaker also spoke in court of her confused...



Super Bowl forecast: Will Saints face Patrick Mahomes, the QB they wanted to ... 17 Jan 2019 at 10:20pm -

Locals only.

That?s basically the story of the NFL?s conference championship games in recent years. History is squarely on the side of the home teams.

Visitors ? as the Rams and New England Patriots will be Sunday ? are 0-10 in these title games the past five years, and 4-16 in the past decade....



Rams will beat Saints and reach the Super Bowl. Here's five reasons why 17 Jan 2019 at 10:20pm -

You could see it last Saturday night at the Coliseum, where dozens of blue stars lay flattened on the muddy turf.

The Rams didn?t just beat the Dallas Cowboys. They ran them into the ground.

?I think we kind of feel like we were born for this moment,?? tackle Andrew Whitworth said.

You could feel...



Phil Mickelson takes Desert Classic first-round lead with impressive 60 17 Jan 2019 at 10:15pm -

Phil Mickelson hadn?t played a competitive round of golf since Thanksgiving weekend, when he collected a $9-million paycheck after outlasting Tiger Woods in their one-on-one made-for-pay-per-view showdown. That came on the heels of another frustrating season in which he failed to finish in the...



In Tribune Publishing shake-up, chief executive and former Times executives l... 17 Jan 2019 at 10:00pm -

Tribune Publishing, after months of turmoil, has shaken up its leadership in a dramatic overhaul that further distances the company?s management from its former chairman, Michael Ferro.

The Chicago-based company announced late Thursday that Chief Executive Officer Justin Dearborn was stepping down...



It hasn't taken long for USC sprinter Twanisha Terry to become elite 17 Jan 2019 at 9:45pm -

The notebook is red, with the word ?elite? printed across the front in black. It is here where USC sophomore sprinter Twanisha Terry records her goals like a checklist.

When she arrived at USC the summer before her freshman year, Terry looked up school records for each event she runs and wrote...



Latest migrant caravan begins arriving in southern Mexico 17 Jan 2019 at 9:00pm -

Hundreds of U.S.-bound migrants in the latest caravan of Central Americans have arrived in southern Mexico, where authorities were processing them in an orderly fashion for temporary immigration status.

The migrants began reaching the Guatemalan-Mexican border late Wednesday, and by midday Thursday...



Philip Rivers 'not going anywhere' any time soon, Chargers GM says 17 Jan 2019 at 8:50pm -

He has one year remaining on his contract but almost certainly more than one year remaining with the Chargers.

Philip Rivers just finished a season that Tom Telesco called ?tremendous,? the team?s general manager saying Thursday that the veteran quarterback is ?not going anywhere.?

Telesco wouldn?t...



After four decades, a wrongful-conviction case with racial overtones still re... 17 Jan 2019 at 8:00pm -

Louis Taylor was 16 when police arrested him in 1972 on suspicion of deliberately setting a fire that killed 28 people at a Tucson hotel.

Though he adamantly insisted on his innocence, Taylor, who is African American, was sentenced to 28 life terms for what was deemed a mass murder at the Pioneer...



UCLA?s Katelyn Ohashi rediscovers her joy of gymnastics and becomes an intern... 17 Jan 2019 at 7:55pm -

Katelyn Ohashi?s smile filled her face as she danced across the blue floor; her bob cut bounced with each movement in her now-famous floor routine.

UCLA?s gymnasts gravitated toward their 21-year-old senior captain, moving closer as the music blared. They began cheering and dancing behind her....



Manny Pacquiao's camp has a feeling of nostalgia with Freddie Roach back in h... 17 Jan 2019 at 7:45pm -

The return of Manny Pacquiao to the MGM Grand boxing ring Saturday night, more than 17 years after his U.S. debut there, is a remarkable event made more meaningful to him because his three longtime cornermen are joining him.

Seven-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach, Pacquiao?s recently promoted...



Nancy Pelosi seems to be the only foe Trump won't personally attack 17 Jan 2019 at 7:40pm -

The Trump playbook on dealing with foes is well-documented: If attacked, strike back 10 times harder; zero in on your enemy?s weakest spots; go personal.

Now the often-pugnacious president has a new opponent, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House. As the two most powerful elected...



Red Sox manager Alex Cora hedges on White House visit 17 Jan 2019 at 7:30pm -

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora doesn't sound so sure anymore that he will visit the White House for the celebration of the team's World Series championship.

A native of Puerto Rico, Cora previously said he was looking forward to personally making the case for hurricane relief to President Donald...



Your sustainable diet for the year 2050: More nuts, less sugar and red meat 17 Jan 2019 at 7:20pm -

Good news, Earthlings! An international team of scientists reports that it is indeed possible to feed everyone on the planet a healthy and environmentally sustainable diet by the year 2050.

All it will take is a wholesale, radical change to what foods we eat and the way we produce them.

?We call...



Golf: Shane Lowry fights to hold Abu Dhabi halfway lead by one stroke 17 Jan 2019 at 7:20pm -

Shane Lowry of Ireland recovered from two early bogeys Thursday by hitting enough good shots for a 2-under 70, giving him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Louis Oosthuizen and Richard Sterne of South Africa each shot 68 and were one shot behind.

Lowry, who began...



Hungry for cash, Musk says company can no longer afford free Supercharging fo... 17 Jan 2019 at 7:10pm -

Tesla needs more cash. To help keep what it?s got from flying out the door, Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday announced the end of a customer referral program that offers free Supercharging to new buyers.

?It?s adding too much cost to the cars, especially the Model 3,? Musk said in a tweet...



A wall in space? Trump envisions an impenetrable missile shield and vows to b... 17 Jan 2019 at 6:25pm -

President Trump called Thursday for dramatically broadening U.S. defenses against missile attacks, outlining a costly and scientifically unproven plan for developing lasers and space sensors to defend all of U.S. territory from ballistic missile threats.

?Our strategy is grounded in one overriding...



House Intelligence Committee prepares to reopen Russia inquiry without GOP su... 17 Jan 2019 at 6:15pm -

Newly empowered Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are preparing to reopen the panel?s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, seeking new interviews and financial records even as Republicans appear ready to boycott the inquiry.

Republicans who previously led the committee...



Colombia police academy car bombing kills at least 10 17 Jan 2019 at 5:50pm -

In what Colombian President Ivan Duque termed a terrorist attack, an explosion at a police academy in Bogota, the capital, left at least 10 people dead and 54 wounded Thursday.

The explosion at the Francisco de Paula Santander Police Academy was caused by a car bomb that detonated near the entrance,...



Soccer on TV: The best games to watch this weekend 17 Jan 2019 at 5:50pm -

The top TV action from Europe?s top leagues has Manchester United trying to stay unbeaten under new management while struggling Arsenal tries to get healthy against a Chelsea side that has traditionally given the Gunners trouble. In Germany, the Bundesliga returns from vacation with two interesting...