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Van strikes pedestrians walking along Toronto's Yonge Street, police say - 23 Apr 2018 at 2:30pm -

Canadian police say a van in Toronto has struck at least eight people, but the cause of the incident and extent of injuries are not yet known.

Authorities say a white van hit a crowd of pedestrians in north Toronto.

Police spokeswoman Meaghan Gray says the van apparently jumped the curb, but the...



Former BBC 'MasterChef' contestant Matt Campbell dies after collapsing during... 23 Apr 2018 at 2:25pm - Matt Campbell, a 29-year-old former contestant on the BBC's "MasterChef: The Professionals" died after collapsing near the end of the London Marathon on Sunday, race organizers said in a statement.

Senate committee poised to vote against Mike Pompeo as secretary of State 23 Apr 2018 at 1:45pm -

Barring a last-minute change of votes, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected Monday to reject secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo in an embarrassing rebuke of President Trump?s foreign policy.

Despite the snub, the full Senate is all but certain to approve CIA Director Pompeo?s...



Southern California home prices jump to a new record high 23 Apr 2018 at 1:30pm -

Southern California?s median home price jumped 8.4% in March from a year earlier, setting a new all-time high, as hopeful buyers engaged in bidding wars over a limited supply of homes on the market.

The six-county region?s median price for new and resale houses and condos hit $519,000 last month,...



Dodgers mailbag: Why doesn't Matt Kemp play every day? 23 Apr 2018 at 12:40pm -

The Dodgers are 10-10. That translates to an 81-win pace, which is a marked improvement over the 58-win clip they were careening toward last week. The team just completed its most successful week of the 2018 season, sweeping the hapless San Diego Padres and taking two of three from the Washington...



Former NFL kicker Jay Feely said he posed with a gun in his daughter's prom p... 23 Apr 2018 at 11:35am -

Jay Feely said Sunday that the photo he tweeted of himself holding a gun while standing between his daughter and her prom date ?was obviously intended to be a joke.?

?My Daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking,? the former NFL kicker said in a tweet the day after...



Sears CEO Edward Lampert's fund offers to buy Kenmore, other assets 23 Apr 2018 at 11:10am -

The hedge fund run by Sears Chief Executive Edward Lampert has offered to buy the retailer?s popular appliance brand Kenmore as well as some of the struggling company?s real estate assets. Such a sale would, in essence, break up Sears, which was founded 125 years ago.

Sears said it has received...



In human cells, scientists find DNA that looks like a twisted knot instead of... 23 Apr 2018 at 11:00am -

For the first time, scientists have detected a DNA structure inside living human cells that looks more like a four-stranded knot than the elegant double helix we know from biology textbooks.

The tangled shape, known as an i-motif, had been seen before in the lab, but nobody thought it could occur...



Climate change will make California's drought-flood cycle more volatile, stud... 23 Apr 2018 at 11:00am -

Californians should expect more dramatic swings between dry and wet years as the climate warms, according to a new study that found it likely that the state will be hit by devastating, widespread flooding in coming decades.

UC researchers in essence found that California?s highly volatile climate...



Amazon is working on another big bet: Robots for the home 23 Apr 2018 at 10:35am -

Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer.

Now Amazon.com Inc. is working on another big bet: robots for the home.

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Royal baby boy: Kate Middleton and Prince William welcome their third child - 23 Apr 2018 at 10:25am -

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy Monday, her third child with husband Prince William and the fifth in line to the British throne.

The child, who weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, was born at the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary?s Hospital, Paddington, where his older siblings, Prince George...



Stock indexes are flat; bond yields, at four-year highs, rise further 23 Apr 2018 at 10:25am -

U.S. stocks are nearly flat Monday morning as healthcare and industrial companies make gains and energy companies slip with oil prices. Bond prices continue to fall, and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note is getting close to 3%, a milestone it hasn't reached since January 2014. Toymakers Hasbro...



Armenia's prime minister resigns amid large-scale protests - 23 Apr 2018 at 10:10am -

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan said Monday that he was stepping down as premier amid large-scale protests against his rule.

Anti-government demonstrations erupted almost two weeks ago against the pro-Russian Sargsyan when he was appointed prime minister after a decade as president, part...



Playing tennis has served Josh Rosen well as he prepares for life as an NFL q... 23 Apr 2018 at 9:00am -

Josh Rosen is all in for football, he?s clear about that.

But there was a time not so long ago when tennis was his No. 1 sport. Back then, if Rosen had heard ?Roger,? he thought Federer, not Goodell.

Of course, it?s Goodell ? the NFL commissioner ? who will be calling Rosen?s name at or near the...



Hospitals and device makers still struggle to rid medical scopes of infectiou... 23 Apr 2018 at 8:00am -

In an ominous sign for patient safety, 71% of reusable medical scopes deemed ready for use on patients tested positive for bacteria at three major U.S. hospitals, according to a new study.

The paper, published last month in the American Journal of Infection Control, underscores the infection risk...



California Inc.: 'Avengers' expected to be one of biggest film debuts ever 23 Apr 2018 at 8:00am -

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Looking for a place to stay? Los Angeles has no shortage of luxury hotels to choose from....



For his unwavering commitment to at-risk students, Tony Thurmond for superint... 23 Apr 2018 at 7:10am -

California has never quite figured out a sensible organizational structure for governing education at the state level. The voters elect a superintendent of public instruction to run the state?s Education Department. But the governor can appoint a secretary of education to oversee politics and policy,...



In Mexico's own Motor City, billion-dollar investments but also fear of Trump... - 23 Apr 2018 at 6:00am -

In a swath of Mexico locals call the ?New Detroit,? General Motors is hiring hundreds of workers and expanding operations at a truck factory. BMW is on track to finish building an assembly plant next year.

Just last month, Canadian parts manufacturer Linamar announced it would pour $50 million...



A victim of its own industrial success, China's hanger capital is now just ha... - 23 Apr 2018 at 6:00am -

Many of the world?s clothes hangers originate in two-story warehouses on the road to Lipu, a steamy town in southern China where the river flows between towering karst formations and vendors sell the sweetest taro.

Lights strung along the promenade form shapes of the town?s lifeblood. Residents...



A FEMA program has sheltered thousands of Puerto Ricans since Hurricane Maria... 23 Apr 2018 at 6:00am -

Scores of calls poured in last week. Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria were anxiously contacting lawmakers and advocates, fearful they were about to lose federal assistance that has allowed them to live in hotels since the storm ravaged the island seven months ago.

The government had warned...



NBA: Spurs silence the sweep talk 23 Apr 2018 at 1:25am -

Ettore Messina was screaming at the Spurs, and Manu Ginobili loved it.

Before Gregg Popovich, Ginobili played in Italy for Messina, and on Sunday he delivered a throwback performance for his old coach to save the Spurs? season.

Ginobli, who played for Messina in the Euroleague in his early 20s,...



Dodgers cash in gamble by Austin Barnes 23 Apr 2018 at 1:25am -

The Dodgers slumbered through half the game, awakening with a bolt of energy that revitalized the fans and players within the grand old ballpark.

The Dodgers were three outs from winning a three-game series in which two of the opposing starters were Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. They were...



MLB: Kris Bryant is hit on head by a pitch 23 Apr 2018 at 12:55am -

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left Sunday?s game after being hit on the head with a 96-mph pitch from Colorado right-hander German Marquez.

The ball made a loud sound as it hit off the underside of the flap of Bryant?s helmet.

The Cubs announced that Bryant passed tests and had no sign...



Son of former top aide of ex-dictator Stroessner elected Paraguay president - 23 Apr 2018 at 12:35am -

The son of a former top aide to ex-dictator Alfredo Stroessner was elected president of Paraguay on Sunday in voting that was much closer than projected, according to official results.

With 99.4 percent of the vote counted, Mario Abdo Benitez, 46, a U.S.-educated construction executive who ran...



Moriya Jutanugarn holds at Wilshire Country Club for her first victory on LPG... 22 Apr 2018 at 11:30pm -

In the end, none of the obstacles mattered.

Not the 22-year-old rookie who has already won two LPGA Tour events.

Not the Hall of Famer with 19 tour victories and seven major championships.

Not the intense pressure of trying to win after falling short in her 155 tour starts.

In the end, all that...



Giants' Brandon Belt works a record-breaking 21-pitch at-bat against Angels 22 Apr 2018 at 11:00pm -

An irresistible force met an immovable object Sunday in Angel Stadium, where Angels starter Jaime Barria refused to give in to Brandon Belt, and the San Francisco first baseman refused to yield to the 21-year-old right-hander.

The result was an epic 21-pitch at-bat in which Belt fouled off 15 two-strike...



Dodgers' Walker Buehler gets day off before eventful start 22 Apr 2018 at 10:55pm -

A weekend with your girlfriend in New Orleans? Life rarely gets better than that.

It did for Walker Buehler, the Dodgers? top prospect. Buehler got the call to the major leagues, and he?ll make his first major league start Monday against the Miami Marlins.

Buehler got the word Saturday afternoon...



Ohtani bats fourth in Angels' 4-2 loss to Giants and Cueto 22 Apr 2018 at 10:25pm -

It?s official. The transformation is complete. Shohei Ohtani has turned the Angels into his own Little League All-Star team.

It wasn?t enough for the Japanese right-hander to be one of the team?s top pitchers. The sweet-swinging slugger batted fourth in Sunday?s 4-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants...



Angels' Keynan Middleton keeps making closing statement 22 Apr 2018 at 10:20pm -

Labels are not important to Mike Scioscia, which is why the manager is reluctant to anoint Keynan Middleton as the Angels? closer even though it?s apparent to anyone following the team that the hard-throwing right-hander has seized the ninth-inning role.

?Keynan?s last couple looks have been in...



Wenger: Protests by Arsenal fans ?hurtful? 22 Apr 2018 at 10:20pm -

Arsene Wenger said he wasn?t tired of managing Arsenal but quit over ?hurtful? fan protests calling for his exit that were damaging to the English soccer club?s image.

?I do not want to make stupid headlines. I am not resentful with the fans,? the 68-year-old Frenchman said after a 4-1 victory...



Ahead of summit, South Korea says it will stop blasting K-Pop, propaganda alo... - 22 Apr 2018 at 9:40pm -

The South Korean military on Monday announced it would muffle its high-decibel propaganda loudspeakers along the highly fortified border with North Korea as a gesture of goodwill ahead of this week's summit between the two nations' leaders.

The speakers have in the past broadcast a mix of messages...



Stanley Cup playoffs: Guentzel scores four straight goals to deliver Penguins... 22 Apr 2018 at 9:15pm -

Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals to help send the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins into the next round with an 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 on Sunday.

The Penguins play the winner of the Washington-Columbus series in the Eastern Conference playoffs....



Golf: Andrew Landry lands first PGA Tour win 22 Apr 2018 at 8:05pm -

Andrew Landry won the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, pulling away with early birdies and holding on with par saves.

The 30-year-old Texan, who is a new dad, parred the final seven holes for a four-under 68 and a two-stroke victory over Trey Mullinax and...



NBA draft featuring talented list of underclassmen 22 Apr 2018 at 8:00pm -

The deadline for college underclassmen to declare for the NBA draft arrived at last Sunday, and there is a long list of candidates seeking their dream job.

They have until June 11 to withdraw their names from the draft, which will be held June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They can return...



L.A. toy mogul scraps bid for Canadian Toys R Us stores, works to sweeten U.S... 22 Apr 2018 at 7:55pm -

Los Angeles toy mogul Isaac Larian is abandoning efforts to buy the Canadian stores of Toys R Us and instead plans to sweeten his rejected bid for more than 200 U.S. outlets of the bankrupt retailer.

The Bratz doll maker told The Times on Sunday that he is satisfied that the 82 Canadian stores...



Competition with his sister ? in push-ups ? helped make USC's Justin Suh one ... 22 Apr 2018 at 7:20pm -

Hannah Suh had never seen her little brother Justin so happy, and she had never felt more proud.

The siblings spent most of their childhood on a golf course in San Jose and spent countless hours working on their game.

Eventually they relied on competitions among themselves to make things more interesting.

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Trump bristles at criticism over planned North Korea summit 22 Apr 2018 at 4:35pm -

President Trump pushed back Sunday against criticism that his decision to hold face-to-face talks with North Korea?s leader amounted to a major concession to Pyongyang, with no gain for Washington in return.

?Wow, we haven?t given up anything,? the president tweeted from his Florida resort.

In...



French, German leaders will bring Trump the same message: Save the Iran nucle... 22 Apr 2018 at 3:10pm -

President Trump faces a European double bill this week as a crucial deadline looms for a decision on whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arriving back to back, will bring a unified message: Save the deal.

?I don?t...



63 people killed in attacks on voter registration centers in Afghanistan - 22 Apr 2018 at 2:00pm -

As a crowd lined up outside a voter registration center in Kabul on Sunday, a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing 57 people in the deadliest of a spate of attacks targeting Afghanistan?s upcoming elections, officials said.

Six more people were killed when a vehicle struck a roadside bomb near...



Trump claims bragging rights on North Korea, but Kim also acting from positio... 22 Apr 2018 at 8:00am -

Within minutes of North Korea?s announcement that it was suspending nuclear and missile tests and closing a test site, President Trump proclaimed a victory of sorts.

?Big progress!? he tweeted, eager to bask in the glow of credit for having influenced a significant reversal by a traditionally intractable...