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Review: Shocking and surprising Finnish drama ‘Euthanizer’ delivers wrathful justice

19 Jul 2018 01:15

A man’s gotta have a code, and in Teemu Nikki’s dark morality tale “Euthanizer,” the antihero, Veijo (Matti Onnismaa), lives by a very strict one. Though his side hustle is euthanizing animals on the cheap, he’s not in it for the money. Veijo strongly believes that actions should have consequences...

A look at the five players the Dodgers are giving up to get Manny Machado

19 Jul 2018 00:45

A closer look at the five players the Dodgers gave up to acquire Manny Machado.

Yusniel Diaz, OF

Age: 21

This season with double-A Tulsa: .314/.428/.477 with 10 doubles, four triples and six homers in 264 plate appearances.

Prospect rank: The Dodgers’ No. 4 prospect as ranked by Ranked...

JetBlue founder plans to launch a new low-cost airline

19 Jul 2018 00:20

The number of airlines has been shrinking in the last decade as airlines merge and acquire rivals, cutting competition and reducing choices for air travelers.

Now David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue and a major investor in the Portuguese airline TAP and Brazilian carrier Azul, says he is leading...

Review: Psychological drama ‘Broken Star’ burns out in the end

19 Jul 2018 00:05

The indie drama “Broken Star” features Analeigh Tipton as Markey Marlowe, a scandal-plagued actress hiding out from the press in a low-rent duplex owned by a loner named Daryl (Tyler Labine), who’s obsessed with her. Over the course of several days, Markey and Daryl take turns manipulating each...

Teen trapped and injured by boulder in Laguna Beach

19 Jul 2018 00:05

A teenager was rescued in Laguna Beach on Wednesday after a boulder fell and possibly severed his right arm while he was below a cliff, authorities said.

About 3:20 p.m., rescuers were called to Emerald Bay, where the 15-year-old was by the rocks in the ocean about 100 feet down the cliff, said...

Researchers find no difference between kids raised by two moms and kids raised by mom and dad

19 Jul 2018 00:05

The kids aren’t kids anymore. And they’re still all right.

The children of a first generation of lesbian women to take family-building into their own hands and conceive children through sperm donation are young adults now. And on Wednesday, the New England Journal of Medicine published new findings...

Review: Does ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ improve on the original? ABBA-solutely!

18 Jul 2018 23:55

Everything old is shockingly, stirringly new again in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” the rare sequel so unexpectedly enchanting that it plays less like a rehash than a reclamation. It may take you a moment to understand why, or how, this could be the case. The title alone feels like a winking admission...

Why is Trump going after small NATO ally Montenegro?

18 Jul 2018 23:50

President Trump never seemed to have much respect for the tiny European nation of Montenegro, the newest member of NATO.

At a summit at the transatlantic alliance’s headquarters in Brussels last year, Trump and other leaders were gathering for a group photograph when Trump shoved aside Dusko Markovic,...

Two quarterbacks, one big question, and zero answers from Alabama coach Nick Saban

18 Jul 2018 23:45

No one needed to ask. Nick Saban went ahead and answered the question on his own.

“I think the No. 1 thing you’ll want to talk about,” he said, “is the quarterback controversy that you’d love to create, that you’ve already created, that you will continue to create.”

Standing before a roomful of...

Mark Zuckerberg seems to think good-faith Holocaust denial is a thing

18 Jul 2018 23:37

Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams

18 Jul 2018 23:35

Burt Call is hired as baseball coach at Villa Park

18 Jul 2018 23:35

A closer look at Manny Machado

18 Jul 2018 23:35

A closer look at Manny Machado

Born: July 6, 1992 in Hialeah, Fla.

Drafted by Baltimore as the third overall pick of the 2010 draft.

Contract status: Free agent after this season.

Injury history

Sept. 23, 2013: dislocated his left knee. Had reconstructive surgery and was activated from the disabled...

Dodgers' trade deadline deals in the Andrew Friedman era

18 Jul 2018 23:35

A look at major trade deadline deals the Dodgers have made since Andrew Friedman became president of baseball operations before the 2015 season.

July 30, 2015. As part of a three-team trade, the Dodgers send Zachary Bird, Hector Olivera and Paco Rodriguez to Atlanta and Victor Araujo, Jeff Brigham...

Gary Beach, Broadway veteran who won a Tony for his role in 'The Producers,' dies at 70

18 Jul 2018 23:30

Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, said his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70.

Unger said Beach died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs. No cause was given.


Thai boys, released from hospital, recount getting trapped in a cave, drinking water from rock walls

18 Jul 2018 23:25

They were only supposed to be gone an hour. They brought no food, only a rope and flashlights they had stuffed into their soccer bags without telling their parents where they were going.

The 12 boys had persuaded their 25-year-old coach to take them after soccer practice to the Tham Luang Nang...

Measure to split California into three states removed from ballot by the state Supreme Court

18 Jul 2018 23:20

The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Wednesday to remove from the November ballot a measure aimed at dividing California into three states.

The decision was a defeat for Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist considered an eccentric entrepreneur who spent $1.2 million on the...

R&A conducts random tests on drivers of 30 players ahead of British Open

18 Jul 2018 23:20

Better golf through technology?

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club wants to make sure that doesn’t get out of hand. The R&A confirmed reports that it has randomly tested the drivers of 30 golfers playing in the British Open to make sure they conform to standards. In that group were seven major champions,...

Dodgers acquire Manny Machado from Orioles for five prospects

18 Jul 2018 23:20

The Dodgers’ greatest need is pitching. But, with a scarcity of top-flight pitching available in trade, the Dodgers decided to improve their team with the best player they could get.

Every run scored helps just as much as every run saved, after all. The Dodgers already lead the National League...

Angels take on Rob Manfred, stand behind Mike Trout

18 Jul 2018 23:10

In an extraordinary rebuke of a sitting commissioner, the Angels issued a statement Wednesday strongly defending their franchise player, Mike Trout, against criticism that he ought to dedicate more time to selling himself and his sport.

“We applaud him for prioritizing his personal values over...

Immigration agencies share vague plans to reunite migrant parents and children

18 Jul 2018 23:05

A week before a court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite more than 2,500 migrant children and parents separated at the border, immigration officials had few answers for Congress on Wednesday on what is next for the families, in the latest confusing chapter of the family separations...

Knowledge of caddies has turned golf into a team game

18 Jul 2018 22:55

They are the luggers of the clubs and the lifters of the spirit. They’re focused on what’s happening on the ground and in the skies, where winds constantly shift and foreboding clouds threaten rain at any moment.

They are the anonymous caddies, a one-person support system for the world’s best golfers,...

For a second straight day, Trump walks back his comments about threats from Russia

18 Jul 2018 22:55

President Trump said Wednesday that Russia is no longer targeting the United States, contradicting his top intelligence advisor’s warning days ago that “the lights are blinking red” about cyberattacks and reigniting bipartisan concerns over his recent embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Wildfire forces closure of Highway 1 near Lompoc

18 Jul 2018 22:50

A wildfire has shut down more than 15 miles of Highway 1 near Lompoc, according to Santa Barbara County officials.

Pacific Coast Highway was ordered closed to traffic from Highway 101 to Highway 246 while firefighters battle the blaze, said Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni.

The fire...

Japan adopts its first smoking ban, but you can still light up in many restaurants

18 Jul 2018 22:45

Japan on Wednesday approved its first national smoking ban inside public facilities, but the watered-down measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless.

The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking risks ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid international calls for a smoke-free...

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