Pence, in Iraq, works to reassure Kurds

IRBIL, Iraq —  Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Saturday in the highest-level American trip since President Trump ordered a pullback of U.S. forces in Syria two months ago. Flying in a C-17 military cargo jet to preserve the secrecy of the visit to the conflict zone, Pence landed in Irbil…

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Column: Mick Mulvaney, please call your office

WASHINGTON —  A long list of aides to President Trump could have appeared in the House impeachment hearings to defend his efforts in Ukraine, especially since the president insists everything he did was “perfect.” Gordon Sondland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, rattled off their names when he testified: Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State…

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Leo Santa Cruz wins world title in fourth division

LAS VEGAS —  The knock on boxing’s little guys is that they don’t have the bone-crushing knockout power the big boys do. Leo Santa Cruz was pegged to serve as an appetizer for the heavyweight championship showdown and main course between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz on Saturday at the MGM Grand, and although he was…

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Racing! A brief conversation with Aidan Butler

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we send you a YouTube clip that is guaranteed to make you laugh. At the recent California Horse Racing Board meeting a bunch of reporters (including me) caught up with Aidan Butler, acting chief executive of California racing for The…

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Earthquake: 6.3 quake strikes near Adak, Alaska

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon at 4:54 p.m. 65 miles from Adak, Alaska, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami warning was issued. Click Here: jean paul gaultier perfume In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. The earthquake occurred at a…

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Newsletter: Evil in the shadow of Disneyland, and the detective who cracked the case

Today’s special Sunday edition of the Essential California newsletter comes from Los Angeles Times Deputy Managing Editor Shelby Grad: What happened on the streets of Orange County in 2013 was evil. Women were being grabbed, their bodies later dumped in a local landfill. Two men were eventually arrested, labeled serial killers. There was public outrage,…

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