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Clippers' hectic schedule means practice falls by the wayside

published about 6 hours ago
Clippers' hectic schedule means practice falls by the wayside
Lots of games. Barely any practices.

Lowell Steward dies at 95; decorated WWII Tuskegee Airman

published about 6 hours ago
Lowell Steward dies at 95; decorated WWII Tuskegee Airman
When Lowell Steward was a student at Santa Barbara State College, he and other members of the school's basketball team decided to enlist in the Army Air Forces. The others were accepted.

Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts

published about 6 hours ago
Hostage killings have given new impetus to even risky rescue attempts
Under cover of darkness, three dozen U.S. commandos crept up on a walled compound in southern Yemen. Intelligence indicated that Luke Somers, an American hostage, was imprisoned inside.

USC could be running low on running backs next season

published about 7 hours ago
USC could be running low on running backs next season
At the end of each practice, USC running backs huddle on the field for a short meeting.

Boys' basketball: Redondo takes over No. 1 spot in top 25 rankings

published about 7 hours ago
Redondo High is the new No. 1 team in this week's top 25 boys' basketball rankings by The Times.


2-year colleges will get chance to offer baccalaureates in some areas

published about 2 hours ago
2-year colleges will get chance to offer baccalaureates in some areas
Steve Crawford recently graduated from the mortuary science program at Cypress College in Orange County. If he passes state tests, he could get a job ... more

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ravine

published about 3 hours ago
This word has appeared in 41 New York Times articles in the past year.

Police: Woman hands over infant to stranger

published about 4 hours ago
Police: Woman hands over infant to stranger
A woman at a north Phoenix apartment complex handed over a 3-month-old infant to another resident and said she could no longer care for the ... more

Accusers and the Accused, Crossing Paths at Columbia University

published about 4 hours ago
Accusers and the Accused, Crossing Paths at Columbia University
Denounced as a rapist, a student, Paul Nungesser, says the university is letting mob justice overrule its official procedures.

Scottsdale OKs rezoning for luxury-homes plan

published about 4 hours ago
Scottsdale OKs rezoning for luxury-homes plan
Master-planned community of up to 443 homes is a step closer to development next to McDowell Sonoran Preserve.         

Redondo Beach church remembers those killed, injured in crash

published about 2 hours ago
Redondo Beach church remembers those killed, injured in crash
In one photo, Samuel Gaza sits among his young friends, wearing a tie and beaming with happiness.

Holiday shoppers are splurging on pet gifts

published about 2 hours ago
Eric Bouffard and Tamiko Manago were suffering through that familiar Christmas ritual: coaxing their little one to look into the camera while perched on Santa's ... more

2-year colleges will get chance to offer baccalaureates in some areas

published about 2 hours ago
2-year colleges will get chance to offer baccalaureates in some areas
Steve Crawford recently graduated from the mortuary science program at Cypress College in Orange County. If he passes state tests, he could get a job ... more

Studies tout value of state's almond growers, green energy, Latinos

published about 2 hours ago
SACRAMENTO — It's that time of year when public relations firms roll out impressive numbers to boost clients' images at the Capitol.

Up next for the Kings: Monday vs. Flames

published about 3 hours ago
Up next for the Kings: Monday vs. Flames
When: 7:30 PST.

La Peg, pumping up the polish

published 1 day ago
The space is unlike any other in town, a bi-level corner hall with 45-foot ceilings, century-old glazed bricks, postindustrial iron accents, and huge Palladian windows ... more

Gramercy Tavern Chef Will Cook at New Whitney Restaurant

published 2 days ago
Gramercy Tavern Chef Will Cook at New Whitney Restaurant
Michael Anthony, the executive chef of Gramercy Tavern, will move to Untitled on the High Line.
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The Top 10 Videos of the Year

published 2 days ago
The top videos of the year range from one man’s incredible tale of surviving an ISIS massacre to a charming — and very kid-friendly — ... more
NYT > Food   

At the Table: Over Blintzes, Savoring and Saying Goodbye to Cafe Edison

published 2 days ago
At the Table: Over Blintzes, Savoring and Saying Goodbye to Cafe Edison
At Cafe Edison, a theater district haunt that is closing on Sunday, a couple bemoaned the loss of a New York institution.
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A Good Appetite: A French Toast Recipe With a Crème Brûlée Twist

published 2 days ago
A Good Appetite: A French Toast Recipe With a Crème Brûlée Twist
The technique differs from other French toast recipes, with their quick dip into eggy milk. This one calls for patience. (Article plus video.)
NYT > Food   

T Magazine: The Daily Gift: Felt Pouches for Odds and Ends

published 2 days ago
T Magazine: The Daily Gift: Felt Pouches for Odds and Ends
Each day until Christmas, the editors of T share a new holiday gift idea.

T Magazine: Festive Entertaining Tips from the Design Duo Behind Roman and Williams

published Thu, Dec 18 2014 15:00 GMT
T Magazine: Festive Entertaining Tips from the Design Duo Behind Roman and Williams
Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer, the husband-and-wife team behind such spaces as the Ace Hotel New York and the Dutch, offer a few personal insights ... more

Shopping With Mandy Oser and Amorette Casaus: Cheese Boards and Knives: However You Slice It

published Wed, Dec 17 2014 20:12 GMT
Unlike mice, cheese lovers can’t use their hands. Thus, we seek elegant serving accessories.

Deals: Discounts at Good Thing, FinnStyle, Ralo and Designers & Books

published Wed, Dec 17 2014 17:54 GMT
Deals: Discounts at Good Thing, FinnStyle, Ralo and Designers & Books
Sales on kitchen and dining items, rugs and books.

Décor: Kate Spade Designs for West Elm

published Wed, Dec 17 2014 17:54 GMT
Décor: Kate Spade Designs for West Elm
The fashion company’s Kate Spade Saturday line includes bedding, furniture and lighting.

Foreign briefing: Travel warning on violent crime in Venezuela

published about 16 hours ago
The U.S. State Department has issued these warnings:

With NameShouts, foreign names can now roll off your tongue with ease

published about 16 hours ago
Stop botching the names of foreign business partners, hosts or even new friends you meet on the road.

Travel letters: Ontario Airport and other alternatives to LAX

published about 17 hours ago
Ontario and other alternatives to LAX