Imran says won’t forge alliance with Zardari, Nawaz

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan pictured at a fundraising event in London here on April 23, 2018. Photo: Geo News  LONDON: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said his party won’t forge an alliance with PPP…

Fatal stabbing at a Ventura eatery elicits anger at the police response and the city’s handling of its homeless problem

The mother of a Ventura man who was randomly stabbed to death while dining at a beachside restaurant with his daughter on his lap was still grappling this weekend with the loss of a man she described as “a good husband and a loving father.” Anthony Mele Jr., 35, was…

Andrelton Simmons injured in Angels’ 4-2 loss to Giants

There was a lot to digest on Sunday in Angel Stadium, where San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt worked a major league-record 21-pitch at-bat off Angels starter Jaime Barria in the first inning, Giants starter Johnny Cueto had a no-hitter through five and the Angels lost shortstop Andrelton…

Could a Bibi boycott work?

Natalie Portman’s motives in declining to appear at the Genesis Prize ceremony aren’t important. The real question is whether the Netanyahu brand has grown toxic and if it can be disassociated from Israel

Israeli police chief, feuding with Netanyahu over probes, won’t have term extended

‘An additional year’ beyond the three years Roni Alsheich has served ‘was never discussed with him,’ government officials claim

Ali Zafar’s bandmates refute Meesha’s claims of harassment at jam session

Two band members have defended Ali Zafar against Meesha Shafi’s sexual harassment allegations Two female band members have come out in support of pop star Ali Zafar, refuting claims by industry colleague Meesha Shafi that he harassed her last…

Competition with his sister — in push-ups — helped make USC’s Justin Suh one of the nation’s best college golfers

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…

11 migrants dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast

Photo: FileTRIPOLI: Eleven migrants died at sea and another 263 were rescued on Sunday in two separate operations off the coast of western Libya, the country´s navy said.In the first operation, the coastguard found 11 bodies and 83 survivors off…

Health Ministry warns of possible measles outbreak in Israel

Health case professionals are on high alert for symptoms like fever and rash, particularly if accompanied by a couch or eye infection

Michael Bloomberg to write $4.5 million check for Paris climate pact

WASHINGTON: Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday he will write a $4.5 million check to cover this year’s US financial commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.President Donald Trump last year pulled the United…

Israeli minister: Justice Ministry ‘acted scandalously’ in Bedouin homicide probe

Public security minister hints, without substantiation, that political considerations influenced results of probe into January 2017 killing

German shoppers sample burgers made of buffalo worms

AACHEN: Supermarket shoppers in the western German city of Aachen have stepped out of their comfort zone to sample insect burgers made of buffalo worms.The worms, highly nutritious due to their high protein content, are the larvae of buffalo…

Israeli lawmaker: Palestinian teen Tamimi ‘should have gotten a bullet, at least in the knee’

Ahed Tamimi, 17, is serving an eight-month prison sentence after she was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier

Stanley Cup playoffs: Guentzel scores four straight goals to deliver Penguins series victory

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….

Dance Theatre of Harlem comes full circle with stirring Broad Stage program

It might take a little longer yet before we can forget that Dance Theatre of Harlem almost didn’t make it, that the main company was stilled by financial and administrative turmoil for eight long years ending in 2012. So as the dancers promenaded onstage Friday night at the Broad Stage…

Coachella by the hour: Weekend highlights from Vince Staples, Kali Uchis, Moodymann, Oh Sees and, oh yeah, Beyoncé

As the second and final weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was getting ready on Friday to entertain another population of 125,000 revelers, a few drones hovered above and a small-engine airplane circled, a banner advertising a new innovation in condoms trailing behind it. The…

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books draws 150,000 before coming to a close

Junot Díaz thanked the packed crowd and its city. “When fools talk about diversity,” he said, “they can’t even imagine L.A.” The auditorium roared. A smile cracked the author’s face. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, a headliner of this year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, made the comments…

Nawaz’s narrative can split PML-N into two factions: Shah Mehmood

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Germany’s Merkel tells Israeli TV: Imperfect Iran deal is better than no deal

German chancellor tells Channel 10 Israel’s settlement expansion ’causes some headaches,’ says Germany won’t move its embassy to Jerusalem

Military leaders attend North Waziristan jirga to resolve traders’ problems

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Police rule out foul play in Avicii’s death

Oman authorities have ruled out “criminal suspicion” in the death of the Swedish DJ Avicii, multiple media sources have reported. Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, died Friday while he vacationing in the Oman capital of Muscat in the Arabian Peninsula. He was 28. “Two postmortems were carried…

Chelsea face Man Utd in FA Cup final as Giroud sinks Saints

Olivier Giroud sent Chelsea to the FA Cup final with the first of two goals against Southampton in the semifinal. Photo: Getty Images LONDON: Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton…

PTI, PPP in cahoots with each other: Shehbaz Sharif

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Giants’ Brandon Belt works a record-breaking 21-pitch at-bat against Angels

Mike Scioscia had seen Jaime Barria pitch only once in the major leagues before Sunday, a five-inning, one-run, one-hit effort in an April 11 win over Texas, but the Angels manager was struck by the 21-year-old right-hander’s mental toughness. “He’s not the finished product, but you have to love…

Dozens of people were killed after a suicide bomber targeted a voter registration center in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to officials.

A woman flying back from France brought an apple through Customs. It cost her $500.

The incident appears to be a violation of Customs rules against bringing produce into the country.

All sports seasons are too long. Here’s how I’d fix that.

Here is my proposed, truncated, fan-friendly U.S. major professional team sports calendar.