As more women file lawsuits against USC, gynecologist defends himself in letter to The Times

Fourteen more women have sued USC alleging that a campus gynecologist sexually abused them during medical exams and that the university failed to take action when patients and clinic staff complained about his behavior. The new filings brought the total number of women suing the university by Friday…

Nikias is out as USC president: A timeline of his troubled tenure

A timeline of scandals during the tenure of C.L. Max Nikias, who is stepping down as USC’s president.

USC President C.L. Max Nikias to step down

USC President C.L. Max Nikias, whose tenure was marked by a significant boost in the university’s prestige and fundraising prowess but tarnished by a series of damaging scandals, is stepping down from his post, the university’s Board of Trustees announced Friday. The move comes after more than…

North Korean refugees in L.A. on the canceled U.S.-North Korea summit: We never got our hopes up

When the 34-year-old woman saw the news Thursday morning, she couldn’t help but smirk. The world had been holding its breath for the unprecedented summit between a sitting U.S. president and North Korea’s leader, but she knew better than to get her hopes up. Many were caught off guard when…

Laszlo Tabori, coach and runner who broke 4-minute mile, dies at 86

Laszlo Tabori, who in 1955 became the third man to break the four-minute barrier in the mile and later coached distance runners at USC, died Wednesday. He was 86. The school said the Hungarian-born Tabori died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. No cause was given. Tabori joined Roger Bannister and…

Weinstein surrenders to New York authorities in sex assault case

In a milestone for the #metoo movement, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York authorities Friday morning to face sexual assault charges. Weinstein was taken into custody as prosecutors prepared to file criminal charges against him, the first in what has been months…

There’s Koreatown. There’s Little Tokyo. So why can’t Leimert Park be Africa Town? Or Wakanda?

Bee Hall remembers when Leimert Park was the heart and soul of a vibrant black Los Angeles. The blare of the horns and the beat of the drums filled the streets. Freshly brewed coffee wafted out of Fifth Street Dick’s cafe. Artists and art lovers perused galleries adorned with black…

From the Archives: The battleship Missouri returns to Long Beach

Images of the battleship USS Missouri.

UC regents approve leaner budget for Janet Napolitano

University of California regents on Thursday unanimously approved a leaner, more transparent budget for President Janet Napolitano, moving to address political criticism over the system’s central office operations. The $876.4-million budget for 2018-19 reflects spending cuts of 2%, including reductions…

Hundreds protest against planned temporary homeless shelter in Koreatown

Hundreds of protesters staged a midday sit-in and march in Koreatown against a planned temporary homeless shelter. The march and rally by 300 protesters began at 11:30 a.m. at Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard and continued to Normandie Avenue. The Wilshire Community Coalition says the city…

Pressure grows on Board of Trustees amid USC gynecologist scandal

USC’s large and powerful Board of Trustees is coming under growing pressure to provide a stronger hand as the university faces a crisis over misconduct allegations against the campus’ longtime gynecologist that has prompted calls for President C.L. Max Nikias to step down. Allegations that Dr….

For new L.A. schools chief Austin Beutner, some key unions are giving no honeymoon period

In the less than two weeks since Austin Beutner took charge of Los Angeles schools, unions representing teachers and administrators have staged a job action and a protest. They’ve made it clear that they will not give the new superintendent the traditional honeymoon period, and are bashing him…

Harvey Weinstein to surrender, face criminal charges, sources say

Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to face charges in New York related to allegations of sexual assault, in what would mark the first criminal charges faced by the disgraced former movie mogul, sources familar with the case said Thursday. The sources said the case involves actress…

Sheriff inherited a department rotted by corruption. His reform effort is a work in progress

Jim McDonnell was in his first year as Los Angeles County sheriff, leading the agency after a highly publicized jail abuse scandal, when he charged his staff with an unusual request. He wanted his department to have a theme song, like in the U.S. military, where each branch has an…

From the Archives: Ansel Adams gets cheeky when asked about his nose

Ansel Adams, in the midst of a three-week promotional tour for his book “Yosemite and the Range of Light,” broke into laughter over a question about his famous nose. Former Los Angeles Times staff photographer Martha Harnett explained an unpublished caption on the back of the print: Photographer…

A Federal Court Just Ruled Trump Can’t Block People On Twitter

A judge found that it is unconstitutional for the president to block people from his @realDonaldTrump account. View Entire Post ›

The Techie Town Of San Francisco Gets A New Tower As Houses Remain Scarce

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. But mostly the worst. View Entire Post ›

A Texas Driver Was Caught On Video Yelling “This Ain’t Pakistan, Bitch” During A Road Rage Incident

The local police chief told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday that the driver was facing a charge of disorderly conduct. View Entire Post ›

A former spy inside al Qaeda speaks

The secret agent who was arguably the West’s most important spy inside al-Qaeda has never told his full story — until now.

Broadcaster Ben Fogle reflects on climbing the world’s highest mountain in memory of his stillborn son.

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CBS, in new filing, calls Shari Redstone a ‘substantial threat’ to the company

The legal war over the future of CBS Corporation is beginning to take shape.

The NFL Will Penalize Teams If Players Kneel During The National Anthem On The Field

Players who choose not to stand “may stay in the locker room or a similar location off the field until after the Anthem has been performed.” View Entire Post ›