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Angels pitcher JC Ramirez’s rise has been due to a curveball of sorts

Only one major league starter throws harder than the Angels’ JC Ramirez: New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard. But it is not Ramirez’s powerful velocity that has fueled his rise into the Angels’ rotation. It is his development of a second breaking pitch, a curveball, to accompany his longstanding...

Woman swept up in massive cocaine bust in L.A. now faces deportation, spurring protests and anger

Dozens of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday to protest the detention of a 54-year-old woman who now faces deportation for living in the country illegally. Teresa Vidal-Jaime was picked up by federal authorities Monday after a massive drug bust at a Boyle Heights apartment complex...

NBA: James Harden and the Rockets eliminate Thunder, 105-99

James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. The Thunder head home a year after advancing to the Western Conference finals...

Trump to reconsider national monuments created by Obama, Bush and Clinton

The fierce debate over public land in the West is expected to intensify following an executive order President Trump plans to sign Wednesday that could lead to the reduction or elimination of some national monuments. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who announced the order Tuesday, said Trump asked...

Clippers’ Blake Griffin sees foot specialist for right toe injury

Clippers forward Blake Griffin was evaluated Tuesday by a foot and ankle specialist, but no course of action has been decided after the power forward sustained a plantar plate injury to his right big toe in Game 3 of the playoffs Friday night Salt Lake City against the Utah Jazz. Griffin will get...

Here’s what you need to know about the state’s audit of the University of California

Eight things you should know about the state audit on the University of California's finances.
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