Chargers put their confidence in kicker Yunghoe Koo in hopes it will help push the turnaround

The phone rang at Michael Husted’s home in late October 1997, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker thought he knew what it meant. Problems in his personal life — his mother was dying of cancer — started to follow him onto the field when he’d pace the three steps back and two steps left before… Continue reading Chargers put their confidence in kicker Yunghoe Koo in hopes it will help push the turnaround

Fearing eruption, thousands in Bali flee from Mount Agung

Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian resort island of Bali huddled Saturday in temporary shelters, sports centers and with relatives, fearing Mount Agung will erupt for the first time in more than half a century. Authorities raised the volcano’s alert status to the highest level Friday following… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-bali-mount-agung-20170923-story.html

Alex Alpharaoh put his own DACA story onstage, and the audience keeps on growing

She had been walking for weeks across the Mexican desert, holding her 3-month-old boy to her chest. At 15 she had never left Guatemala before. When she ran out of water, she drank from puddles — if she could find them. Her breast milk dried up, and her baby grew weak with hunger. One day… Continue reading Alex Alpharaoh put his own DACA story onstage, and the audience keeps on growing

Marriott won’t cancel convention of what critics call anti-Muslim hate group

Should a hotel chain make a judgment on the groups that hold conferences at one of its properties? That is the question that was raised this week after the world’s largest hotel chain, Marriott International, announced it won’t cancel a conference next month for what critics say is an anti-Muslim… from latimes.com – Los Angeles… Continue reading Marriott won’t cancel convention of what critics call anti-Muslim hate group

NFL commissioner calls Trump remarks ‘divisive’

The commissioner of the National Football League says President Donald Trump’s comments about players who kneel during the national anthem are “divisive” and show an “unfortunate lack of respect.” Trump said during a speech Friday night that NFL owners should fire players who kneel during “The… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/la-sp-nfl-goodell-trump-comments-20170923-story.html

New on video: ‘The Big Sick’ is a funny, touching tale and one of the year’s biggest indie hits

New on Blu-ray: “The Big Sick” (Lionsgate DVD, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99 also available on VOD) Comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon have turned their own one-of-a-kind love story into one of the year’s biggest indie hits: a funny, touching tale of family ties, health care woes,… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times… Continue reading New on video: ‘The Big Sick’ is a funny, touching tale and one of the year’s biggest indie hits