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  • Galen Rupp leads Tyler Pennel and Meb Keflezighi as they pass a water station during the U.S. Olympic men's marathon trials on Saturday. (Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Marathon Runners Will Try to Beat the Competition and the Heat

    Sunday’s 31st Los Angeles Marathon will not only be a race against the course and the clock, it will also be a race against Mother Nature. Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-50s when the wheelchair athletes push off at 6:30 a.m. from Dodger Stadium toward the Santa Monica finish line, followed by the elite women at 6:45 and the rest of the 25,000-runner field at 6:55. But as the competition heats up, so will the weather, with temperatures […]

  • Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, r, talks to Pope Francis upon arrival at the National Palace on February 13, 2016 in Mexico City. Pope Francis called on Mexico's leaders Saturday to provide 'true justice' and security to citizens hit by drug violence as he addressed politicians at the National Palace. (Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pope Francis Urges Mexico to Guard Against the Forces of ‘Kidnapping and Death’

    With bluntness rare for a pope, Francis wasted no time on his first full day in Mexico on Saturday, taking to task both the political elite here and the often-ineffective church leadership for failing to confront the grievous ills facing this troubled country. Pope Francis, who has made work on behalf of the downtrodden the hallmark of his papacy, had promised he would be direct in his messages to this overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country. And he was. Speaking early Saturday […]

  • The Southern California Gas Co.'s leaking well forced thousands of residents in and near Porter Ranch to temporarily relocate. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    Effort to Seal the Formerly Leaking Gas Well in Porter Ranch Makes Progress

    The effort to permanently seal the leaking gas well that fouled the air above Porter Ranch for 31/2 months reached a prosaic stage Saturday. “We’re waiting for the cement to dry,” said Don Drysdale, a spokesman for the state Conservation Department, one of the agencies overseeing the operation. Crews finally stopped the plumes of methane from escaping the Southern California Gas Co. well Thursday by injecting heavy fluids and mud into the well. That temporary plug is being replaced with […]

  • A woman was killed in a fiery crash in Westlake on Feb. 13, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Woman Killed After Car Crashes, Catches Fire Near MacArthur Park

    A woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle, which hit a light pole and a building, overturned, caught fire and hit several parked cars in Westlake early Saturday morning, authorities said. The crash occurred near MacArthur Park in the area of 7th and South Lake streets at about 2 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman, who has not been identified, was traveling westbound on 7th when she lost control of her vehicle and struck […]

  • Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca, middle, is seen leaving federal court on Feb. 10, 2016, after pleading guilty to lying to investigators. (Credit: KTLA)

    Recorded Interview Reveals Ex-Sheriff Baca Lying to Federal Prosecutor

    The sheriff’s lie came 25 minutes into the interview. It was an April afternoon in 2013, and a federal prosecutor was bearing down on Lee Baca, trying to find out how much he knew about his underlings’ attempts to obstruct FBI agents investigating corruption and brutality by deputies inside his Los Angeles County jails. Had he known in advance, the prosecutor asked, that two of his deputies were going to confront the lead FBI agent at her home? “I wasn’t aware […]

  • U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer discusses the effects of the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak on Porter Ranch. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Sen. Boxer Wants Independent Testing of Air in Porter Ranch Before Residents Move Back

    A video released by state officials Friday showed the moment when the massive gas leak at a Southern California Gas well was finally plugged Thursday morning. Plumes of methane are seen billowing from the well, then the plume falters for moment before simply vanishing — ending the 31/2-month ordeal. But it still remains uncertain when the thousands of residents who left their homes will return. Some residents said they were eager to get back home once the well is permanently […]

  • Franklin High School students cheer on their Academic Decathlon team in the "super quiz" portion of the Los Angeles Unified School District decathlon this month. Franklin finished third in the overall competition, which was won by Granada Hills Charter High. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Granada Hills Charter High Wins L.A. Academic Decathlon

    Defending national champion Granada Hills Charter High School won this year’s academic decathlon in the Los Angeles Unified School District, officials announced Friday night. Granada Hills will continue to the state competition, but it won’t be alone. Other district high schools competing will be Marshall, which finished second in L.A. Unified; Franklin, which finished third; El Camino Real; Garfield; Bell; Van Nuys; Grant; Narbonne; Hamilton; North Hollywood; and, for the first time, Cleveland and Lincoln. Granada Hills has six district […]

  • More than 26,000 people were expected to participate in the L.A. Marathon on March 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. Marathon Runners Facing Weekend Highs Near 90 Degrees

    L.A. Marathon runners looking for respite from the heat will be disappointed this weekend as temperatures are expected to reach nearly 90 degrees before dropping again next week. After enduring a string of heat records early this week, Los Angeles isn’t expected to experience any more in the coming days, forecasters said. On Friday, temperatures will hover around 80. The weather will cool down slightly on Saturday, dropping about five degrees, but a high pressure system is expected to kick temperatures back up Sunday, forecasters said. The […]

  • The Orange County Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana is seen on Jan. 23, 2016, the day after three inmates escaped. (Credit: KTLA)

    O.C. Deputies’ Union Files Lawsuit Over Jail Conditions After 3 Inmates Escape

    Staff cuts at an Orange County jail removed obstacles that would have otherwise prevented three dangerous inmates from breaking out last month, according to a lawsuit filed by sheriff’s deputies. In court papers filed Thursday, the Assn. of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs charged that staffing cuts led to the removal of a rooftop guard; a failure to patrol utility tunnels that doubled as escape routes; and the smuggling of saw blades into the maximum security facility, among other claims. “A […]