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The more humans spread, the smaller other mammals get. Elephants, rhinos and hippos had better watch out

Thirteen thousand years ago Southern California was crawling with enormous mammals — all of which are extinct today. There were massive mammoths three times bigger than modern-day elephants, giant ground sloths up to 20 feet in length, and...

NHL playoffs: Bruins beat Maple Leafs 3-1 in Game 4

Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Torey Krug and Jake...

South Korea to seek formal peace agreement with North at upcoming summit

As details about CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s visit to North Korea were confirmed by President Trump on Twitter on Wednesday, South Korea said it would seek to establish a peace agreement with the totalitarian state in the upcoming summit between...

Huntington Beach councilman says he’ll investigate his appointee’s ‘colored people’ remark on YouTube

Amid pressure from residents, a local school board member and the Anti-Defamation League, Huntington Beach City Councilman Patrick Brenden said Tuesday that he will investigate a member of city and school district panels who is alleged to have...

Gennady Golovkin-Vanes Martirosyan May 5 bout at StubHub Center is a done deal

It’s not the venue or opponent he most wanted, but Gennady Golovkin has chosen to fight Glendale’s Vanes Martirosyan May 5 at StubHub Center as the alternative to a canceled Canelo Alvarez bout, Golovkin promoter Tom Loeffler told the Los...

A Starbucks in California treats black and white men differently, according to accuser’s video

A second allegation of racial bias at Starbucks has surfaced — this time in the Los Angeles area — in the days since two black men were arrested while waiting at one of the coffee chain’s Philadelphia stores. A video, taken at a Starbucks...

San Diego County becomes the latest to fight California sanctuary state laws

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday to support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California over so-called sanctuary laws that the state passed last year to limit its role in immigration enforcement. The county...

Clippers! Injuries were the big downfall this season

Hi, my name is Broderick Turner, and welcome back to the Los Angeles Times’ Clippers newsletter. Beg the basketball gods for a healthy existence. Perhaps that should be the core of how the Clippers approach the 2018-19 season. Injuries clearly...

Police arrest Pomona man after family member’s death

Police have arrested a 29-year-old Pomona man on suspicion of homicide after a family member died at the home they shared, authorities said. L.A. County fire personnel responded to a CPR call in the 1100 block of South Hamilton Boulevard just...

Essential Politics: Remembering a plainspoken political icon, Barbara Bush

It seems safe to say that no presidential family member will ever be quite like Barbara Bush. Admirers and critics alike respected that she always spoke what was on her mind, forever fiercely loyal to her husband and her son in their times as...