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Today in Gear: Katin’s Versatile Swimwear, Timex’s New Todd Snyder Collaboration and More

<i>We’ve made some new adjustments to Today in Gear, including a new publishing time of 4 p.m. in order to capture all the day’s new stories. Comments</i> …

Shopping

What $2,400 rents you in LA right now

A Glendale bungalow and a San Pedro house with an ocean view are two of today’s options<p>W<i>elcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. We’ve found five rentals within $100 of today’s price, $2,400. Vote for your favorite</i> …

Real Estate

The 15 Hottest Brunch Spots in Los Angeles, August 2018

The newest, best places to get weekend brunch in the City of Angels<p>There's nothing better than a great brunch to either kick off or cap the weekend's festivities. Saturday and Sunday mornings (and often into the afternoons) are prime time for weekend dining warriors to grab a bloody mary, mimosa, …

Santa Monica

Sumo Dog Vacates Koreatown to Shift Gears to Santa Monica

<b>Sumo Dog</b> will close on July 8 in Koreatown and moving to a new location in Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade by August. The popular Coachella and music festival darling first opened in Koreatown along Western Avenue back in early 2017. Once they open in Santa Monica, Sumo Dog will expand the …

US reportedly has 'unequivocal evidence' that North Korea is 'trying to deceive' Trump with secret sites and nuclear-fuel production

As President Donald Trump touted a new era of diplomacy with the North Korean regime, a classified intelligence assessment appeared to tell a different story, according to several US intelligence officials.<p>The assessment revealed that, in recent months, North Korea had upped its production of fuel …

George Will, Having Left Republican Party, Urges Conservatives to Vote Against Donald Trump

George Will, a longtime political commentator and staunch defender of the conservative movement, chided the Republican Party, citing the party’s …

What $1,800 rents you in LA

Apartments in Studio City, Silver Lake, Koreatown, West Adams, and Mid-Wilshire<p>W<i>elcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. We’ve found five rentals within $100 of today’s price, $1,800. Vote for your favorite below.</i><p>This …

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Los Angeles

<i>You probably think of the same question every weekend: where should I eat? Well, every week Eater LA will compile a handy dandy set of recommendations right here to answer that very question. Here now, five places to try this weekend in Los Angeles. (And if you need some ideas on where to drink,</i> …

Los Angeles

How Donald Trump Got Played By a Ruthless Dictator

Before President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued their joint statement on Tuesday afternoon in Singapore, before the two men met in …

A Russian Weightlifter May Land Ivanka Trump in the Russia Probe

Unlike nearly every other member of President Trump’s inner circle, Ivanka Trump has largely remained untouched by the sprawling investigations into …

The 10 Shirts Every Man Needs In His Wardrobe

Different types of shirt are better suited to different occasions. These are the 10 must-have button-up styles every rakish gent should have hanging …

We Found the 5 Best Hot Springs in California, So Leave the Beach Behind

California has long been known for its beaches, and their appeal has always been clear. The warm sand, crashing waves, and blue ocean all seem to …

London-Based Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Store Comes to Los Angeles

LA’s in the midst of a bit of an ice cream boom, and the newest shop comes all the way from London. <b>Four Winters</b> arrives in West Third Street in late June, pending permits and approvals. The London-based ice cream shop creates custom flavors by transforming fresh ingredients into a liquid nitrogen …

Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food

The economy may be chugging along, but many Americans are still struggling to afford a basic middle class life.<p>Nearly 51 million households don't earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study …

Washington State

How Mueller’s First Year Compares To Watergate, Iran-Contra And Whitewater

And what those past investigations tell us about where the Russia investigation might go next.<p>It’s a big day for Robert Mueller and his team: One …

1998 Giuliani debunked 2018 Giuliani on presidents evading subpoenas

Back then, President Trump's lawyer said a president called to testify has "no choice" but to comply.<p>Rudy Giuliani claimed over the weekend that the …

Donald Trump just accidentally revealed something very important about his 'fake news' attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet bashing the media. Nothing new there.<p>But, this tweet was different: Trump unintentionally revealed the false premise on which his relentless calls of "fake news" is based.<p>Here's the tweet:<p><i>"The Fake News is working overtime. Just</i> …

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Best Surf Trips Under 2 G’s: Costa Rica

Central America’s most stable democracy remains its most consistently inexpensive surf destination<p>By

Where should the new Artesia rail line go through downtown?

<i>A rendering of the future West Santa Ana Branch light rail between Artesia and downtown LA.; Credit: LA MTA</i>Meghan McCarty CarinoLos Angeles County's …

Paul Krugman: Tax cut turning out to be a 'nothing burger'

Paul Krugman thinks the Republican tax law is failing to stimulate economic growth as promised.<p>"We should be seeing an investment boom or at least some indications of a planned increased investment," the Nobel Prize-winning economist told CNN correspondent Paula Newton on "Quest Means Business" on …

Economics

The Most Beautiful Places in California

Packed with rugged good looks and natural elegance that extends far beyond the celebs of Hollywood, California is one of the most geographically …

Kelly thinks he's saving U.S. from disaster, calls Trump 'idiot,' say White House staffers

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff John Kelly has eroded morale in the West Wing in recent months with comments to aides that include insulting the president's intelligence and casting himself as the savior of the country, according to eight current and former White House officials.<p>The …

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HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wants Americans living on housing assistance to put more of their income toward rent and he wants to give public housing authorities the ability to impose work requirements on tenants.<p>Under current law, most tenants who get federal housing …

Housing

Hikes in Los Angeles: 8 trails with spectacular endings

From waterfall hikes to shady trails near the beach<p>Los Angeles’s wealth of outdoors activities is no secret, and in sunny Southern California, it’s hardly ever a bad time to get outside.<p>Hiking is a great, cheap way to enjoy the fresh air and fantastic weather, but for those more reluctant …

Behind the scenes: Fox News analyst's stunning note hit network 'like a bombshell'

On Tuesday afternoon, Fox News employees gathered in Studio F, the opulent new set on the ground floor of the company's Manhattan headquarters, for the network's quarterly meeting.<p>Executives at the meeting boasted about the network's high ratings. They bragged about the outlet's increased digital …

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The Rams can offer Ndamukong Suh something nobody else can

LOS ANGELES -- They opened their facility, detailed their scheme, picked up the check, and now, hopelessly, they wait.<p>The Los Angeles Rams were the …

Rep. Trey Gowdy disagrees with GOP colleagues in House probe, says Russia wanted to hurt Hillary Clinton

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Tuesday contradicted his own GOP-led committee's findings in its probe of Russian meddling during the 2016 U.S. …

These Are the Prettiest Places on Earth to Feed Your Wanderlust

It's normal to overlook the simple pleasures in life when we feel stuck in a place or routine that doesn't fulfill us. But ironically, those are also …

Bannon: Wear 'racist' label as badge of honor

While speaking at the annual meeting of the right-wing National Front conference, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told the crowd to wear the racist label as a "badge of honor."

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McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> With tensions flaring between President Donald Trump and national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the Pentagon is considering options that would allow the President to potentially move the three-star general out of his current role and back into the military, according …

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