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Lakers are run down, run over in Minneapolis

<b>By Tania Ganguli / Los Angeles Times</b><p>MINNEAPOLIS — The NBA schedule feels no sympathy for a team of young players on their last gasp, a team missing …

5 bottles of bubbly to stock up on for your holiday festivities

<b>By Dave Mcintyre, Special to The Washington</b> Post<p>The holiday season is here, and this is the month when Americans buy the vast majority of sparkling …

Behold, the latest wait-in-line, Instagram-your-purchase status food: Cheese tea

We’ve nearly made it through 2017, a year that gave us the unicorn frappuccino, pea milk, the gummy bear juice cleanse, pumpkin spice deodorant, and …

'I, Tonya' presents a sympathetic - and scathingly funny - portrait of Tonya Harding

With its title tongue-in-cheekily evoking “I, Claudius,” another epic tale of madness and debauchery, the dramatic comedy “I, Tonya” revisits – with …

CALmatters Commentary: How would federal tax overhaul hit California?

As we weigh the impact of the federal tax overhaul, now being wrought by President Trump and the Republican Congress, on California, we should keep …

Income Tax

Lakers still trying to move beyond the 'darkness of the Kobe Era'

But as the Lakers once again celebrated Bryant’s brilliant career Monday night, the man tasked with trying to move on from the Kobe Bryant Era – …

Basketball

MLS expansion is coming to Nashville. Which cities are next on the list?

The league said Tuesday that Commission Don Garber will join political and business figures Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame for a “major …

San Antonio

FDA approves first gene therapy for an inherited disease

WASHINGTON — In a historic move, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a pioneering gene therapy for a rare form of childhood …

University of Pennsylvania

House eyes $81 billion disaster funding package as shutdown deadline looms

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are proposing to direct $81 billion in taxpayer funds to respond to this year’s hurricanes and wildfires in what would …

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts ballistic missile fired from Yemen

ISTANBUL — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it intercepted a ballistic missile south of its capital that was fired by a rebel group in neighboring Yemen, …

Middle East

Killed on the job: 2016 was deadliest in years for US workers

Last year was the deadliest for U.S. workers in nearly a decade. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5,190 people were killed on the …

Facebook says it wants your face data in the name of privacy

Facebook will let you know when someone posts a photo of you – even if you aren’t tagged in it – becoming the latest tech giant to add more facial …

Farewell to the 747, the plane that shrank the world

For a half-century, Boeing mechanics in a sprawling factory north of Seattle have riveted together aluminum panels into the familiar hump-backed form …

Drone tracking plan moves US delivery by air closer to reality

Deliveries by drones took a step closer to being allowed in the U.S. after a federal advisory panel agreed on a framework for allowing law …

The Fairfield HOST Lions Club Community Service Foundation will hold their Club Level Student Speaker Contest on Wednesday February 7th

The Fairfield HOST Lions Club Community Service Foundation will hold their Club Level Student Speaker Contest on Wednesday February 7th<p>The Fairfield …

High School

A man's recent loss of his beloved wife touches readers

<b>Dear Annie</b>: I am asking you to reprint your column with the letter from “Neil,” who lost his wife to cancer and was having a difficult time coping …

Clinical Trials

Commentary: Ryan's prospects grim if he stays

New reporting, first by Huffington Post’s Matt Fuller and then by Politico’s Tim Alberta and Rachel Bade, suggests Paul Ryan is on his way out of the …

Joe's Take: Physics will kill the Grand Old Party

<b>By Joe Scarborough</b><p><i>“Oh, Alabama, the devil fools with the best laid plan.”</i><p><b>— Neil Young</b><p>Alabama has come full circle. After waging a bloody battle over …