Los Angeles

Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Could Sit Out, Has 'No Interest' in Raptors After Trade

The Toronto Raptors acquired superstar Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green on Wednesday, sending DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 protected first-rounder to the San Antonio Spurs in the summer's biggest blockbuster trade.<p>But Leonard isn't inclined to play for the Raptors, according to Sean Deveney …

NBA

California court kills billionaire's plan to divide state in three

A measure that would divide California into three parts will not appear on the ballot in November, the state supreme court decided Wednesday.<p>The justices ordered the secretary of state not to put the ballot initiative before voters, saying significant questions have been raised about its validity. …

News

The Spurs' press release announcing Kawhi Leonard trade omits... lots of stuff

A blockbuster NBA trade was struck Wednesday morning, when the Spurs sent Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski …

Basketball

Elon Musk Breaks Silence After Calling Thai Cave Rescue Hero a 'Pedo'

Musk has spoken out about the controversy.<p>Elon Musk has spoken out after he sparked controversy for referring to a man that helped rescue 13 people …

Elon Musk

Harvey Weinstein's new claims against Ashley Judd outrage actress' attorney

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers have asked a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought by actress Ashley Judd that charges the producer ruined her career after she rejected his sexual advances.<p>Weinstein’s legal counsel claims the movie mogul and the actress had a “bargain” that allowed him …

Harvey Weinstein

DeMar DeRozan expresses anger at trade to Spurs on Instagram

DeMar DeRozan has been loyal to Toronto.<p>He embraced the city when former stars abandoned it and pushed their way out of town. In 2016, as a free …

Basketball

Dodgers acquire Manny Machado from Orioles for five prospects

The Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a package of five prospects.<p>The players …

Baseball

San Diego's tough regulations on short-term rentals spark battle in vacationland

Maurice Maio is the owner of San Diego Beach King, a vacation rental business in Mission Beach. But he didn’t sound like royalty on Tuesday, one day after the San Diego City Council passed an ordinance restricting short-term rentals and eliminated a proposal by the mayor to make an exception for …

Hospitality

Kawhi traded to Eastern Conference and ... oops, he already hates it

Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for package including DeMar DeRozan<p>The Raptors are going for it all.<p>Toronto has struck a deal with the Spurs for …

NBA

Carmelo Anthony Reportedly Joining Hawks in Rumored Trade

With the rumor mill surrounding Kawhi Leonard's future destination coming to a screeching halt this morning following his trade to the Toronto …

NBA

Danica Patrick ESPYS Monologue Called 'Awkward, 'Cringey' (Video)

Apparently, joke-telling is not the same as race-car driving<p>Sounds like the joke was on Danica Patrick at Wednesday night’s ESPYS awards show.<p>Former …

Danica Patrick

MGM Resorts Suffers Backlash After Suing Shooting Victims

It took just minutes for the hashtag #BoycottMGMResorts to appear on Twitter, and for people to declare they would no longer patronize the largest …

MGM

The Best Things to Do in California

Save Place<p>2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA<p>Located on 100 acres in Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo is one of the top zoos in the country. With a …

California

Denaturalization, explained: how Trump can strip immigrants of their citizenship

A new “denaturalization task force” raises questions about who really counts as American.<p>Norma Borgono is a 63-year-old grandmother in Miami, scrambling to make ends meet while living with a rare kidney disease. The 28 years she’s spent in the US since arriving from Peru haven’t been easy or …

Immigration

Those 'Flexin' In My Complexion' Shirts You've Been Seeing Everywhere? An 11-Year-Old Did That

They’re bold. They’re bright. And they’ve been worn by some of entertainment’s biggest names, including actress and producer Lena Waithe and Lupita …

African-American News

'Generation Wealth' Shows How Capitalism Makes Fools of Us All

The new documentary lays bare our nation's addiction to conspicuous consumption.<p>Twenty four-karat toilets in China, a Birkin bag party in Mexico, debutante balls in Moscow that are sponsored by Maserati: It may be easy to spot the extreme decadence in places where luxury consumption is relatively …

Los Angeles

Kawhi Leonard may not want to play in Toronto, but he will

The moment it was reported that Kawhi Leonard was being traded to Toronto for a package based around DeMar DeRozan, a second theme followed:<p>Leonard …

NBA

An Extremely Informed And Credible Analysis Of The Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan Trade

So if you haven’t seen by now, the San Antonio Spurs traded disgruntled and vaguely hobbled star swingman Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors this …

NBA

Trump misses property tax deadline on Chicago tower, four other properties

President Donald Trump's company missed deadlines to pay property-tax bills in five states over the past year — and those delays cost the company $61,800 extra in penalties, interest and missed discounts, according to government records and local officials.<p>This spate of missed deadlines was out of …

Real Estate

Reading about privileged New Yorkers' personal finances will make you believe in socialism

The hate-read is a time-honored internet tradition. The latest entry in the genre comes from Refinery29, a young women's lifestyle site. A series called "Money Diaries" purports to be "tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money." Anonymous writers submit their annual …

Donald Trump

Report: Kawhi Leonard has been 'clear' that he plans to be a Laker

Sources close to Kawhi Leonard are talking a big game in the dog days of the NBA offseason. Now that Leonard is officially a member of the Toronto Raptors, the Raptors will begin a year-long recruiting pitch in an attempt to keep him in the north long-term.<p>With all that said, Leonard is still …

Basketball

Paul George appears to throw shade on Twitter following Kawhi trade

Jul 18,2018<p>Paul George is apparently not too thrilled with the Kawhi Leonard trade.<p>On Wednesday morning, it was reported that the Spurs had reached an agreement to trade Leonard and Danny Green to the Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round draft …

NBA

Blake Griffin's GF Smothers NBA Star In Tiny Bathing Suit

<b>Blake Griffin</b> was living the life in Miami over the weekend ... where his smokeshow girlfriend, <b>Francesca Aiello</b>, turned every single head on the …

Blake Griffin

Nick Wright reveals what Kawhi going to Raptors means for LeBron’s Lakers

In his conversation surrounding reports Kawhi Leonard is headed to the Toronto Raptors, Nick Wright explains to Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe what …

Basketball

Why have the Final Four, Super Bowl and other major sporting events stopped coming to AT&T Stadium?

Arlington's AT&T Stadium shut out again as 2023-26 NCAA men's basketball Final Four sites are announced<p>We grew to expect this sort of thing, and why …

Sports

The Best Burgers in Los Angeles, According to Top Chefs

Whether you’re dining in or driving thru, Southern California gets few things better than a meat sandwich on a bun. Here’s where to dig in.<p>By Kate …

Santa Monica

Is Kylie Jenner Already Pregnant With Baby #2? Report Suggests She & Travis Are Trying

<b>The Kardashian-Jenner family just keeps growing! Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott reportedly have a ‘huge secret to reveal’ … a BABY! A wild new report</b> …

Kylie Jenner

13-year-old LeBron James Jr. responds to trash-talking opponent with a 3-point barrage

It’s been a huge couple weeks for the James family. LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and now, LeBron “Bronny” James Jr. is competing for his own championship.<p>The 13-year-old and his travel team, the North Coast Blue Chips, are competing at the USBA National Championship in Charlotte …

Basketball

Mourinho bemoans “very bad” preseason for Man United

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the team’s preseason as “very bad” because of the disruption caused …

Soccer

Twitter comedians strike early following news of Kawhi Leonard trade from Spurs to Raptors

After months of speculation, Kawhi Leonard is on his way to Toronto, where he will play for the Raptors.<p>League sources told the Express-News the Spurs are finalizing a trade that will being Demar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 first-round pick to the Spurs in exchange for Leonard and Danny …

NBA