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Manny Machado has been fined by Major League Baseball for the incident that sparked a bench-clearing event Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Machado was fined $10,000. The league does not announce player discipline beyond suspensions, but the fine was confirmed to The Times by a person familiar with the...

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To the editor: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said: “If we get more people to turn out and vote, we win. This is all about giving people a reason to turn out, a reason to get in the fight, a reason to knock on doors, a reason to run for office, a reason to drag your friends and your family and...

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More than a year after a landmark legal ruling cleared the way for Taiwan to become the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage, Taiwanese voters could reverse that distinction if they approve a ballot initiative declaring that marriage should be limited only to people of opposite...

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“At our house,” writes Kiese Laymon — recalling a Mississippi childhood in a startling, essential new memoir, “Heavy” — “there was no pantry. There was hardly any food other than spoiled pimento cheese, the backs of molded wheat bread, a half-empty box of wine, and swollen green...

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UCLA has lost a third player to a season-ending concussion, with coach Chip Kelly announcing Wednesday that senior tailback Bolu Olorunfunmi would be sidelined for the rest of 2018. Olorunfunmi joins linebacker Jaelan Phillips and tailback Soso Jamabo in having his season cut short by a...

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President Trump has been slamming the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates, but the central bank's officials appear to be tuning him out. There was no mention of Trump or his unusual public criticism at the Fed's Sept. 25-26 monetary policy meeting, according to an official account released...

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To the editor: Righteous indignation over the likely death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is being expressed by countless Americans. Most of us feel impotent, however, to do anything about it. The Saudi ruling family is a wealthy bunch and uses its money to intimidate or buy off anyone who...

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Turkish crime-scene investigators entered the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday to search for evidence in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, just as a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome recounting of his alleged slaying. Saudi Arabia's green...

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Carmen Maria Machado's short story collection, "Her Body and Other Parties," which offers a feminist take on horror and fantasy, is being developed as a television series by the FX network. Machado's 2017 collection was one of the most critically acclaimed debuts of the year. It won the National...

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, echoed later by President Trump, expressed confidence Wednesday that the Saudi government could be trusted to investigate the disappearance and suspected murder of a U.S.-based Saudi journalist in Turkey — despite the likelihood that senior Saudi officials...

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Chaka Khan, the 10-time Grammy-winning singer known as the “Queen of Funk,” will be the grand marshal of the 2019 Rose Parade, organizers announced Wednesday. The 130th Rose Parade, held on New Year’s Day, will feature the theme “The Melody of Life” in celebration of music, a universal...

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A mountain lion cub startled a bakery employee this week when it walked through the door of the business. Deputies from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the bakery in Pollock Pines, Calif., on Monday afternoon after a passerby met the bakery employee outside and called 911, Sgt....

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The California Public Utilities Commission issued $13 million in fines to two state utilities this week, saying safety violations and faulty equipment injured several people and caused at least one explosion. The agency on Tuesday fined Southern California Edison $8 million for failing to...

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The Buffalo Bills are turning to newly signed veteran quarterback Derek Anderson to fill in for injured rookie starter Josh Allen. Coach Sean McDermott made the announcement Wednesday, when Buffalo returned to practice to prepare for its game at Indianapolis this weekend. McDermott ruled Allen...

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