Arts & Entertainment


New 'Star Wars' trailer released

Here you go, galaxy. The Force is back. At an emotional event in Anaheim, California, director J.J. Abrams and the "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens" cast showed off for the audience and then capped the presentation with ...

Protein-packed meals and snacks

Protein is an incredibly important part of our diets. Not only is it associated with muscle and tissue health, research finds that protein plays an important role in energy levels, weight management and satiety (feeling full). In fact, a recent ...

R&B singer Percy Sledge dies at 73

Percy Sledge, the R&B belter whose biggest hit, “When a Man Loves a Woman,” became a cornerstone of soul music, died Tuesday. He was 73.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books celebrates it’s 20th anniversary

Fifteen years into a not-so-new millennium, we have come to the realization that computer “glitches” will not cripple society and electronic devices have not spelled the end of the printed page.

Major road safety project coming to Angeles Forest Highway

Motorists who regularly use Angeles Forest Highway to commute between the Antelope Valley and the Los Angeles basin should anticipate longer travel times when a major highway improvement project gets underway in late April.

Bus excursion to visit USC’s Festival of Books

The city of Palmdale will host a bus excursion to the Festival of Books event at the University of Southern California (USC) on Saturday, April 18.

Suge Knight fires attorney

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight, who’s accused of running down two men in Compton and killing one of them, informed a judge Wednesday that he has fired one of his attorneys and asked to represent himself for the next ...

Wonder Con moves to L.A.

“I am thrilled to have Los Angeles be the new home for Wonder Con and am eager to work with Comic Con International to ensure their 2016 convention is the best yet,” said Curren D. Price Jr., chair of the ...

'Dukes of Hazzard' actor James Best dies

James Best, best known for his portrayal of bumbling sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on TV's "The Dukes of Hazzard," died Monday after a brief illness. He was 88. Best died in hospice in Hickory, North Carolina, of complications from pneumonia, ...

New York's One World Observatory announces opening date

It's official. New York's highly anticipated One World Observatory will open to the public on May 29, 2015. Sitting on levels 100-102 of the One World Trade Center -- the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere -- it's vying to ...

Shake on it: Kanye West settles lawsuit with photographer he assaulted

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with a paparazzi photographer he assaulted -- and the two have shaken on it. The photographer, Daniel Ramos, had filed the civil suit against West after the hip-hop star attacked him and tried to ...

President Obama, others link climate change to public health

Debates on climate change can break down fairly fast. There are those who believe that mankind's activities are changing the planet's climate, and those who don't.

Mindy Kaling's brother: I faked being black to get into medical school

Actress Mindy Kaling's brother says that he posed as a black man years ago to get into medical school and that the experience opened his eyes to what he calls the hypocrisy of affirmative action.

Could veterans have concussion-related CTE?

After his last tour in Iraq, it took master gunner Shane Garcie about six weeks to notice he'd changed. "Your brain is throwing parties because you're home, you're alive," says Garcie. "So, it doesn't settle in right away."

Are human head transplants coming soon?

It sounds like the plot for a science fiction movie.Someone has a horrific accident and winds up in the hospital, brain dead and on life support. Doctors approach the family about organ donation, but instead of saving as many as ...