• Chicago Sun-TimesSeahawks’ Bennett plans to sit for anthem, expects backlash

    CARSON, California — Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett plans to sit during the national anthem this season to protest social injustice — and expects a backlash over an issue that is “bigger than a sport.”He sat on the visiting bench during “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers, a decision he made before weekend Read more...

  • The Wall Street JournalSpaceX Cargo Mission Demonstrates Increasing Research on Space Station

    A successful cargo launch by SpaceX, the company’s 12th such mission to the international space station, highlights the steady expansion of scientific research on the orbiting laboratory. In addition to routine supplies such as replacement parts and food, the more than three tons of cargo that blasted off Monday from Florida included nearly two dozen ambitious government and… Read the Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneSpirit of WW2's end celebrated at Vets Museum

    “Rosie the Riveter” factory women spoke of making B-24 bombers. The American Flyboys Orchestra played swing. Actors brought to life field hospitals and battlefield campsites.But the stars of the eighth annual “Spirit of ‘45” celebration Sunday at Balboa Park’s Veterans Memorial Museum were some 100 veterans who recalled where they were on Aug. 14, 1945, the day World War II Read more...

  • Associated PressSpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

    SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station Associated Press – 14 August 2017 14:49-04:00 Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read more on Associated Press.

  • Los Angeles TimesStruggling L.A. County cities are hoping to cash in on California’s relaxed marijuana laws — and facing push back

    As California braces for the impact of relaxed marijuana laws that allow recreational use for adults, several small, financially strapped cities in southeast Los Angeles County and elsewhere are at the forefront of efforts to seize business opportunities — despite pushback from some residents.In Los Angeles County, cities like Maywood are approving marijuana licenses in anticipation of boosting local economies, Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneYoung Newport Beach pro wins USTA junior championship

    Newport Beach’s Ashley Kratzer repeatedly banged the back of one foot with her racket in frustration at a low point for her in the final of the USTA Girls’ 18s National ChampionshipsThe third-seeded left-hander later heard cheers for her calm underdog opponent during a changeover and subsequently drew a code violation for racket abuse on the way to dropping the Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneSan Diego homeownership slips further out of reach

    San Diego was one of the most expensive regions for home buyers in California in the second quarter of this year, with just 26 percent able to comfortably purchase the median-priced house, said a report from the California Association of Realtors released Wednesday.The Realtor organization calculates affordability by comparing the median, single-family home price to the number of households earning Read more...

  • Los Angeles TimesCalifornia truck safety regulations face challenge from GOP Congress

    After half a century driving semitrucks, Charles Oaks, 71, developed a strategy to stave off fatigue during 14-hour days on the road.He drinks cups of coffee and unsweetened tea, and, most importantly, takes a rest stop every four hours.“I am going to take the stops so I can travel safely,” the Idaho-based driver said while sitting in his truck, parked Read more...

  • Los Angeles TimesCalifornia Inc.: A fine week in Monterey for truly fine automobiles

    Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.President Trump’s war dance with North Korea appeared to send jitters through the booming stock market, prompting a 1.1% decline in the Dow Jones industrials. We also learned Friday Read more...

  • The San Diego Union-TribuneSempra buys solar project in Fresno County

    The renewable energy division of San Diego-based Sempra Energy has bought a solar project currently under construction in Fresno County.The purchase price was not disclosed by Sempra or Recurrent Energy, the company that previously owned the project, which is expected to go online in the third quarter of 2018.“We look forward to bringing on new solar power in California,” Kevin Read more...