Ryan Parker

Writer

Ryan Parker no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. A Colorado native, Parker started his career at smaller weeklies before becoming a breaking news reporter for the Denver Post. There, he was a member of the team that won 2012 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Aurora theater massacre. Parker was chosen as one of Time's top 140 Twitter feeds of 2014. Parker is a sports nut and a bona fide nerd.

Recent Articles

  • Sandra Bland arrest video just had technical problems, Texas officials say

    Sandra Bland arrest video just had technical problems, Texas officials say

    A dash-cam video showing the confrontation between Sandra Bland and a Texas trooper during her arrest was not edited, and the apparent glitches in it were technical problems caused during the uploading process, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wednesday morning. A new version of the video...

  • E.L. Doctorow dies at 84; award-wining author of 'Ragtime'

    E.L. Doctorow dies at 84; award-wining author of 'Ragtime'

    E.L. Doctorow, the renowned author of "Ragtime" and many other works of historical fiction and nonfiction, has died. He was 84. He died Tuesday at a hospital in New York of complications from lung cancer, his son, Richard Doctorow, told the Los Angeles Times. Doctrow's books included "Ragtime,"...

  • 10 Freeway to reopen Friday east of Coachella

    10 Freeway to reopen Friday east of Coachella

    A stretch of the 10 Freeway that was shut down when heavy rain washed out a bridge halfway between Coachella and the Arizona border over the weekend will reopen Friday, officials announced. Starting at noon that day, one lane will be open in each direction, the California Department of Transportation...

  • Hours after allegedly killing 5 in Modesto, man took father to movies, police say

    Hours after allegedly killing 5 in Modesto, man took father to movies, police say

    Just hours after allegedly killing five relatives, all women and children, in a Modesto home, Martin Martinez drove to San Jose and took his father to the movies Saturday night, police say. All the while, Martinez’s family members in San Jose had no idea he was wanted for the killings, according...

  • To save Neil Armstrong's spacesuit, Smithsonian turns to Kickstarter

    To save Neil Armstrong's spacesuit, Smithsonian turns to Kickstarter

    The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is asking for help preserving and digitizing a suit worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong. Of course, it's not just any suit. It's the Apollo 11 spacesuit Armstrong wore the day he became the first person to set foot on the moon, exactly 46 years ago....

  • Suspect in Modesto quintuple slaying is also suspected in child's 2014 death

    Suspect in Modesto quintuple slaying is also suspected in child's 2014 death

    The man suspected of killing five people in a Modesto home over the weekend -- including his mother, a woman with whom he had had a relationship and his baby daughter -- may have killed the woman's 2-year-old son last year, police said Monday.  Martin Martinez, 30, was arrested Sunday in San Jose...

  • Former President George H.W. Bush falls, breaks a neck bone

    Former President George H.W. Bush falls, breaks a neck bone

    Former President George H.W. Bush fell and broke a bone in his neck Wednesday, but "he is fine," according to his spokesman. Bush, who turned 91 last month, took a spill at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine, longtime spokesman Jim McGrath said on Twitter. "His condition is stable -- he is fine --...

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. begins training for Sept. 12 fight; likely his last

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. begins training for Sept. 12 fight; likely his last

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. has begun training for what is likely his final bout. On Monday, Mayweather, 48-0, posted a montage of videos on social media announcing that he was preparing for the fight on Sept. 12. Training camp has started. Go get my @shots app for exclusive 10-second videos leading up...

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