| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Leo Branton Jr., a civil rights and entertainment lawyer whose stirring defense of '60s radical Angela Davis brought him his most celebrated victory in a six-decade career often spent championing unpopular cases, died of natural causes Friday in Los...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:31 PM
A judge ruled on Thursday that The Times could not be stopped from reporting on testimony from the top manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a deposition for an open-government lawsuit.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin said that...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Arcelia Gonzalez complained to the city months ago about sidewalk tree roots that ruptured the drain pipe outside her family's Boyle Heights restaurant — to no avail.
So when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti showed up across the street with a...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:03 PM
About five years ago, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky denounced USC's proposal to take control of the taxpayer-owned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and its revenue.
"Some people on the board of trustees of the University of Southern California...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Frank Martinez laid his shaking hands on the surface of the blank canvas. As before every painting, he said a prayer.
Then the artist began his work. He applied acrylic paint and, with a rag, wiped it away. Shapes began to form and colors blended into...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:52 AM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, protesters mark the anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City. Mexico commemorated the 45th anniversary of the massacre of students holding an anti-government protest in 1968, days before the Summer...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
ATHENS — Locals called Pittaki Street a "public toilet."
Drug addicts and petty criminals frequented the narrow lane, steps from a popular plaza where tourists exploring Greece angle for shots of the looming Acropolis. The scraggle of remaining...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games.
The capital city outdistanced two other finalists — Istanbul and Madrid — as...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
TOKYO - After years of largely bad news, crowds in Tokyo roared in excitement as they watched the announcement, streamed live here, that their city has been selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
"The outlook has not been so bright for the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Turkish Olympic officials say they are cooperating with an international anti-doping investigation that has targeted their athletes and will assist in punishing anyone found to have used performance-enhancing drugs.
"The [National Olympic Committee]...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This summer marks a moment of truth for the Los Angeles River.
On Tuesday, the leaders of the nonprofit L.A. River Revitalization Corp. used a riverside press conference at North Atwater Park to trumpet its plan to complete a continuous bike path and...