Feb. 28, 2021


Some 80,000 Mexicans have disappeared in the last 15 years. Many are now thought to be in government custody — among the thousands of corpses that are never identified.

In criticizing Health and Human Services nominee Xavier Becerra for not being a doctor, Cruz betrayed his ignorance about the kind of Cabinet we need.

To many in Huntington Beach, former UFC star Tito Ortiz is almost a Trump-like figure — a larger-than-life celebrity with a brash social media presence and a legion of loyal fans.

Canelo Alvarez defeats challenger Avni Yildirim in the third round of a super-middleweight title fight at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Former NFL football player and author Emmanuel Acho will host the final episode of this season’s “The Bachelor,” after its original host, Chris Harrison, was criticized for deflecting a contestant’s racist behavior in an interview.

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” tells the tale of the FBI’s targeting of the jazz singer, whose “Strange Fruit” became a protest anthem.

The mystery over Lady Gaga’s stolen French bulldogs and attack on her dog walker deepened even after the dogs were safely recovered.


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At the core of “Allen v. Farrow” is “intense and harrowing” video of 7-year-old Dylan Farrow alleging abuse by Woody Allen. Here’s the story behind the tape.

A Times report highlighting ethical lapses and the lack of Black members in the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has drawn widespread attention. Now Time’s Up is joining those calling for more action.

Michael Patrick F. Smith’s “The Good Hand,” about leaving the New York high life to toil in North Dakota oil fields, avoids the traps of stunt memoirs past.

For columnist Dylan Hernández, it’s easy to see why UCLA gymnastics, and its push for social equality, is so popular with his 10-year-old daughter.

UCLA maintains a half-game lead over USC for first place in the Pac-12, but their sloppy play against Colorado ends their four-game winning streak.

After jumping out ahead early, USC quickly ran into problems with its shooting in a 71-61 loss to Utah that complicates the Trojans’ Pac-12 title hopes.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances toward her and never intended to be inappropriate.

Security forces in Myanmar made mass arrests and appeared to use lethal force on Sunday as they intensified their efforts to break up protests.

Earlier this month, employees at the Benito Juárez public library, in Zona Río, were startled when other government employees arrived to evict them.

A hospital said an immigrant’s hands may be amputated after he was found in the winter storm. Border Patrol told him he’d be sent back home but he is now expected to stay in the U.S.


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